Orchids in Moonlight
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Orchids in Moonlight

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Together the lovers rode the terrifying Sierra ranges. Jaime Chandler, searching for her father, was in the care of the one man who could lead her safely to San Francisco. Cord Austin, kidnapped and raised by the Apache, had been branded a savage by white society.

His bitter past had made him vow never to let passion sway his heart, and his passion for Jaime was a mirage h...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 28th 1993 by HarperPrism (first published November 1993)
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This book consisted of two very different parts. The first part about the heroine's escaping her sad former life and working her way through danger, tribulation, and poverty to make it to California in order to seek her missing father I really loved. I found that part to have realism, excitement, and believability, and it got me really engaged with the highly sympathetic character. After she arrived in California, however, the story lost some of its realism and humanity and became more contrived...more
I have a theory about the story behind this story:

One day author Patricia Hagan started to write a western romance, chocked full of historical facts of what life was like in a wagon train. About halfway through, the story stalled and Patricia lost interest in it. She gathered together what work she had done and threw it on a shelf, where it lay forgotten and covered in dust.

At another time, Patricia piddled around with a gothic romance with the usual suspects: the ocean crashing against the rugg...more
Rebecca H
This was an amazing book!! I loved reading it and didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend this book!!!
I didn't feel it was a page turner but it is still an okay read, not bad but not great either. I never really felt a connection with Jaime and Cord. I didn't have that feeling of caring what happened between them as I do with a really good book, you know, when they have that special charisma between lovers... that was definitely lacking here. I did like the play on the name of the book 'Orchids in moonlight' at the end of the book. That was different.
Nubia Sanchez
It pretty good book!! A little slow in the end but it really didn't disappoint me. I could stop reading because all the disappearance of Jaime Chandler's father, romance between Jaime and Cord, and the other character that made this book so fun and intriguing to read it. It took me two days to finish it. I really recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels!!
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God, this was boring...
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Aka Patricia Hagan Howell.
Aka Maggie James

Pat is the published author of over forty books of romantic fiction. Several of her titles have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. One of her books, "Ocean of Dreams", is based on her own shipboard romance when she met her former husband, a Norwegian engineer.

She is also a former Radio/TV Motorsports Journalist, covering NASCAR Grand National...more
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