A few months ago I received an email asking whether I'd like to be sent a novel to review. If you know me, you know I love reading, so I quickly replied back that I would definitely be interested. The email outlined the story as being about two women who fall in love and start a family together. Goodness knows there is not much good lesbian fiction out there, so I was appreciative to be on the receiving end of this offer.
I made it through the first half on our drive up to Jen's parent's place last month and finished it on the drive home, all while trying to keep both a toddler and infant entertained. That is to say, it was a quick read and relatively easy to put down and pick up again without getting mixed up on characters or plot points.
Without giving too much away, the book is about two women who meet, fall in love, and raise a child together. It is set in the 60s, 70s, and early 80s and historical events are intertwined throughout the story. I really enjoyed the ideas brought forward in this book; however I found that moments that had the greatest potential for plot and character development were cut short, often skipping a few years ahead leaving things unrealized or unresolved. I would have enjoyed it more if some of the more significant and emotional events had been fleshed out. As it stands, I would say it's worth checking out if given the opportunity.
If anyone is interested in reading it, I'm happy to pass along my copy. Perhaps your opinions will differ from mine. I'd like to read your review. In the same vein, if you have a piece of lesbian fiction you'd like to recommend, please mention it in the comments. Happy reading!