The Last Camellia

The Last Camellia

Large Print - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781611737578
Branch Call Number: Large Print Fic
Characteristics: 381 pages ; 22 cm


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Although an accomplished author such a Jio shouldn't leave so many loose threads, this dualing timeline story is about the search of an extinct flower. Half-loved, half-hated this one.

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Oct 04, 2018

I enjoyed this book. I liked how she went back and forth between the two characters, with one character leaving you questions and the other character answering them.

May 08, 2015

It was difficult to connect with the characters and it was confusing go back and forth between the past and the present. Normally this author writes compelling novels, but The Last Camellia couldn't keep my attention to read in its entirety.

Oct 02, 2014

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

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

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


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