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Hartline

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Set in the 1800's, Hartline is the tale of two sisters, one straight and one gay, and the thwarted loves and emotional pain of their lives and relationships, along with others who live in the town of Hartline and the surrounding area.

Hartline is the kind of town where the Sheriff is co-owner in the brothel run by Carmine Bassette, while forbidding his daughter to associate ...
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Overview

Set in the 1800's, Hartline is the tale of two sisters, one straight and one gay, and the thwarted loves and emotional pain of their lives and relationships, along with others who live in the town of Hartline and the surrounding area.

Hartline is the kind of town where the Sheriff is co-owner in the brothel run by Carmine Bassette, while forbidding his daughter to associate with Cat MacDonald the lesbian who dresses in drag and lives up on the ridge with her clairvoyant grandmother.

Sheriff L. C. Larson's treachery has a wide reach. Sally MacDonald's chance at love with a good man may have been ruined by Larsen. Nothing is beyond L.C. not even murder.

Savannah Lily Jordan, a lesbian gifted with second sight and a disregard for convention, is sent to stay with her Aunt Alberta Brandt, by her distraught father. However, Savannah has her own ideas about who she wants to keep company with, and to hell with her reputation. She too will cross paths with L.C., as well as the town's madame, and the supernatural.

EXCERPT: Savannah reflected on the fact that what she had just done in accepting Carmine Basette's invitation would be considered reckless, yet she knew nothing had ever been more clear to her in her life. Ever since she was a little girl, Savannah had had a very strong sixth sense, the gift of knowing things, seeing things and feeling things others did not. There was a radiant aura around Carmine Basette and Savannah now knew this was the woman she had been destined to meet, even if everything about her was outside the proper boundaries of society, and she sensed they were.
"Would you think me completely crazy if I told you we were destined to meet today at that dock?" Savannah asked.
"No." Carmine replied quietly. "I felt it as well. It was almost as if you drew me from my carriage to come and speak with you."
Savannah smiled. "I did. Does that frighten you?"
Carmine shook her head. "No. Does being here with me frighten you? After all, you can see the immediate differences between us, and you know nothing about me."
"I know everything I need to know for now." Savannah replied softly. "Spirits from the other world, the afterlife, told me of you. I'll explain it all to you some time." She promised.
She took Carmine's hand in hers, and unbuttoned the other woman's glove in a deliberate manner, her green eyes holding Carmine's dark gaze. Slowly, provocatively she drew the glove off Carmine's hand and brought the hand to her lips. Carmine trembled. Not with fear but with a desire she had never expected to feel again.
"Savannah, do you know what I want from you?" Carmine' voice was low and husky with longing.
"Yes." Savannah answered softly. "Yes."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453849774
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Dunn was the author of "Untamed Women of Yesteryear" published by L-Books - which received honorable mention by Golden Crown Literary Society, as well as being nominated for Favorite Lesbian Fiction Historical – by the Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Awards group.

She grew up in an environment that was almost 19th century, living on dirt roads in houses that had no running water, and remembers her family having an ice box rather than a refrigerator and her mother cooking on a wood burning stove, while her father farmed with mules.

She currently lives with her long time partner on a farm in the Midwest.

Her favorite fiction is historical.
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