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Best Book (Trail) of the Month – August

  • Submitted: 1st September 2021

Best book of August for the Booktrailing potential

This has not been an easy month to pick a best book. LOTS of holiday reading and new books are on the shelves.  Looking back over the month of August however, there’s been a standout book ….one that I read early on and which has not really been beaten as far as setting and atmosphere are concerned.

BookTrail of the Month

So which book won the award for this summer month of August?


It is set in Edinburgh

There’s a mystery involving a very rare flower

It evokes the Botanical Gardens as if you are there yourself….


This nomination comes with virtual hugs for the author and an also virtual glass of something sparkling…..


The Fair Botanists set in Edinburgh by Sara Sheridan


The plot:

It’s the summer of 1822 and Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV’s impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly-installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flower – an event which only occurs once in several decades.

The Fair Botanists set in Edinburgh by Sara Sheridan

Read the full BookTrail review of The Fair Botanist here

Why this won: August’s Book (Trail) of the Month

Excellent sense of place

Extremely immersive

Enticing and exciting story

A very unique read that I really didn’t want to finish

The author managed to make me totally invested in the world of botany (I knew nothing about it before!)

Sara Sheridan


Congratulations to Sara Sheridan!

Read the full BookTrail review of The Fair Botanists here

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