The Fairfax Family

Falcon’s Fire

Martine of Rouen resolves never to fall in love after her mother drowns herself in despair over a broken heart, but for her brother’s sake she allows herself to be betrothed, sight unseen, to Edmond of Harford. The union has been negotiated by lowborn knight Thorne Falconer in exchange for the estate he covets more than anything–certainly more than love, hence the need to resist his desire for the beautiful and enigmatic Martine. Thorne never suspected he’d have to protect her from savagery at the hands of Edmond and his vicious brother, but he does, in the only way he can–by marrying her himself.

Falcon’s Fire was nominated by Romantic Times as Best First Historical Romance, by the Literary Times as Outstanding Historical, and was a Golden Heart finalist.

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Raves

“A powerful debut historical novel by an exciting new talent, Falcon’s Fire will ignite your imagination and passion for medieval romances.”

– RT BookReviews

“A richly textured pageant of passion. A grand adventure!”

– New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

“Falcon’s Fire is a fast-paced, vividly detailed medieval romance filled with several interesting and very memorable characters. Of noted interest to readers will be the variety of intriguing female personalities in Patricia Ryan’s terrific tale. Patricia Ryan is definitely an author to watch!”

– Affaire de Coeur

“Destined to become an all time favorite among medieval fans.”

– The Medieval Chronicle

“An exceptionally good and beautifully told story.”

– Rendezvous

“Magnificent! Patricia Ryan is wonderful!”

– The Literary Times

 


Heaven’s Fire

When Rainulf Fairfax—priest, Oxford scholar, and ex-soldier—is summoned to give last rites to a village rector who died of smallpox, he discovers Father Osred’s lovely young housekeeper, Constance, near death from the same disease. With Rainulf’s help, she recovers, only to find herself at the mercy of the village’s brutal overlord, who means to make her his unwilling mistress. Disguised as a male, she escapes to Oxford in search of Rainulf, who offers her the protection of his home. Inexorably drawn to each other, the celibate Rainulf and the beautiful and vibrant Constance find themselves swept into a firestorm of forbidden passion.

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Raves

“Lusty and exhilarating, this is medieval romance at its best. Heaven’s Fire is a splendid tale, and Patricia Ryan is a writer to watch.”

– New York Times bestselling author Patricia Gaffney

“With Heaven’s Fire, Patricia Ryan establishes herself as a major voice in the medieval romance genre. For originality, drama and passion, Heaven’s Fire can’t be beat.”

– RT BookReviews

“In the tradition established by her fabulous Falcon’s Fire, Patricia Ryan continues to write some of the best medieval romance today. Fans of this genre will find Heaven’s Fire is pure reading nirvana.”

– Affaire de Coeur

“A marvelous medieval romance from an incredibly gifted author! A fascinating glimpse of the past as only Patricia Ryan can tell it!”

– The Literary Times

“An intense tale of deception, religion, murder, and romance materializes in this graphic, well written historical romance. A dramatic tie-in to Falcon’s Fire, this book integrates old and new characters to create a unique love story you will not soon forget. Don’t miss these compelling books.”

– Rendezvous

“A heartwarming, scholarly tale of love, trust and sweet revenge.”

– Romance Forever