Sweet Everlasting [NOOK Book]

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A young city doctor moves to the country, where a mute and beautiful local woman will change his life forever Newly installed at his modest post in Wayne’s Crossing, Pennsylvania, Tyler Wilkes is a doctor, a hero of the Spanish-American War, and the heir to a great fortune. His wealthy family in Philadelphia doesn’t approve of his new station, but Tyler is sure of his calling. And the young ladies of Wayne’s Crossing can’t seem to get enough of their handsome young physician, exploiting every excuse to visit...
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Sweet Everlasting

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Overview

A young city doctor moves to the country, where a mute and beautiful local woman will change his life forever Newly installed at his modest post in Wayne’s Crossing, Pennsylvania, Tyler Wilkes is a doctor, a hero of the Spanish-American War, and the heir to a great fortune. His wealthy family in Philadelphia doesn’t approve of his new station, but Tyler is sure of his calling. And the young ladies of Wayne’s Crossing can’t seem to get enough of their handsome young physician, exploiting every excuse to visit his offices with imagined maladies. Tyler is most intrigued by Carrie Wiggins. Mute, sensitive, lovely, and troubled, Carrie lives with her abusive alcoholic stepfather, Artemis, in the mountains just outside of town. Her gentle nature and the loving care she bestows on injured animals in the woods quickly endear her to Tyler, though they belie the darkness in her life. Can she overcome her tortured past to give voice to her heart?

With strong sales that have consistently risen for the past four years, Gaffney is on her way to establishing herself as one of the biggest names in romance. And now, with Sweet Everlasting, she has fashioned a wonderful, heartwarming romance set in rural Pennsylvania at the turn of the century involving an aristocratic doctor and a shy village girl. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Jo Putney
Magnificent.
Nora Roberts
When I crave romance with emotional punch and unforgettable characters I turn to Patricia Gaffney.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tyler Wilkes, a physician from an affluent Philadelphia family, has bought a practice in small-town Wayne's Crossing. Formerly one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, he dreams of becoming an epidemiologist and finding a cure for malaria. Instead, he meets Carrie Wiggins, a mute waif who lives with her abusive and zealously religious stepfather in a small mountain cabin. She shares her ``hospital''--a clearing in the woods where she bandages and cares for injured animals--with Tyler, and her naivete enchants him. Carrie communicates by writing in a small notebook until Tyler happens upon her when she is alone and singing one day and discovers that she is capable of speech. Gaffney ( Another Eden ) populates the burg with interesting characters, such as Dr. Stoneman, the curmudgeonly country doctor whose office Tyler has acquired; Mrs. Quick, Tyler's nosy housekeeper; and Broom, a tall, skinny boy who suffers from St. Vitus's Dance. This historical romance is more cerebral than most, but 18-year-old Carrie's childlike innocence is so powerful that it gives the eventual intimacy between her and Tyler an unsettling undercurrent of pedophilia. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453237502
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Series: Open Road
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 442,794
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Gaffney is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romance novels. She studied literature at Marymount College, the University of London, George Washington University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before becoming a court reporter. Gaffney lives with her husband in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2005

    A Beautiful & Poignant Story!

    I really don't want to give any plot twists away, so I'll only say: Read it! It's the best historical romance this reader has read in years - and that's saying a lot. I enjoyed it completely it's definitely a keeper!

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    Posted December 16, 2011

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