G.G. Vandagriff

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in Fresno, California, The United States



Nichole Van, Kate Morton

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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 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.
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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.”
G.G. Vandagriff, The Only Way to Paradise

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