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Patricia Gaffney


USA

Patricia Gaffney was born on December 17 in Tampa, Florida, and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and also studied literature at Royal Holloway College of the University of London, at George Washington University, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After college, Gaffney taught 12th grade English for a year before becoming a freelance court reporter, a job shepursued in North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., for the next fifteen years.

Her first book, a historical romance, was published by Dorchester in 1989. Between then and 1997, she wrote 11 more romance novels (Dorchester; PenguinUSA), for which she was nominated for or won many awards.

In 1999, she went in a new direction with her hardcover fiction debut, The Saving Graces (HarperCollins). A contemporary story about four women friends, the novel explored issues of love, friendship, trust, and commitment among women. The Saving Graces enjoyed bestseller status on theNew York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and other lists. Circle of Three (2000), Flight Lessons (2002), and The Goodbye Summer (2004) followed,all national bestsellers.

Patricia Gaffney lives in southern Pennsylvania with her husband.
 
Patricia Gaffney recommends
Pray Love, Remember
Pray Love, Remember (1998)
Elaine Fox
"A vibrant new voice in romance!"
The Dreamer
The Dreamer (2000)
(Highland Treasure)
May McGoldrick
"May McGoldrick brings history alive."
The Enchantress
The Enchantress (2000)
(Highland Treasure)
May McGoldrick
"May McGoldrick brings history alive."
Sunrise
Sunrise (2000)
(Fairbournes of Cape Cod, book 5)
Miranda Jarrett
"Poignant, endearing, tender, and charming - Miranda Jarrett writes beautiful romance."
Amethyst
Amethyst (2000)
(Jewel trilogy, book 1)
Lauren Royal
"An accomplished debut!"
The Firebrand
The Firebrand (2000)
(Highland Treasure)
May McGoldrick
"May McGoldrick brings history alive."
Amber
Amber (2001)
(Jewel trilogy, book 3)
Lauren Royal
"Lauren Royal knows how to make history come alive."
Taming the Heiress
Taming the Heiress (2003)
(Victorian Scotland Trilogy, book 1)
Susan King
"Susan King casts a spell like a sorcerer - her books never fail to enchant!"
Fields of Gold
Fields of Gold (2005)
Marie Bostwick
"A touching story."
Stone Creek
Stone Creek (2008)
Victoria Lustbader
"An intensely romantic and heartfelt story of three fascinating people bound together by the inescapable ties of loss, love, and passion."
Love Letters
Love Letters (2009)
Katie Fforde
"Katie Fforde's unique spin on romantic comedy is a blend of the sweet, the sad, and the sexy."



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