In 1861 Elodie Buchanan, the eldest of ten sisters growing up in a small English village, hides aboard a clipper ship to accompany her father, a hunter of rare plants, as he travels from England to remote China in search for a valuable orchid. Filled with mysterious and life-threatening events, this fast-paced historical fiction book will take you to a world of orchids, opium, tea, life on clipper ships, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and more. Readers will want to follow Elodie’s adventures in The Forbidden Orchid.

Ruth Anne