Dreams of Flying is a special story of my heart, the coming-out of a newly retired librarian who finds love. Who says love only happens to the young?
Annabelle, the condo manager, wastes no time inviting the newcomer to her cabin cruiser. Here’s a snippet of the prologue:
“Ouch!” She gives a breathy giggle as my hand makes a second impact. “Now who’s the dirty old woman?”
“You’ll pay for that.” I’m glad she can’t see the ridiculous grin spreading across my face.
“Oh, please.” She lowers herself one more step, leaning until her back nestles against my chest.
I wrap her in a soundless slow dance to the lapping of waves against the boat. By some unfathomable stroke of good fortune, this creature has made Oneir live up to its name.
Dreams of Flying blurb:
Retirement means saying good-bye to everything she knows…and hello to a whole new world.
When Karla Jamison marries her husband and gives birth to her daughter, she thinks she has followed society’s rules. But after Ray’s death six months later, she throws herself into librarianship and single motherhood. What would her daughter and community say if they knew Mrs. Raymond Jamison loved women?
She keeps her secret until retiring at age sixty-one, fulfilling a promise to Ray by relocating to a tiny, historic town in Florida. There she meets Annabelle Trelanka, who spends every possible second on the flying bridge of her cabin cruiser. After choosing to stay single rather than declare her sexuality, Annabelle loves the freedom she finds on water.
Where will Karla’s new freedom take her? Is she ready for the next big change in her life?
First Ladylove contains additional stories by Kate Richards, Jessica E. Subject, Cathy Pegau, KT Grant, Annie Anthony, and Leigh Ellwood.