Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Lesbian Lovers Throughout Time
SERIES: Lesbian Lovers Throughout Time #1- 4
AUTHOR: Rachel Windsor
PUBLISHER: Sapphire Books Publishing
LENGTH: 154 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 22, 2015
Enjoy four stand-alone novellas in this 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist collection about women falling in love with each other throughout time.
Prairie Women in Love
It is hard being a woman in the 1870s and even harder if you happen to have feelings for another woman.
Civil War Women in Love
A plantation owner’s daughter has to decide where her allegiance lies after falling in love with house slave.
Dames with Dames
In 1940s New York City tough girl walks into a detective agency and things will never be the same for the agency’s gorgeous secretary.
West Point Women in Love
At West Point in 1976, things are changing as the first female cadets arrive and even more so for two cadets as they face an undeniable attraction.
Prairie Women in Love set in the 1800’s was a delightful tale of school teachers, young love, and forbidden love. The ending made me smile and left me plenty to think about, one of those being, ‘I wonder how many women duped as spinster’s were in fact in lesbian relationships.
Civil war Women in Love – Wow this one left me reeling. I haven’t read many stories with black slaves and their white bosses. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how these two heroines could have any hope of a HEA! The story is heart wrenching, and far from plain sailing, especially when the girls go on the run. However, the ending left me smiling, thank goodness.
Dames with Dames – This story features a private ‘dick’ and his secretary, when she is sent undercover and meets up with Teresa things become interesting and heated in more than one sense of the word.
West Point Women in Love – This was probably one of the most fleshed out stories. It starts in the year 1976 and spans to an epilogue set in 2008. A great deal of the plot revolves around life as a cadet. The time spent at ‘Beast’ (boot camp) is told in great detail. The daily grind, holding elbows just so, rigid regimes and so on. Some will love that, others perhaps not so much. I found the narration a little odd, its told as if an outsider is looking yet also from the character’s point-of-view. It’s difficult to explain.
In summary these four stories were a mixed bag. One suffered a little from head hopping but all were well edited and easy enough to follow. I’m sure many readers will enjoy this thought provoking collection.