Poignant, funny, and brave. Sinclair could have gotten preachy about being gay in the 80s in a small Texas town, but instead of straying into anger or bitterness, her characters accept the people and situations for what they are while remaining determined to change the only things they can – themselves. The romance is realistic and refreshingly mature. There are the inevitable doubts about a new relationship but the two women deal with them sans the emotionally under-developed drama typical of so many lesbian romances. Well done! Looking forward to reading Sinclair’s other novels.