tapestry of fortunes


Tapestry of Fortunes  (above) came in the mail last week.  My first instinct is to forget about all the books on my list that are ahead of this one in the queue…and dive in.

But that kind of behavior would definitely knock me right off track.  Especially since I have so many more lovely books arriving in the next few weeks and months.

Yesterday I found two new titles from one of my favorite authors:  Sarah Jio.  She has The Last Camellia coming out on 5/28/13, and Morning Glory on 11/26/13.


On the eve of the Second World War, the last surviving specimen of a camellia plant known as the Middlebury Pink lies secreted away on an English country estate. Flora, an amateur American botanist, is contracted by an international ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the household and acquire the coveted bloom. Her search is at once brightened by new love and threatened by her discovery of a series of ghastly crimes.

More than half a century later, garden designer Addison takes up residence at the manor, now owned by the family of her husband, Rex. The couple’s shared passion for mysteries is fueled by the enchanting camellia orchard and an old gardener’s notebook. Yet its pages hint at dark acts ingeniously concealed. If the danger that Flora once faced remains very much alive, will Addison share her fate?



New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Union—home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959

Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.

I’m drooling over these…but I mustn’t forget that I have lovely books on my stacks, even the ones I’m reading this week…so patience!
What do you do when you find out about lovely books coming in the future?  How do you deal with the wait?
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  1. If it’s something I really can’t wait to read…I read it ASAP…heck with the queue…that’s why I am not very dependable…however I have been trying not to preorder any books for a while…preorders are my downfall.


    • Oh, yes, preorders are my downfall, too! Sometimes I realize, when a month begins, that my book budget has gone crazy! Then I have to cancel the order…and order it again the next month!

      I want to do that, too; grab a book and read it, ahead of the others…I used to read whatever looked good to me! Patty, that could be a new vow. Throw caution to the winds!


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