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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Second Wave Jean Copeland


1) Even though this book was pretty heartbreaking at times, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters felt so real and I just couldn't stop reading. This is one of those books that will stay with me a long time. Also the writing was excellent. I can't wait to read more by this author.
2) I liked this story a lot. The setting stood out in a bright away and helped me connect with the story and its protagonists. The writing style was really good. The two things that probably need a bit more work are plot, because sometimes it is too predictable; and characters development; because the story progress in a way that don't let them breath enough.

The Second Wave Jean Copeland
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 18, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626398305
ISBN-13: 978-1626398306
Amazon: The Second Wave Jean Copeland

Alice never imagined that meeting co-worker Leslie would lead to an all-consuming love affair. But even in the anything-goes 1970s, feminist attitudes and the sexual revolution can’t change the fact that Leslie is a traditional married mom of two who won’t chance losing her children to follow her heart and divorce her husband. Their year of risk, passion, and heartache takes its toll on both women. Tired of only receiving crumbs from Leslie, Alice makes the toughest choice of her life and moves on.

Although their affair is short-lived, their desire to be together never dies. Nearly forty years later, Alice returns to Connecticut after learning Leslie has suffered a stroke. She soon realizes that time and distance haven’t doused the fire for Leslie that’s always burned in her heart. But is it too late to pick up where they left off?