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Lately Lesbian
by J.D. Simmons View author's profile page

Overview


Good Southern girls follow the rules and walk down predictable paths. Jenna predictably married Paul and believed in happily ever after. Although Jenna played by all the rules, she had no idea the tragic turns that her life would take. She needed the support of her husband, his sympathetic shoulder to cry on, and strong arms to hold her, but he cast an absentee ballot most of the time. Then out of the blue, Jenna crossed paths with a young woman and her life changed in ways that she never could have imagined. For too long Jenna drifted through life searching for answers to understand her desires and uncover her truths. Denial of Jenna's attraction and longing for the woman reigned supreme until one phone call changed everything.
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Description


Lately Lesbian is Jenna’s story and I know it well because it is my true story. I lived the minutes, days and years of her life. For 33 years I wore the mask of a happily married woman, and in doing so, nearly sacrificed myself.

My story is a love story like so many others and unlike so many others. As a young woman, I wanted a loving husband, children, and a home. I wanted what my parents had.

Jenna will walk you down the path of my life and the events leading up to my marriage-ending affair. Through her eyes you will experience my secret desires and worst fears. Her heart will mirror the exhilaration and hope of a new and soulful love that filled my heart. In the end, you will believe in the power of holding onto the hope of finding everlasting love, no matter your age or circumstances, because you deserve it. Holding onto hope is indeed the beginning of making it happen.


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About the author


J. D. Simmons, an aspiring author for most of her adult life, never dreamed her first book would be about her own life and long marriage. From an early age, J.D. desired to become a teacher and spent a lengthy career as an educator. She is passionate about spending time with her family, working in her yard, and running. J.D. resides in South Carolina where you can find her sipping a margarita and dreaming of going to the beach with her partner.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Gay & Lesbian

Language:English

Pages:270

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543956849

Paperback ISBN:9781543956832


Overview


Good Southern girls follow the rules and walk down predictable paths. Jenna predictably married Paul and believed in happily ever after. Although Jenna played by all the rules, she had no idea the tragic turns that her life would take. She needed the support of her husband, his sympathetic shoulder to cry on, and strong arms to hold her, but he cast an absentee ballot most of the time. Then out of the blue, Jenna crossed paths with a young woman and her life changed in ways that she never could have imagined. For too long Jenna drifted through life searching for answers to understand her desires and uncover her truths. Denial of Jenna's attraction and longing for the woman reigned supreme until one phone call changed everything.

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Description


Lately Lesbian is Jenna’s story and I know it well because it is my true story. I lived the minutes, days and years of her life. For 33 years I wore the mask of a happily married woman, and in doing so, nearly sacrificed myself.

My story is a love story like so many others and unlike so many others. As a young woman, I wanted a loving husband, children, and a home. I wanted what my parents had.

Jenna will walk you down the path of my life and the events leading up to my marriage-ending affair. Through her eyes you will experience my secret desires and worst fears. Her heart will mirror the exhilaration and hope of a new and soulful love that filled my heart. In the end, you will believe in the power of holding onto the hope of finding everlasting love, no matter your age or circumstances, because you deserve it. Holding onto hope is indeed the beginning of making it happen.


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About the author


J. D. Simmons, an aspiring author for most of her adult life, never dreamed her first book would be about her own life and long marriage. From an early age, J.D. desired to become a teacher and spent a lengthy career as an educator. She is passionate about spending time with her family, working in her yard, and running. J.D. resides in South Carolina where you can find her sipping a margarita and dreaming of going to the beach with her partner.

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Book Reviews

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Kathy
Lately Lesbian Speaking from a happily married woman‘s viewpoint, I found Lately Lesbian to be well written, inspiring, meaningful, sad, and happy! It enlightened me, and will enlighten you! Here’s to hope and new beginnings! Kudos to JD Simmons for telling her story! Kathy Read more
Molly
THE BEST IS YET TO COME Lately Lesbian is a heartwarming true story about love and loss. It will encourage you, no matter what your circumstances, to always keep moving forward and seek happiness in your life even through the darkest times. The best is yet to come! Read more
Mandy
Lately Lesbian A really good and easy read. Relatable to many people not just the gay/lesbian community. Experienced the full gambit of emotions with this book. True sadness and tears when Jenna tells the story of losing her first born. Hysterical laughter while reading stories about Jenna’s parents-her dad in particular. Understanding and compassion for Jenna as she peels back some very sensitive layers and reveals her disappointments with marriage and the guilt of an affair. I cried with her and for her as she struggled to rebuild and regain relationships with her adult children. I celebrated with her as she realizes that true love isn’t gender specific and can be found in the most unlikely of places. Read more
J.D.
5-Star review from Readers' Choice Review #1: Review by Divine Zape Reviewed By: Divine Zape Review Rating: 5 Stars - Congratulations on your 5-star review! ________________________________________ Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite Lately Lesbian by J.D. Simmons is an interesting memoir with lesbian themes. Jenna marries Paul and believes that she’s found the man of her life. She is the normal, traditional wife, living for her husband and looking forward to stability in the future. When her life is rocked, she looks towards her husband for support. But Paul is distant and aloof. That is until Jenna meets a young and beautiful woman. As her longing begins to grow, she starts feeling different. Has she always masked her real feelings? Is she made to be with a man or is there a deeper, a more real part of her that she must allow to emerge? Follow her love odyssey as she journeys home to herself, redefining herself, and giving a name to her deepest desires and passions. This is an interesting story that explores the theme of romance and a woman’s journey to accepting and embracing herself. J.D. Simmons doesn’t just write well; she also has a gift for listening to her heart and this aspect of the writing makes it easy for readers to relate to her, to understand her world, and see clearly the path she’s walked. The memoir is filled with lessons on inner freedom and authenticity, a story that shows readers how social norms and conventions can keep us prisoners of a culture that doesn’t serve us any longer. The writing is confident and the narrative voice consistent and clear. Lately Lesbian is engrossing and I enjoyed the way the author explores the landscapes of her heart, becoming vulnerable in the narrative and infusing it with humanity and realism. Read more
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