THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID ARC giveaway

I’m so excited to share my super good news!  Publisher’s Weekly gave my latest book, THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID, a starred review!  In honor of said review, I’m giving away a signed advanced reader copy and some really neato swag. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below.

Publishing is such an up and down, rollercoaster-y type of life.  One day you get a fabulous review and the next day you get a dismal royalty statement. Sometimes you find an editor who loves working with you and sometimes you get a rejection.  If you stay in publishing long enough all of this will happen to you, no matter how fancy-pants you are.  It’s just part of the rich tapestry of the book world.  So…we celebrate the good ones and we mourn the bad ones.  So thank you Publisher’s Weekly for the awesome star.

*starred review* Publisher’s Weekly

THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID by Sharon Biggs Waller

(Viking; 978-0-451-47411-7)

Seventeen-year-old Elodie’s adventurousness and intellect outpace the constraints Victorian England places on women her age. The oldest daughter in a family of 10 women, Elodie takes on responsibility for everyone when her mother falls ill, and her perpetually absent father jeopardizes them all when he fails to retrieve a rare, expensive orchid for the man who finances his plant-hunting expeditions to China. Elodie risks everything to help her father return to China and pay off his debts by stowing away on a tea clipper with the help of a handsome young Russian named Alex. Once Elodie arrives in China, Waller (A Mad, Wicked Folly) creates a vivid portrait of the country’s landscape and history—and the restrictions women faced there, too—through Elodie’s observations and via her new friend, Ching Lan. The discordant relationship between England’s fascination with China’s many unfamiliar treasures and the Victorian desire to conquer is also front and center. Elodie and Ching Lan are feminists of their era, refusing to bend to the rules and limits placed before them. Ages 12–up. Agent: John M. Cusick, Folio Literary Management. (Mar.)

 

THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID

Author: Sharon Biggs Waller

 

Review Issue Date: November 15, 2015

Online Publish Date: November 3, 2015

Publisher:Viking

Pages: 416

Price ( Hardcover ): $17.99

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-451-47411-7

Category: Fiction

 
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38 Responses to THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID ARC giveaway

  1. Charles Darwin’s Original Title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
    Thanks for this awesome chance!

  2. My favorite flower is between an Lily or Hyacinth

  3. Holly Nelson says:

    I’m really allergic to flowers, but for my wedding I’m having royal blue and purple hydrangeas. I absolutely love your books!

  4. fieldreader says:

    Favorite flower=sunflowers!

  5. CassieopiaB says:

    Title: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

  6. CassieopiaB says:

    Favorite flowers: Gerbera daisies

  7. Looking forward reading the whole story!

  8. Kelly says:

    The full title was of Darwin’s book was: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

    Which was a bit of a mouthful. (Speaking as someone who is reading his work, this is not overall surprising.)

  9. Kellie says:

    On the Origin of Species!

    Haha, this is going to sound uninspired, but definitely orchids. I just love the way they look.

  10. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  11. On The Origins of Species (by Means of Natural Selection) is the full title as far as I know, but it’s usually refered only by the first part (and I had to search this one because I haven’t yet read the English version, although I read the Spanish one).

    Thank you so very much for this chance to get my hands on an ARC of The Forbidden Orchid, I just CANNOT wait to read this one!!

  12. My favourite flowers have to be dahlias and lotus flowers! Once again Sharon, THANK YOU for this giveaway and BIG CONGRATS on the starred review! I didn’t need PW to tell me the book is awesome (I was pretty sure it would be) but but I hope it’ll get more people as excited about it as I am!

  13. You had me thinking…I always thought it was the “Origin of the Species” so thank goodness for the internet…Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

    I love hearing about book success. Congrats Sharon.

  14. Emily S. says:

    Darwin’s book was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. I’ve read it too!

    My favorite flower is the gerbera daisy. So happy and bright!

    Also, I LOVED A Mad, Wicked Folly. Just so you know. 🙂

  15. bn100 says:

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

    roses

  16. Shannelle C. says:

    Darwin’s book was called On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Also, my favorite flower is the lily, but when it comes to scent, my favorite is jasmine. Drinking jasmine tea is also pretty awesome.

  17. Babel says:

    I believe it was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Quite a mouthful 😉 Love the theme of your book! I hope the giveaway is international.
    Happy holidays.

  18. Denise C. says:

    The original title of Darwin’s book was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. I remember my teacher saying the first title above during our biology class when I was in high school!

    Roses and lilies are my favorite flowers. ♥️

  19. My favorite flower is the tulip! 🙂

  20. Okay I’m a little paranoid because Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published in 1859 but your book’s synopsis on Amazon says the book takes place in 1861 soooooo O_O One of his other books, Fertilisation of Orchids, was published in 1862! Orchids, huh. 😉

    Anyway! My favorite flower is the stargazer lily. They. Are. GORGEOUS. 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway, Sharon! I loved your debut and cannot wait to read this one.

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Sharon Biggs Waller says:

      Good catch! Actually my book starts in 1859, but the bulk of the book is in 1861. : ) And Darwin was obsessed with orchids. I saw his greenhouse when I was in England in July and it was filled with orchids, the ones he studied and collected. Amazing.

  21. Charles Darwin’s book was called On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!!
    Erin

  22. Vivien says:

    I really need to read it! The full title was of Darwin’s book was: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

    My favorite flower is the Oriental Lily

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  24. Here goes! The original title of Darwin’s book: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

    🙂 Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  25. Second comment here! Favourite flower: Orchid (seriously, my favourite 🙂 ).

  26. OKAY so the title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, BUT I usually refer to it just as The Origin of Species. (Ain’t nobody got time to say the whole thing!)

    My favorite flower is the hyacinth. 🙂 Congrats on the starred review, and thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait for this book to come out. 😀

  27. Hannah Bryan says:

    Charles Darwin wrote a book called ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. I remember watching a very interesting documentary about him when I took biology a few years ago, I really enjoyed it.

  28. Hannah Bryan says:

    My absolute favorite flower is the lilac. My mom also loves this flower and I believe her grandma did too. The scent is so lovely.

  29. Darwin’s Book: Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

    My favorite flower is the dahlia. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read!

  30. Lynette says:

     On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life is Darwin’s famous book but it’s usually called On the Origin of Species.

    To be completely honest, my favorite flowers are orchids. One of the reasons I’m so intrigued by your book!! Thank you!

  31. Fiza says:

    My favorite flower is Jasmine 🙂

  32. Bube says:

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
    My favorite flower is lilac 🙂
    Thank you!

  33. Brenda Schroeder says:

    “On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” was the title of Darwin’s famous work.

  34. Brenda Schroeder says:

    I love so many different flowers…it’s difficult to pick just one. My most recent purchase is an orchid.

  35. Brooklyn says:

    Hello Mrs.Waller, it’s me Brooklyn. My favorite flower is the rose, just because of the different colors it can make. Also, I must say if your new book is just as good as your last then it will be a show stopper. I hope to read it soon.
    Your 1# Fan,
    Brooklyn

    • Sharon Biggs Waller says:

      Hi Brooklyn! So nice to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words. I love roses for the same reason, too! : )