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Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean at Harrington Park Press

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / New Adult / Romance
Length Novel, 265 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2004

Book Blurb

Can two teenage girls find happiness in each other's arms when it seems the whole world is against them?

In prose that is tender and compelling, Judy MacLean brings her contemporary take on Shakespeare's classic play to vivid life. Rosemary and Juliet is a fast-paced novel that finds two girls on the edge of womanhood and on the brink of disaster. But more than that, Rosemary and Juliet is about the turbulent intensity of first love and the conflict between the expectations of parents and the undeniable sexual realities lived by their children.

A love that threatens to tear their families indeed, their whole community-apart . . .

Rosemary Romey Arden is the only out lesbian at Divido High School. Her pro-choice, ex-hippie mom, Janis, runs A Woman's Decision, a clinic in nearby Santa Rosa, California. Targeted by local fundamentalists as a baby-killer whose abortion mill is the pinnacle of evil, Janis keeps herself sane by immersing herself in the women's movement and participating in peaceful protests against intolerance. But tall, athletic Romey only wants to live the normal life of a teenager, with one difference to find love in the arms of a girl, not a boy.

Julie Wright's dad, a dedicated fundamentalist minister, heads the Divido Bible Church. Beautiful, dark-haired Julie's gift her exquisite, soaring voice takes the church choir to musical heights previously only dreamed of. Julie has always been a good girl, obedient, with a strong love in her heart for Jesus. But lately, a new feeling has come over her a feeling so strong it can't be denied and why should it? She calls this new sensation Yearning, and understands that it is precious and important. But . . . what is she Yearning for? And . . . how can she choose between her budding sexuality and the church community she loves?


Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Publisher Harrington Park Press
Length Novel, 265 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2004
Price $7.95 ebook
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