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Alicia Gael’s TOP 5 Sapphic Books of 2023

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As the end of the year draws near, we have one question we want to ask book lovers the world over. What were your top 5 sapphic reads of 2023?

Luckily our readers like to share! We look forward to passing along these recommendations to you daily into the new year.

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Here are Alicia Gael’s top sapphic reads of 2023:

1. The Headmistress by Milena McKay

The prose is so well written and the story so compelling, and then there’s the sex scenes…

2. Secrets Well Kept by Lynn Ames

It’s such a compelling story and the characters are so well drawn you’ll think they are real.

3. Steadying the Ark by Rebecca K. Jones

This debut novel and it’s follow up are so well written it’s hard to believe the author is new to writing fiction. Great story and characters.

4. When Women Were Warriors Series by Catherine M. Wilson

My book club chose the first book in the series The Warriors Path and enjoyed it so much we read the 2nd and 3rd in the series, Journey of the Heart, and A Hero’s Tale the following month.

5. Out of the Ashes by Rita Potter

I love the romance/blend genre and Rita Potter is one of the best at it. The research is impeccable without becoming boring or an info dump. The story and romance are full of angst, regret and redemption. Even with all of their faults the main characters are people you want to root for.

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Meet Alicia Gael

I didn’t focus on writing until I retired from a twenty-year career as a probation officer and a second career as college professor. I’ll have just turned 65 when my debut novel, Murder on Castaway Island comes out January 16, 2024.

I’m also an avid reader, averaging 100 books a year.

Find Alicia here.

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