I’ve been chattering about this book for over a year and today I finally get to tell you about it. (No, you can’t buy it yet because it won’t be out until June.)
I couldn’t tell you earlier because I wasn’t totally sure how it ended until it cleared edits. (No, I’m not going to tell you how it ends because that would spoil everything.)
It’s just that I needed to know so I could plan how to promote it. (No, I’m still not telling.)
Pay no attention to the title. Or the cover. Rhapsody has nothing to do with music, at least not so anyone would notice. It’s a dramatic romance about a pair of women whose obstacle to the Happy Ever After might just be too big. (No, seriously.)
After eleven years on the anchor desk at TV4, Ashley Giraud is one of the most beloved figures in Tampa Bay. That’s how she likes her love—distant and impersonal. Outwardly sociable with her coworkers and viewers, she can’t wait to get back to her gated home and garden.
When her longtime stylist goes out of business, she follows a colleague’s recommendation to Rhapsody, a small salon that serves as a hub for an eclectic group of lesbian friends. Despite Ashley’s efforts to remain aloof, she soon trades her solitude for roller skates, swing dancing and the emotional ups and downs of new friends.
Never before has she felt so contented in the company of other women. Even so, there’s always the whisper from the past. Would any of them, especially Julia Whitethorn, the charismatic owner of Rhapsody, care about her if they knew the awful secret she’s kept for twenty years?
We all keep secrets. But sometimes, secrets keep us.