August Adventures: Day Seven

The August Adventures continue with: The Last Camellia, by Sarah Jio.

Here’s Sarah:

The year is 1940. The world is on the brink of war. Can you imagine being barely twenty years old and leaving your home on the quiet, safe Atlantic Coast and traveling to an unknown country to an unknown manor house, where you will be required to go beyond your comfort zone in ways you’ve never even imagined?

My character, Flora, in my fourth novel, The Last Camellia, does just that. She’s brave, she’s bold, and for those she loves, she’s willing to do the unthinkable.

I thought a lot about adventure while writing Flora’s character, namely because I still regret not spending a year in Europe during my college years (I stayed home for the reason many of us do: a relationship that ultimately didn’t end up working out).

But I got to be adventurous and travel alongside Flora in writing this novel—at least, in spirit. I followed her on her voyage to England, roam the great halls of the Livingston Manor, explore the gardens, and ultimately make life-changing discoveries. It was the adventure of a lifetime—for both of us.

To enter the giveaway, please like Sarah Jio’s Facebook fan page. Keep up with the latest adventures and chances to win through any of the authors:

Alison Atlee, The Typewriter Girl (Facebook) (Website)

Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye (Facebook) (Website)

T.J. Brown, Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening (Facebook) (Website)

Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia (Facebook) (Website)

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird (Facebook) (Website)

Katherine Keenum, Where the Light Falls (Website)

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vintage (Facebook) (Website)

Kate Noble, Let it be Me (Facebook) (Website)

Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass (Facebook) (Website)

Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair (Facebook) (Website)

The adventures continue on August 11th with Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass….


  1. Sue G on August 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Last Camellia sounds wonderful. It’s only list. This contest is great fun– more authors & books to read.

  2. Sue G on August 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Meant to type — it’s on my list!
    Can’t type with a dog in my lap:)

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