Love in the Balance PDF ↠ Love in eBook ¹


Love in the Balance [Reading] ➿ Love in the Balance Author Marianne K. Martin – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Life has a way of sneaking up on youConnie likes men Sure, she s just dumped one, but she ll find another one soon enough Instead she finds Kasey Who happens to be a woman A lesbian, actually Connie r Life has a way of sneaking up on youConnie likes men Sure, she s just dumped one, but she ll find another one soon enough Instead she finds Kasey Who happens to be a woman A lesbian, actually Connie reckons they ll be good friendsAnd soon realizes she wantsBut Kasey has already had her heart broken Her ex girlfriend turned out to Love in eBook ¹ prefer men Kasey won t take a chance on that happening again And her friends won t let her, either Especially SharonSo if this is love, Connie has a lot of convincing to do and a lot of people to win over Just when it seems like maybe she has, life comes sneaking up again Some people hate lesbians, hate them enough to killAnd it s not obvious that the authorities care Connie, Kasey, and Sharon each put their doubts to one side and work together to get justice But is Connie strong enough to face her fear and stay with Kasey after the shadow of violence has passed over them.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format work together to get justice But is Connie strong enough to face her fear and stay with Kasey after the shadow of violence has passed over them."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 240 pages
  • Love in the Balance
  • Marianne K. Martin
  • English
  • 10 June 2019

About the Author: Marianne K. Martin

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ms Martin taught in the Michigan public school system for twenty five years, has worked as a photo journalist, a photographer, and coached both high school and collegiate teams as well as amateur ASA teams Her coaching career produced many Tri County and MHSAA championship basketball and softball teams and championship ASA softball teams She was Love in eBook ¹ founder of the Michigan Woman s Major Fastpitch Assoc and its president for ten years In she won the precedent setting case in a Michigan court establishing equal pay for women coachesMs Martin is the best selling author of Legacy of Love, Love in the Balance, Never Ending, Dawn of the Dance, Dance in the Key of Love, and three Lambda Literary Award finalists, Mirrors, Under the Witness Tree, and For Now, For AlwaysHer short stories have been included in a number of anthologies Her most recent, Fire and Ice, appears in the second edition of the on line issue of Read These LipsShe is co owner of Bywater Books and currently splits her time between her publishing responsibilities and writing.



10 thoughts on “Love in the Balance

  1. Arien Arien says:

    3.9 stars Wow, what a blast from the past The cultural and social norms have changed a lot since then I loved the characters and I loved their love story Then I got confused as the book wildly changed its direction to make a political statement One that was direly needed 20 years ago and is still relevant even today I m sad that these things happened and still do happen today But I m also optimistic seeing how much progress has been made in the last 20 years Things have improved, maybe n 3.9 stars Wow, what a blast from the past The cultural and social norms have changed a lot since then I loved the characters and I loved their love story Then I got confused as the book wildly changed its direction to make a political statement One that was direly needed 20 years ago and is still relevant even today I m sad that these things happened and still do happen today But I m also optimistic seeing how much progress has been made in the last 20 years Things have improved, maybe not in my country but definitely in most large western nations A bit directionless and bittersweet read But I liked it, still worth a read in 2018

  2. Eva Reddy Eva Reddy says:

    Wow That had a whopping big impact on me Colour me so surprised, too When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be another love story worth of the protagonists abandoning the closet hand in hand, clicking their heels But, it was so muchthan that It was a reminder of the harsh costs that paved the road leading to the rights and freedoms enjoyed by those of us living an alternative lifestyle Forgive the jargon it belongs with the era of the book None the less, the Wow That had a whopping big impact on me Colour me so surprised, too When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be another love story worth of the protagonists abandoning the closet hand in hand, clicking their heels But, it was so muchthan that It was a reminder of the harsh costs that paved the road leading to the rights and freedoms enjoyed by those of us living an alternative lifestyle Forgive the jargon it belongs with the era of the book None the less, the message is still as powerful today.Lest We Forget

  3. Tara Tara says:

    This was a little hard for me to get into, but once I did, I was glad I read it It s almost 20 years old and you can tell in the writing style, clothing description, and the fact that a hate crime occurs before there s a such thing as hate crimes against LGBT people It s a solid friends to lovers romance but I actually think it s the political side of the book that makes it important I m glad I read it and recommend it.Full review here This was a little hard for me to get into, but once I did, I was glad I read it It s almost 20 years old and you can tell in the writing style, clothing description, and the fact that a hate crime occurs before there s a such thing as hate crimes against LGBT people It s a solid friends to lovers romance but I actually think it s the political side of the book that makes it important I m glad I read it and recommend it.Full review here

  4. Romana Romana says:

    Spoilers, although I haven t read the end The app is not giving me the spoiler hiding option.I wanted to love this I didn t It seemed like I would, and then I was about 80% through and lesbians had to die and I didn t want to read anyYou d think lesbian romances would be safe from lesbians having to die, but even in the stories we tell ourselves of our own romances we re closeted and murdered I m fed up with it.Also the way that butch or androgynous women were written about was weird.

  5. Loek Krancher Loek Krancher says:

    An astonishing story This story has it all, sensitive subjects as hatred, bigotry but also a wonderful love story It was touching, painful, emotional and it has left me wantingThis book is an impressive accomplishment in every sense I could visualize each character and feel every emotion I ve cried because of Donna and Evonne, I ve laughed to the birthday party and I loved how Connie and Kasey treated things between them I will reread it to let the story thoroughly soak in I encoura An astonishing story This story has it all, sensitive subjects as hatred, bigotry but also a wonderful love story It was touching, painful, emotional and it has left me wantingThis book is an impressive accomplishment in every sense I could visualize each character and feel every emotion I ve cried because of Donna and Evonne, I ve laughed to the birthday party and I loved how Connie and Kasey treated things between them I will reread it to let the story thoroughly soak in I encourage everyone to get this book It is definitely a must read

  6. Tracy holden Tracy holden says:

    One of the classics everyone should readThis is the fourth time I ve read Love in The Balance I first read it when I was young and coming into myself I loved it then and I love it now It is so true to the way it was for us to live even as recently as the late 1980s So very much has changed during my life time The young now have no idea how hard it was just a short time ago just as I can t imagine how it was for those who came before me Every young reader should read Love In The Balance for One of the classics everyone should readThis is the fourth time I ve read Love in The Balance I first read it when I was young and coming into myself I loved it then and I love it now It is so true to the way it was for us to live even as recently as the late 1980s So very much has changed during my life time The young now have no idea how hard it was just a short time ago just as I can t imagine how it was for those who came before me Every young reader should read Love In The Balance for just a small insight into how it was for gay women not that long ago If the last few chapters bother anyone, that s too bad We lived with that threat everyday and it was just like it s written We were beaten, killed, fired, kicked out of our homesand society didn t care Unfortunately, these things still exist for many Maybe, as a group, we have become too complacent in a world slightlyaccepting Read this book for the excellent, well written love story it is and also for a small insight into your own history

  7. Ms Mary E Doyle Ms Mary E Doyle says:

    A beautiful love storyThe lead up to these two women getting together was slow purposeful With each dealing wit their pasts to find love comfort in each otherTo then have two beautiful women, torn for their grasp by a bigot, brought me down to dealing with daily reality but understanding that one day you have to say enough They did it a difference.Thank you for a story with a feigning middle end that made me cheer A beautiful love storyThe lead up to these two women getting together was slow purposeful With each dealing wit their pasts to find love comfort in each otherTo then have two beautiful women, torn for their grasp by a bigot, brought me down to dealing with daily reality but understanding that one day you have to say enough They did it a difference.Thank you for a story with a feigning middle end that made me cheer

  8. Carrie Carr Carrie Carr says:

    Still resonates Although this is an older book, its message resonates today as much as it did when it was originally released Some reviewers complain about the political message near the end, but they ve got it wrong For anyone who has faced bigotry and hatred, it hits very close to home Read it.

  9. Freyja Vanadis Freyja Vanadis says:

    Utterly predictable and formulaic story of a straight woman Connie and a lesbian Kasey who meet because of business both women are drop dead gorgeous and ultra feminine They re attracted to each other, straight girl asks gay girl about being gay, they kiss, straight girl says she s in love with gay girl, gay girl predictably pushes her away of course the straight girl hits on the gay girl, isn t that the way it always is At least, that s the way many lesbians fantasize it to be.Anyway, Utterly predictable and formulaic story of a straight woman Connie and a lesbian Kasey who meet because of business both women are drop dead gorgeous and ultra feminine They re attracted to each other, straight girl asks gay girl about being gay, they kiss, straight girl says she s in love with gay girl, gay girl predictably pushes her away of course the straight girl hits on the gay girl, isn t that the way it always is At least, that s the way many lesbians fantasize it to be.Anyway, of course they end up together, and Kasey s friends initially hate Connie because she s straight and because Kasey has a history of falling for straight women who end up disappointing her But then two of their friends are murdered, so Connie decides it s time to come out and be visible She takes her boss to lunch to tell him she s gay Really That s a bit of overkill, like using a hammer instead of a flyswatter to kill a fly The murderer, who was the two women s next door neighbor and a rabid conservative Christian, is found guilty Then fast forward to Kasey and Connie s two year anniversary They go up to the cabin for a special weekend Connie had planned for them , where Connie breathlessly asks Kasey to marry her, Kasey breathlessly removes her mother s diamond ring from her own finger and places it on Connie s, and they basically ride off into the sunset together.The cover of the book says The classic love story returns I have to laugh at that This isn t what I would call a classic love story I would call it the lesbian version of a Harlequin Romance, nothingThe writing is so dramatic and cheesy, it s laughable At one point, Connie confronts one of Kasey s friends Sage and says I won t tolerate any indignities, Sage, so don t even try Oh my god Really You won t tolerate any indignities Well, I don t know how I was able to tolerate this book, but somehow I managed I have onebook by this author to read, then I ll put her away for good

  10. Saara Saara says:

    This is a BookCrossing book I nabbed from a shelf in the Lasipalatsi gallery space in lieu of Pride merch, because most of said merch was already gone Sadface In truth, I would like to give this novel 2 stars Here is why.Although the romance itself was quite lovely and, yes, occasionally titillating, there were some aspects of the plot that I simply did not care for especially in the last third or so view spoiler After our lovers are happily established, a side plot comes careening out o This is a BookCrossing book I nabbed from a shelf in the Lasipalatsi gallery space in lieu of Pride merch, because most of said merch was already gone Sadface In truth, I would like to give this novel 2 stars Here is why.Although the romance itself was quite lovely and, yes, occasionally titillating, there were some aspects of the plot that I simply did not care for especially in the last third or so view spoiler After our lovers are happily established, a side plot comes careening out of nowhere in which two of their close friends, a slightly older lesbian couple, are shot to death by their neighbour A bit of reflection revealed this to be in my opinion a poorly executed Chekhov s Gun The threat to shoot any animals that might wander onto the neighbour s property is mentioned only a couple of pages before The event might work better if it didn t appear slapped on like a sticker Honestly, it reads like the author was running out of plot and decided to just tack this on without much to connect it to the rest of the story Also, Kasey s reaction is unintentionally amusingNooo Kasey screamed. Much social commentary ensues, flavoured with a bit of interpersonal drama They eventually win the court case, though Two years later, Connie asks Kasey to marry her Happily ever after hide spoiler In conclusion It s a nice read, and the development of the relationship between Kasey and Connie is quite lovely, but if you don t care about a hefty dose of poorly integrated socio political commentary with your fluff, you may wish to skip the last third or, you know, the whole book

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *