This is a novel of the generosity of spirit and friendship that goes far beyond sexuality. Emily Ashmont is blunt, cynical, fiercely committed to her work, and straight. Val Summers is romantic, sweet, immensely idealistic, lesbian and in love with Emily. "Blood Sisters" tells the tale of these two unforgettable women and their decades-long friendship that deepens into an epic story all its own. Told through personal letters that reveal each woman's innermost thoughts and desires, the novel chronicles their intimate friendship from the 1970s through the 1990s. Each strong in her own way, Emily and Val share a connection that cannot be broken. From their abusive childhoods through their diligence to live life on their own terms, these soulmates traverse challenges together to emerge even closer than either thought possible. "Blood Sisters" spans the years illustrating the trials and tribulations of lifelong friends as they search for life's meaning, both meeting problems head-on while showing the depth and courage of their hearts as well as the uniqueness of their relationship.
A deeply stirring tale about finding a soulmate, at "Blood Sisters'" heart is a momentous love story that honours the nobility and power of love between friends, a love that transcends time, place and sexuality.
"Its characters are fascinating, their adventures are profoundly human, and the suspenseful plot kept me turning pages addictively until the very end. Deeply philosophical, political, and sensuous, the book explores love of all types, relationships of all varieties, and most importantly, the irresistible pull of passion in our lives." - Carla Tomaso "Pulls all the right heartstrings in its evocative portrayal of the profound and immutable bond between these two women." - Cameron Abbott"