Blog Tour and Spotlight: Goodbye Orchid and Orchid Blooming

*Not a book review


Can love blossom after life changes in an instant?

One July morning in Manhattan, handsome athlete and entrepreneur Phoenix Walker accompanies his love, half-Asian beauty Orchid, to the airport.

Neither believes today is goodbye.

But after she leaves, disaster strikes. Phoenix wakes in the hospital, broken, forever changed. He longs for Orchid but remembers the tragedy in her past that makes her panic over images of trauma. 

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?


Kind and generous, twenty-seven-year-old Orchid Paige will never forget that day. Living as best she can after witnessing her parents’ fatal accident, the beauty industry marketer yearns to win a promotion to China to connect to her mom’s ancestry. But with competition fierce, she despairs she’ll never make the grade… until she meets an encouraging man who makes her feel safe despite her usual distrust.

After Orchid convinces the handsome entrepreneur to let her gain experience at his nonprofit project, she’s determined to keep their relationship professional and ignore their powerful attraction. But when working on his military ad campaign for veterans triggers her own unresolved PTSD, she fears her confident mentor may be too good to be true even if she could trust him with her heart.

Can she conquer her vulnerabilities before she loses her chance at forever?

Orchid Blooming is the captivating first book in the Goodbye, Orchid contemporary fiction series. If you like complex characters overcoming trauma, heart-warming stories, and compassionate connections, then you’ll adore award-winning author Carol Van Den Hende’s emotionally satisfying page-turner.



■ 2022 International Book Award Finalist: Women’s Fiction and Multicultural Fiction

■ 2022 Beach Book Festival General Fiction Honorable Mention

■ 2022 New York Book Festival General Fiction Honorable Mention

■ 2022 July International Impact Award Multicultural Fiction

■ 2022 Summer Outstanding Creator Awards Grand Prize Honorable Mention; 2nd Place Women’s Fiction, Multicultural, Romance, and Drama; 3rd Place Literary & Contemporary Fiction; Honorable Mention Best Couple

■ 2022 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention General Fiction


Goodbye Orchid Honors-

■2020 American Fiction Award WINNER urban fiction

■2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award WINNER multicultural fiction

■2020 Outstanding Fiction IAN Book Award for Best New Novel 50-80K words

■2020 Royal Dragonfly Award WINNER Cover Design and Special Needs/Disability Awareness

■2020 New York Book Festival General Fiction Honorable Mention

■2020 Best Book Award Finalist: Best New Fiction and Fiction: General 

2021 Chanticleer International Book Chatelaine Award 1st Place Winner

■The Write Review Top 2020 Favorite

■In D’Tale Magazine Crowned Heart 5-stars

■Audiobook Reviewer 2020 New Author of the Year

And more.


Carol Van Den Hende is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novels “Orchid Blooming” and “Goodbye, Orchid” have been awarded more than 20 times, winning the 2020 American Fiction Award for urban fiction, 2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award for multicultural fiction, IAN Outstanding Fiction for Best New Novel, Best Book Finalist, Royal Dragonfly Award, Audiobook Reviewer Author of the Year. Plus, “Goodbye, Orchid” has been named one of the most anticipated fall reads by Buzzfeed, Parade, and Travel+Leisure, one of The Write Review’s Top Books of 2020 and has been featured in Glamour, Bookstr, Frolic, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, DIYMFA, WABC Radio among others. The Pulpwood Queens selected Goodbye Orchid as a 2022 Bonus Book-of-the-Month.

She’s also a speaker, strategist, Board member and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, fun-loving twins, and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.

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QUESTION FOR THE READERS: The main themes of these contemporary romances are: Orchid Blooming: Dealing with PTSD and Goodbye Orchid: Sacrificing your happiness for the one you love. Have you enjoyed books with these themes in the past?

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