Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Review: A Woman Lost by T.B. Markinson

A Woman Lost
By T.B. Markinson
Genre: Lesbian Romance
Self-published, July 8, 2013


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.

Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her? 

Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.

Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?  

My Review

A Woman Lost is a phenomenal debut novel. I am impressed with how captivated I was with this story and really couldn’t stop reading until the last page. While this book is full of romance, love, and intimacy, it contains so much more. The story is about friendships, self-absorption, and being present in your relationships.

Lizzie Petrie is the main character that is not only searching for the right answers in her relationship, but she is also on a journey to discover herself. I’m not sure she even realizes that many of her issues stem from her lack of self-acceptance until she loses someone very important in her life.

T.B. Markinson clearly captured a strong main character that has flaws, and a pompous family that freely slings judgments at Lizzie every chance they can. A Woman Lost is a fulfilling and lovely read.


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