Carol Van Den Hende
CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an author and Lone Star Writing Contest Finalist who explores the visible and invisible challenges of imperfect heroes and heroines. When she’s not penning stories of resilience and hope, Carol applies her MBA to marketing and strategy (in chocolate, sweet!).
She’s also a speaker, serves on the Board of a special needs school, has consulted with sustainability non-profits, and is a proud mom of twins.
One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, kids and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.
Goodbye, Orchid: To Love Her, He Had to Leave Her
Contemporary Romantic Fiction
Rising from ashes is hard.
Giving up the one you love is harder.
Thirty-two-year-old Phoenix Walker is an entrepreneur who has built an agency with a heart almost as big as his own. To add to his good fortune, he’s falling for Orchid Paige, the beautiful half-Asian marketer who’s collaborated with him on a winning military campaign.
They’ve grown close after months working and traveling together. She’s even divulged the trauma in her past that makes her panic over images of injured vets. He’s trying not to cross their professional boundary.
Their relationship is at a precipice.
Until an accident changes him forever.
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?
This debut novel by Carol Van Den Hende is inspired by and researched with combat-wounded veterans. A portion of the earnings benefits military personnel and other non-profits.
If you like heart-warming romances and magnanimous heroes, then you'll love this emotionally-charged story. For fans of Me Before You and Fault in Our Stars, Goodbye, Orchid asks...
"What choice does a wounded hero have when loving his woman means breaking his own heart?"