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Waiting for Patrick

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Architect Elliot Graham has bought and restored dozens of historic homes to their original splendor. As in his personal life, he loves them and leaves them, selling them off without looking back. But there’s something about the old plantation house he finds in South Carolina—a connection he can’t explain. He feels as though he recognizes the house, as if within its crumbli ...more
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Published September 16th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Conceptually, I was into this book, but the actual execution wasn't there for me.

I have a real fascination with love stories between a person in real time and a spirit/ghost. In fact, some of my favorite reads involve this sort of dynamic (The Ghost on My Couch, The Yearning, He Speaks Dead, Rock N Soul).

Parts of this book gave me a strong Winter Oranges vibe, which is what I was hoping for. I LOVE an unlikely romance, a romance that defies the odds and prevails regardless. But this book wasn'
Steph ☀️
Even knowing what was going to happen, the story still got to me. I really did enjoy this, and I’m so glad I happened across it :)
Cee Brown
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(¸.★¨*.¸¸.•`★¤Brynn Stein has left me a blubbering mess at 9:30 a.m.¤★¨*.¸¸.*ˑ˞★

Any book that leaves me a mess with ball out ugly cry, deserves to hit my list of must read again.

With several thousand homes under his belt in flip flop, architect Elliott finally finds the one that gets his heart beating. The Civil War home in South Carolina has more to offer than he thought. Find, fix, sell, forget. That was until the dreams started. When Elliott realizes that the one haunting his
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just absolutely adored Waiting for Patrick! I think one of the things I love about ghost stories of any sub-genre is that you get a blend of contemporary and historical along with the paranormal. Waiting is no different. For the contemporary you have Elliot who buys run down properties, restores them, and resells them. With his latest purchase he finds a home that speaks to him, in a way quite literally. He begins to dream but are these only dreams? You'll have to discover that for yourself.

Serena Yates
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
‘Waiting for Patrick’ is an unusual love story and an excellent supernatural mystery in one. Ben, one of the main characters, is a ghost, and he has been “waiting for Patrick” ever since the Civil War ended over 150 years earlier. Elliot, the second main character, feels a strange attraction to a historic plantation home, discovers a ghost who seems to have a plan, and has dreams that are as real as memories despite the fact that Elliot has never lived through the events he witnesses. Or has he? ...more
Albert Lala
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a very enjoyable read. I liked the paranormal aspects of it and the fact that all of Elliot's friends could interact with Ben so they didn't assume Elliot was mentally ill as would be the case in most stories like this. I even liked how it ended. It felt just right.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Originally posted at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Elliot is a rolling stone.  He’s spent his entire life moving from place to place, never stays anywhere more than a few months, doesn’t believe in relationships, has no family, and very few friends.  He’s a loner, and as the story progresses, you see why — Elliot can be a self-centered asshole.  He lives for his work, enjoys casual hookups, and overall is perfectly satisfied with his life.  He’s built a business of flipping houses into a thr
Molly Lolly
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four and a half stars!
This story was wonderful. I loved how Elliot and Ben find each other and they fall in love despite the odds against them. I adored the way Ms. Stein wrote the flashbacks and memories. The technical aspect of how she wrote it helped let you know which soul was driving the scene. The emotions between Patrick and Ben from the past are so clear. You can tell they love each other deeply and completely. But you can also feel their trepidation due to
Morgan  Skye
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: bgs, paranormal
I’m sort of on the fence about this book.

On the one hand, I’ll let you know now, that it has a very happy ending but…

It takes a long time for Elliot to come to a conclusion that I came to while reading the blurb so that was a bit frustrating. While I’d figured out what the deal was, I was left wondering just what he was going to do about the situation – which is definitively dealt with by the end.

I really didn’t care for Daniel’s part in this story and wasn’t sure why there was so much on page
Elliot Graham is an architect who specializes in restoring old houses and flipping them for a profit. But when he purchases an old plantation home in South Carolina, there's something about the place that makes him wonder if he'll be able to part with it. He's found something that he didn't even know he was searching for even if he can't exactly articulate what it is.

Ben Myers promised Patrick that he would wait for him to come back. And he's someone who is true to his word. Even though that pro
Michael Thompson
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Brynn Stein has taken me on a suspenseful, page turner of a journey filled with hope, friendship and "undying" love. A beautiful love story.
I've been dying to read this one...HAHAHAHAHAHA--(sorry)
I battled with myself on how I was hoping this story would end. And Brynn Stein did not disappoint me.
***** five angelic stars *****
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Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are ...more

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