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Mirrors [Paperback]

Marianne K. Martin
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Bella Books (8 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931513023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931513029
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,276,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Two single-minded women, a teacher and a lawyer, are passionate about their work. When feelings other than friendship catch them both by surprise they face great risks to their happiness and dreams - dedication, passion, and commitment may not be enough.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy ROMANCE 3 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Although on the surface it appears to be a standard lesbian romance, this novel goes beyond just this and does deal with some of the issues that face lesbians in society, and particularly education, and the the strain between being open and honest and the protection of your career. However it is a good feel good romance, with some nicely developed characters, It would be nice to see what happens to the lead characters after this novel ends
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost 5 Stars 4 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read and enjoyed all of Marianne K Martin's work (except, at this point, I still have Legacy of Love to read as I only just recently managed to download that one) and I have to say this one is one of my favourites.

I love Martin's way of intertwining beautiful love stories into deeper and concurrent plots and this novel is no different. In fact, she tackles a few issues in this one and all of them come together to wrap up the story beautifully. I only held back one star because I have a couple of Martin's novels that I loved just that little bit more.

The characters in this novel are very easy to like. I am a particular fan of Shayna Bradley and love that she has appeared in other novels and although Jean has her foibles, I really like her commitment to education and her students...even the difficult ones like Jay Markus.

In all, I find this a great read with a beautiful romance which unfolds within its pages. I recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok 31 Oct 2011
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This was an ok book. Got a wee bit bored with it though. Not as good as others by the author.
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By Ange
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One of my favourite authors. This book like all the others I have read held my attention all the way through. If you enjoy Marianne s work , this will not disappoint .
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Soulgasm.. 16 Sep 2001
By "lyric_tiger" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Marianne Martin's latest novel, "Mirrors", is the kind of literary prose that tenderly pulls at the strings of your heart and the deep recesses of your mind in regards to love, duty, and friendship. With her well-crafted ability to bring us into the very soul of her characters, Martin introduces us to Jean Carson; a special type of teacher that students look up to and who goes the extra mile to make a difference everyday in their lives. Jean's passion for her career and the stability of her life is upturned when she must face coming out after being in the comfort zone of a heterosexual marriage. Her struggle; a not so uncommon, yet life-altering one, is paralleled in the personal strife of a young, female student who is victimized from being seemingly different to her peers. Shayna Bradley is a confident, sharp lawyer with a sense of justice and a desire to help mothers and their children. Shayna is the kind of friend any woman would want in their back court, but when it comes to relationships work tends to run into over time and romance lingers on the sidelines. Despite this she is grounded in her loyalty to family and friends and drawn deeply to the needs of both. Intertwined by a cherished friendship and lined up together in the battle of conformity versus differentiation, Jean and Shayna must each view what is mirrored in the reflective pool of their hearts. Like soup, Ms Martin once again manages to warm the soul with a stirring, personal look at two women who share a similar consciousness. This is the type of good literature that delves deep, splinters and fragments into a thousand glass pieces for each reader to see a portion of themselves glimmering back from within its pages.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected gift 4 Oct 2001
By Candace - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
While reading MIRRORS, I found myself wondering; "Do I know these women? They could be my neighbors, my former teachers, the women at the next table in my favorite restaurant." The depth at which I got to know the characters made them as real as my own friends that I wish I could advise and console. And as with real friends, they followed their own sometimes surprising paths and drummed up courage I didn't know they had.
When I got this book as a gift, I wasn't thinking much past the generosity of the friend who gave it to me. After reading the book, though, I realized that the author also gave me a gift. That gift was the effort and painstaking attention to detail that Marianne Martin made in sharing these women with me. She put them in familiar territory and let me know that, often, my struggle with guilt, passion and courage is every woman's struggle. She reminded me that a rare, genuine friendship can survive the most uncertain and painful of situations, and that a soul mate will truly love you no matter how difficult you try to make it. We could all probably stand to be reminded of these things on occasion, and reading MIRRORS is by all accounts a great way to be reminded.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars coming out in the heartland 2 Oct 2001
By M. J. Lowe - Published on Amazon.com
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Opening three years after the close of Dawn of the Dance, and set in a small city in Michigan, Mirrors focuses on secondary characters introduced in Dawn: high school teacher, Jean Carson and feminist attorney, Shayna Bradley. Mirrors is well written with realistic characters and depicts important, painful issues for gays and lesbians living in the more conservative regions of the country. Especially those with careers in public education. The novel opens with the new history teacher, Dan Sanders,being fired because the high school principal decided Sanders was gay. Sanders, we're told was not "obvious" nor had he behaved inappropriately to any of the students. Indeed he actually had students liking history. But teaching performance is not the issue. The principal doesn't want queers working for him. As in most of America there is no protection for gay teachers regarding discrimination in employment.
Jean is a thirty-something, physical education teacher. She has spent the last 12 years married to Ken and devoting her time and energy to her students. The latter has helped her avoid some realities about the former. Namely Ken's desire for children and Jean's reluctance for them. It turns out that Jean's avoidance of additional commitment to Ken is rooted in her ambivalence regarding her attractions toward women. This is especially true of her feelings for her best friend, Shayna. A relatively open lesbian attorney who specializes in assisting women in legal struggles, Shayna uses her work to avoid really committing to her girlfriend. Despite their years of perfecting defense mechanisms, neither woman is quite prepared for her feelings for the other. Feelings that grow as both disentangle themselves from dying romantic relationships.
Coming out is a process, not an event, and it's rarely easy. That's one of the themes of Mirrors. Indeed the book provides three reflections on coming out via Jean, Shayna and Lindy, a student at the high school where Jean teaches. Lindy has been struggling with her own sexuality and suffers the routinely harassing attention of several of the male jocks at the school. She will ultimately be attacked because her baby butch appearance threatens some of her classmates. It is Lindy's story that will force Jean to face her own closet, accept the gift of Shayna's love, and risk her job, in the hope of saving other young students.
Martin also provides a mirror for society to consider its role in protecting our young people from bigotry and hate (not to mention rearing them to express said hatred). Mirrors is not my favorite Martin novel; --I prefer her Clan of the Doe stories with Sage Bistro, et al.-- however it is a very good story that can not be told too often. Look into Mirrors, you will no doubt find yourself reflected there as well.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heads Above 26 Sep 2001
By Kay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
MIRRORS is the kind of story and Marianne Martin the kind of writer that raises this novel heads above the typical lesbian romance.
As a reader I want to know what makes characters tick. Martin understands that. She doesn't tell me that Shayna is a workaholic, she shows me what her days and nights are like and lets me into her head so that I understand why. She makes me feel the love between Jean and her husband and the guilt that Jean holds in her heart. I went to church with Jean and listened to the struggle that she has fought in her head since she was a young girl. These are not characters anymore, they are people that I know and care about. When a crisis arises that threatens their happiness and challenges their courage I worry, and find myself wondering what I would do if it were me in their shoes. All this because Martin knew how to put me right in the middle of their world. I want them to be happy, I want them to be courageous. And I don't know if either is possible for them until the last page of the book. That's why this is such a fine novel and Martin the very best in her genre.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance at a New Level 9 April 2002
By Palomino@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is not your traditional form of formula romance. Marianne Martin has successfully raised the level of what I now want and expect from this genre. She has created a unique blend of drama, from real life situations, and love, as it evolves from internal struggle.
I was surprised by the depth and complexity of emotions that her characters evoked from me. They ran the gamut from sensing the pain and guilt that Shayna carries from her childhood, feeling the confusion and fear Jean suffers from her Catholic upbringing, to the intensity of love in its many varied forms. As in real life, love is not easily defined or catagorized, but Mirrors offers wonderful reflections of parental love, friendship love, and intimate love.
Mirrors is filled with rich descriptions, full characterizations, well-crafted tension, and some of the best internal dialogue I have read. If you are expecting a romance, Mirrors will give you that and more. If you are expecting a realistic look into the lives of contemporary lesbians, you will not be disappointed. This is an excellent book, one you will enjoy reading and re-reading.
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