At last! My local bookstore is stocking The Lost Orchid. The Lost Orchid is now available at Kenilworth Books.
All highly apt, given that this is where the story takes place. Botanical shenanigans in 1885 ...
It is 1885. Flora McPhairson teeters on the abyss of social disgrace but
finds sanctuary at the home of her uncle, veteran plant
But all is not well at the orchid houses in leafy Warwickshire. Soon
Flora is drawn into a notorious world where fortunes are won – and lost
– as orchid-mad society clamours for ever more exotic blooms, and
ruthless dealers despatch their most determined and cunning plant
hunters to the furthest reaches of the Empire.
In this hotbed of intrigue, deceit and danger, dark forces lurk in
every shrubbery. Events take an even more sinister turn, and soon Flora
and charismatic journalist William Carter find themselves in a deadly
battle against ruthless foes as they battle to save the reputation of
the nation itself …