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Southern Rose

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Agnes' husband is killed in action during the Civil War, she's forced to reveal not only her sham marriage, but also her past and her feelings for her housemate Rose.

Rose is not the shy Southern flower Agnes believes her to be. She has to show Agnes how to act like a "proper" window, and the true extent of her feelings.
Published October 2009 by Pink Petal Books (first published 2009)
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Nan Hawthorne
Jun 03, 2011 Nan Hawthorne rated it liked it
Shelves: glbtq
Part of the appeal of historical fiction when it comes to GLBT novels is seeing how people find love and fulfillment in a time even more unfriendly to their happiness than now. When they overcome the odds set against them, it is just that much more gratifying to see love take root and grow. That is very much the case with the two women, Agnes and Rose, in Mary Winter’s Southern Rose, a lesbian erotic novel.

The setting is new Hope, Missouri, and the Civil War rages in the background. Rose is a wi
Nerine Dorman
Apr 20, 2011 Nerine Dorman rated it liked it
This was a beautifully crafted tale of the forbidden love between two women during a patriarchal era. Winter offers readers some scorching scenes in the story, which was sensitively handled. A little different take on life during the Civil War that engages with social issues many of us take for granted nowadays.
Dec 11, 2009 LVLMLeah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It's a nice civil war time story/romance. Two women, one who's a widow and lost her husband and child, and the other a former madame, find love during hard times.

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Mary commutes between her dream home near the Mark Twain national forest in Missouri and her current residence in Iowa. She lives with a menagerie of animals including an opinionated horse and a cat who was a dog in past life. When not writing spicy tales of erotic romance, she enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy, spending time with her horse, and enjoying the outdoors. Lucky for her, her p ...more
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