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Creole Romance Laces Gaffrey’s New Novel, Behind the Columns, Published by Outskirts Press

Arlette Marie Gaffrey’s second historical romance brings together Desiree Bordeaux, a beautiful Creole belle, with a handsome and wealthy New Yorker, Lance Van Buren, in a turbulent love story in which readers discover that true lovers ultimately control each other’s destinies.

San Diego, CA, March 10, 2010 --( Power, passion and deception rule in Arlette Gaffrey’s latest novel, Behind the Columns, published by Outskirts Press. Set in New Orleans and New York in the 1840’s, this suspenseful historical romance tells a tale of two lovers who cannot deny their emotions for each other despite their impossible circumstances.

In her quest to save her grandfather’s beautiful New Orleans plantation from the auction block in order to satisfy his heavy gambling debts, Desiree Bordeax find herself wooed by two strikingly different men. Phillipe Jaunet is a cruel man who lusts after the plantation more than after Desiree while Lance Van Buren is a handsome and wealthy New Yorker seemingly more interested in Desiree herself.

Yet Desiree’s heart still belongs to the man who had broken her heart and married someone else. Pulled in a million different directions, her life complicated by strange circumstance and unfortunate misunderstanding, Desiree must work out for herself the turbulent emotions in her heart.

Author Gaffrey, speaking about her own writing, acknowledges the ability of her stories to take on a life of their own. “My characters choose their own names,” the author says. “And, if I don’t give them the names they want, the story simply stops until they get their way.”

Behind the Columns is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more. Arlette’s first book A World Of His Own-In The Land Of The Creoles is also available.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-4594-3 Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback SRP: $19.95
Genre: Fiction/romance/historical

About the author:

Arlette Marie Gaffrey is a French-Spanish Creole herself and a native of New Orleans. Her family goes back many generations, to 1834, in the Crescent City. Arlette was married to a career naval officer and has three children and six grandchildren. She and her family now live in San Diego, California. Arlette is also the author of A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles. For more information about Arlette, visit

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About Outskirts Press, Inc,: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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