Book Reviews of Dream of Orchids

Dream of Orchids
Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
ISBN: 609
Edition: Abridged
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Laurel York has dreamed of this reunion with her father, the famous writer Clifton York, for years. And when she follows him down to the exotic Florida Keys, both love and evil meet her in the form of handsome Marcus O'Neill, who welcomes her, but her two suspicious stepsisters do not. Then there is Clifton York himself, the strange man they all love, and the secret buried treasure that has lain undetected for years. Only the prize orchids waiting in the greenhouse hold the key to a life that Laurel has only dreamed about--or a nightmare that can only end in murder...
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Contemporary romance and murder.
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When Marcus O'neill came into Laurel's Long Island Bookshop, she had no idea of the new road he would open for her. Only when Marcus picked up a copy of her fathers latest novel did premonition strike her. Clifton York left her mother when Laurel was a small child, and she had never heard from him since. She had pretended she didn't care, but fed her own secret anger by reading his books, following his career, keeping old pain alive. When Marcus explained that her father was his friend, the Clifton York had an urgent need for his eldest daughter, and that there might not be much time left for him, Laurel was forced to decision. The trip down the florida keys set the stage for all that awaited her in Key West's Old Town- intrigue that involved a sunken treasure, mopdern piracy, and a burgeoning new love. She must deal not only with two surprising half sisters, still tied to the glamorous mother who had died mysteriously a year before, but also with the strange and evil orchids that were to threaten Laurel and her new love, and eventually lead to nightmare.....
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Clifton York left his wife and daughter when Laurel was a small child. She hs fed her anger by reading his books and following his career, keeping old pain alive. Now a fried of her father's tells her he has an urgent need for his eldest daughter and there might not be much time left for him. Very good book.
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"I must have slept for two or three hours before the dream that I'd dreaded began...It was unbearably vivid and real.
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A stranger stops in Laurel's bookstore and asks her to go and visit her father in Key West. Her dad walked out on his wife and child to marry another woman and Laurel's deceased mom taught her daughter to hate the man. Laurel has always wondered about him. He is a famous author and she has read all his books. She decides to go and finds she has two half sisters and a mystery surrounding the death of their mother who died in the orchid house on their property. Include a treasure hunter and modern day pirates, and you have a lot of mysteries for Laurel to solve.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Laurel York has dreamed of this reunion with her father, the famous writer Clifton York, for years. And when she follows him down to the exotic Florida Keys, both love and evil meet her in the form of handsome Marcus O'Neill, who welcomes her, but her two suspicious stepsisters do not. Then there is Clifton York himself, the strange man they all love, and the secret buried treasure that has lain undetected for years. Only the prize orchids waiting in the greenhouse hold the key to a life that Laurel has only dreamed aboutor a nightmare that can only end in murder...
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Something evil was beckoning. And she had no choice but to answer it sinister call...

Laurel York has dreamed of this reunion wih her ailing father, the famous writer Clifton York, ever since he left her and her mother the beautiful Poppy. But now Poppy is dead, under mysterious circumstances, and Laurel has given up everything to follow her father to the exotic Florida Keys.
But only the handsome Marcus O'Neill welcomes her. And even the love that blossoms between them cannot stop the evil that awaits her, the intrigue surrounding her two suspicious stepsisters, the strange man they both love, and a secret buried treasure.
Only the prize orchids, waiting in Poppy's greenhouse, hold the key to a life to love Laurel has only dreamed about - or a nightmare that can only end in murder...
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If you like Whitney's style you will enjoy this book about a young lady trying for a reunion with her father but runs into LOVE?
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From the jacket -

When Marcus O'Neill came into Laurel's Long Island bookshop, she had no idea of the new road he would open for her. Only when Marcus picked up a copy of her father's latest novel did premonition strike her.

Clifton York had left her mother when Laurel was a small child, and she had never heard from him since. She had pretended she didn't care, but fed her own secret anger by reading his books, following his career, keeping old pain alive.

When Marcus explained that her father was his friend, that Cliff York had an urgent need for his eldest daughter, and that there might not be much time left for him, Laurel was forced to a decision.

The trip down the Florida Keys set the stage for all that awaited her in Key West's Old Town-intrigue that involved sunken treasure, modern piracy, and a burgeoning new love. She must deal not only with two surprising half sisters, still tied the glamorous mother who had died mysteriously a year before, but also with the strange and evil orchids that were to threaten Laurel and her new love, and eventually lead to nightmare.