G.G. Vandagriff

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G.G. Vandagriff is the author of over thirty novels Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books in that series—Exile and Defiance.
Thirteen of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, two whacky widows, as sleuths. Her most recent publications are Romantic Suspense. Her trilogy featuring Breaking News, Sleeping Secrets, and Balkan Echo tell the tale of high profile TV journalists--the Super Sleuths of WOOT TV station in Chicago.
GG graduated from Stanford an
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The Only Way to Paradise (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: After watching a romantic Italian movie together, four women in a therapy group discuss the question, If Italy is so wonderful and therapeurtic, what are we doing in Ohio?" Dubbing themselves "The Crazy Ladies of Oakwood," they all take off for Florence, packing their worries with them. Their lives will change forever in this seat of the Renaissance, but not at all in the ways they expect. Possessed of more than artistic treasures, the Italians seem to be born with the unique gifts of agape (unconditional love) and phillia (love of mankind). It is this balm that is applied gently into their weary souls. The Crazy Ladies slowly transform while embracing these Italian virtues. They discover romance as well as a healing that binds them together and puts them on the road to recovery, "The Only Road to Paradise."
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Description: When a therapy group of four Ohio women decide to drop their therapist and go to Italy for healing they meet with surprises, romance, suspense, and a new definition of paradise.
The Arthurian Omen (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Maren Southcott's sister Rachael was murdered because she possessed a clue to an ancient manuscript that would prove the identity of King Arthur. Maren embarks on a quest for the manuscript and her sister's killer. The police and several Celtic Scholars join her quest. One of them is a psychopath with a split personality who want to foment a Welsh revolution using the ms. She has no idea who he is.
The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Set in Austria from 1913-1938, this novel tells of the coming of age of Amalia Faulhaber, specifically how her passions and her romances redeem her and set her and her family on a head on collision with Hitler.
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Description: The story of Amalia Faulhaber, a Viennese socialite with an aristocratic grandmother who taught her the fine art of flirtation and a socialist uncle who tutored her conscience. Amalis is changed by the events of World War One and its aftermath, as well as her relationships with three men: a Prussian Officer, a Polish patriotic doctor, and an Austrian Baron. As events transpire over two decades she becomes a woman who would be remarkable in any age.
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“It's always seemed to me that flirtation is a man's device for avoiding responsibility. He can say whatever he wants and knows he won't be taken seriously.”
G.G. Vandagriff, The Last Waltz

“That's life, MacKenzie. We can't go back, only forward. And we can't afford to waste the past. The best we can do is reframe it. We only have so many years on this earth. They all count.”
G.G. Vandagriff, The Only Way to Paradise

“Remember the Duomo," he said.
"Bruneschelli just proceeded brick by brick. He never knew what he would do from one day to the next. He worked in faith, and according to the legend he never doubted that the next step to creating the world's first dome would be given to him in the moment that he needed it. He never saw the end from the beginning. None of us do.”
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