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Monday, 13 August 2018 15:20

The Lez Review - Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan

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Beowulf For Cretins


Here is a new lesbian romance book to discover. This is a romance novel again but how not to write about Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan.

It's a book that is both fun and intelligent with friendly characters and charming romances.

Beowulf for Cretins is actually a novel that develops a short story previously written by author Ann McMan titled Falling for Grace.

If you haven't read Falling for Grace, you won't be lost. The story in Beowulf for Cretins has been modified with new perspectives for the two main characters: Grace and Abbie.

English professor and aspiring novelist Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of Beowulf for Cretins to bored and disinterested students at one of New England's "hidden ivy" colleges.

Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Imagine a lonely English teacher who meets a beautiful, funny and intelligent woman. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged.

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace's world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Did you get it? Abbie is the new president of Grace's college. This situation will put the couple in rather funny situations, you'll see.

Cue Abbie-and cue Grace's collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a lost woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace's last real shot at happiness.

Ann McMan

I enjoyed reading Beowulf for Cretins. Here is a well-written book! Ann McMan perfectly blends comedy with sensitivity and romance between these two women. It's really a great novel!

Beowulf for Cretins is available on Amazon. You'll also find it on Bywater Books, a queer publishing company that publishes queer women's works.


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