The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

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Author: Georgette Kaplan


A humorous lesbian romance about how love can flourish in even the most barren places.

Sarah Kay is having the worst year. She’s dropped out of college, hasn’t dealt with her father’s death, and now she’s back living with her mother in her old hometown. A chance encounter with reclusive millionaire Nina Rose leads to a job looking after the mysterious woman’s garden on the edge of town. The longer Sarah spends with the curious Nina, tending to her rich earth and blooms, the deeper her connection becomes with her. Sarah slowly begins to get over her father, think about her future, and is drawn to digging deeper into her beautiful employer’s world.

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June 2019


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65,000 words




978-3-96324-187-1 (mobi), 978-3-96324-188-8 (epub), 978-3-96324-189-5 (pdf)


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6 reviews for The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

  1. Karola


    ***free ARC
    At first I had my worries about liking this book, the conversations between Sarah and her friends were like: what are they talking about? Through the book there are some questions which aren’t answered, even not in the end. But with every chapter it gets better, the connection between Sarah and Nina is growing until Sarah accepts she‘s gay and is falling for Nina, badly! Now the intresting part of this book starts.

  2. Betty Harmon


    Whenever I get to read a book by Georgette Kaplan, I can count on reading something different from your usual romance or action adventure novel. She has a quirky kind of writing style that I find rather refreshing. That style is very evident in her latest book The Woman at the Edge of Town.
    This is the story of Sarah Key, a twenty year old who dropped out of college and moved back home with her widowed mother in the small town of Bathory. Neither Sarah nor her mother has recovered from the death of her father, and Sarah is not happy even though she has her friends and boyfriend in her life. When she accidentally meets the town’s rich recluse Nina Rose, her life begins to change. There is an attraction between the two from the moment they meet, and when Nina offers Sarah a job as a part time gardener at her home, the chemistry grows exponentially. However, Sarah not only has to deal with her feelings of attraction for a woman, but her mother doesn’t like Nina for some reason. Nina herself has many secrets that could derail any relationship the two might have.
    This is a story with several tropes. It is a coming out story since Sarah realizes she is attracted to women, Nina in particular. It also is an age gap story (though I honestly don’t think seven years is really that much of an age gap). The book is set in a small town, so you have the small town effects as part of the tale. I will mention here that there are explicit sex scenes in the book and elements of light BDSM as well.
    I liked the story. The quirkiness of the characters and their actions caught my attention and kept me interested throughout the book. I liked the main characters and could easily see the chemistry between the two. There were a few questions raised in the story that were never really answered. It bothered me a bit that they weren’t addressed. It left me feeling as though I had missed something, but I still enjoyed the tale overall.
    If you enjoy a good steamy romance with interesting and quirky characters, you might enjoy The Woman at the Edge of Town.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

  3. pharridge


    This was an interesting read. It sort of surprised me because, for the first few chapters I wasn’t sure I liked or was even enjoying it. I didn’t know if it was the writing or the characters. But then something clicked. The characters developed and the stories direction became clearer and I was hooked!

    I loved the character of Nina Rose and her story. Nina and Sarah developed as characters and built trust and a friendship that enabled Sarah to mature and grow emotionally. At the beginning I found it difficult to like Sarah as a person but she too grew on me. I really enjoyed their interaction as the storyline progressed. Even Sarah’s mother came around in the end!
    I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  4. Karen Reno-Cobb


    This book is really odd, in so many ways. It feels like an age gap story, but the gap is only 7 years. It’s a coming out story, as Sarah falls for Nina after realizing her boyfriend just isn’t doing it for her. It feels like a YA story in the way Sarah interacts with her friends and her mother. But mainly, it introduces so many things that I feel like don’t get resolved. How did Sarah’s father die? Nina was his star student, but I halfway expected them to have had a secret affair. Where did Nina’s money come from? What about Nina’s former relationship? What’s in the basement? The BDSM scene just didn’t ring true for me.

    Overall, I liked the book and didn’t want to put it down once I started, but maybe in an attempt to defy standard tropes it just missed the mark.

  5. stephasselin


    The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

    Sara Keys is in a weird space a the moment since she quit college, and she is back living with her mother, who has way too much to say about her life. Nina Rose is a curious reclused millionaire. When they get in a car crash, their lives take a whole new path and the friendship they develop is something I haven’t read in a while.
    The story was good… but.

    Now let me explain. I’m not used to loving Kaplan’s writing, as I often end up not finishing the books I have to review but this time, WOW. The characters were amazingly written, and I could finally see what all the fuzz was about. It was a page-turning novel like none of Kaplan’s books were to me before. I’m sad it took me about 3 books to get there, but as they say: ‘’ better late than never’’.

    I do have to give a warning to readers though because since the book starts slowly as the reader gets to know the characters, it is hard to imagine the level of BDSM involved in this book. I’d like to give a fair warning, because somehow, I had missed that part in the resume, and was surprised. It is nicely written and the suspense underneath the whole plot is worth turning pages all book long.

    I do believe there was a little bit more ‘’romance’’ missing for their story, but their relationship is so different that I can understand why there are not and what attentions are made to pass a ‘’slow and romantic moments’’.

    I’d recommend this book to most readers, as long as they are ok reading BDSM situations.


    *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review *

  6. Velvet Lounger


    Well this was a little different.. unexpected but enjoyable.

    20year old college drop out Sarah seems completely at sea, disconnected from her life, her friends are on skype and her boyfriend simply bores her. She hasn’t found her direction, but knows it isn’t pulling cornflakes to the edge of the shelf in her local grocery. When she narrowly avoids rear-ending the local millionaire’s car the elusive and mysterious Nina appears in her life and, without realising the import of the moment, her world is changed.

    What you don’t expect from the opening is a highly erotic coming out into a BDSM/mistress relationship that was hot, sexy and extremely well written. Kaplan explores Sarah’s feeling and response to the questions asked of her without ever making it shocking, it just happens.

    I really enjoyed this story, it’s a little bit of an oddity, just like the jacket, there is a disconnect, starting with the sense of a traditional ice queen romance with a plot and background characters which gradually fade away into an erotic novel, and I found the “humorous lesbian romance” opening of the blurb (read after the novel) a little disconcerting. But if you like hot BDSM, a cute coming out story and a well written “light” romance this is a great little find.

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