By Sarah Jio
Plume Books, Paperback, 9780142180211, 284pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Songs) is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the great green room might have come to be.
June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown and steps into the pages of American literature.
Praise for The Last Camellia
“This tale has it all: an English garden, a brooding lord of the manor, and a story that bestselling author Jio deftly unveils as fast as you can turn the pages.” –Coastal Living
“Jio infuses her haunting story of love and loss with an engrossing mystery that will linger long after the final page.” –Romantic Times
“The images of the flowers, the landscape and the manor house are vivid and make for a tantalizing read.” –Kirkus Reviews
“An engaging story of two generations trying to move forward despite the powerful pull of the past. A thoughtful examination of history’s ability to haunt the present and the power of forgiveness to set things right.” –Booklist