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Tabou: Patience (Book 1)

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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 Her ...more
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Published October 11th 2011 by Publish Green
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Flora Smith
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Steven
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Steven by: Suzanne Stroh
Tabou is an ambitious (audacious?) quintet of books, the first of which is titled Patience and is a whirlwind of characters, plots and subplots that may leave you wondering: What have I gotten myself into? I consider myself fairly well-read and it is like nothing I’ve read before. To categorize this book into a predefined manufactured genre risks missing the point. Is it an erotic romance featuring two women? Yes. Is it a quasi-revisionist historical novel? Yes. Is it a dramatic mystery-spy nove ...more
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Tabou is the story of two influential families: the Russets and the Herricks. The story’s main focus is Patience Herrick and Jocelyn (Joss) Russet. This is the first novel of five in this family drama.

There are so many characters in this book that I am just going to focus on a couple of them. Patience Herrick is the heiress to a multimedia fortune. Joss Russet is the heiress to a brewing fortune. When these two meet there is an immediate attraction between them despite the age gap. At the time
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Sally
Oct 03, 2012 rated it liked it
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Although it took me some effort to get into, and the soap opera elements tried my patience in places, Tabou: Patience, Book 1 is a well-written tale with a enough elements to keep even the most jaded reader engaged. Suzanne Stroh has crafted a tale of lesbian love, family drama, and political intrigue that is high on drama and deep in complexities.

Jumping backward and forward in time (between the 60s and 90s) and place (USA, London, France, South America, Asia), the story draws upon a wide varie
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Teresa D.
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Tabou is the story of two influential families: the Russets and the Herricks. The story’s main focus is Patience Herrick and Jocelyn (Joss) Russet. This is the first novel of five in this family drama.

There are so many characters in this book that I am just going to focus on a couple of them. Patience Herrick is the heiress to a multimedia fortune. Joss Russet is the heiress to a brewing fortune. When these two meet there is an immediate attraction between them despite the age gap. At the time
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Erzabet Bishop
This book started out very eloquently but got lost in a whole lot of details that did not entice me into the story at all. I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a good f/f style read.
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Suzanne Stroh hails from Michigan, where her family brewed Stroh’s beer for five generations. TABOU is her debut work of fiction.

Suzanne grew up on the shore of the Great Lakes in Grosse Pointe and attended University Liggett School a few classes behind novelist Jeffrey Eugenides; they shared the same inspirational teachers. She studied art history at Wellesley College and Newnham College, Cambri
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