Deborah Gafford

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Award-winning author Deborah Gafford is known for her "love conquers all" romance novels. Whether an uproariously funny award-winning romantic comedy or historical romance set in the Highlands of medieval Scotland, Deborah Gafford writes the kind of books readers love to read.

Her talented world-building skills transport you back in time to the Scottish Highlands and create action-packed romance filled with castles, clans, strong heroines, and kilt-clad romantic heroes.

Readers have described her writing as "…laugh out-loud hilarious" and "…captivating and beautifully written with well-developed, complex characters, that engage your interest from start to finish."

Her romantic comedy, You're in Good Hands with Al Tate, received the Crowned

Average rating: 4.08 · 189 ratings · 43 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Talisman (Heart of the ...

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Dorothy Wiley's fifth book, FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE, is, as all of her others, a story to savor. The richness of her descriptions of the Kentucky wilderness and the courageous people who worked and fought to carve a new life for themselves draws you in ...more
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In WHISPERING HILLS OF LOVE, the author deals with two very difficult subjects and handles them very well. For years, the heroine, Kelly McGuffin, has had to live with loneliness, abandonment, and her alcoholic father's drunken binges since her mothe ...more
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Which book would you like for August 2014 BOM?

To Conquer a Highlander (Highlander, #1) by Mary Wine
To Conquer a Highlander, by Mary Wine
A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country...

When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor's plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father's plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can't ignore, and not just because she's his enemy's daughter...

A woman who's as much trouble as she is temptation...

Shannon McBoyd decides to use her captor to experience passion for the first time, and then to destroy him. But her plan goes awry because once she has lured Torin into her bed, she no longer wants to hurt the one man who seems to value and understand her...

Even if her father will kill him-and her-when he discovers what they've done...
  11 votes, 34.4%

Caine's Reckoning (Hell's Eight, #1) by Sarah McCarty
Caine's Reckoning, by Sarah McCarty (erotica)
he Hell's Eight is the only family he's ever needed, until he meets the only woman he's ever wanted...

Caine Allen is a hardened Texas Ranger, definitely not the marrying kind. But when he rescues a kidnapped woman and returns her to town, the preacher calls in a favor. One Caine's honor won't let him refuse. From the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron and while she needs his protection, she's determined that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it isn't enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands...everything. Yet there's still a bounty on Desi's head, and keeping her sexually satisfied is proving easier than keeping her alive.
  6 votes, 18.8%

Highlander's Bride (Heart of the Highlander, #1) by Deborah Gafford
Highlander's Bride, by Deborah Gafford
Romance author Deborah Gafford’s Heart of the Highlander Series begins with this high-action historical romance. Alexander MacGregor returns home, disillusioned and weary after his service to his king. But his hardest battle of all may be with his own family. As next in line to become laird, his father gives him an ultimatum; wed a mysterious lass within five days or forfeit his birthright.

When Katherine Gordon is brought to the MacGregor stronghold and presented to a gruff, moody Highlander, whom she is told she must marry, she wants none of him. Vowing not to let his intelligence and handsome looks sway her wounded heart, she seeks to escape before she is forced to learn the treachery of a man's passion. But escape can lead to capture by a new enemy. And capture can mean death.

Highlander’s Bride is the first book in this captivating historical romance series. Set in 1502, in the highlands of Scotland, this beautiful love story transcends time and continents, bringing readers to a past when love, passion and romance blend with duty, valor, and honor.
  6 votes, 18.8%

Runaway (Florida Civil War, #1) by Heather Graham
"I accepted you as payment on a gambling table, because you're incredibly beautiful, and I want you for the same reason."

His smoldering gaze claimed her long before a poker hand made her his. Tara Brent knew she could never escape this dark and brooding stranger who promised her safety, with a price: marriage and life together in the lush, lethal wilderness of Florida. She didn't even know his name, only the promise of passion, and refuge in his arms.

Jarrett McKenzie swept his ravishing bride away from New Orleans to his remote Florida plantation, determined to uncover the desperate secret from which she ran. He couldn't tell her of his own Seminole roots—or open her guarded heart—until his former commander, President Andrew Jackson, declared war on the Indians, and a powerful enemy from Tara's past found his way to their door.
Runaway, by Heather Graham
  5 votes, 15.6%

The Whip by Karen Kondazian
The Whip, by Karen Kondazian
Inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west.

As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer.

Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.
Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.
  4 votes, 12.5%


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