Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Botanist's Daughter by Kayte Nunn

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


The Botanist's Daughter by Kayte Nunn 
Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Hachette Australia

Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower . . .

In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family.

In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box containing a sketchbook of dazzling watercolours, a photograph inscribed 'Spring 1886' and a small bag of seeds. It sets her on a path far from her safe, carefully ordered life, and on a journey that will force her to face her own demons.

In this spellbinding botanical odyssey of discovery, desire and deception, Kayte Nunn has so exquisitely researched nineteenth-century Cornwall and Chile you can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers, the touch of the flora on your fingertips . . .

This book just sounds like it would be a wonderful read and right up my alley. The cover is beautiful and the description of the story about two female botanists just really speaks to me. I also love that it seems to be set both in Victorian England (one of my favorite time periods) and present-day Australia. I can't wait to get my hands on it.


18 comments:

  1. Two female botanists does sound wonderful, especially seeing how they handle their hurdles. The cover is gorgeous! Picture perfect in fact!

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  2. A female botanist sounds interesting to me! And I do like that cover too. ☺

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  3. The Candid Cover YA book bloggJuly 4, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    I think that I would read this one just for that beautiful cover alone!! I love that there are two amazing settings and time periods. It sounds like a fantastic book that I hope you love! :)

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  4. I agree the cover is beautiful and I too love the Victorian period.

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  5. Yes, the cover is so beautiful! I don't see many stories dealing with botany and this is definitely one I'd pick up😁

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  6. Ooh! This sounds like an interesting read! Great pick!!

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  7. I LOVE a dual timeline story! Definitely adding this one to my TBR.

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  8. I don't think I've ever read a story with botanists! This one sounds like it will be a lovely read. <3

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  9. I haven't either, I think. But I'm pretty sure I'd love this book. ^_^

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  10. Victorian England is one of my favourite time periods as well! Stunning cover! I hope you'll enjoy it, have a wonderful week!

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  11. I like the sound of th two different settings too. Looks like a great read.

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  12. This is new to me, but it does sound very interesting! I hope you enjoy reading it!

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  13. This cover is gorgeous! Love the idea of the two different time periods and settings :)

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  14. This does sound pretty cool I love the dual timelines and what they could mean together.

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  15. Barb(Boxermommyreads)July 8, 2018 at 1:20 AM

    Sounds pretty interesting and pretty pretty cover!

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  16. What a GORGEOUS cover, Steph! And what an absolutely AMAZING plot! I LOVE Victorian England, too!! I'm adding this one to my Goodreads shelves right away! Thanks for featuring it!! <3 <3


    I didn't publish a CWW post this week, but thanks for all the comments you've left on my other posts!! I'm now trying to catch up! Lol.



    Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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