Prairie Women in Love – Rachel Windsor

Prairie Women In LoveThis is the first installment of a new LesFic romance series, Lesbian Lovers Throughout Time.

This novella is set in 1870 in Almond, Wisconsin. Rebecca Wallis is about to start a new life as a schoolteacher. It’s her first time away from her family and friends, so everything is new and slightly intimidating, from the family she is boarding with to the outgoing teacher, Sarah Barton, who is handing over the reigns.

Sarah is different – strong, independent, unmarried and wearing trousers – virtually unheard of at the time. As Rebecca starts to explore her new world she quickly realizes that she wants Sarah to be a part of it, but can they find their way to romance as well as a career in the male-centric world of the 1800’s?

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This is a lovely, simple, romantic short. Despite being only just under 10,000 words we get a full story of two women meeting and falling in love. By paring down to the basics ,which gives us a sparing glance at time and place, Ms Windsor crams a whole lot into the tale.

Sarah and Rebecca are well drawn, charming and evocative of all those explorations of first love. The plot is simple but makes this more than just a way to put their romance in a context. We can all empathize with their almost childish glee at finding each other while we sympathise with their fears when they face the threat of loosing their chance for happiness because of the restrictions of the day.

Rachel Windsor biogThe resolution is simple but charming, and we are left hoping that other women found a way to live their lives together.

A lovely read, well worth a quiet hour and I look forward to reading more in the series.

(review copy received)

Product info:

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • First published 2014
  • Publisher: Amazon Digital (Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZLQ9EI
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