Author Talk: JCHS Alumna Carol Van Den Hende's Always Orchid
About the book, Always Orchid:
He almost let her go. Her past 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 leaves 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 his injuries, she works to
rebuild their intimacy. But their move to her family’s ancestral country unveils China’s superstitions
against people with disabilities. Worse, their friend’s life has been upended by those prejudices.
Will Phoenix and Orchid find a way to beat the odds and turn discrimination into acceptance?
Always Orchid is the riveting third book in the Goodbye, Orchid series and can be read as a
standalone. If you like relatable characters, surprising twists, and stories that pull on your emotions,
then you’ll love award-winning author Carol Van Den Hende’s journey to unconditional acceptance.
About the author:
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
- Tuesday, October 17, 2023
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