In this podcast we hears about Sheena’s 3 Rereads About Women Pretending To Be Men. These are three of the books she selected for TLR’s 55 most reread books.

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The books we discuss

Crossing The Wide Forever by Missouri Vaun

Crossing The Wide Forever by Missouri VaunPublisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Aj Ferraro


Cody Walsh leaves Arkansas for California. Lured by stories of opportunity, even for women, Cody disguises herself as a man and prepares for the arduous journey west.

Lillie Ellis leaves New York to accept a post as a schoolteacher on the frontier near a small homestead she just inherited from her uncle. Lillie’s ultimate desire is to become a painter, and she hopes the Kansas frontier will offer her the freedom to follow that dream. In the 19th century, a young woman has few options in the East that don’t revolve around marriage and motherhood. Lillie is interested in neither.

Cody rescues Lillie after a chance encounter in Independence, Missouri. Their destinies and desires become entwined as they face the perils of the untamed West. Despite their differences, they discover that love’s uncharted frontier is not for the weak in spirit or the faint of heart.

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Backwards To Oregon by Jae

jae backwards to oregonPublisher Ylva Publishing

Audio Narrated by Hayden Bishop


“Luke” Hamilton has always been sure she’d never marry. She accepted that she would spend her life alone when she chose to live her life disguised as a man.

After working in a brothel for three years, Nora Macauley has lost all illusions about love. She no longer hopes for a man who will sweep her off her feet and take her away to begin a new, respectable life.

But now, they find themselves married and on the way to Oregon in a covered wagon, with 2,000 miles ahead of them.



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Hidden Truths by Jae

Hidden Truths by JaePublisher Ylva Publishing

Audio Narrated by Hayden Bishop


“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past 17 years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets. 

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch – Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters. 

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?

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About the author

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Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Review.

She discovered lesbian fiction when she was 19. Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker soon became favourite authors and she spent a large part of her hard earned income on shipping books from to her home in South Africa.

Over the years she became frustrated with purchasing mediocre lesbian fiction feeling like it was a waste of her money and time. And so she decided to share only the best books and movies with lesbians who are looking for only the best. And so, The Lesbian Review was born