elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Gay Novel

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

1. Adam Fitzroy - Make Do and Mend

This is a beautifully written book and one that I loved more and more as I read. The world building is fantastic and the character work is just wonderful. It felt like I had walked into a painting, I could see the Welsh countryside so clearly in my head, without the details being too much or the exposition being to "telling”. The love story is sweet, despite the lack of descriptive sex. Not for those looking for porn, but great for those looking for deeper connections. (Miria)
I wrote down my ratings and then, of course, I had to sit back and think about it for a bit. This is by no means a flashy book. However, this quiet story - taking place during the most turbulent of times - is extremely well-balanced, well-paced, well-developed and has a great deal of heart. I love stories of slow blooming romance and this one fit my requirements perfectly. (Melissa)
This book has stayed with me long after I finished reading it, and was hard to banish from my mind enough to start another book. The book was written in a style which I found reminiscent of the tone of wartime British films – slightly formal and cut glass accents. However, underneath this slight formality the real tenderness and affection was very apparent between characters – both main and secondary. I think this book is really up there with the winners. (Rachel)

Runners Up:

2. Amy Lane - Racing for the Sun
3. Amy Lane - Mourning Heaven / Ryan Loveless - Ethan Who Loved Carter
4. Scott M. Terry - Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth / Kim Fielding - Brute
5. Alicia Cameron - Inherent Gifts / Amy Lane - Under the Rushes / L.A. Witt - Something New Under the Sun
6. Amy Lane - Dex in Blue/ Rick R. Reed - Raining Men
7. Taylor V. Donovan - Disasterology 101
8. Carter Quinn - Out of the Blackness
9. James Erich – Dreams
10. Eric Arvin - Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men / Jere' M. Fishback - Tyler Buckspan / Kaje Harper - Nor Iron Bars A Cage / Lou Harper - Spirit Sanguine

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Tags: author: adam fitzroy, author: amy lane, author: ryan loveless, rainbow awards 2013

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