These are the 100 books we recommend you start with if you are first getting into lesbian fiction.

Not only does this showcase 100 good authors but it gives you books that show off how those authors usually write so it will give you a good indication of their writing style

The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch

The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch is a classic lesfic story about Frenchy Tonneau, a butch lesbian living in New York City in the 1960s and 70s. At the beginning of the book, Frenchy is around 19 or 20, she lives at home with her mother, and works at the checkout at an A&P. All week she conforms to her family and society’s expectations of her, just biding her time until

Juliana by Vanda

Juliana by Vanda is a story about finding yourself and your place in the world. It is not just a fancy World War II romance story; this is a story that proudly declares these timeless words—To thine own self be true. Alice Huffman and her childhood friends leave their hometown in Long Island to begin their adult lives and achieve their dreams of success in New York City. It is

Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest

Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest is a beautiful story about finding out who you are when you least expect it. Published in the early 1980s, it’s a classic lesbian romance that’s won the hearts of many a reader, and for good reason. Diana Holland needs a break and her colleague Vivian convinces her to stay at a friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe with some other people who are also

Bareback by D Jackson Leigh

Bareback by D Jackson Leigh satisfies two parts of me; the romance-loving grown woman and the horse crazy inner girl. Leigh offers a mix of equestrianism and lesbian romance in this wonderful introduction to her writing. After a riding accident that claims the life of her elite mount and her own health, Jessica Black is back with a vengeance. She has a few short months to get ready for the

Turbulence by EJ Noyes

Turbulence by EJ Noyes is an erotic romance story. The story is also about being true to yourself, knowing your worth and living a life free from keeping up appearances to impress others. Isabelle Rhodes is a very wealthy and powerful stockbroker who carries a huge chip on her shoulder due to her recent break-up. With her history of failed relationships, Isabelle began to believe the angry words that were

Meet Me At 10 by Vicky Jones and Claire Hackney

Meet Me At 10 by Vicky Jones and Claire Hackney is a debut novel set in America’s South in the 1950’s. Shona Jackson is a woman running scared from a past that will haunt her for the rest of her days.  Shona runs straight into 1950’s small town Alabama with all of its prejudice and danger on her way to California.  When she manages to secure a home with Tom

The Right Kind of Woman by Voss Porter

The Right Kind of Woman by Voss Porter is a wonderful read, full of a Southern charm that makes it difficult not to fall for the whole Holloway clan. Dre Martin feels stuck in a rut, which is made more difficult by the happy vision her best friends present, with the seemingly perfect marriage, and a great child with another on the way. After deciding to take her dog on

Wasted Heart by Lynn Galli

Wasted Heart by Lynn Galli is book one in her Virginia Clan series. In this book, we meet Austine ‘Austy’ Nunziata, an Assistant US Attorney, who has just moved to Seattle to try to get over being in love with her best friend, Willa. Her married best friend, Willa. She figured that moving away from Virginia would give her the distance to move on, but she’s only moved to the

Who’d Have Thought by G Benson

Who’d Have Thought by G Benson is a romance that has a whole bunch of my favourite themes. It has an age gap, a thawing ice queen, a rich girl/poor girl relationship, a marriage of convenience, and it’s a medical workplace romance. And on top of all of that, it delivers a great story! Hayden Pérez is an ER nurse with a cash flow problem. A middle-of-the-night online surfing session

Bridesmaid of Honor by Graysen Morgen

Bridesmaid of Honor by Graysen Morgen is a sweet, romantic story about two women who hate each other because they desire each other. This is one of those stories with no surprises, so it’s fun to curl up and read on any given day. Britton Prescott is the maid of honor in her best friend Heather’s wedding. What Heather fails to mention to Britton is her cousin, Daphne, is going