Wild Orchids

A Standalone Novel

Since his wife’s death, world-famous author Ford Newcombe has lived a solitary life, void of creativity—or love. Then Jackie Maxwell tears down the walls of his isolated world with her sassy wit and fierce intelligence. Ford’s heart is touched by his vivacious assistant—and his imagination sparked by her knowledge of a strange story that drives them to a small North Carolina town brimming with secrets. There, they will trace the mystery of a woman said to have loved the devil himself…and discover not only the truth about a crime from the past—but a passion that holds the promise of a new life together.

Jude Deveraux, whose “enchanting and extraordinary” (Chicago Daily Herald) novels have enthralled millions, creates two of her most memorable characters in this powerful bestseller.