What are the best fiction books about lesbians?

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    #1Bittersweet

    Bittersweet

    Bittersweet is young-adult fiction written by Sarah Ockler. Originally published in 2012, the novel follows the story of Hudson, a girl who's obsessed with what she might have been had life's been different.

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    Angélica Félix
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Bittersweet is a cute book following the life of Hudson, a young girl from a small town that is confused about her life and what to do with it. A good read for any young girl struggling with who she is and what she wants. "
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    #2The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Cameron Post, an orphan child who has recently lost her parents in a car accident, feels guilty but relieved that he didn't have to tell them about her homosexuality. After getting caught having sex with a friend, she is sent to a religious camp to cure her homosexuality, where she will have many life-changing experiences. 

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    Harry Ramos
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book provides some great perspective on a very relevant topic. It's a pretty standard coming of age story told through an unusual protagonist. The protagonist's experience of love, loss, and guilt is well portrayed and provokes much though and introspection. A great read."
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    #3The Spanish Pearl (Kate Vincent Adventures)

    The Spanish Pearl (Kate Vincent Adventures)
    The Spanish Pearl is a lesbian romance novel by Catherine Friend. It is the first novel in the Kate Vincent Adventures, and it follows the story of Kate Vincent, who accidentally goes back in time to the 11th century.
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    Paul Perry
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "A good fiction story that features lesbian characters is: The Spanish Pearl (Kate Vincent Adventures) by Catherine Friend. It's about someone that accidentally travels back in time. It's a fun read that kept my interest. "
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    #4Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Lies We Tell Ourselves is a historical fiction novel written by Robin Talley. In this book, the story takes place in Virginia in 1959. This book for young adults was originally published in 2014.

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    Billy Phillips
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book has so much depth. it manages to cover many societal issues while not feeling constrained. The story is also something anyone could enjoy."
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    #5The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.
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    Liu Gao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Because of how celebrated the movie was, many people forget that The Color Purple started out as an award winning book. I first read this book years ago after seeing the movie and I pick it up again every few years because of how well written and compelling the story is. This is a book that everyone should read."
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    #6Stone Butch Blues

    Stone Butch Blues

    Stone Butch Blues is a standalone fiction novel written by Leslie Feinberg which is about Jess Goldberg who is a masculine girl growing up in the Ozzie and Harriet McCarthy era and came out as a lesbian. 

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    Amalia Ríos
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist ’60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early ’70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence. Leslie Feinberg is also the author of Trans Liberation, Trans Gender Warriors an"
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    #7Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica

    Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica
    Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica is a book by Sinclair Sexsmith that tells the story of different varieties of BDSM sex between lesbians. 
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    Christian Wong
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Say Please was a very interesting read for me as it is not something I would normally pick. I thought it was very well written and provided a very different perspective on things. I don't think the book is for everyone though and encourage readers to keep an open mind while reading. I do recommend this book."
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    #8Women With Handcuffs: Lesbian Cop Erotica

    Women With Handcuffs: Lesbian Cop Erotica
    Women With Handcuffs: Lesbian Cop Erotica is a book by Sacchi Green that tells a story about a lesbian cop and her quirks when it comes to making fantasies under the sheet with other women.
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    Grace Mitchell
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This book is very sexual. Though all the stories are not very exciting, It has strong and developed characters that will leave you in a special place. "
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    #9The Housemistress

    The Housemistress
    Being a seventeen-years-old girl and finding yourself in a girls-only boarding school might have two different outcomes: the lack of boys can make it very boring, or the overwhelming amount of girls can make it very interesting. Rylie Hartcourt was having problems dealing with the no-relationships policy, but everything will be forgotten when the new french housemistress arrives. 
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    Sandra Chavez
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Horrid book. Thinly disguised fantasy porn about what happens in girls boarding homes. Even the cover is ridiculous. It's as though the author has never even had sex, let alone been a teenager. "
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    #10Sunstone Volume 3 (Sunstone Series)

    Sunstone Volume 3 (Sunstone Series)

    The third book of the Sunstone Series keeps digging in the alternative lifestyle of Ally and Lisa, two women exploring the BDSM world together. Rather than just focusing on their sexual relationships, this book also cares about their feelings, creating a great read. 

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    Susan Weaver
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The review is very brief but does summarize the main description of the book. The reviewer could have included a little more background about the book series since this is volume three in the book series and a brief description of the characters should be included. The reviewer did mention they liked the book which is helpful. Alternative lifestyles could mean many things, not just lesbians."
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    #11Sunstone Volume 2 (Sunstone Series)

    Sunstone Volume 2 (Sunstone Series)

    The second book of the Sunstone series keeps telling us the deepest secrets of Ally and Lisa, two girls that have the perfect Dom/Sub relationship, but that will get messy as soon as feelings get involved. 

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    Kyle Lucas
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "While the comment technically solves the problem, there are significant ethical problems with Dom/Sub relationships. The fiction book is actually a graphic novel with depictions of sexual acts that normalize what are actually fringe behaviors that are dangerous both physically and pychologically. "
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    #12Beguiled (Beguiled)

    Beguiled (Beguiled)
    Alice O'Malley is a soldier, that disguised as a man, managed to fight in the civil war. After suffering some severe injuries, she is being treated by Isabelle Holloway, and even though the only thing she has in mind is coming back to the front as soon as possible, she will think about it twice after some passionate nights with her nurse. 
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    Sharon Li
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Always a fan of time-period fictional romance, Beguiled immediate piqued my interest. I don't normally gravitate toward lesbian, or homosexual, literature, but the description blurb made me immediately interested in Alice's story. Although its a bit of a quick read, I'm not sorry that I took the time to read this."
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    #13Raging Angels: A Vampire Story

    Raging Angels: A Vampire Story

    Raging Angels, a part of the Savage Pearls series, is an erotic story written by Paul James for young adults. It is about two lesbian vampires about to spend the night with two human women in a Victorian asylum.

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    Abel Aranda
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is a great read for those into romance, and sexual encounter. The story of these lesbian vampires is almost taboo as they spend the night with human women in an asylum. This is erotica at it's most unique and creative form. "
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    #14Long Steady Distance

    Long Steady Distance

    Despite many problems and challenges she has to face, Emily Ferris, a high-school junior living in Pineridge is living a happy life. Everything will be changed when Sophie Williams joins the cross-country team, and she will try to hide her feelings towards her. 

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    Shirley Rodriguez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A great book that really dives into how a young woman deals with coming out and dealing with her feelings."
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    #15Taking Flight

    Taking Flight
    Born and raised in LA, Lauren Lennox was living what it seemed to be the perfect life, but everything went downhill when her mother passed away and his alcoholic father stopped trying. This is why the judge sends her David Marshall, a counselor known for his work with unruly youth, in order to reform her. Lauren plans to escape as soon as she turns eighteen, but David Marshall's daughter will get on her way.





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    Susan Ray
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Taking flight is a great read even if you are not into lesbian relationships. Its plot consists of feeling you'll be able to execute a plan with no hitches and then boom, you have an obstacle in your way. This is a very interesting book that I recommend."
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    #16Inheritance (Adaptation Series)

    Inheritance (Adaptation Series)
    Inheritance (Adaptation Series) is a fictional book written by Malinda Lo. Inheritance (Adaptation Series) was published on September 24, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
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    Emily Liu
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The themes of this book are very special and dear to my heart. On a personal level, it deals with trying to understand one's sexuality and romantic interests. The main characters struggles between her love for fellow alien abductee, David, and her ex-girlfriend Amber, an actual alien. The book also deals with conspiracy, mystery, and a situation that would unsettle nearly everyone. This book is very interesting, unusual, and wonderful. "
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    #17The Witch Sea

    The Witch Sea

    The Witch Sea by Sarah Diemer is a paranormal romance and fiction novel originally published in 2012. This book tells the story of a witch named Meriel and her lifelong promise to protect a spell that holds captive a sea god.

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    David Gardner
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Not only is "The Witch Sea" a great romance story involving non-heterosexual relationships, but it's also a great fantasy novel! I enjoy this novel because it broadens the fantasy world and is more inclusive of sexuality. "
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    #18Better than a Dream

    Better than a Dream

    Better Than a Dream is a lesbian romance novel for young adults written by Monica McCallan. The book was released in December 2017. It is about a closet lesbian who recently came out and had a fling with a successful New York lesbian.

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    Paul Edwards
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I bought the book Better than a Dream for the birthday of a friend of mine, and I'm pleased that it looked like my friend really appreciated it! The book is a lesbian romance novel, so it's not for everyone, but I suggest it to all the interested audience anyway!"
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    #19Carly's Sound

    Carly's Sound

    Carly's Sound is a lesbian romance book by Ali Vali that tells the story of Poppy and her wife. Her life seemed perfect but her wife will leave her and she will be in pieces. 

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    Donna Clark
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I read Carly's Sound on a solo vacation after breaking up with my girlfriend last year. It made me feel a lot of emotions and I cried a lot. It was great book, but was a difficult read during that time in my life. I plan on re-reading it now that I'm more stable."
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    #20A Question of Ghosts

    A Question of Ghosts
    A Question of Ghosts  written by Cate Culpepper  is a fantasy book that revolves around the theme of paranormal activities spiced up by the touch of lesbian romance. It follows the story of Jo and Becca as they solve a mystery.
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    Debra Fisher
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A Question of Ghosts is definitely unique and interesting. Where else can you find a story about lesbians and ghosts all in one? It keeps you in a state of suspense until the end."
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    #21Deep Merge

    Deep Merge
    Deep Merge by Linda North is an erotic literature and science fiction novel originally published in April 2014. This book tells the story of two beings from different sides of the universe fated to meet unexpectedly.
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    Harry Wheeler
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The comment describes two beings, but doesn't describe their gender. If we do not know their gender, one cannot assume that the book is about lesbians. In fact, the relationship between the two beings could be homosexual or heterosexual. "
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    #22Protector of the Realm (Supreme Constellations)

    Protector of the Realm (Supreme Constellations)

    Protector of the Realm by Gun Brooke is a speculative science fiction and romance lesbian literature novel originally published in 2005. This is the first book in Brooke's Supreme Constellations series.

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    #23Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave

    Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave

    Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave is a lesbian romance novel by Nene Adams. Set in the 18th century, it tells the story of the Water Witch, Bess O'Bedlam, as she wreaks havoc on the waters of the Caribbean.

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    Raymond Franklin
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I have a lesbian friend, so I bought her this. She said she loved it. "
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    #24Steel Beneath the Skin (Aneka Jansen)

    Steel Beneath the Skin (Aneka Jansen)

    Steel Beneath the Skin by Nial Teasdale is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in May 2013. This is the first book in Teasdale's Aneka Jansen series. It is followed by The Cold Steel Mind.

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    Anthony Ramirez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The story that Aneka provides in Steel Beneath the Skin is confusing at times. It doesn't do a good job at incorporating lesbians or touching upon this topic. Rather it focuses on a science fiction tale of a post apocalyptic world."
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    #25Catalyst (Chronicles of Alsea)

    Catalyst (Chronicles of Alsea)

    Catalyst by Fletcher DeLancey is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in December 2016. This is the fourth book in DeLancey's Chronicles of Alsea series. It is followed by Vellmar the Blade.

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    #26Rangers at Roadsend

    Rangers at Roadsend

    Rangers at Roadsend by Jane Fletcher is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in 2005. This book tells the story of an elite soldier - Sergeant Chip Coppelli.

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    Christopher Hudson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I found this to be a strange and dark book. Not much different from her other books. Ok, I guess, if you can accept the idea of an all-female world. It seems to take off in different directions and would have been a better read if it was more focused. All in all, I consider it a poor read, only for those who are die-hard fans of whatever Fletcher writes."
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    #27The Girls From Alcyone

    The Girls From Alcyone

    The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in 2011. This book tells the story of two girls - Sigrid and Suko - haunted and fighting to live.

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    Marina Olvera
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book was great to finally fill in the demographic gap of lgbt characters in literature today. It was exactly what anyone looking for lesbian fiction would want to read. "
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    #28Warrior's Valor (Supreme Constellations)

    Warrior's Valor (Supreme Constellations)

    Warrior's Valor by Gun Brooke is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in 2008. This is the third book in Brooke's Supreme Constellations series. It is followed by Pirate's Fortune.

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    Michael Anderson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "My sister would be into this!"
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    #29Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades

    Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades
    Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories is delightful collection of LGBT-themed  short stories, specially lesbian ghost stories, presented in an anthology edited by Catherine Lundoff.
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    Amber Ryan
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "These are highly entertaining well written ghost stories. This book will keep you interested for a while. Good reading."
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    #30The Lonely Polygamist

    The Lonely Polygamist

    The Lonely Polygamist is a contemporary fiction written by Brady Udall first published in 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. It is about Golden Richards' life after a tragedy happened to his family. 

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    Brandon Hudson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I read this book as part of a book club. After no looking forward to it. I enjoyed it. The characters are really compelling. "
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    #31Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales

    Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales

    Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales is a collection of lesbian fantasy romance and adventure stories written by JoSelle Vanderhooft. It was published in July 2006 and was a finalist for that year's Gaylactic Spectrum Award

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    Wei Zhang
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This collection of folktales was enjoyable. Most of the folktales are reimagined tales with lesbian characters. I think it's important to have greater representation of non-heteronormative relationships in literature. While it would have been desirable to have more original content, this book made me smile because I know how important it is for lesbian women to see themselves reflected in the world of fantasy. "
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    #32White is for Witching

    White is for Witching

    White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi is a horror fiction and fantasy novel originally published in 2009. This book tells the story of the Silver family living in a mysterious mansion by the Dover cliff.

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    #33Marian

    Marian

    Marian is a lesbian romantic adventure novel for young adults written by Ella Lyons. It was originally released in November 2016. It is a retelling of the Robin Hood story with lesbian characters.

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    Liu Cao
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a great romance novel, especially if you enjoy the story of Robin Hood with a bit of a twist! The portrayal of lesbians in this time period feels unique but also accurate. The setting provides a great backdrop to an interesting relationship rarely explored in the time period, while creating a new way to enjoy the classic Robin Hood story."
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    #34That Witch!

    That Witch!

    That Witch! by Zoe Lynne is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in May 2013. This book tells the story of two high school students - Cassidy Ryan and Brynn Michaels - and their opposite worlds.

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    Tammy Morrison
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a great book. All lesbians -- or people just interested in fiction that involves lesbians -- will enjoy it, but it's prefect for kids of this age group -- young teens -- as it hits all the teenage bases. It's empathetic, funny, and helps people feel comfortable in their skin. It gives people ideas of conversation with others on the topic -- what to say, and sometimes what not to say!"
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    #35A Pirate's Heart

    A Pirate's Heart
    A Pirate's Heart is a lesbian romantic adventure novel by Catherine Friend. A Pirate's Heart tells the story of four women, two of which live in the present while the other two were 17th-century pirates.
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    Hu Li
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "It was good, but not at all what I was expecting. On the one hand, the present day story was a little dull, and had a lot of foolish decisions by the characters. The pirate story was outstanding, but far too short. I need more of the latter and less of the former."
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    #36Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms

    Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms

    Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales is an anthology of lesbian romantic and adventure story for adults written by Sacchi Green. It was published in May 2017. It is about lesbian heroines saving damsels in distress.

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    Bella Zeng
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "While this is, indeed, an excellent book regarding the subject matter of "lesbians," it's possible that the best book about lesbians might not be an erotic novel. Perhaps the reader is looking for a more nuanced understanding of the lesbian experience, rather than a collection of erotic fantasy. As a heterosexual, I would not be very interested in lesbian erotica, while I might really like to read a novel about lesbians. "
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    #37Love Spell

    Love Spell
    Love Spell by Karen Williams is an occult fiction and romance novel originally published in 1992. This book tells the romantic love story of a Kate Gallagher and Allegra.
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    Abhinav Tata
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "But as Kate gradually discovers, they live in two very different worlds, and Allegra's life is shrouded in mystery, which Kate longs to penetrate. A masterful blend of fantasy and reality, this whimsical story will delight your imagination and warm your heart."
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    #38Memory Mambo

    Memory Mambo
    Achy Obejas' Memory Mambo, is a novel about the life of a Cuban-born American and the struggles she has had to face about family, love, and culture. The book was published on August 5th, 1996 by Cleis Press.
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    Susan Wright
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book is amazing. Such a great story, and the focus on the main character being a lesbian is perfect."
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    #39The Sea Captain and the Lady

    The Sea Captain and the Lady
    The Sea Captain & The Lady is a lesbian historical romance novel by Vada Foster. It tells the story of Colleen Edwards as she travels the high seas on her father's ship, the Betsy Ann, where she meets Lady Abigail Hume on her travels.
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    Margarita Carrasco
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a romance with a twist. Honestly, I wish there were more lesbian romance novels written in this traditional style, but they seem to be few and far between. It really is a lost art. There seems to be a cultural gap between the dimestore romance novel and the modern LGBT movement. Hopefully, authors like Vada Foster can help change that."
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    #40The Demon Abraxas

    The Demon Abraxas
    The Demon Abraxas by Rachel Calish is a fantasy fiction and paranormal romance novel originally published in 2013. This book tells the story of Ana Khoury's chance encounter with Sabel Young.
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    Jose Cunningham
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Demon Abraxis isn't so much about lesbians as it is about a story. While it has romance componenets to it, it's more of a sci-fi paranormal type book with a romance side plot. I found it to be a little overwritten but larger pretty entertaining."
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    #41Kissing the Witch

    Kissing the Witch
    Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue is a collection of short stories originally published in 1993. This book was nominated for the James Tiptree Jr. Award.
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    Brandon Vasquez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Found this book to be overly lesbian. I wasn't particular bothered by it being about lesbians as I was the plot being saturated with homosexual romance and lifestyles. I understand what the author is trying to accomplish, and it would have been a great story if the plot wasn't so watered down. Nonetheless, it was a good story and well written; it was an interesting read."
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    #42My Lady King

    My Lady King
    My Lady King by Kayla Bashe is a fantasy fiction and adventure romance novel originally publsihed in 2014. This book tells the story of the Witch of the Outlands and her struggle between love and politics.
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    Willie Jacobs
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The love scenes were really hot, and that alone gets the score as high as it does. However, I found all the other parts pretty boring. The setting didn't do much for me, nor did any of the political intrigue. But, we're mostly reading these for the certain scenes, right?"
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    #43The Daylight Gate

    The Daylight Gate

    The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson is a historical fiction and horror novel originally published in 2012. This is a best-seller book in the UK that tells a complicated story of love, morality, and politics.

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    Lauren Rivera
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book was a fast read and a good buy! It had the perfect balance of horror and romance. Jeanette Winterson has a great writing style, and she held my interest until the very end. This book is a great addition to any LGBTQ reader's bookshelf."
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    #44Destiny Abounds (Starlight Saga)

    Destiny Abounds (Starlight Saga)

    Destiny Abounds by Annathesa Nikola Darksbane is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in 2015. This is the first book in Darksbane's Starlight Saga series. It is followed by Instinct: A Starlight Saga Short.

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    Julie Graham
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book meets the need of a fiction book about lesbians, as it is a science feature lesbian novel, that is a part of the Starlight Saga series of books. "

Summary

Best What are the best fiction books about lesbians
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BittersweetBooks 32 Paid
2The Miseducation of Cameron PostBooks 30 Paid
3The Spanish Pearl (Kate Vincent Adventures)Books 24 Paid
4Lies We Tell OurselvesBooks 23 Paid
5The Color PurpleBooks 17 Paid
6Stone Butch BluesBooks 14 Paid
7Say Please: Lesbian BDSM EroticaBooks 11 Paid
8Women With Handcuffs: Lesbian Cop EroticaBooks 10 Paid
9The HousemistressBooks 10 Paid
10Sunstone Volume 3 (Sunstone Series)Books 8 Paid
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