November 23rd, 2021

andrew potter

2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A Woman’s Persuasion

A Woman’s Persuasion by Jeanette Watts

The start was quite awkward – much telling, not much showing. More like a summary than a story. Once the story got moored off and on its way it was a delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion to the 21st century with a queer twist. Frightening true in many details. Liberation is still only a word in many circles. The writing is very accomplished, but not always quite fitting to a setting in the 21st century – at more than one occasion I was reminded of the original Regency English. In itself great, in a 21st century setting not so much. The character development of Anne was very well done.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Dancer's Dilemma (Campus Connections #3)

The Dancer's Dilemma (Campus Connections #3) by CJane Elliott

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I was pulled in by the main character, Tyrone, who is well drawn and quite engaging as he goes about his life. The secondary characters are also fully realized, and the story flows well. This book is the third in a series, and these characters' lives were explored in previous books. However, the careful writing here makes it easy to fully enjoy this novel as a standalone.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Silent Sin (A 1920s Hollywood Gay Romance)

Silent Sin (A 1920s Hollywood Gay Romance) by E.J. Russell

Old Hollywood comes alive with colorful dialogue, great period details, and a sweet love story — a fun read and heartwarming too.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Venetian and the Rum Runner

The Venetian and the Rum Runner by L.A. Witt

Thrilling, well-researched, and colorful tale of gangsters, crime, Prohibition, and forbidden love that could turn deadly at any moment—a must read for fans for the 1920’s.

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