The Last Camellia

A Novel

Jio, Sarah

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Last Camellia
"Terrific ... compelling ... 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.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2013.
ISBN: 9780452298392
Characteristics: 320.


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Oct 02, 2014
  • Jusjas rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book. If you are looking for reading a book on mystery, the story about a flower and the ENDING, then pick this book.

Jul 21, 2014
  • JWW_O rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent book by Sarah Jio. Easy to follow the story line as you flip from one generation to the next and back. You fall in love with the characters. Looking forward to another book by Sarah Jio.

Feb 18, 2014
  • bridge1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't like the characters of this novel as much as Morning Glory and The Bungalow.


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