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Falling in Love [NOOK Book]

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If you would like a novel that involves aviation, falling in love, family and friends, developing trust, and overcoming fear, then you may be in the right place.
It’s Lourdes from Sliders, and Jim from Greenhills.
Falling in Love is a novel about a difficult romance between a transsexual woman and a transgender man, both pilots, who fall in love one summer during the United States’ largest annual airshow in ...

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Falling in Love

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Overview

If you would like a novel that involves aviation, falling in love, family and friends, developing trust, and overcoming fear, then you may be in the right place.
It’s Lourdes from Sliders, and Jim from Greenhills.
Falling in Love is a novel about a difficult romance between a transsexual woman and a transgender man, both pilots, who fall in love one summer during the United States’ largest annual airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Anyone who has read Sliders: The Dark Side of Transgender has been introduced to Lourdes, how she has been hurt on the front lines of social oppression and change since the 1970s, how her husband left her, issues she has developed, and how she feels about the transgender paradigm.
How could she trust love again? And what if the man she falls in love with is of a group she believes also oppresses her? Naturally they will argue. Yet, because they love each other, they find a way to overcome.
Though Falling in Love and Sliders are both novels, they are different from each other in a couple of major respects.
The first major difference is that Sliders is a character study, an exposé both of the related treatment industry and of someone’s life in transgenderism as it evolves in her over thirty-six years in transition. Most chapters are an example of something or to illustrate the evolution of the protagonist’s story. For example, in Chapter One the points made are Regina’s eagerness and how her plastic surgeon uses that to mislead her—perhaps more for the benefit of his practice than her appearance. If that first example is not perceived, many other things presented later will be missed. There is great symbolism in every chapter: the clothing she chooses to wear, where she lives, the way she interacts with people. Falling in Love, by contrast, is neither an exposé nor character study, and its chapters are not there to illustrate concepts, per se. Though the theme is people who are different can get along and even love each other, the novel, itself, is primarily a romance between people with issues, an adventure. It’s truly about falling in love.
The second major difference is that Falling in Love—while sizzling at times—is represented in such a way that, I believe, if it were made into a film, could be shown on prime-time broadcast television. Where Sliders used harsh language at times and graphically depicted scenes that were meant to convey the protagonist’s raw feelings and actions, Falling in Love uses a reserved style preferred by these two, main characters. They are personally unwilling to use harsh language, and while they are eventually open with each other, one can sense they are modest in how they share their intimate moments.
The emphasis is on romance, not sex. It’s on watching them fight through their issues to fall in love, not on anger or harsh language.
If you hope to avoid airplanes, you might want to read Antony and Cleopatra. Falling in Love is set in the world of flight. Cliquish terminology and phrasing are used, though explained, throughout. If you’re a pilot of light general aviation airplanes, you may feel at home in the novel. If you’re not a pilot, then you may fit right in with those who are, by the time you’re done reading.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045096249
  • Publisher: Aimee Norin
  • Publication date: 11/17/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 212,219
  • File size: 2 MB

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I believe a person should be able to follow his or her own heart, but I also believe long-term happiness, and acceptance, are best sought with a realistic understanding of the problems involved, where it can be found. No one person can provide that for others, but I believe an approach to issues with both the light and the dark side of things is the most helpful.

My novels tend to be controversial. Things happen and views are expressed by characters within that, variously, many people will agree with and that others will not agree with, because that is part of life. As well, if someone reads carefully, she will notice that, often, a character will present as one way at one time in her life, yet present quite differently, with different views, at a later time in life, mainly because issues can and may evolve through people over the course of decades. As well, a reader may notice that a view expressed in one story is represented differently in another, by another character.

Finally, I must note: I think of myself more as a storyteller than a writer. Transitions are expensive, sometimes costing several multiples of an annual salary, and the treatment industry—I do clearly say so—charges way too much. In addition, when someone is hurting because she needs to change, or when someone's social or financial life has been affected in relation to a transition, money can be even harder to come by. In order to keep these books coming for free, I usually do not use an outside editor as I make no money off these books at all and editors are costly. I spend a great deal of time with each novel, but if a mistake is noted, please email me at aimeenorin@gmail.com and let me know.

Thank you, and blessings to all,

Aimee Norin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    I tried but hurt my head

    I figured stick with it and after 300 pages figured what was wrong with her then the thoughts and stuff hurt my head following it. Could not finish

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    Posted June 7, 2013

    Good Readng

    A very unusual book that leaves you thinking about things.

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