Ghost Orchid

Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By DK Christi

Publisher : L & L Dreamspell

ABOUT DK Christi

DK Christi
Consultant and author, world travel and residence in Europe, Asia & aboard Obsession in the Caribbean.  Consultant on multi-cultural diversity, organization change strategies, communication and publishing pitfalls.  Writer of adventure/romance novels and short stories:  Arirang: The More...



A mystery of love, lies and redemption wrapped in the aura of the rare and endangered ghost orchid asks the question, is love eternal?  Photographers searching for the perfect subject in the perfect light find more than they anticipated under the watch of the ghost orchid, high in the cypress canopy.  Beauty, serenity and death find contrast everywhere as the family drama unfolds through three generations, influenced by the mystique of one ghost orchid. 

Novelist D. K. Christi was enjoying a serene walk along the boardwalk at Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on her birthday in 2007 when she learned of a rare and exciting event that had just happened: the rare and endangered ghost orchid had bloomed just off the boardwalk, high in the cypress canopy, the only such plant in the entire sanctuary. It's so rare, it's only found in the Everglades of Florida and parts of Cuba. Once she looked through the scope at this exquisitely beautiful, exotic flower, floating like Chinese rice paper ghosts in the swamp breeze, unfettered by even one leaf along the slender stem, she was obsessed. The blooming took on super hero proportions as the plant bloomed higher, closer to easy view and with more blooms than any ghost orchid on record. Her obsession was recorded by the local newspaper as she watched its daily changes over a three-month period of time, also observing the diverse visitors whose gaze also reached the top of the canopy where the ghost orchid reigned.

A new voice in fiction…and through her stories perhaps discover something new about yourself. –

Ghost Orchid is brilliant! . . . a must read.  I can't say enough about this title.  Christi's style will definitely leave you feeling the magic.  – BK Walker Books

The beauty of the Everglades shines through on every page; the (ghost orchid) …the heart and soul of the story. – NPR Reviews

Characters that are believable…descriptions of the sanctuary are fantastic and illustrate her skill at writing. – Reader Views

Loved the story – Ed Carlson, Executive Director, Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Fall under the spell of Christi as she weaves a magical tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. – Midwest Book Reviews


A true romantic… the beauty in nature is only surpassed by the inner beauty she portrays in finding true love. – Abe March, To Beirut & Back

A well-written story of crossed paths and missed connections that all fit together like a puzzle. – Ghostwriterreviews

Ghost Orchid inspires us.  One flower.  Four destinies. – Romancing the Pubs

I loved the story.  – The Book Buff

A beautifully haunting story of love, loss, and redemption – Contemporary Romance

Well-written and beautiful in its symmetry and uniqueness of plot- Betty Dravis, journalist and author, Dream Reachers

Her story has it all, betrayal, loss, love, forgiveness. It is the way she puts them all together that creates the amazing impact upon her readers.  – Long and Short Reviews