An Ode for Orchids

An Ode for Orchids

by James Fant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615719771
Publisher: Real Fantasy Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. When he's not reading everything from business management to mysteries or "entertaining" his family with piano solos and spoken word, James writes inspirational romance and suspense that warms the heart and hopefully makes readers laugh-in public.

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An Ode for Orchids 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. It was long enough to tell the story; it had great character devolpment. Just a great read; worth the buy. JaKai
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Geneva Cole is a grandmother who has a love for orchids. She takes care of her granddaughter, Karen. Karen's mother died from an overdose. Every summer her cousins, Cicely, Brook and Dawn, come. Ma Geneva loves her granddaughters more so than her orchids and enjoys the summers they all spend together, but she knows she has to prepare them for “life." After some time, the girls grow apart. They all have issues and deal with them in their own ways instead of communicating with one another. Will they wait too long before reaching out for one another? “An Ode for Orchids” is a well written book. The flow is magnificent in that it allowed you to follow each woman's life to understand what was going on. James Fant does an excellent job of focusing on issues we all deal with; addiction, forgiveness and true love to name a few. I highly recommend this to others. Reviewed by: Jas
Word_4_word More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love how Mr. Fant captured the raw emotions that women possess and face. I found myself several times throughout this book. I identified with all the main characters at certain points throughout the book. I loved seeing their journey from young girls to grown women. Things were not always pleasant for them along the way, but that is representative of real-life struggles. The ending was pretty special. What an awesome ending to an awesome novel. I definitely recommend this book.
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LiniAyre More than 1 year ago
The four granddaughters of Ma Geneva were as precious to her as her orchids, if not more so. Karen, Cicley, Brooke and Dawn. They all converge at their grandmothers house each summer. As unruly as they want to be outside those four walls, inside they were attentive and did as they were told. Each girl have their own personalities - Cicley always after a boy, twins Brook and Dawn the followers yet laid back; and Karen - introverted but still can speak her mind. Ma Geneva loves having them each summer and knows she needs to prepare them for the challenges that they will face in life. After an incident that leaves Karen more dependent on prescription drugs, the girls drift apart. They meet again at Brooke's hen party only for Cicley to sever the friendship between her and Karen. Leading different lives - Dawn has a child from a known drug trafficker, Brooke is married and owns a successful barber shop, Cicley is promiscuous as ever but has wealth and status; while Karen still suffers from anxiety attacks and struggles to keep a boyfriend because she's made a pledge of virginity. Will Dawn be able to walk away from a bad relationship? Is Brooke's husband cheating and why does Cicley hate Karen with such passion? From the opening pages, Fant's novel is filled with a vibrancy and charm that makes you continue reading. The four main characters are strong, mixed up girls who must each realize their own strengths to lead a happy life, but they have to go through a lot to reach that point. Written without ceremony, the author has captured four very different lives and portrayed a world where love, honesty and trust wins through. This story has it all - addiction, hatred, attraction, love, excitement and spirit. A complex tale of failing relationships and budding love, I completely enjoyed this novel. There are a lot of names and I was a little confused in the beginning with what the relationships are e.g. whose mum was called Sue but it all slipped away as I became embroiled in the story. I found myself wanting to wake Dawn up, couldn't she see she was in a bad relationship? Cicley is not a likable at all but it dissipates when her reason for hating Karen is revealed. Overall a well written book. A highly recommended read. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive review.