Winds of Fortune
by Radclyffe

Bold Strokes Books, 2007. ISBN 978-1-933110-93-6.
Reviewed by Cheri Rosenberg
Posted on 12/15/2007

Fiction: Romance

Provincetown Sheriff Reese Conlon is back from serving as a marine in the War on Terror and is a little more than shell-shocked. Her partner, Dr. Tory King, is grateful to have her back, even if they both have to figure out how to cope in the aftermath of Reese's tour of duty. Police Officer Bri Parker and her partner, Carolyn. are as tight and adorable together as ever. The new kids on the block—Tory's new associate, Dr. Nita Burgoyne, and construction company owner Deo Camara—will blow you away. Deo is a player who can have any woman she wants except Nita. Watching them dance around courtship as each woman discards her baggage one layer at a time, before hopefully making the ultimate sacrifice, is reason enough to read Winds of Fortune.

But for me, the real reason to read anything written by Radclyffe goes deeper than girl gets girl. I marvel at how deeply devoted these women are to each other, how much they care, and how truly protective and supportive they are for their chosen family. It could make anyone, gay or straight, long for such profound love and commitment in their life. Radclyffe shows how one's gender has nothing to do with it, and that being human and needing love to survive does.

This fast-paced, erotic romance is the fifth novel in the Provincetown series. Find out how Reese, Tory, Bri, Carolyn, Deo, and Nita weather the storm. Fans of the series will enjoy catching up with their favorite characters, who feel more like friends than fiction. Readers new to Radclyffe's fiction may want to start the Provincetown series from the beginning. Although it's not mandatory, it enriches the experience.

Radclyffe is a retired surgeon and full time author-publisher with over twenty-five lesbian novels and anthologies in print, including the Lambda Literary and Golden Crown award winners Erotic Interludes 2 and 4: ed. with Stacia Seaman; Distant Shores, Silent Thunder; Justice Served; and Promising Hearts. She has selections in multiple anthologies and is the recipient of the 2003 and 2004 Alice B. Readers' award for her body of work. She is the president of Bold Strokes Books, one of the world's largest independent LGBT publishing companies. Radclyffe lives with her partner, Lee, in New York State.

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