Sarah Jio, author of The Last Camellia, on tour June/July 2013

Posted By on May 17, 2013

The Last CamelliaAbout The Last Camellia 

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (May 28, 2013)

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?

“Terrific … compelling … an intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance, this book is hard to put down.” —Real Simple

DownloadedFileAbout Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Blackberry WinterThe Violets of March, and The Bungalow. She has written thousands of articles for magazines such as Glamour, SELF, Health, Redbook, Cooking Light, O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day and many other publications. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their three young children.

Connect with Sarah at her website,, on Facebook and on Twitter.


Sarah Jio’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 24th:  Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, June 26th:  Utah Mom’s Life

Friday, June 28th:  Book Addict Katie

Monday, July 1st:  A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, July 2nd:  Ageless Pages Review

Wednesday, July 3rd:  A Bookish Way of Life

Monday, July 8th:  Write, Meg!

Thursday, July 11th:  Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, July 15th:  Amused by Books

Wednesday, July 17th:  Guiltless Reading

Thursday, July 18th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Monday, July 22nd:  Book Dilettante

Tuesday, July 23rd:  Jenn’s Bookshelves

Thursday, July 25th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, July 26th:  BookChickDi

Tuesday, July 30th:  2 Kids and Tired

Friday, August 9th:  Books a la Mode – author guest post and giveaway


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