From the New York Times bestselling author of The Saving Graces and Flight Lessons comes Book I of the Wyckerley Trilogy…
To Love and To Cherish
He is a local vicar, whose handsome, noble features resemble those of an angel. And with his golden-haired good looks and palpable strength, Christian “Christy” Morrell has unexpectedly become the single source of light in Anne Verlaine’s dark life. Almost from the moment they met, she realized she couldn’t help loving him.
But Anne is imprisoned by an unhappy marriage to the man who was once Christy’s closest friend. Yet when her husband leaves Anne behind in Wyckerley—in pursuit of a dangerous plan—she finds herself unable to deny the breathtaking passion Christy has awakened in her. She knows she has no right to ask Christy to love her, and no choice but to need him—even though she risks both their ruin.
“Magnificent! Powerful, beautifully written, and as deeply moving as it is richly romantic…destined to become a classic.”—Mary Jo Putney
“Every once in a great while you discover a novel that manages to touch those aching and tender places in the heart…truly one of the most hauntingly beautiful love stories I have ever read.”—Penelope Williamson
“Compelling and sophisticated.”—Virginia Henley
“This touching story, filled with sensual tension, runs the emotional gamut.”—Publishers Weekly
“Patricia Gaffney is simply an outstanding storyteller.”—The Literary Times
“Had me thinking about everyone from Thomas Hardy to…Amanda Quick. Gaffney writes with that kind of care.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers