Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for. 
by Sharon Biggs Waller

hitting shelves February 2nd, 2016
from Viking Juvenile
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?

My thoughts:
I never did get around to reading Waller's Mad Wicked Folly, but I heard great things about it! And this one---another historical setting, a sister story, sea voyages, and exotic China. This sounds amazing.  

What are you excited for this week?


  1. Liz @ Planet PrintJuly 22, 2015 at 2:46 AM

    Eldest of ten sisters, wow! I'd love to see that family dynamic, I haven't read a book with that many siblings before. Love the sound of the setting as well, and Elodie's first journey outside her village! Great pick (and got to love that cover too)!

  2. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 22, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Awesome pick! I love the historical setting...definitely adding this one to my TBR list.

  3. Sounds like it might be a good read! Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Now this sounds like the best thing ever! I'm always looking for some good historical fiction out there and this one has certainly hooked me in!

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  5. I haven't read A Mad Wicked Folly either but definitely planning on it :D This one sounds SO GOOD!

  6. Such a beautiful and intriguing cover. The blurb sounds good too. Thanks for sharing. Hope you read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  7. Sounds like a great historical novel!

  8. Oooh, this sounds really good! thanks for sharing!!!

  9. This one is totally new to me! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thank you for stopping by My WoW.

  10. I. Love. The. Cover. Siriusly. I may get this one just for the cover.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Ugh, this cover is all kinds of gorgeous :) I hope you will end up loving it when you read it Becky. <3 Thank you for sharing about it :) Hope you are having an amazing weekend :D