Orchid (St. Helen's Series #3)

Orchid (St. Helen's Series #3)

by Jayne Castle

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ISBN-13: 9780671569020
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Series: St. Helen's Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 235,857
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ uses three different pen names for each of her three "worlds". As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense. She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense. JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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Orchid 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Whole Trilogy (Zinnia, Orchid, and Amarylis) is the best out of all of Castle's books. I wish, wish, wish she would go back to THESE stories!! I've tapered off reading her most recent ones over the last couple of years because they just don't keep me as enthralled as this World does. I LOVE the relationship of the Talent and Focus. Haven't found anything like it anywhere else, and I've read a lot of books in this genre. MUST READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on the edge of my seat and made me wanting more at the end. Please, keep more coming to wet my appetite for my romance and para-science.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have this book in paperback, it's falling apart. So glad I found it on my nook!!! All three books are good reading.
luvtoread5 More than 1 year ago
I have read all three books in this series and this is my favorite. The characters and storyline are very well written. Orchid who is a psychic prism is hired by Stonebraker to channel his psychic energy for his detective agency. But he is really auditioning for a psychically compatible wife. There is action, intrigue, romance, okay and some hot sex too so that you don't get bore. I just wish the series would keep going and going and going. Loved IT.
mary1963 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review for "Orchid" by Jayne CastleThe planet of St. Helen was cut off from Earth two hundred years ago. The settlers have developed psychic skills. Orchid Adams is a focus, a person who helps another person focus their psychic talent to better effect. She also writes psychic vampire romances on the side. Rafe Stonebreaker needs her to solve a robbery and perhaps help him save his grandfathers company. The villians are many and insidious. The mystery is pretty good, the romance rather predictable.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third in Castle's series of paranormal romances set on the planet St. Helens. Orchid Adams is a rare ice-prism, able to direct her focus in unusual ways. Rafe Stonebreaker's powerful strategic talent is equally rare, often regarded as primitive and even criminal. For business reasons, he needs a wife--soon. The matchmakers have failed him, and he wants to marry a prism, so he systematically hires every one he can find to assist his private investigator work. Rafe and Orchid when the suspect in an alien-artifact theft is an old friend of hers.As usual, Castle (Krentz/Quick) handles the paranormal and futuristic aspects well enough to satisfy SF/fantasy readers as well as the romance readers who are this book's major audience.
EmScape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So far the best of the futuristic romances Castle has set on the colony of St. Helens. Rafe Stonebraker is a high-class strat-talent, considered by most to be a primitive, a throwback, a hunter. He's also a private investigator and the heir to Stonebraker Shipping. Orchid Adams is a full-spectrum prism who writes psychic vampire romance novels. She's also an ice prism, a specialized, largely unstudied type who can shape the facets of her prism to uniquely suit the talent she's working with. An alien relic has been stolen, possibly by another ice prism, who is also Orchid's friend. They had escaped from a research study of ice prisms that may have been dangerous. Orchid and Rafe team up to locate the missing relic and clear Orchid's friend's name. They also find in each other a perfect mate. The continued references to unnecessary hyphenations (tango-waltz, coff-tea) are still irritating, but are entirely eclipsed by a compelling story and simmering romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! They are fun light hearted and there is mystery and romance with a twist!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just the tip of a wonderful world I love that it start your journey in a other world set yet still so human I love the dynamics of Jayne Castle character you can picture every scene in your mine I j ave read this book may times it is like visiting good friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether on Harmony or St. Helen's Jayne Castle still tells the best stories!
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Read all St. Helen's series, enjoyed all. I read for pleasure so even though you know the main characters will not willingly admit attraction to eash other, they will end together. Jayne Castle just fills in the middle. The mixture of sci-fi, a vivid imagination by the author and some steamy romance is good travel reading.
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