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Publication Order of Wyckerley Trilogy Books

To Love and to Cherish (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Have and To Hold (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever & Ever (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fortune's Lady (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Treason (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lily (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thief of Hearts (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Eden (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Everlasting (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooked Hearts (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild at Heart (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw in Paradise (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saving Graces (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle of Three (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight Lessons (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goodbye Summer (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Dash (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

About Patricia Gaffney

American writer Patricia Gaffney is well-known for her incisive and intelligent romance novels that have been entertaining readers worldwide for some time now. Creating a style and tone that is very much her own, she’s a singular voice within the literary industry, saying just what it is that she wants to say. She also infuses historical and paranormal fiction elements into her work, twisting the genre on its head and taking it to exciting new places. This approach to the format has worked in her favor, making for stories that really push the boundaries of the genre and format.

Whatever the genre, she always manages to infuse her books with a sense of realism and grounded sensibility that really appeals to readers from all over. Hugely skilled, she’s a versatile author with a lot to say, never holding back, delivering her message in a clear and articulate manner. There’s so much depth running beneath each of her stories, all while remaining accessible and easy to follow. Never forgetting to entertain the reader either, her stories are compelling and engaging, keeping them hooked to the final page.

Another aspect of her fiction that works extremely well is her character use, as she creates relatable protagonists. Speaking to the reader directly from the page, she manages to write in a style that is both direct and straight to the point. Leaving an impact, she continues to draw in readers worldwide, largely due to the universality of her writing. With lots more to come, her writing career doesn’t appear to be finishing soon, as her profile and name continue to grow.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Tampa, Florida, on the 27th of April, 1944, Patricia Gaffney would grow up in Bethesda, Maryland, along with her brother Mike. Her parents were Jim and Joem Gaffney, and she would attend Walter Johnson High School, where she also later graduated. Following this, she would attend Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, studying English and Philosophy, receiving a bachelor’s degree in the subject.

Later she also attended the University of London, the Royal Holloway College, and George Washington University, where she studied English literature. She would attend the University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill, too, before going on to teach high-school English, followed by working as a court reporter freelance for five years. Living with her husband in rural Pennsylvania after they both moved there in 1986, she continues to live and write.

Writing Career

The first book that Patricia Gaffney would publish came out in 1989 through the Dorchester publishing label. It would be a stand-alone historical romance titled ‘Fortune’s Lady,’ making a definite mark on the literary public at large. That same year she would also publish ‘Sweet Treason,’ which was also a stand-alone historical, not being a part of any series.

Later in 1995, she would go on to publish the ‘Wyckerley Trilogy’ series of books, and these would also fall into the historical romance category. There would be a few omnibus editions of her single novels, too, with most of her books being comprised of stand-alone titles. Nominated for numerous different awards, she’s a critical success as well as commercial, with much more to follow in the future.

Forever and Ever

First published in 1996 on the 1st of April, this would initially come out as the third and final book in the ‘Wyckerley Trilogy.’ Finishing off the series, it provides the conclusion to the epic trilogy of historical romance novels, making for a satisfying finale. Following on in a similar style as her previous books, it’s best that they’re read in order so as to get more from the series.

The mines of Miss Sophie Deene are difficult and harsh, and it’s these that the ever-ambitious Connor Pendarvis must brave. Independent in her own right, Sophie Deene is a woman of convention, but, much to her surprise, she begins to fall for the handsome Connor. Being from a working background in mining, this goes against all convention, but soon she defies everything for love. Will she find happiness with him, can the two of them overcome social conventions, and what will happen when they find themselves together forever and ever?

As the conclusion to an already engaging and immersive series, this works so well on multiple different levels. The story itself is extremely well told, making it an excellent example of its genre while also paying close attention to historical detail. Creating a whole world with this series for her audience to explore it’s truly a testament to her success as an author, making for one of her most engrossing stories yet.

The Saving Graces

Originally brought out in 1999 on the 1st of January, this book would be a stand-alone contemporary romance novel. Not a part of any series, it would have a self-contained narrative that can easily be followed, making it a must for both fans of the author and of the genre as a whole. Aimed primarily at an adult audience, it was also brought out through the ‘Harper Perennial’ publishing label as well.

Four of the closest friends a woman could ever hope for, ‘The Saving Graces’ consists of Rudy, Emma, Lee, and Isabel. For over a decade, they’ve developed a deep bond and understanding, growing ever closer together, gaining a sense of honesty and understanding between them all. That’s when a crisis threatens to undermine their relationship, putting it to the ultimate test as they attempt to overcome it. Can they manage to get through it all though, where is their journey headed, and what will finally become of The Saving Graces?

A heartfelt and passionately told novel, this speaks to some deeper truths, with some engaging and realistic personalities at the center of it. The story itself is well handled, with a driving narrative that works on every level, making for a book that is definitely worth the time of the reader. With a range of emotions, it’s warm and witty, too, as it constantly surprises its audience with each and every single page turn.

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One Response to “Patricia Gaffney”

  1. Rainy Sponable: 2 years ago

    Found you for the second time and am enjoying your work toooo much!!!!


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