Shortlisted for Best Fiction
WINNER Multicultural Fiction
Finalist Romantic Fiction
Honorable Mention Literary: Love & Romance
Multicultural Fiction Finalist
Disability Awareness Honorable Mention
Always Orchid was recognized in FOUR categories of the Outstanding Creator Awards: Romance and Multicultural (2nd Place), Best Couple and Best Characters (Honorable Mention)
June 2024 International Book-of-the-Month

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“Carol Van Den Hende never disappoints. Her books are full of rich characters, real challenges and deep emotion..”

“A powerful, emotional story, Always Orchid follows the welcome reunion of lovers Phoenix and Orchid only to have the demons of his injuries and the ghosts of her past drive them apart again. Carol Van Den Hende’s artistic gaze is unflinching in the depiction of Phoenix’s recovery and Orchid’s ongoing PTSD. Propulsive and richly detailed, this third book in the Goodbye, Orchid series is an absorbing read. Absolutely gripping!”

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