At Seventeen

Bella Books
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 Madison Lansford and Shannon Fletcher met when they were ten years old. Madison—daughter of wealthy parents and Shannon, daughter of their live-in maid and cook—became fast friends, yet both knew their place in life. 
There was never a doubt that they would become lovers . . . there was also never a doubt that Madison would marry and maintain her social standing in the community. Little by little, they grew apart, their love affair ending with Madison’s marriage and pregnancy. 

Now, years later, Shannon returns to her old hometown to care for her ailing mother. Can they rebuild their friendship? Or will their new-found closeness bring back memories of their long-lost love? 

Travel through the years with Shannon and Madison and watch their love unfold as they move from teens to young women and into adulthood.
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About the author

 Gerri Hill lives in East Texas, deep in the pines, with her partner, Diane. They share their log cabin and adjoining five acres with two Australia Shepherds, Casey and Cooper, and a handful of furry felines. Her books include Hunter’s Way, Behind the Pine Curtain, and No Strings to name a few.

Lambda Literary Awards

Gerri Hill: Multiple finalist for Lambda Literary Awards in categories of Lesbian Romance and Lesbian Mystery.

GCLS Goldie Awards

Angel Fire, Finalist, Lesbian Mystery/Thriller.

The Midnight Moon, Finalist, Lesbian Traditional Contemporary Romance.

Gerri HillSnow Falls, Devil's Rockand multiple other novels winners in categories of Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Mystery and Lesbian Romance/Intrigue, with additional shortlisted works.

Alice B Readers Appreciation Committee

Gerri Hill: Medalist, for her body of work

Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Awards

Gerri Hill: Favorite Lesbian Author

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7 total

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Bella Books
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Published on
Jul 1, 2013
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Fiction / Lesbian
Fiction / Romance / Lesbian
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Jacqueline Keys was ostracized from her small hometown of Pine Springs, Texas when she was seventeen, sent away because she was gay. Her family was the largest employer in the county, owning Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was mayor of this small town. Her mother could not accept the fact that her only child was gay, could not tolerate the gossip about her family. So, with a hundred dollars in her pocket and a one-way bus ticket out of town, Jacqueline was told not to come back until she had come to her senses. And that included being prepared to marry the son of a business associate of the family.

Fifteen years later—long after she'd hitch-hiked to Los Angeles, long after she'd worked nights to put herself through college, and long after she'd written her first best seller, No Place For Family—Jacqueline is persuaded to go back to the tiny town of Pine Springs after her father's death.

The quick trip she'd envisioned for the funeral turns into weeks as she learns her father's business is suddenly hers to manage. And she is also again face-to-face with the woman who, as a teen, had been Jackie's first crush. She and Kay had been inseparable as kids, and later as teens. They find themselves falling back into their old habits, and Jackie is soon fighting the same feelings she'd had when she was seventeen.

But living behind the pine curtain, Kay is afraid of her love for Jackie, afraid of what her family will say, afraid of how the town will react. Jackie refuses to hide, refuses to crawl back into the closet, so once again, she leaves Pine Springs...alone.
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