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Patricia Gaffney

Author of The Saving Graces

31+ Works 3,761 Members 100 Reviews 7 Favorited

About the Author

Series

Works by Patricia Gaffney

The Saving Graces (1999) 1,045 copies
Circle of Three (2000) 460 copies
Flight Lessons (2002) 367 copies
The Goodbye Summer (2004) 317 copies
To Have and To Hold (1995) 235 copies
Mad Dash (2007) 186 copies
Wild at Heart (1997) 171 copies
To Love and to Cherish (1995) 157 copies
Crooked Hearts (1994) 135 copies
Sweet Everlasting (1993) 109 copies
Lily (1991) 106 copies
Forever and Ever (1996) 99 copies
Outlaw in Paradise (1997) 96 copies
Fortune's Lady (1989) 60 copies
A Victorian Christmas (Anthology 5-in-1) (1992) — Contributor — 57 copies

Associated Works

The Lost (Anthology 4-in-1) (2009) — Contributor — 524 copies
The Other Side (2010) — Contributor — 417 copies
The Unquiet (2011) — Contributor — 400 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1944-12-17
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Tampa, Florida, USA
Places of residence
Tampa, Florida, USA
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Pennslyvania, USA
Education
Marymount College (English ∙ Philosophy)
Royal Holloway College ( University of London)
George Washington University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Literature)
Occupations
teacher (high school English)
court reporter
Awards and honors
RT Career Acheivement Award Nomination
Short biography
Patricia Gaffney was born on December 17, 1944 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.

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Reviews

 
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s_carr | 13 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
This had some beautiful writing and I was brought to tears a few times (I am always crying when I read Gaffney). But there is a Jewish & Romani villain that is really NOT GOOD, Gaffney! Outside of that glaring issue, I really enjoyed this book.
 
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s_carr | 1 other review | Feb 25, 2024 |
The passages where Michael recalls his life with his wolf friend were so beautiful I'm not sure how to write about them and how much they mean to me. I was not expecting this book by Patricia Gaffney to be as tender as it was. The romance slowly builds from friendship, but it was so so lovely.
 
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s_carr | 8 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
He had a vision: he saw a Roman candle and it was his own body, and Sophie was the dark night all around, and the candle was shooting bright, blinding flashes of fire into the night.


This fucking series!
 
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Works
31
Also by
5
Members
3,761
Popularity
#6,737
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
100
ISBNs
229
Languages
15
Favorited
7

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