Wild Orchids

Wild Orchids

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A recently widowed mystery novelist experiences a reawakening of his emotions in a new relationship with his assistant, in a romance set against a decades-old ghost story in North Carolina.

Simon and Schuster
Straight from the heart of New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux comes a story of love, tragedy, and mystery in a small North Carolina town brimming with secrets. Have you ever lost someone who meant more to you than your own soul? Ford Newcombe has. For years, he loved his wife, Pat, more than anyone -- and anything -- in the world. She came into his life when he was just an inexperienced college student with big dreams of becoming a published author. With love and humor, she guided him down the path that would eventually lead him to more success than he ever dreamed possible. Since Pat's death six years ago, Ford has lived a life of solitude, barely able to put pen to paper, and rumors are flying that it was Pat who actually created the books the world so loved. If there's one thing that Ford needs it's inspiration, and it finally comes in the guise of Jackie Maxwell -- a smart, sassy university researcher with just enough attitude to match Ford's sharp intellect. But it's her intimate knowledge of the story of a young woman's friendship with the devil -- and what the townspeople did to her -- that persuades Ford to hire Jackie as his assistant and to move to Cole Creek, North Carolina, where the story is said to have taken place. They soon learn that even though the inhabitants of Cole Creek try to deny it, they are still plagued by the consequences of the otherworldly tale of passion and death. As Ford and Jackie work to unravel the truth, they discover a connection between their lives and the past, a connection that not only helps them solve a long-ago crime but offers the promise of new love. Loved by readers and critics alike for her "golden touch" (Publishers Weekly), Jude Deveraux has once again created a story that pulls at readers' heartstrings, titillates their imaginations, and uncovers a long-buried passion that far surpasses the boundary between life and death.

Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780743437127
Branch Call Number: ROM Deveraux, J 2003
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 24 cm


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booklady1 Sep 02, 2014

Heartwarming,entertaining, endearing, and real....with characters you'll love. This is my second read and I enjoyed it quit well!

ladydebv Mar 28, 2013

Another great read by Jude. her books are hard to put down. I love the way she puts a magical or supernatural spin to her stories. They add so much to her tales, but do not make them unrealistic in anyway. her stories of love are very believable and have great depth to them. They are not all about sex and predictable happy endings. Her characters really come alive. When finishing one of her books, I always want to run right out and get another one ASAP. One of my favorite authors.

Aug 22, 2012

I loved this book it was unlike anything she has ever written i could not put down. fast but engaging read. get ready to get hooked u won't put it down.

Feb 17, 2010

I liked the way this book was written (switching back and forth between Jackie and Ford). It was a really interesting story but I prefer more realistic books. This book has a paranormal aspect.


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