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This review is from: THE GIRL BACK HOME (Kindle Edition)
Jamie was in a 16 year relationship with Mary Ann until it all fell apart.
Sandy was married to Doug for 15 years until Jamie's return prompted Sandy to ask herself what she really wanted from life.
On the surface this is a classic lesbian romance including straight woman turning lesbian but under the surface is a much more subtle and sophisticated story about apparently successful relationships and why they fall apart.
Jamie's affair ripped apart her relationship with Mary Ann but under the surface Bradshaw explores why Jamie had the affair and the latent risks of complacency in long term lesbian relationships.
Sandy appears to change her sexual orientation and abandon her husband because of Jamie but under the surface Bradshaw explores the pressure on women to suppress their own feelings to conform to society's expectations. Does Sandy have the right to walk out of a relationship she is not happy with and what are the implications on her family ?
Here Bradshaw gets into her stride, parts of the book are still rushed but the character development is sophisticated and compelling. This is a fabulous exploration of why we should risk everything to be who we really are and fight for our true love, whoever that should be.