Summer’s winding down, but there’s still time for some romance! For fans of Me Before You and Fault in Our StarsAlways, Orchid (October 24, 2023; Publisher: Azine) is the conclusion of award-winning author Carol Van Den Hende’s romance trilogy. Here’s a preview:

He almost let her go. Her trauma could tear them apart. But a love like theirs is worth fighting for…

Phoenix Walker will never be the same. Nine months after a heroic act left him forever changed, he refuses to hurt Orchid Paige ever again.

Orchid is ready to forgive. Convincing her guy she still loves him, no matter hisinjuries, she works to rebuild their intimacy. But Orchid’s PTSD rears up as she confronts her partner’s medical complications. And Phoenix fears losing his identity by giving up his career.

Will Phoenix and Orchid find a way to beat the odds and stay together forever?



CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning novelist who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novels Orchid Blooming and Goodbye, Orchid draw from her own Chinese American family’s history, and have won 30+ literary awards, including the American Fiction Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction First Novel Award, and Royal Dragonfly Awards for Disability Awareness and Cultural Diversity. Carol’s mission is unlocking optimism as a writer, speaker, global marketer, digital strategist, Board Trustee and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband and twins, who prove that love really does conquer all.

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