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The Last Camellia A romantic and suspenseful tale about two women whose destiny is bound across the years On the eve of World War II the last surviving specimen of a camellia plant known as the Middlebury Pink lies se

  • Title: The Last Camellia
  • Author: Sarah Jio
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  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Last Camellia By Sarah Jio, A romantic and suspenseful tale about two women whose destiny is bound across the years.On the eve of World War II, 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 acquireA romantic and suspenseful tale about two women whose destiny is bound across the years.On the eve of World War II, 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

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    1. Any book that contains a secret garden, with an old manor house and a suspenseful story line will always call out to me As she is becoming noted for, Jio once again creates a novel that mixes the past with the present, with two different women in peril and centers her story around a beautiful lost flower There are wonderful moments in this book, especially the descriptions about flowers, the garden, the landscaping and the house Didn t quite like how she wrapped this one up, almost felt like she [...]

    2. A copy of The Last Camellia was provided to me by Plume Penguin Group USA for review purposes She always said it would bloom when it sensed peace, and a rightness with the world 1940Flora is approached about a job opportunity that would help save her family from ruin, unfortunately it requires her to set her morals aside in order to help a ring of flower thieves obtain a long lost camellia It also requires her to travel to England in 1940 when World War II is underway.2000Addison and her husband [...]

    3. When I saw this book on the library shelf it seemed like I remembered liking this author Since then, I ve refreshed my memory of my response to Ms Jio And the bottom line is I doubt I ll be plucking any of her books off the shelf I was disappointed in the book the plot, the characters, the atmosphere The only good thing I can say is that it was squeaky clean and good for Ms Jio for her commitment to clean writing I ve read numerous books where there is a shift in time back and forth throughout [...]

    4. New York City, 1940 Flora Lewis has always loved learning about plants and flowers but has had to put her commitments to her parent s bakery before any personal pursuits in order to help keep their family afloat But now, with the threat of losing the bakery and the apartment above it looming over them, Flora agrees to travel to England to help an international ring of flower thieves locate a rare and valuable camellia plant, the Middlebury Pink Excited for the adventure that lies ahead but appre [...]

    5. Mystery shrouds Livingston Manor In 1940 s, several woman connected with the lord of the manor went missing and his own wife turned up dead under mysterious circumstances No one has ever discovered the whole truth of what happened at least, not until Addison sets foot on the grounds.In modern day, Addison and her husband come to visit his parent s newly acquired estate, Livingston Manor Addison had not originally wanted to make the trip since she was busy with her thriving landscaping business, [...]

    6. I receied an ARC of this novel through the GoodReads First Reads programme The Last Camellia is a solid drama and mystery I couldn t put it down until I found out what became of Flora and Addison and their respective stories I was really drawn to Flora s story and the events that led her to Livingston Manor Her predicament is a tricky one and adds a layer of danger to her storyline on top of the mystery surrounding Lady Anna and her garden Addison s story was also interesting as she tries to pie [...]

    7. 3.5 5 I first discovered Sarah Jio s writing when I picked up her debut novel, The Violets of March my review I really enjoyed it it s still my favourite So did a lot of other readers it went on to be a New York Times Bestseller, as did her second book Blackberry Winter.Newly released is Sarah s fourth book The Last Camellia.You ve probably heard that different flowers have different meanings yellow roses are for friendship, for example The meaning of the camellia flower My destiny is in your ha [...]

    8. anovelreview 2013In 1940, Flora Lewis makes her way from the United States to a country manor just outside of England Everyone believes she is there to be the new nanny, but she is really working with an international ring of flower thieves On the estate, it is believed the last know Middlebury Pink camellia plant grows and it s Flora s job to find it She is hoping to find it quickly and get back to her parents, but what Flora finds is a mystery greater than she ever expected Addison Sinclair an [...]

    9. Take a little bit of Nancy Drew, add a bit of Jane Austin, and just a pinch of a search for a rare flower and stir together with two entertwining stories set half a century apart set on an English country estate and Sarah Jio has come up with a beautifully crafted story which is equal parts, history, romance and mystery There are several mysteries, actually, which Ms Jio gradually reveals to keep the reader enthralled I highly reccomend The Last Camellia and look forward to reading Sarah Jio s o [...]

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    11. Can t wait to get my hands on another one of her books, I didn t fall in love with reading until I picked up Violets of March

    12. The Last Camelia is a story that s hard to put down and figure out There s a lot going on at once a story of a young baker s daughter who only wishes to do right and help her struggling parents From NYC to England, we follow her as she becomes embroiled in a fire thieving ring, falls in love, uncovers intrigue, and realizes she must do what s right, no matter the cost to herself.The modern day story is a woman in a similar plight and from NYC to England, we join her and her husband as they tipto [...]

    13. listened this audiobook today while walking 4 miles, gardening, and in the pool and even while grocery shopping Did not want it to stop Really all of this author s books are great stories weaving past and present I really enjoyed this

    14. Read This Review More Like It On Ageless Pages Reviews A deft, intricate novel that encompasses two storylines of two similar women, The Last Camellia is a charming, mysterious, and fresh novel This was my first Sarah Jio novel, and it definitely was a good first impression A novel that reads both easily and well, it s remarkably easy to get caught up in the atmospheric feel of The Last Camellia from the very first page With the twinned, compelling stories of Flora in the 1940s and Addison in th [...]

    15. 3.5 stars This is one of the parallel narrative novels that have become popular in recent years And yes, I do eat these up like candy The Last Camellia has its high points, but there are also some pretty rough spots in the narrative and one whopper of an unexplained loose end.In this particular story, the narrative switches back and forth between Flora, a young American woman working as a nanny for a wealthy family in England just as WWII is beginning and Addison, a garden designer fleeing terri [...]

    16. luhathoughts 2013After reading through a couple of pages in The Last Camelia, by Sarah Jio, I searched on Google what a camelia looked like It s a beautiful multi petalled flower, and apparently it has a citrus y scent I curiously have not seen it being featured as a note in any of my perfumes This book, a light mystery, is centered on The Middlebury Pink Camelia, which apparently is very rare We weave through two stories one from the past, and one from the present and between the stories of two [...]

    17. I had higher hopes for this book I really enjoyed the beginning, and was intrigued by the start of the plot Then somewhere along the way it got too complicated Her stories always include a young woman in the present, and a young woman from the past and told in alternating chapters Well, she added the woman from the present, having memories from the past which through in another element There was a bad guy in both storylines I listened to this on audio, and both of the women sounded the same, as [...]

    18. She s done it again folks The Last Camellia is packed with everything we ve come to expect from a Sarah Jio novel a cast of compelling characters, a twisty and turny plot thick with multiple angles, love, mystery, and a touch of the unusual Spectacular What this author can do in 300 pages astounds me over and over again, each time I read one of her works How she devises each intricate portion of the story is a true gift My goodness, it s just amazing So much so, I devoured this book in less than [...]

    19. I definitely enjoyed this but not as much as either The Violets of March or Blackberry Winter I don t know why but it was clunkier than those two It didn t seem to flow as well as either of them However, the story was definitely thrilling Jio definitely knows how to write and draw the reader in I wanted to keep reading to know what happened to Addison as a youngster However, I didn t connect to her as I felt I did to either character in Blackberry Winter or The Violets of March I can t quite put [...]

    20. The Last Camellia By Sarah Jio The author has out done her self What a wonderful story The characters are real The story line easy to follow The family had secrets amd mysteries Theives were unsuccesful A serial murderer was close by, and a murder was uncovered This is the fourth book by Sarsh Jio that I ve read all excellent books library book

    21. More like one and a half stars This author had crossed my radar a few times and from the glowing reviews and the New York Times bestselling author tag, I thought Sarah Jio would be worth reading I chose The Last Camellia because it was set at an English manor, had a garden theme, and was a dual time frame all things that tick my boxes I should have gotten my first clue when the only copy the library owned was the large print edition The book jacket showed a lovely ivy covered stone English manor [...]

    22. Before I review this, I want to say that The Last Camellia was the first book I have actually won through the First Reads giveaways So thank you to and Penguin for choosing my name and sending me a copy.I was really excited that I was chosen to receive this book in the giveaways It promised a modern day and historical mystery plus a little romance along the way, my favorite things Happily I can say that it did deliver on all this The book follows the trajectories of two women, Flora and Addison [...]

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