The Last Camellia

The Last Camellia

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From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofAlwaysandBlackberry Winter "An intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance, this book is hard to put down." Real Simple On the eve of the Second World War, the last surviving specimen of a camellia plant known as the Middlebury Pink lies secreted away on an English country estate. Flora, an amateur American botanist, is contracted by an international ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the household and acquire the coveted bloom. Her search is at once brightened by new love and threatened by her discovery of a series of ghastly crimes. More than half a century later, garden designer Addison takes up residence at the manor, now owned by the family of her husband, Rex. The couple s shared passion for mysteries is fueled by the enchanting camellia orchard and an old gardener s notebook. Yet its pages hint at dark acts ingeniously concealed. If the danger that Flora once faced remains very much alive, will Addison share her fate? Fans of Downton Abbey should rush to pick up this novel."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 240g
  • Plume Books
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0452298393
  • 9780452298392
  • 339,181

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"An engaging story of two generations trying to move forward despite the powerful pull of the past. A thoughtful examination of history's ability to haunt the present and the power of forgiveness to set things right." Booklist Linger[s] long after the last page. Romantic Times Praise for Sarah Jio and her novels: Jio has become one of the most-read women in America. Woman s World (on Morning Glory) Delightful and uplifting. Historical Novel Society (on Goodnight June) Eminently readable . . . a tribute to family and forgiveness. Booklist (on Goodnight June) Terrific compelling an intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance. Real Simple (on Blackberry Winter)"show more

About Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman s Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR s Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys. "show more

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5,736 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,650)
4 40% (2,286)
3 25% (1,425)
2 5% (298)
1 1% (77)
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