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Read Pink The Last Camellia: A Novel
     

Read Pink The Last Camellia: A Novel

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by Sarah Jio
 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry 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

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142180860
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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Read Pink The Last Camellia: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio is a featured Read For Pink book this year. I am becoming a fan of Sarah’s writing and I hope you will too! Synopsis: The narrators of this story are Addison and Flora. Let me tell you about Flora’s story first. Her story begins in the 1940s. She comes from modest means where her parents own a bakery in New York City. One day a customer offers Flora a very special job. All she has to do is go to England and become a nanny to the children at the Livingston Manor. Flora must also identify the camellia there named Middlebury Pink. So Flora arrives and begins her search. What will Flora find? Will it be the Middlebury Pink or something much more precious? Addison is married to Rex her husband. Her story takes place in the present. She also has a secret from her past. One that could possibly destroy the happiness that she has carefully fought for. Rex’ parents now own the Livingston Manor house. The happy couple decides to make a trip there. It will also let Rex explore a new novel that he wants to write. There are many mysteries to the house. Will Addison be able to solve the mystery of The Middlebury Pink or will her past catch up with her? My Thoughts: This novel is good! I just had a hard time keeping my interest in it. Sarah does a great job of telling a story from two different perspectives and time periods. One being Flora’s from the 1940s and then Addison’s from today. The tone set in this novel totally brought out that there is something mysterious. I just had a hard time liking the characters or wanting to fight for them. Botany is one of the main subjects in this novel. This supports the history mentioned about the Middlebury Pink Camellia. I thought it was interesting that both Flora and Addison had an interest or had studied Botany at one point. Readers will enjoy this novel and it is worth a read. I will definitely read more by Sarah Jio in the future.