All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

Orchid house

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Love in a foreign land. A decaying hacienda full of secrets. And a woman searching for the story of her life.

A funeral and some family business—that's what Julia Bentley expects when she travels to the Philippines to bury her grandfather. She hopes for a brief adventure, a distraction from her most recent failed relationship and her loose-ends California life. Maybe even a chance to meet some distant relatives she's never known.

Instead, she discovers a place where past and present, Spanish and Asian, primitive and civilized mingle in a melange as spicy and colorful as the paella her relatives dish up for special occasions. A place where some children hitch rides on cattle and others wield loaded guns. Where guerillas lurk in the jungle, and volcanoes and governments are threatened to blow. Where stories haunt her ancestral home—the grand but decaying Hacienda Esperanza, Plantation of Hope—and danger lurks behind every tree. Love and orchids bloom in places she never thought to look.

How can a land so foreign, and so troubled, fill her with a strange peace? And would staying mean risking her life . . . or finding it at last?

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781595541512
9781418537272
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID61e30471-4e1b-787c-4981-51a328ff9ccc
Grouping Titleorchid house
Grouping Authorcindy martinusen coloma
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-04-13 04:15:51AM
Last Indexed2021-04-13 04:47:37AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781595541512

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorMartinusen-Coloma, Cindy, 1970-
author_displayMartinusen-Coloma, Cindy
available_at_aacplDeale Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplDeale Library - Adult Fiction
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

Love in a foreign land. A decaying hacienda full of secrets. And a woman searching for the story of her life.

A funeral and some family business—that's what Julia Bentley expects when she travels to the Philippines to bury her grandfather. She hopes for a brief adventure, a distraction from her most recent failed relationship and her loose-ends California life. Maybe even a chance to meet some distant relatives she's never known.

Instead, she discovers a place where past and present, Spanish and Asian, primitive and civilized mingle in a melange as spicy and colorful as the paella her relatives dish up for special occasions. A place where some children hitch rides on cattle and others wield loaded guns. Where guerillas lurk in the jungle, and volcanoes and governments are threatened to blow. Where stories haunt her ancestral home—the grand but decaying Hacienda Esperanza, Plantation of Hope—and danger lurks behind every tree. Love and orchids bloom in places she never thought to look.

How can a land so foreign, and so troubled, fill her with a strange peace? And would staying mean risking her life . . . or finding it at last?

format_aacplBook
eBook
format_category_aacplBooks
eBook
id61e30471-4e1b-787c-4981-51a328ff9ccc
isbn9781418537272
9781595541512
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a60325231997075731919Deale Library - Adult FictionFICTION (M)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 15, 2020SCO
overdrive:d143848a-c491-46b2-b74b-d8377489f49c-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:d143848a-c491-46b2-b74b-d8377489f49c1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_aacplAdult General Fiction
last_indexed2021-04-13T08:47:37.511Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplFICTION (M)
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplDeale Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781595541512
publishDate2008
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:a603252BookBooksEnglishThomas Nelson, c2008.332 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:d143848a-c491-46b2-b74b-d8377489f49ceBookeBookEnglishThomas Nelson
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a60325231997075731919On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:d143848a-c491-46b2-b74b-d8377489f49c-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:d143848a-c491-46b2-b74b-d8377489f49c1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAmericans -- Philippines -- Fiction
Philippines -- Fiction
title_displayOrchid house
title_fullOrchid House
Orchid house / Cindy Martinusen
title_shortOrchid house
topic_facetAmericans
Fiction
Literature