Jul 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (141)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

I adored this author's debut novel, much more than I thought I would, and was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed a historical fiction novel so much. I'd heard of the book deal for her second novel, and of course I wanted it. And now all the information is here and RACHEL WANTS, PLEASE.

TitleThe Forbidden Orchid
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking
Publishing Date: February 2, 2016
Pages: 432
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Staid, responsible Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of ten sisters living in a small English market town in 1861. The girls' father is a plant hunter, usually off adventuring through the jungles of China. 

Then disaster strikes: Mr. Buchanan fails to collect an extremely rare and valuable orchid, meaning that he will be thrown into debtors' prison and the girls will be sent to the orphanage or the poorhouse. Elodie's father has one last chance to return to China, find the orchid, and save the family--and this time, thanks to an unforeseen twist of fate, Elodie is going with him. Elodie has never before left her village, but what starts as fear turns to wonder as she adapts to seafaring life aboard the tea clipper The Osprey, and later to the new sights, dangers, and romance of China. 

But even if she can find the orchid, how can she find herself now that staid, responsible Elodie has seen how much the world has to offer?

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  2. Just saw this on another person's blog I think. Sounds interesting! Great pick.
    Check out my WOW

  3. This one is popular today! Love the cover and blurb. Hope you read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. I've seen this on a lot of WoW today! It sounds so interesting and I'm really eager to read it!


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