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The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

Rated 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

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Author: Georgette Kaplan

Description

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.

Additional information

Publication Date

June 2019

Formats

epub, mobi, and pdf

Length

65,000 words

Language

English

ISBNs

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

Publisher

Ylva Publishing

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

  1. Karola
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    ***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
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    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
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    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
    Rated 3 out of 5

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    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.

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