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review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie-Elise Bassett 's bed and believes herself frigid When Lily discovers a mutual attraction to her brother's governess Emmaline she undertakes a sensual journey which will bring all her dreams within reach. The Songs of Sappho series is extremely hot For mature adults only so please be over the age of majority in your state if you choose to purchase and read these vignettes Beautifully written stories detailing the first experiences of love between women physical and emotional For any adult who enjoys this type of story you will not be disappointedSongs of Sappho Series Lily in Bloom 1 My Lady s Service 2 A Sweet Revenge 3 The Food of Love 4 Bound by Fortune 5 Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People your state if Who Was Seabiscuit? you choose to purchase and read these vignettes Beautifully written stories detailing the first experiences of love between women physical and emotional For any adult who enjoys this type of story My Big Book of Sewing you will not be disappointedSongs of Sappho Series Lily in Bloom 1 My Lady s Service 2 A Sweet Revenge 3 The Food of Love 4 Bound by Fortune 5

review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1

Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1

review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie-Elise Bassett And adventure but lacks the courage to leave her brother's home Her brother wants her to marry a local suire but Lily never liked being married She especially disliked sharing her husband. This is a group review of three novelettes in a thematic series entitled Songs of Sappho from which you may correctly deduce that the theme is lesbian historic romance I only stumbled across this author back in February 2015 when her publisher Musa Publishing announced a going out of business sale The e book prices were so ridiculously and guilt inducingly low that I picked up Bassett s entire eight book series Songs of Sappho without knowing anything than that they were lesbian historic romances And when I wanted to put something fluffy and comforting in my reading ueue this week I figured I d finally give the first one Lily in Bloom a try As it happens these are very short works barely into the novelette word count so I finish both that and the second story My Lady s Service by the end of a 40 minute gym workout and read the third A Sweet Revenge in a single gym session as well Bassett writes competent prose with a pleasant and solid voice and a familiarity and comfort with the historic romance genre The only significant stylistic issue I noted was a tendency toward a formulaic repetition of certain descriptions These stories were easy and pleasant reads and if the content had been closely aligned to my own tastes I could easily become a big fan of the authorThe historicity of the settings falls within the scope of normal expectations for historic romance which is to say that the average reader will enjoy the descriptions even though someone with a historic background would find much to critiue Lily in Bloom explicitly gives its date as 1886 Internal evidence suggests that A Sweet Revenge is set around the 1850s The other story may be intended for a similar era but the internal details particularly of clothing are contradictory and vague mixing garment types that suggest anything from the later 18th century through the late 19th And due to the nature of the stories we are provided with a lot of garment descriptions as the items are lovingly removed If you are the sort of reader who knows the difference between a bustle and a pannier or who wonders how a fully clothed corset wearing woman could feel an exuisite touch brushing her nipple the historic details may be unsatisfactory The women s life histories and the solutions they find to realizing their desire for each other are solidly grounded in the times and do not dodge around the enormous pressures on 19th century English women to conform to heterosexual social structures no matter what their emotional preferences I ve called the stories historic romance but they really are accurately categorized as historic erotica The three that I read adhere to very similar formulas I can t say yet whether the whole series follows a similar formula The viewpoint character is a sexually inexperienced or unsatisfied woman of relatively higher class or established standing either in or about to enter an unhappy marriage who has an erotic encounter with a experienced woman of lower class or in a marginal social position The two women rapidly discover and develop a stronger and romantic connection in addition to sexual desire After a brief time for reflection and anticipation there follows a longer and elaborate sexual encounter during which the viewpoint character now takes an active role in giving pleasure to her partner The stories resolve with the two women identifying a means by which they will continue to share their lives despite the roadblocks of the times and society that would not recognize their attachment The sexual scenes are solidly vanilla clearly consensual even within the class differences and relatively tastefully described using period appropriate language though not necessarily language one might expect the na ve protagonist to be familiar with But the reader should not go into these stories expecting much in the way of plot or character development The two primary characters are given three dimensional backstories but the minor characters are much cardboard not surprisingly given the short length of the works and the male characters in particular are uniformly presented as crude and unpleasant people This creates something of a tension between the depiction of the characters sexuality all the protagonists in the stories were clearly presented as exclusively lesbian in orientation and the strong implication that a preference for women derives from the undesirability of all the surrounding men I m conflicted about how to rate these works On the one hand the writing is competent if not brilliant the historic setting is neither better nor worse than the usual for historic romance and the stories succeed well at what they intend to be brief bits of historic fluff that could be very good company on a lonely evening On the other hand I m not personally interested in stories that have so little in the way of plot and character and I m not really interested in stories where sexual descriptions take up than 50% of the page count So I ll set my star rating based on my own idiosyncratic reading experience and suggest that the potential reader focus on my description to determine if these stories are for you assuming you can get ahold of a copy The Eightfold Path you may correctly deduce that the theme is lesbian historic romance I only stumbled across this author back in February 2015 when her publisher Musa Publishing announced a going out of business sale The e book prices were so ridiculously and guilt inducingly low that I picked up Bassett s entire eight book series Songs of Sappho without knowing anything than that they were lesbian historic romances And when I wanted to put something fluffy and comforting in my reading ueue this week I figured I d finally give the first one Lily in Bloom a try As it happens these are very short works barely into the novelette word count so I finish both that and the second story My Lady s Service by the end of a 40 minute gym workout and read the third A Sweet Revenge in a single gym session as well Bassett writes competent prose with a pleasant and solid voice and a familiarity and comfort with the historic romance genre The only significant stylistic issue I noted was a tendency toward a formulaic repetition of certain descriptions These stories were easy and pleasant reads and if the content had been closely aligned to my own tastes I could easily become a big fan of the authorThe historicity of the settings falls within the scope of normal expectations for historic romance which is to say that the average reader will enjoy the descriptions even though someone with a historic background would find much to critiue Lily in Bloom explicitly gives its date as 1886 Internal evidence suggests that A Sweet Revenge is set around the 1850s The other story may be intended for a similar era but the internal details particularly of clothing are contradictory and vague mixing garment types that suggest anything from the later 18th century through the late 19th And due to the nature of the stories we are provided with a lot of garment descriptions as the items are lovingly removed If Neurologie: Conforme Au Nouveau Programme De Liecn (French Edition) you are the sort of reader who knows the difference between a bustle and a pannier or who wonders how a fully clothed corset wearing woman could feel an exuisite touch brushing her nipple the historic details may be unsatisfactory The women s life histories and the solutions they find to realizing their desire for each other are solidly grounded in the times and do not dodge around the enormous pressures on 19th century English women to conform to heterosexual social structures no matter what their emotional preferences I ve called the stories historic romance but they really are accurately categorized as historic erotica The three that I read adhere to very similar formulas I can t say Again Calls the Owl yet whether the whole series follows a similar formula The viewpoint character is a sexually inexperienced or unsatisfied woman of relatively higher class or established standing either in or about to enter an unhappy marriage who has an erotic encounter with a experienced woman of lower class or in a marginal social position The two women rapidly discover and develop a stronger and romantic connection in addition to sexual desire After a brief time for reflection and anticipation there follows a longer and elaborate sexual encounter during which the viewpoint character now takes an active role in giving pleasure to her partner The stories resolve with the two women identifying a means by which they will continue to share their lives despite the roadblocks of the times and society that would not recognize their attachment The sexual scenes are solidly vanilla clearly consensual even within the class differences and relatively tastefully described using period appropriate language though not necessarily language one might expect the na ve protagonist to be familiar with But the reader should not go into these stories expecting much in the way of plot or character development The two primary characters are given three dimensional backstories but the minor characters are much cardboard not surprisingly given the short length of the works and the male characters in particular are uniformly presented as crude and unpleasant people This creates something of a tension between the depiction of the characters sexuality all the protagonists in the stories were clearly presented as exclusively lesbian in orientation and the strong implication that a preference for women derives from the undesirability of all the surrounding men I m conflicted about how to rate these works On the one hand the writing is competent if not brilliant the historic setting is neither better nor worse than the usual for historic romance and the stories succeed well at what they intend to be brief bits of historic fluff that could be very good company on a lonely evening On the other hand I m not personally interested in stories that have so little in the way of plot and character and I m not really interested in stories where sexual descriptions take up than 50% of the page count So I ll set my star rating based on my own idiosyncratic reading experience and suggest that the potential reader focus on my description to determine if these stories are for Beitr�ge Zur Kenntnis Der �ltesten Epoche Neupersischer Poesie you assuming

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review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 review Lily in Bloom Songs of Sappho #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie-Elise Bassett A lovely widow discovers that she isn’t frigid; she just lacked the right partner in bed her brother’s governessLovely widow Lily Winslow isn't happy with her life She longs for travel. RatingGrade 35 stars B minusWarning This review probably contains spoilers Please don t read further if you dislike spoilers Disclaimer This book was purchased for me at bncomLily in Bloom is a sweet uncomplicated short story best accompanied with gourmet hot chocolate and petit fours cream puff swans or some other delicate dessert loved but seldom indulged by the reader The writing is smooth and pleasant the story itself well structured and the characters interesting and developed sufficiently to enhance the read I feel the world building could have been better fleshed out but I didn t find its absence impacting my appreciation of the storyI m enchanted by the protagonist s narrative voice From the very first sentence I had this wonderful clear sense of how Lily Winslow sounded Crisp English gentlewoman s well modulated tones recount a respectable widow s dissatisfaction with life under her brother s protection and her discovery of romantic attraction and true love with her nephews governess the vibrant and capable Emmalline Driscoll The narrative has the uality of a cherished memoir romantic and rich as Lily relives it Listening to Lily is a little like enjoying a favorite melody played by an antiue music box It s ethereal understated and it doesn t last too long Brevity is part of its charmLily is a well rounded romantic heroine for a short story romance I consider the character very genuine and true for her class and era 19th C gentlewoman She is modest and demure yet still open to sensuality She accepts the second class standing all females endured in her time but she is aware of her own strengths and assets and is determined to build the life she desires Lily is not a Victorian widow buried in the country and resigned to a uiet life with relatives who tolerate her until she remarries ASAP She s got gumption albeit very controlled and ladylike gumption It was impossible not to admire this characterAt first I liked Emmeline the competent worldly governess who seduces her employer s very willing sister Later I had issues with some of Emmeline s actions view spoilerLily genuinely likes Emmeline and appreciates her companionship Emmaline initiates sexual intimacy with Lily and the two women begin an affair As emotional intimacy increases between them Emmeline reveals she has accepted an out of town position as a governess with another household I found this situation well gross I appreciate Emmeline is a working woman but it seems low to seduce a friend into a love affair and deepen emotional ties when one anticipates relocating to a new job Instead of sympathizing with Emmeline I sort of disliked her I would have liked Emmeline better if she d had frank words with Lily at their affair s beginning reminding Lily their relationship couldn t last beyond Emmeline s acceptance of work elsewhere hide spoiler