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First Resort [Kindle Edition]

Nanci Little
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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At twenty-five Jordan Bryant was a rising star on the LPGA tour. At forty, with those dreams a distant and painful memory, she is Director of Golf at Catawamteak, the grand resort on the coast of Maine. She maintains a clinical distance between herself and the guests…until she meets Gillian Benson.

Widowed and left wealthy by a husband “the whole town knew was an abusive, philandering bastard,” Gillian comes to Maine in search of a piece of summer and perhaps a summer of peace. Catawamteak’s acres of oceans and tides of sweet-mown grass open horizons as limitless as her newfound freedom.

First Resort explores the bonds of friendship and the growth of affection and love between women.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 557 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bella Books (15 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7SDL0W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #448,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Still A Separatist 19 Mar 1999
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Format:Paperback
The so-called Thoughtful Reader from Toronto is either a personal friend of the so-called author of this book or the author herself. This book will be used in one of my graduate classes next semester as an example of oppression and class systems among lesbians. As for the woman who read Park Webster as black because of her dialogue, all I can say is that, as an African-American woman myself, that is an incredibly racist statement. To make those kinds of assumptions based on generic speech patterns is the epitome of elitism and is the whole problem with Nanci Little and her readership.
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I've read all three of Nanci Little's novels - THIN FIRE, A GRASS WIDOW, and now the terrific FIRST RESORT. Each time, I've been so moved by Little's writing that I've gone back to the book over and over, and read it multiple times. In fact, I loved FIRST RESORT so much that I actually read it TWICE in one week! And I'll undoubtedly revisit it again in a few months. Meanwhile, I'm buying copies for friends. Like Little's other books, FIRST RESORT is a story of great depth and complexity. It unfolds slowly and tenderly, as Little gently reveals the central characters: Jordan (the lesbian golf pro of a Maine golf resort) and a heterosexual widow & resort guest named Gillian. Each is a survivor of great personal trauma. They lovingly help each other to face their personal herstories, while developing a wonderful friendship and learning to move forward, toward their happy endings. I also enjoyed some of the supporting characters a lot - especially two lesbian friends, Gillie's daughter, and Jordan's uncle. (It's nice to see a lesbian novel with such a fully-formed, positive male character! In fact, that's one of the things I like most about Little's books - the fact that she includes fully complete and positive characters of BOTH genders.)I don't want to deprive any potential readers of coming to know the central women or the supporting cast via Little's exquisite writing, so I won't say much more about them. But they are so wonderfully drawn that I absolutely hated to see the book end, and I would welcome more stories featuring Jordan and Gillian. -- Jordan, especially, is one of the most ethical and wonderful characters I've seen in a book in the past year. I wish the world had more Jordans! I'm also impressed by the way that Ms. Read more ›
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I've read all three of Nanci Little's novels - THIN FIRE, A GRASS WIDOW, and now theterrific FIRST RESORT. Each time, I've been so moved by Little's writing that I've gone backto the book over and over, and read it multiple times. In fact, I loved FIRST RESORT somuch that I actually read it TWICE in one week! And I'll undoubtedly revisit it again in afew months. Meanwhile, I'm buying copies for friends. // Like Little's other books, FIRSTRESORT is a story of great depth and complexity. It unfolds slowly and tenderly, as Little gently reveals the central characters: Jordan (the lesbian golf pro of a Maine golf resort)and a heterosexual widow & resort guest named Gillian. Each is a survivor of greatpersonal trauma. They lovingly help each other to face their personal herstories, whiledeveloping a wonderful friendship and learning to move forward, toward their happy endings. // I don't want to deprive any potential readers of coming to know these women via Little's exquisite writing, so I won't say anything more about them. But they are so wonderfully drawn that I absolutely hated to see the book end, and I would welcome more stories featuring these characters. // I can't understand the reviewer who criticized this book so virulently. We must have read different novels, because those criticisms strike me as completely unfounded. First off, Jordan is NOT Gillian's therapist - the two women have a loving friendship. If anything, Jordan is one of the most ethical characters I've seen in a book in the past year. I wish the world had more Jordans. And, while there IS a lot of alcohol consumed, it's completely consistent with these women's stories. In my opinion, their use of alcohol is a theme that Ms. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lambda Book Report review published Nov. 1998 5 Feb 1999
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***** Below is a synopsis of FIRST RESORT and quotes from two reviews by lesbian/gay publications about this book. FIRST RESORT is in print and has been available since for sale since Dec. 12, 1998! M. Gillon, Publisher.
************ FIRST RESORT by Nanci Little ********
At twenty-five, Jordan Bryant was a rising star on the LPGA tour. At forty, those dreams a distant and painful memory, she maintains an almost clinical distance between herself and the people she meets at Catawamteak, the grand resort on the coast of Maine where she is Director of Golf . . . until she meets Gillian Benson.
Widowed and left wealthy by a husband "the whole town knew was an abusive, philandering bastard," Gillian comes to Maine in search of a piece of summer, or perhaps a summer of peace: to Catawamteak, with its acres of oceans and tides of sweet-mown grass . . . openness with as few limits as her newfound freedom.
First Resort is a meticulous exploration of the growth of the bonds of affection, love, and friendship between women.
************ REVEIWS
"As she did with her earlier novels, Thin Fire and The Grass Widow, Nanci Little creates a completely credible universe, peoples it with unforgettable individuals, and invites us along for the emotionally charged ride. First Resort is an extraordinary exploration of friendship between a lesbian and a straight woman. Little's characters become our friends too, women and men who live on in our memories and in our hearts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm . . .
ONLINE REVIEWS RAISE QUESTIONS IN CYBERSPACE Anonymous public commentary on commercial Web Sites such as Amazon. Read more
Published on 1 July 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Overlong, ponderous and depressing
"First Resort" isn't any sort of a book that should be given to anyone looking for an entertaining read. Read more
Published on 17 May 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the risk
Wow. That was all I could say after I read this book. I bought it because of the cover, I thought it was going to be a golf book. Well, it was and it wasn't. Read more
Published on 29 April 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Everybody has at least one!
With great anticipation, I anxiously awaited the release of this third book from the writer who has become my favorite author since I read her first novel "Thin Fire"... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Not For Serious Golfers
I found this book too long and distracted with secondary details that had no relevance to the plot at all, what plot there is. Read more
Published on 17 Mar 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars For mature audiences only? I think so.
The posting from "a women's studies student" is disturbing, not so much because it attacks the author (a behavior that has no place in a book review), but because it... Read more
Published on 13 Mar 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars For Separatists Only
Maybe lesbians have so few options for "romance" novels that we are stuck with this sort of tripe. My roomie read this book and hated it. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet, Engaging Read
Nanci Little has done a wonderful job of crafting an engaging tale of love, desire and longing. As refreshing as a Long Island Iced Tea in summer, it breezes along, sweeping you... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars For Separatists Only
Maybe lesbians have so few options for "romance" novels that we are stuck with this sort of tripe. My roomie read this book and hated it. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent women's fiction
A friend loaned me her copy of this book. I loved it so much that I bought a copy of my own. It's really, really great.
Published on 7 Mar 1999
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