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Donna Kauffman (1960–2020), bestselling romance novelist

by Linnea Crowther

Donna Kauffman was a bestselling romance novelist whose books include “Blue Hollow Falls,” “Sugar Rush,” and “Pelican Point.”

Author and columnist

Kauffman published more than 70 novels, some of which landed on bestseller lists in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Her most recent novel was “Under a Firefly Moon,” published in February 2020. Kauffman’s romance novel series included the Brides and Bachelors of Blueberry Cove, Cupcake Club, and the Hot Scot trilogy. Kauffman also wrote a column on reality TV for USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. In Kauffman’s memory, donations can be made to support adult literacy at ProLiteracy.com.

Kauffman on writing romances set in small towns

“I love the cozy feeling I get when I’m reading a story set in a small town—tucked away in a picturesque place, with a group of people who all know each other, folks who I’d like to know and call friends. It’s so comforting.” —from a 2018 interview with BookPage

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What people said about her

Full obituary: USA Today

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