Good Afternoon Everyone and welcome. Thank you for stopping by last week to meet author Lyn Gardner. It was great to see you. Today I’m featuring my review for Josette Murray’s ‘Silver Love.’ If you appreciate f/f love stories, you are going to enjoy this one.
The story is about the lives of four older lesbians, Dory, Charlene, Jill, and Robby. The foursome splurge and go on a dream vacation together to New Orleans for a music festival. The four women are close in their relationship. The book cover shows a picture of a heart with the four initials carved into it. It is very eye-catching and a great touch from the author. The story has many points of view. Lets’ meet the main players.
Robby and Dory are a couple and are both writers. Robby is a bit domineering and a tough woman who doesn’t take any bs; no one can fool her. She is respectful and has a heart of gold. She cares deeply for her friends and goes the extra mile for them.
Dory, on the other hand, is flirtatious but acts a bit flighty at times. She comes off as someone who brushes things under the rug and continues like nothing is wrong. She is extremely gutsy with some of her actions and words. You’ll see what I mean in the book. The reader can see the tender heart Dory has for Robby.
Jill is a cougar who is young for her age and is a thrill seeker. She enjoys the company of younger women because they spark her fire. She loves living the lavish life and truly appreciates life. However, she has some tricks up her sleeve that will interest the reader, so pay attention to her. Some of her actions will surprise you.
Charlene had a rough beginning in life. She is determined and disciplined. She lacks trust in some of her friends. Her down to earth personality and warm heart will reach for you. She comes off as pleasant and smiles a lot. She has a good head on her shoulders. She would be one who would lend you an ear.
The romance is plenty and hot; at times brought out tears of joy.
There is plenty of drama, some intense, between the ladies to keep the reader engrossed in the plot. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
A tender scene tugged at my heartstrings, and you’ll have to find out in the book what happened. A possible ulterior motive for one of the characters added a twist to the story. Secrets from the past haunt a few of the women, making an exciting read. Be aware, as a lot is happening so you will need to pay attention, but since the read is fun, that won’t be hard.
There are too many points of view in the story. I can understand the complexity of the story, but it could have been told using four. The four main characters have enough interest to fill up the book.
The pace of the story is moderate. However, I had to slow down at times so I wouldn’t miss a beat. The women are very close, and the reader gets to see the invisible aspect of their bond. Certain scenes are priceless as they show their interactions. Carve out about five hours to read this story because you are not going to want to put it down. Although there is some coarse language, it didn’t deter me from the story. I am recommending this book for all who want a good romance with drama.
“What do you think, lover?” asked Dory. “Feel up to some loving tonight?”
“No, afraid not,” Robby replied. “I’m pretty tired.”
“Yeah. Me, too,” Dory said, then paused. “But honey, you’ve been tired a lot lately. Is there something you’d like to tell me? Some secret, that you’ve been hiding?” she asked, trying to joke.
Robby turned to look at her, sighed, and paused long, looking around the courtyard and at the moon. “Okay, honey. I have been thinking about something, I confess. And you’re right, something hasn’t been right with me and for quite some time I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I finally did, but couldn’t figure out how to broach the subject. And we share everything honestly with each other, so hiding something from you disturbed me even more.”
Dory looked away, then back at Robby.
“I know, you’re probably shocked. I’m sorry. But I did finally figure it out; it’s your book. It’s a big success and I’m so proud of you, but at the same time it’s like a seismic shift in our relationship. I’m the butch here, right? I’m supposed to be the strong one, and all along I’ve been the one in the lead, including writing-wise. And now you’re gaining notoriety and fame and I’m still stuck in the little path I’ve been following. It makes me feel a little inadequate all of a sudden, and I don’t like that feeling. And to tell even more of the truth, I feel a little threatened in our relationship’s roles. I’m not proud of the way I’ve been feeling, but I can’t seem to help it. I didn’t want to tell you because I feel ashamed of it, but you asked. I guess that makes me a little bit of a shit.”
Dory took her hand and led her over to the wrought iron chairs, where they both sank down. The fountain splashed gently as she leaned forward and took her lover’s hands in her own. “Darling, you are my guide, and you always will be. That will never change, nor the way I feel about you. I love you more than I’ve ever loved anyone. You are absolutely essential to my life, both as Robby the person and as my North Star. I depend on you, sweetheart. I rely on knowing that you’re with me, the solid rock of my life, and the strength that supports me and guides me when I veer off course. Which I do a lot, as you know.”
Robby smiled at that and stood, pulling Dory to her feet and into her arms.
Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by next week when I’ll be turning the reins over to author Scarlett Knight. You don’t want to miss this so mark your calendars.
Until Next Time,
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One thought on “My Review of Josette Murray’s ‘Silver Love’”
Thank you for your very thoughtful and comprehensive review. I was delighted that you liked my book but beyond that, I was very impressed with your summary and analysis. Having my books reviewed is a very new experience for me, but I’ve done enough to know that many are not very serious. Yours was, so I felt doubly honored by your applause. I’ll be sure to let you know when To Be Loved and subsequent books are out!
Thank you again, and have a great summer!