by Carol Van Den Hende
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Pub Date 13 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 24 Sep 2022
Azine Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
A childhood tragedy followed her into adult life. Will she ever claim real happiness again?
Kind and generous, twenty-seven-year-old Orchid Paige will never forget that day. Living as best she can after witnessing her parents’ fatal accident, the beauty industry marketer yearns to win a promotion to China to connect to her mom’s ancestry. But with competition fierce, she despairs she’ll never make the grade… until she meets an encouraging man who makes her feel safe despite her usual distrust.
After Orchid convinces the handsome entrepreneur to let her gain experience at his nonprofit project, she’s determined to keep their relationship professional and ignore their powerful attraction. But when working on his military ad campaign for veterans triggers her own unresolved PTSD, she fears her confident mentor may be too good to be true even if she could trust him with her heart.
Can she conquer her vulnerabilities before she loses her chance at forever?
Orchid Blooming is the captivating first book in the Goodbye, Orchid women’s fiction series, and can be read as a standalone. If you like complex characters overcoming trauma, heart-warming stories, and compassionate connections, then you’ll adore award-winning author Carol Van Den Hende’s emotionally satisfying page-turner.
A Note From the Publisher
“Tension and compelling chemistry that will leave you breathless.”
—Barbara Conrey, USA Today bestselling author of Nowhere Near Goodbye
“Precise and alluring command of language. Orchid Blooming’s compelling imagery kept me reading. Another gold medal is on the horizon!”
—SSGT Aaron Michael Grant, author of TAKING BAGHDAD: Victory in Iraq With the US Marines
“Rich with strong characters and a powerful sense of place, Orchid and Phoenix’s story has an important message about the serious nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, the importance of honesty in a relationship, and the enduring power of love and forgiveness.”
—Susan Cushman, author of Pilgrim Interrupted and John and Mary Margaret
“Five-stars for Orchid Blooming! This page-turning novel is modern, ambitious, tempestuous, and ultimately gut wrenching. Torn between two conflicting worlds, Orchid must find the courage to forge her own path, even as she fears losing everything she holds dear.”
—Rebecca Rosenberg, award-winning author of Champagne Widows
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Human Potential at Work interview
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Remembering Shanghai blog
Wayne Public Library launch interview
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