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"Fast-paced, vivid and true-to-life, McLinn's The Games captures the personal drama and compelling stories of the greatest sports event on earth ...A gold-medal winner."  --Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist

"Written with invigorating, breathtaking passion ... (Will) have you cheering, sighing, and all choked up throughout...  This is an exceptional read, a winner worthy of the gold, and one I highly recommend!" --Marilyn, Romance Designs

"THE GAMES accurately portrays the emotional roller coaster an athlete rides...Pride, excitement, disappointment, relationships, doubt, relief, joy, pressure." -- Michael Weiss, U.S. Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. Men's Champion

"THE GAMES is your ticket behind the cameras and inside the hearts of the Winter Olympics." --Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

"A wonderful book! ...The characters are so dynamic, so believable. The tension of the various competitions is nerve-wracking. ... A story you won't be able to put down, and one you'll not soon forget." --RomanceJunkies.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Craig Place Books (January 5, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BSH1TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I write because people heal. And those are the people who fascinate me.

They heal from pinpricks and catastrophes. They heal seamlessly or with scars, hidden or visible. They heal in as many ways as there are things to heal from, then multiplied by the number of individuals there are in this world.

As a journalist, I witnessed moments of "injury" and frequently found myself asking "How does someone get past that?" - whether "that" was pinprick or catastrophe. That question is also at the heart of my stories. What my characters are healing from frequently falls into the realm of wounds most of us carry. That makes the healing no less fascinating and no less admirable than if a character has troubles few of us will ever encounter. (I am piling on with one character right now, and it's starting to make me feel a little guilty.)

I find people often heal from doses of humor, honesty, and being pushed into situations they've been trying to avoid. Since few people will push themselves into situations they've been avoiding (wg), the characters need friends, family, and community willing to push. So my stories have a lot of those elements.
That's why I'm most pleased that my readers say my books blend "laughter and tears" with characters who "live and breathe." I don't have the most focused writing career - contemporary romance, mystery, women's fiction, historical romance, nonfiction - but those elements unite my 30+ titles.

Some say my stories have happy endings. I like to think of each story as being the process of the main characters getting themselves to a point where they can have a happy beginning. Because they've done a lot of healing.

If you enjoy stories about characters learning, growing, and healing, with some humor, sometimes some mystery, and frequently romance, I hope you'll try my books.

For more on what's coming up with my writing, you can sign up for my newsletter at my website:
http://www.PatriciaMcLinn.com

And if you truly want to know about my childhood, education, and journalism career, click on "Meet Patricia" at the website.

Enjoy your reading!

Patricia

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Rondeau VINE VOICE on January 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! For many of us those words conjure up the opening scene of the commercials for the Olympic games, but for me, they will certainly invoke memories of Patricia McLinn's newest emotionally charged romance THE GAMES.

McLinn has brilliantly put together a multiple cast of lively characters from Amy, the youngest, looking for her first touch of glory; to Tess, her coach, whose memories of past glory held bittersweet feelings of betrayal; and Andrei who looked for forgiveness from the one woman he could never forget. Some were strangers to one another but in the end, Rikki, Lanny, Kyle, Nan, Rob; all found and were strengthened by the bond of friendships that grew during the competition.

Whether athlete or spectator you will find THE GAMES to be a wonderfully emotional rollercoaster ride of human drama in a behind the scenes look at the Olympics. Written with invigorating, breathtaking passion, I found myself jumping up and cheering for the wins, and sobbing out loud during the defeats. While the behind look at the competition was fabulous, I certainly don't want to overlook mentioning the sensual romance aspect that will also have you cheering, sighing, and all choked up throughout this wonderfully compelling read. This is an exceptional read, a winner worthy of the gold, and one I highly recommend!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Myers Perrine on February 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
I was holding on to my copy of Patricia McLinn's book THE GAMES to read next week while the Olympics are on. However, I glanced at the first page and couldn't stop. This is an exciting story about three athletes and their friends/loves. By the end, I was so hooked I hoped every one of them would win a gold medal.

I also learned a lot about the Olympics, the events and scoring. Fascinating stuff.

You'll love this book anytime you read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Lewin on February 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
Whether you're a fan of the Olympics or not you'll love this book.

Interesting characters, a pace that will keep you turning the pages, and great writing, all set against the fascinating background of the Winter olympics. Before, after, and during THE GAMES in Italy, is a great time to read this book. I simply loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan D. Swazey on June 2, 2013
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Loved the way she brought you into the angst of what it is like to compete and be there amongst all these people from around the world. The love stories were great but the personalization of the characters had me enthralled in the story itself. Nicely done and look forward to reading other books by Patricia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 30, 2012
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The story flows are very smooth. I have never read stories about Olympics before, the details makes it interesting. Patricia certainly takes me for a ride with this story. I particularly like the endings where all of the characters are accounted for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 1.5 Trick Pony on January 22, 2013
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This was a really enjoyable romance that had some nice hot scenes, and a variety of characters so that there was a romantic story for everybody. Well written, good characters, I'm putting Patricia McLinn on my list of favorite authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on February 6, 2013
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Loved this read. All the characters meshed well and each character had an interesting story in itself. Well written, the suspence, the romance kept you reading well into the night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerestene Saher on December 27, 2012
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Wow how well we're the games represented in this book! The trial and tribulations of a sports person is beautifully portrayed. These are some beautiful people who never loose.
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