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Wild Orchids - A Novel

Jude Deveraux

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 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.

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 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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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Nebelthau, Kate Skinner

Length:

12h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

26:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:16