The reason may be cards, but the game is really gossip.Kaylen Strauder is more or less content with her status as a widow. She's had decades to watch the gossip games in the Freshwater Maglia Club--and she wants ne of it to be about her. Coping with domineering men all her life, she didn't count on Eda Byrne. She didn't plan for love, let alone passion, and with ather woman. She never believed in irresistible attraction, until w.Past the time of life when she ever thought she'd have to make such choices, Kaylen must decide which she needs more: her community or love. Nat Burns peels away the civilized veneer of a small North Carolina town in this passionate story of a mature woman discovering the price and value of love for the first time.
After decades as an award-winning journalist, poet and playwright, it was natural for Nat Burns to turn to fiction, and to explore the lives and loves of lesbians. With a long history of reporting on the music scene in her monthly Lesbian News column, she's an editor and proofreader who also spends considerable time as a systems analyst. She lives in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with her partner.