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Wild Orchids: A Novel

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Written By: Jude Deveraux

Narrated By: Alan Nebelthau, Kate Skinner

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2012

Duration: 12 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

ave 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 an inexperienced college student with big dreams of becoming a published author. Pat guided him down the path that eventually led to more success than he dreamed possible.
Since Pat's death, Ford has lived a life of solitude, barely able to put pen to paper. 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. Although the inhabitants of Cole Creek deny it, they are still plagued by the consequences of this 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.

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  • Marita A

    I loved the story-line and both narrators. It was fun to listen to!!!

  • Donna C

    Great book. Have always enjoyed her books. This one is a little fdifferent, it Mose enjoyable

  • Denise McClory

    Jude Deveraux books are the best, I have read almost every one. Listening to her books especially with two narrators was an awesome experience.

  • Rosa Amodeo

    Excellant story. I couldn't stop listening to it. It's not a sappy romance but part folklore, part horror and romance associated with how people truly fall in love.

  • Marsha Scanlan

    Enjoyed this book. Was not predictable like most of its genre.

  • Cathy Knapp

    I've never read a Jude Deveraux novel before but really enjoyed this one. There was enough suspence that I had a difficult time leaving the characters until my next opportunity to listen. I will definitely try another of her books.

  • Patricia Arnlund

    This was an excellent and exciting story to listen to. I enjoy this author and will look for more books written by her.

  • D in LA

    This story line was very interesting and well written. The relationship was important but the back story provided a lot of intrigue and good interactions. Excellent overall.

  • Juli Bedgood

    I had actually read this book before. I didn't realize that until I began to list to it again on audio. I love Jude Deveraux and her ability to bring her characters alive. This is a great book for fans of the author's or the genre.

  • Anonymous

    This is the first book I've heard from Jude Deveraux and I would recommend it. The story involves a little of the supernatural and the author really brings the characters to life. The relationship between Ford and Jackie is unusual and entertaining.