Books by Patricia Ryan

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Feather Castles

Patricia Veryan wrote some thirty-five historical romances between 1978 and 2002, many of which were out of print for a long time but are now available digitally.  (Note: ebook editions only appear to be available in the US.) Two of her best-known series are set in the eighteenth century and the ot ...

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Some Brief Folly

Patricia Veryan wrote around thirty-five historical romances set in the Georgian and Regency periods between 1978 and 2002, and until recently, they were all out of print.  Fortunately, over the last few years, many have been made available digitally, and I read The Wagered Widow for one of last ye ...

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The Wagered Widow

Although I’ve been aware of Patricia Veryan for a number of years, up until recently, her books were out of print and the only way to obtain them was to find rather tatty second-hand paperbacks. Fortunately, many of her novels have now been made available digitally, meaning that I was able to make ...

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The Riddle Of The Deplorable Dandy

Patricia Veryan is lauded as one of the grande dames of Regency writers, and has long been in my TBR pile. It seems, however, that with the Georgian romance The Riddle Of The Deplorable Dandy, this experienced writer has fallen prey to the most simple of writer edicts: show, don't tell. Not to menti ...

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The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster

Do you ever watch those A&E/Masterpiece Theater period dramas? The ones where there is lots of intrigue and action behind those fabulous costumes, and even if it’s not Pride & Prejudice or The Buccaneers, it’s still entertaining. That’s what The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster was like for ...

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The Sun and The Moon

Phillipa de Paris is a scholar, and the illegitimate daughter of Baron Gui de Beauvais, who finds herself on the wrong end of a dagger one night after attending a lecture. She's holding the dagger, mind you, and is pointing it at her opponent, but Hugh of Wexford can only shake his head at the sligh ...

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The Golden Chronicles Series

Practice to Deceive This is the first book in the fantastic Patricia Veryan series, the Golden Chronicles, and early on shows all the promise that make every novel in this six-book series a Desert Island Keeper for me. I read it in a matter of hours when I first bought it and now I re-read it at le ...

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All of Me

This book is a good, hot, fantasy read, and for a while I wondered exactly how to review it. Parts of it brought emotion front and center; parts of it made me roll my eyes. How does a reviewer judge a book like that? I suppose it helps to give it further explanation. Twenty-two-year-old Nora A ...

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Silken Threads

Likable hero Graeham Fox has come to London to secretly retrieve his lord's illegitimate daughter, Ada, from her abusive husband, Rolf le Fever. Le Fever, a silk merchant, thought he was marrying a lady whose name would add to his prestige, and when he found out Ada was not as represented, he became ...

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Wild Wind

Wild Wind insisted on playing peek-a-boo with me. Now you get it, now you don't. There were things I liked intensely about this read, just as there were things that were bordering on off-putting. If you like emotionally stimulating reads and have no problem with your gag reflexes, you might get this ...