Good Southern girls follow the rules and walk down predictable paths. Jenna predictably married Paul and believed in happily ever after. Although Jenna played by all the rules, she had no idea the tragic turns that her life would take--the tragic death of her first baby, and the unexpected loss of a second baby. There would be more heartbreak. Would Jenna ever be blessed with a child that she wanted with all her heart? Would Paul step up and become the husband and partner she only dared to dream of? Jenna needed the support of her husband, his sympathetic shoulder to cry on, and strong arms to hold her, but he cast an absentee ballot most of the time. Then out of the blue, Jenna crossed paths with a young woman and her life changed in ways that she never could have imagined. For too many years, Jenna drifted through life searching for answers to understand her undeniable attraction to this woman and uncover her true authentic self. Denial reigned supreme until one phone call changed everything.
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About the Author
J. D. Simmons, an aspiring author for most of her adult life, never dreamed her first book would be about her own life and long marriage. From an early age, J.D. desired to become a teacher and spent a lengthy career as an educator. She is passionate about spending time with her family, working in her yard, running, and maybe training for a tenth half-marathon. J.D. resides in South Carolina where you can find her sipping a margarita and dreaming of going to the beach with her partner.
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Lately Lesbian based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This book was an emotional read for me. I see this book as being helpful to many as they begin or are going through their own journey. As a LGBT person, I really appreciate the passionate men and women have torn down walls and built a road for the young folks to truly live their truth.
A really good and easy read. Relatable to many people not just the gay/lesbian community. Experienced the full gambit of emotions with this book. True sadness and tears when Jenna tells the story of losing her first born. Hysterical laughter while reading stories about Jenna’s parents-her dad in particular. Understanding and compassion for Jenna as she peels back some very sensitive layers and reveals her disappointments with marriage and the guilt of an affair. I cried with her and for her as she struggled to rebuild and regain relationships with her adult children. I celebrated with her as she realizes that true love isn’t gender specific and can be found in the most unlikely of places.
Lately Lesbian is a heartwarming true story about love and loss. It will encourage you, no matter what your circumstances, to always keep moving forward and seek happiness in your life even through the darkest times. The best is yet to come!
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Lately Lesbian by J.D. Simmons is an interesting memoir with lesbian themes. Jenna marries Paul and believes that she’s found the man of her life. She is the normal, traditional wife, living for her husband and looking forward to stability in the future. When her life is rocked, she looks towards her husband for support. But Paul is distant and aloof. That is until Jenna meets a young and beautiful woman. As her longing begins to grow, she starts feeling different. Has she always masked her real feelings? Is she made to be with a man or is there a deeper, a more real part of her that she must allow to emerge? Follow her love odyssey as she journeys home to herself, redefining herself, and giving a name to her deepest desires and passions. This is an interesting story that explores the theme of romance and a woman’s journey to accepting and embracing herself. J.D. Simmons doesn’t just write well; she also has a gift for listening to her heart and this aspect of the writing makes it easy for readers to relate to her, to understand her world, and see clearly the path she’s walked. The memoir is filled with lessons on inner freedom and authenticity, a story that shows readers how social norms and conventions can keep us prisoners of a culture that doesn’t serve us any longer. The writing is confident and the narrative voice consistent and clarion. Lately Lesbian is engrossing and I enjoyed the way the author explores the landscapes of her heart, becoming vulnerable in the narrative and infusing it with humanity and realism.