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Orphan Flowers

(Conquering Series #1)

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Lily-May, wife of Detective Murray and mother to beautiful Callie, tragically goes missing, with her daughter witnessing the ordeal, but unable to save her mother from the captor's grip. Will Callie be able to live with herself?

A mystery as to where she is or how she got there and to stay alive, Lily begins a new life pretending to be someone else. Will she ever be found,
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Published July 23rd 2016 by Chelsea Barnes
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Desi
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hey there readers! I am a part of many reader groups and I came across this lovely lady's page on FB one day and joined her reader's group. She was promoting her debut novel with several giveaways, and I happen to win a copy of her novel, Orphan Flowers. I started reading it and I couldn't tear myself away from the book. Being an avid reader, I've read many books and LOVE a book with angst and passion. Probably my favorite genre, but the SUSPENSE and detailed fluidity of the this book was just a ...more
Tracey
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book caused my heart to race almost all the way through, I don't normally read tense books. I did enjoy this book though and had to get to end before sleeping!

Lilly has been kidnapped, she doesn't understand why, the man thinks she's someone else. She does what she has to to survive hoping it won't be long until she is found.

The books delves into and tells the story from many perspectives, the captor, the hostage, the husband and the daughter, it also goes from past to present - yes that is
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Breigh Edmondson-forstner
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewing for KFA

Orphan Flowers, debut novel from J.C. Rochford, is a five-star must read! The story revolves around a detective, who goes by Murray, his teenage daughter Callie, and wife, Lily-May, who gets kidnapped when Callie is a young girl. Years go by and no evidence was found in her case. But Detective Murray and Callie never gave up hope. One day, Detective Murray encounters a women by the name of Justine, who holds the key to crucial evidence in Lily-May’s case. We also get to see Lily
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Kelly
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great story that kept me wanting to read more and more.
The only reason I gave it only 4 stars was for the editing. There were times where there were extra words or an 's' missing or things like that. This is not at all a comment on the writing or the story. the writing was excellent and again kept me in suspense to find out what would be revealed next.

Although this is the first part in a series, I would be satisfied with this as a stand alone. At the same time, I am curious to read the next bo
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Rebecca Austin
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Lily Murray has been kidnapped from her house from a man who believes that she is his wife. With nothing to go on, her husband Detective Keith Murray and daughter Callie have never given up that she is out there somewhere.

When both Callie and Keith have sightings of a woman that looks identical to Lily but stays away they don't know if they are seeing things or finally have a chance at finding Lily.

When someone comes forward with information will it finally allow them to solve the case or will i
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Jessica Bronder
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lily-May was abducted in front of you daughter Callie. Callie tried her best to stop it but her mother was gone. Callie and her father Detective Murray keep up hope and keep fighting to find Lily. Lily knows that her capture thinks she is someone else, living in fear that if he finds out that she is the wrong person. But as time goes one, Callie starts seeing someone that could be her mother. But she is afraid to tell her father although he is experiencing the same thing. Are they both losing th ...more
Kathy Wideman
This book was well written with a good story line and interesting characters. However it just wasn’t for me. There is nothing wrong with the book really but we all know not every book is for everyone. I just couldn’t get into it. Lily-May is taken by a man who mistakes her for someone else. She wakes up in captivity and tries to tell him she isn’t who she thinks he is but he doesn’t believe her. She decides to go along with it and try to figure out a way to escape. She begins to pretend to be th ...more
Jodie Scott
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
Orphan Flowers
This book may contain some triggers so read with caution. After I saw the blurb for this book I was sure I was going to enjoy it and enjoy it I did. It was a little slow to start and in parts a little hard to follow but the storyline was enough to hold my attention which was great.
There were parts of the story that gave things away as it was written in several points of view which some characters worked things out before others but
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Julie Gustafson-Monk
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
What an amazing read. This book is full of suspense and mystery. Definitely my type of book!!!

Lily May goes missing. Her daughter, Callie, witnesses the tragic ordeal.
Lily lives a new life with her captor. She knows in her heart that he has the wrong woman but can't get him to realize it. She knows that once he finds out that he has the wrong woman, he may do the unthinkable.
Her daughter Callie and her husband Detective Murray is trying so hard to k
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Sarah Hooks & Books
Aug 09, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐

Read on behalf of A Book Lover's Emporium

I was so excited about this book after reading the blurb because it sounded really good and I love mystery/suspense so I picked it up. I was instantly drawn into this story. The storyline was intriguing and had me wondering where it was going, but…. I had a hard time connecting with the characters. There wasn't a lot of depth to them. I did enjoy how the story went from past to present as it did get you a little more familiar with the charact
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I was instantly drawn into this story. It was intriguing and had me wondering where was it going, but
I had a hard time connecting with the characters. There wasn't a lot of depth to them. I did enjoy how the story went from past to present. It did get you a little more familiar with the characters, but still would have loved more. While the premises of the book was good, it didn't really leave you hanging too long on what is happening, as it comes out fairly early in the book. Which then made t
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Nikki
Apr 28, 2016 added it
When Lily is taken from her home one fateful night, no one knows where she is, who has her, or where to begin to search to find her so that she can come back home. Keith who is a detective for the police department is devastated. His own wife has been taken and he can't find her. Callie is devastated because her mother was taken from her grasp and she was not able to stop it. Over the next six years, the case has gone cold, and no one knows if any additional information will ever come of what ha ...more
Barb Johnson
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Details!!! Damn JC rocked the details out of the park with this book.
I could picture her characters in my mind with no difficulties. Locations, scenery etc. The details brought this mysterious story to life.
With multiple points of view, a huge plot twist and a few personal triggers...I only had to stop once to take a breather.
I enjoyed this book very much. The writing was excellent.
There is a part of the story I don't like, but I'm sure the author will turn my thoughts on it in the next book, Oi
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Kandy
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This Book!! I didn't know what to expect really going into this one, and it's not something I would 'normally read', but BOY am I ever glad I got to! I love to see all the different sides of the story, I love it was all in one place, and I love that it works very well as its written! This journey to know the characters was intense and I just wanted to read one more page, find out more of what was coming! Wow, J.C. very well done!
Patricia Phillips-Cordovez
This book hooked me from page one. Don't want to give anything away so all I'm going to say is, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK. Do not start reading late if you have to work the next day because this is one book that is hard to put down. There are parts that will make you cry and parts that will have you so mad that you want to choke that person for what they are doing. If I could I would give this book a 10 star review. Thank you J.C. Rochford for an amazing story. Can't wait for the next book
Stephanie  Mae
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a good book, but I really had trouble getting into it. The many POV's and the dates that go from present to past, made it difficult to follow at times.
The main characters will rip your heart out, I admit I cried while reading it as well. If you like mystery and suspense then this is the book for you.
For this being a debut novel, it was pretty good indeed.
Reviewed for HeadTripping Books by Mary
Joann Herley
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is full of suspense. It grabs you from the very beginning, and it keeps you totally involved until the very end. Once it ends, you immediately want more. The multiple POVs were seamless. It seemed to capture the soul of each character and let you feel their pain and their joy. I found myself whispering to myself as I tried to help poor Lily. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Rochford, and it won’t be the last. I won this book during a giveaway.
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really great story that I loved reading. This book kept my attention the whole time, I couldn't even put it down and certainly didn't want to. Very intriguing story line with really interesting characters. Great Job J.C. !!!
Douglas McLeod
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful debut suspense novel

As a detective fiction fan, I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Rochford's work. My heart went out to Lily to have endured all she did in the book. I anticipate future works by this author.
James Purkey
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. The authors first book and she nailed it. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
Olivia Rofrits
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read! The plot for this story was great.
Grabs your attention from the beginning. It has middle flow when reading.
We learn about Lily and her sister rose that either husbands no about.
But soon they will. Rose husband has mental illness that make him do really bad things he mistakenly thought Lily was his wife and kidnapped and abused her more then one way. Lily husband who is a cop trying to do everything he can to find he wife and they have daughter who is trying to grown and get pasted th
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J.C. Rochford was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Besides being half Canadian, she is also half British with many family members still residing in England. J.C. began her writing journey in her early teens writing poetry and song lyrics. Currently, you may find J.C. Rochford titles under the young adult and contemporary fiction genres.

'Orphan Flowers' is J.C. Rochford's debut novel, and was wr
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