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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
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by HarperPrism
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LadyCalico
May 05, 2012 LadyCalico rated it liked it
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
L.  (You're No Science-Terrorist!)
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
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Nubia Sanchez
May 10, 2012 Nubia Sanchez rated it really liked it
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!!
Finn
Dec 11, 2012 Finn rated it did not like it
God, this was boring...
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Apr 26, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] marked it as to-read
Shelves: free, tbr-kindle
Free on Amazon 04/26/2012.
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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
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