Interview With Carol Van Den Hende + Giveaway! {Ends 9/19/22}

Aug 22, 2022 | 2 comments

It was so great meeting with Multi-Award-Winning Author, Carol Van Den Hende! She is an amazing multi-talented woman! Her New Release ‘Orchid Blooming ‘ will be released in a few days. If you like “tear jerking” romance, and overcoming trauma, you will surely enjoy Goodbye Orchid! As always, don’t forget to enter the Giveaway for opportunities in receiving your own FREE copy!

Meet The Author:

CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novels Orchid Blooming and Goodbye, Orchid series are inspired by wounded veterans and have won 20+ literary awards, including the American Fiction Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction First Novel Award, and 2020 Royal Dragonfly for Disability Awareness. 

Buzzfeed, Parade,  and Travel+Leisure named “heartwarming, heartbreaking” Goodbye, Orchid a most anticipated read. Glamour Magazine recommended this “modern, important take on the power of love.” The International Pulpwood Queens, selected Goodbye, Orchid as a 2022 Bonus Book-of-the-Month.

Carol’s mission is unlocking optimism as a writer, speaker, strategist, Board member and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband and teenaged twins, who prove that love really does conquer all.

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Book Details:

Goodbye,Orchid (Orchid bk. #1) by Carol Van Den Hende

Published by Azine Press; Release date: 10/10/2020; 280 pages; ISBN: 971646631889

Book Description:

Can love blossom after life changes in an instant?

One July morning in Manhattan, handsome athlete and entrepreneur Phoenix Walker accompanies his love, half-Asian beauty Orchid, to the airport.Neither believes today is goodbye.

But after she leaves, disaster strikes. Phoenix wakes in the hospital, broken, forever changed. He longs for Orchid but remembers the tragedy in her past that makes her panic over images of trauma.

Now, he’s faced with the hardest decision of his life. Does he burden the woman whose traumatic childhood makes him feel protective of her? Or does true love mean leaving her without explaining why?

Rising from ashes is hard. Giving up the one you love is harder.

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I was able to get an audio-book of this novel. It was wonderful! This was written and narrated by the author. The narrating was very clear, with variation in her voice for the various characters, The voices were well-chosen and mostly consistent. When she did slightly deviate, she quickly adjusted so it was difficult to catch. She successfully “lived” through her characters.

This was a very poignant tale with a touch of “love at first site” saga. There is a career move which distances the couple for a short while. It quickly evolves into misfortune and trauma. The characters are endearing, and all feel so real. It is hard to remember it is fiction. Be sure to keep a box of Kleenex handy! The scenes are easily visualized

It can easily be considered as a “stand alone” but I can only imagine what the reader/listener would be missing if he/she made this mistake and not pursue the next two in the series.

The Title and Cover Image are very well chosen.

^Beware: there is a few “F-Bombs” and a few other crude expletives made at emotional times. There is also a detailed sex scene, yet not explicit.

I offer a Five Stars rating.

* This audio-book was gifted me with no pressure whatsoever to post a positive review. This is my honest review.


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    Her experiences in life. Hardships and her dad dying when she was 12. It gives me insight into her strength and understanding of how to be strong.

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    Loved that she lives in LA. and dogs.

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