Seneca Falls

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Seneca King is alone in life, the pain of her past her only companion. The idyllic confines of the women’s college Seneca attends prove more isolating than she imagined possible, and her scars, emotional and physical, deter everyone from getting close to her. Until she meets Dylan Walker. Dylan, a college senior, sees more to Seneca than the fragile body and tortured soul. Dylan is looking for something real in her life, not the unattainable expectations of her family, or the superficial friendships she thought ...
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Seneca King is alone in life, the pain of her past her only companion. The idyllic confines of the women’s college Seneca attends prove more isolating than she imagined possible, and her scars, emotional and physical, deter everyone from getting close to her. Until she meets Dylan Walker. Dylan, a college senior, sees more to Seneca than the fragile body and tortured soul. Dylan is looking for something real in her life, not the unattainable expectations of her family, or the superficial friendships she thought would last a lifetime. There is nothing more real than Seneca King. Carefully, slowly, they begin a delicate courtship, helping each other learn the meaning of true love. But when her dark past once again steps out of the shadows, Seneca is dragged back into the world that broke her in the first place. Can Dylan and Seneca stand together to vanquish the past once and for all, or this time, will it end up breaking them both?
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/24/2014
Loneliness and survival are the two themes dominating Seneca King’s life in Thoma’s emotionally raw contemporary lesbian romance. Left to the mercy of foster homes and the streets as a child, a tragic incident and a benefactor’s kindness lead her to a new beginning at the all-female Sophia College. At first she’s just going through the motions, with her past strongly coloring her interactions with others, but she yearns for a way to escape her reputation as a mysterious loner and learn to fully live. Kate Smith, an athletic trainer, and Kate’s wife, Lisa, mentor Seneca and give her a model for healthy relationships. And as Seneca slowly opens up to Dylan, a graduating senior, she finds strength within herself and discovers what love truly means. Thoma (The Chase) bluntly and uncompromisingly portrays Seneca’s struggles with chronic pain, emotional trauma, and uncertainty; readers who find that part of the story rough going will appreciate the sweet and gentle counterpoint of her romance with Dylan. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626390522
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,432,960
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Jesse Thoma splits her professional time between graduate school and work. She is a project manager in a clinical research lab and spends a good amount of time in methadone clinics and prisons collecting data and talking to people.

Jesse grew up in Northern California but headed east for college. She never looked back, although her baseball allegiance is still loyally with the San Francisco Giants. She has lived in New England for ten years and has finally learned to leave extra time in the morning to scrape snow off the car. Jesse is blissfully married and is happiest when she is out for a walk with her wife and their dog, pretending she still has the soccer skills she had as an eighteen-year-old, eating anything her wife bakes, or sitting at the computer to write a few lines.

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