Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #75: The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

The Forbidden Orchid
by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
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?
I'm not usually one for historical fiction, but this definitely sounds like a book I'd enjoy! I love the idea of an English girl having to run off to China in search of a rare plant... Yep, sign me up!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.