Books by Patricia Gaffney

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To Have and To Hold (#89 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally reviewed on April 08, 1999 This is the second book of the Wyckerley trilogy, and features Sebastian, the new Viscount D'Aubrey, the son and heir of an extremely wealthy earl. Sebastian is a much better lord of the manor than his predecessor, Geoffrey, because he i ...

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To Have and to Hold

Patricia Gaffney’s To Have and to Hold, published in 1995, is the middle book of her Wyckerley trilogy. Its male protagonist, Sebastian Verlaine is twenty-nine, handsome as sin, rich and morally bankrupt and the whole story has some very dark overtones that make it hard to read at times. Sebas ...

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Mad Dash

I love Patricia Gaffney. She is one of the few authors whose writing I not only adore, but I would love to befriend her if the opportunity ever presented itself. I read her women’s fiction before discovering the romance genre. And when I did start reading romance, I almost fainted when I found her ...

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Sweet Treason

Every successful author must have at least one book published early in her career, which is surely the last she would recommend to anyone looking for a sample of her work. For Patricia Gaffney, Sweet Treason could be it. Unfortunately, even the engrossing story and elegant prose couldn't redeem its ...

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Outlaw in Paradise

Although Patricia Gaffney has since moved on to women's fiction, her 1997 western has just been reissued in trade size. Outlaw in Paradise is the first I've read by her, and while I enjoyed it, it left me feeling somewhat ambiguous. Cadence "Cady" McGill owns a saloon in Paradise, Oregon, and do ...

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Flight Lessons

My review copy of Flight Lessons came with a press-kit interview with Patricia Gaffney in which she sums up her heroine's faults and virtues and the main conflict of the book. It's interesting stuff. Unfortunately, those two pages of summary seem more on-point than the first hundred pages of the boo ...

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Sweet Everlasting

Sweet Everlasting has been sitting on my TBR pile for over a year now, and I'm sorry that I waited so long to read it. It was a tender story, and its very existence renews my faith in the potential for good Americana romance. Tyler Wilkes has come to rural Wayne's Crossing, Pennsyl ...

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Crooked Hearts

Crooked Hearts begins exceptionally well, with a gorgeous step-back cover illustration. The two lovers are sexy, they're good-looking, and they match their text descriptions pretty well. Best best of all they both look like they're having fun. The step-back sets the tone for the book perfectly - thi ...

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Circle of Three

When Patricia Gaffney moved from writing historical romance last year into hardcover women's fiction, many of her fans bemoaned the loss of another terrific romance author into the mainstream. While I'm one of those readers who doesn't like to lose a romance writer to straight suspense or romantic s ...

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The Saving Graces

Grieve with me. Patricia Gaffney is going mainstream. Make no mistake - The Saving Graces is emphatically not a romance. Don't let that stop you, though, because Gaffney's written a beautiful story of four women and the friendship that sustains them through trials, tears, and laughter. ...