Friday, October 19, 2012
Tabou: Patience, Book 1's Summary
Jocelyn Russet and Patience Herrick. Two powerful, British-born American lesbians, fiery heiresses of different generations. Both coming of age at the same time. Are they destined for one another—or starcrossed? Follow their ten-year Odyssey in a sexy romp through the rollicking 1980s and 1990s. Discover how their fate turns on secret histories that bind the Russet and Herrick dynasties in business, politics and espionage. Meet an international cast of supporting characters who must all choose between love and duty in book one of the TABOU quintet.
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Price: $2.50 ebook
Publisher: Publish Green
Release: October 11, 2011
Suzanne Stroh's Bio:
Suzanne Stroh is a screenwriter and film producer, author of published case studies on
family business. She grew up in Michigan where her family brewed Stroh’s beer for five generations. She studied art history at Wellesley College and Newnham College, Cambridge then worked in the New York art world before turning to writing. A mountaineer and field medic, she lives with her family in the Virginia countryside. TABOU is her first novel.
Tabou: Patience by Suzanne Stroh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.
I would rate this 3.5 stars for several reasons but since I can't give half stars on GR I rounded up to 4 because it is well written. However, its not a book for me. I'm not sure what category to put it in, but I would label it a Soap Opera. By the cover, and what I was told when it was offered to me, was that this is an erotica. But that I guess depends on your definition of erotica. There are a few hot sex scenes in this really long book but you could easily take them out and still have the same book.
This is the story of lesbian love, of a girl trying to find her identity, and find that the love of her life is a friend of her aunt. But in the process of weaving this story, there is also political intrigue, nazi war criminal, and secret tribunals. There are also high society drama and international jaunts. There is so much going on that at times it was hard to keep up. However, the story has been carefully woven together so that it does come together quite nicely. It is very well written, the characters are definitely unique and its quite a story. The writing style reminded me a lot of The Great Gatsby, it had a lot of the same qualities.
If you enjoy a good Soap Opera. If you like shows such as All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital, etc then this is the book for you. I would suggest this to those over 18 as there are a few sex scenes but they aren't overly graphic. Overall, I thought it was a good book and great for those that enjoy a good drama.
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