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Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Sometimes we hide the very core of our existence because we fear the judgment of others. Sometimes the universe shifts and we are provided with a brief moment to begin anew. These moments allow us to become fearless and let our perfectly created souls shine.

Sam has the perfect life, or does she? When her life is turned upside down,
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Kindle Edition, 73 pages
Published November 2nd 2013 by Cori Garrison
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Kat
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been in the market for lesbian romance that isn’t oversexed. I, also, wanted to read something that would be more like what I would want to write a book. I stumbled upon Cori’s blog when I was skimming through my lesbian tagged feed on WordPress. (She has an excellent blog!) I read a post of hers, and then I went to her “about” page, and it listed her books. I read the Vital Voice review, and I immediately felt I should give this book a try.

The characters are entirely relatabl
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Danni Mladenovic
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very cute short story. I enjoyed it immensely.
Amy
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
I received a copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in return for an honest review.
I have to say I think this book failed to capitalize on the things it had going for it. It feels like a first book, to tell the truth. I believe I saw something in the book from the author saying what her debut novel was and where you could get it, but this is the first book I could find on Amazon. Truthfully, I think the book could stand to be rewritten. I liked the premise of the plot. I totally felt f
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Christine Close
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.

A short but heartfelt novel full of passion, remorse, guilt and at times humour.

A traumatic and emotional start that quickly leads to suppressed feelings that leaves the reader wondering if true love can be achieved.

What I enjoyed most about this captivating novel was the way Ms Garrison enamored her readers by introducing a family that was so loving, caring, supporting and at the sam
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Dorothy Bennett
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cori Garrison as a writer has passion and vision and has created a lovely novella about women falling in love with women. It's a lovely novella that could yet become a great romance novel, with development. The present edition is exciting and involving for the reader, but it is too easy to be derailed by missing elements that make a story great. It's like a skeleton of a novel that needs fleshing out. Character development, description of settings, good transitions from scene to scene, good edit ...more
Amy Withnall
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, lgbt
New Beginnings is exactly what it says on the tin, or on the book cover in this case. Sam is a happily married woman with a baby on the way, or is she? But then disaster strikes and Sam's life is changed forever. Sam starts to develop feeling's for her sister's best friend but will she follow her heart or let her fears win the battle.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I think the author got Sam's feelings spot on, the emotions seemed very real and at times I was Sam, I could feel wh
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Mark Rochford
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book may be entitled "New Beginnings" but I find that this is also the same for Cori Garrison. An author who is refreshingly honest and is not scared to show her characters emotions. You feel as though you are being taken along this emotional roller coaster of emotions.

We are permitted a small glimpse into Sisters Sam, Shawn and Shawn's friend Jenna.This enjoyable novelette may be short but packs a lot in between the covers.
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Illise Montoya
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lesbian romance fans
Shelves: lgbt
This is a story with heart and passion. The characters are relatable, the romance sweet and sexy at the same time. Sam is a sympathetic protagonist, and the rest of the cast (Shawn, Jenna, and Rebecca) are the kind of people you want to root for. They are each faced with unique challenges ranging from death, to bad exes, and simple miscommunication. The erotic scenes are steamy and satisfying, but they are buoyed by the love and compassion exhibited throughout the story. This is not like many Le ...more
Vickie Brown
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am always looking for new lesbian romance authors and am really, really glad I found Cori in twitter. Her writing is clear and the cast of characters are very relate-able. The story develops as it unfolds into a romance . Love the passion and eroticism shown in the love scenes, they were more than just sex. Looking forward for the next book..... it's already in my tbr list!!
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Cori Garrison was born in northern Florida, raised in northern Indiana but has called St. Louis her home for the past 19 years. She lives with her wife & their 3 sons, ages 15, 13 & 7 and their 2 dogs & 3 cats. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in business and holds two Master's Degree equivalent certifications in Employee Benefits and Human Resources. She majored in American ...more
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“Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Sometimes we hide the very core of our existence because we fear the judgment of others. Sometimes the universe shifts and we are provided with a brief moment to begin anew. These moments allow us to become fearless and let our perfectly created souls shine.” 12 likes
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