Patricia Gaffney





Patricia Gaffney

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Patricia Gaffney was born 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 she pursued 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; Penguin USA), for wh
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“I hate jealousy. At least it's its own punishment; it makes me feel like hell.”
Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

“laughter is cathartic and cleansing, that it's good for the body and the soul, and when it's real it's better than sex.”
Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

“You were the best thing in my life … I did love you. I do. As much as I’ve ever loved anyone, as much as I can. It feels like a lot – it takes up my whole heart.”
Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

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