Many years ago, long before I first started writing in English, I read Coming Home by Lois Cloarec Hart. It was actually one of the first lesbian romances I read. To this day, it’s still one of my favorites. I was so impressed by this heart-felt novel that I sent Lois an e-mail, practically begging her for a sequel or maybe a “spin-off” featuring my two favorite minor characters, Dana and Lee.
This year, I was honored to have Lois as a fellow Ylva author and even more honored to edit her newest book, Walking the Labyrinth, a novel that is told from Lee’s point of view. So I got my sequel in a very unexpected way.
Gaëlle, the novel’s other main character, would probably say that the universe works in miraculous ways.
I’m not sure what I expected when I first started reading Walking the Labyrinth, but probably something entirely different. What I got was another surprise—but in a very good way.
Most of the time, the main characters in lesbian romances are twenty-somethings. The main characters in Walking the Labyrinth are in their sixties. And it’s so much more than just a romance novel. It’s a story about love, loss, and spirituality.
If that sounds a bit too “hooey” (as Lee would say) for you, give this novel a chance anyway. I promise it’s worth it.