Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#142): The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 loved this author's debut novel, A Mad, Wicked Folly! I don't even need to know what The Forbidden Orchid is about ;)

38 comments:

  1. I'm not normally into historical pieces but it sounds interesting and I want to try and broaden my horizons so I will keep it on my radar.
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  2. This author is new to me, probably because I don't read historical romance. Hope you enjoy.

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    1. It's just historical fiction - a YA novel!

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  3. A trip to China, to avoid debtor's prison and an orphanage? Sounds like an interesting tale. Happy waiting!

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  4. OOh nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. YESSSS!!!! NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!! NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!! *makes all the grabby hands*

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  6. This one is new to me and I hadn't heard of it before, but it does sound like the type of book that I could read.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one if you read it, Grace!

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  7. OMG, I adore that cover. The premise sounds right up my alley, too! I am definitley adding this one to my TBR list! Thank you!

    Check out what I'm waiting on - plus your chance to win a 2016 YA Pre-Order (International!)

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  8. This sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  9. Haven't read anything by this author yet, although this does sound pretty good! Great pick!
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  10. Woww, the cover of this novel is gorgeous - although, I haven't heard about it. Hope you enjoy it <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  11. I've never heard of this author, but this sounds pretty promising. Hope you enjoy :)
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  12. Wow! A YA novel set in China? That's also historical? GIMME GIMME! Thank you so much for introducing me to this book Alyssa! I've added it to my TBR pile! :)

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    1. Right?! I hope it is awesome! Thank YOU, Rachel! <3

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  13. This book sounds really interesting! I've never read anything by this author before, but I'm really liking historical fiction lately, so I might have to check this out! I hope you like it when you get to read it! :)

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    1. You should totally check out her debut novel! And thank you, Cyra! ^_^

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  14. This sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  15. Looping in.. That is one good cover! :) The blurb sounds heartfelt and inspiring too! :) Great pick Alyssa :)

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    Donita @ My Random Book thoughts

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  16. Oh, I like the sound of this one! Nice cover. Thanks for posting this so I could add it to my TBR. Have a great week, Alyssa! My WOW

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  17. This book do look gorgeous :D Sounds good too. I hope you will end up loving it Alyssa. <3 Not for, I don't think, hih, but curious to know what you think of it :)

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  18. I didn't read this author's debut, but I am looking forward to this one! Hopefully we both love it. Great pick!

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