Happy Wednesday all, hope you are all having a good week so far. Welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday: Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by SW Searle.
Combining three of my favourite things: LGBT + historical fiction + maids, this graphic novel seems to be a lot of fun and sounds very sweet. Not to mention there is change coming in the time these two are maids and I am curious to see how it will affect them and what they will do with the changes happening.
The cover is a bit weird though, why is that fireplace shining like that? Did someone throw a light in there? Though they didn’t have those kind of lights yet… I know I know it is probably meant to show the radiant love of these two, but now it just looks weird/odd.
According to GR it is coming out in November (and you can find it on my What I Hope To Read November post) but Amazon says January 2021…. so we will see when it comes out. Hopefully soon though, I could use some swoony f/f romance.
Patience is a kindhearted country girl, eking out a living in Edwardian England as tremors of social change rock the world around her. When she starts her employment in formal service on the grounds of an opulent country manor, she has no idea that her own personal revolution is about to begin.
Selfless, dutiful, and just a touch naive, she takes to both her place as a parlor maid and to her new roommate, the bookish and progressive lady’s maid, Esther. In another time, the two women would have kept one another’s company forever in their little attic bedroom, living out their days in the employ of a Lord. But it’s now the dawn of a new age. The expanding empire has brought with it not only plundered wealth, but worldliness and new ideas. Suffragists agitate in the street, idle-rich bohemians challenge sexual mores, and Patience and Esther slowly come to realize the world is wider and full of more adventure and opportunity than they ever imagined . . . so long as they find the will to seize it.
Sensual, sweet, and beautifully illustrated, PATIENCE & ESTHER is a steamy period romance and an inspirational erotic journey across the epic sweep of history, from the end of a gilded age to the start of an uncharted future.