After eleven years on the anchor desk at TV4, Ashley Giraud is one of the most beloved figures in Tampa Bay. That’s how she likes her love—distant and impersonal. Outwardly sociable with her coworkers and viewers, she can’t wait to get back to her gated home and garden.
When her longtime stylist goes out of business, she follows a colleague’s recommendation to Rhapsody, a small salon that serves as a hub for an eclectic group of lesbian friends. Despite Ashley’s efforts to remain aloof, she soon trades her solitude for roller skates, swing dancing and the emotional ups and downs of new friends.
Never before has she felt so contented in the company of other women. Even so, there’s always the whisper from the past. Would any of them, especially Julia Whitethorn, the charismatic, appealing owner of Rhapsody, care about her if they knew the terrible secret she’s kept for twenty years?
Lambda Literary Award winner KG MacGregor spins a story about the power of secrets and the risks of love with her trademark wit and insight.
GCLS Goldie Awards
Rhapsody — Finalist, Romantic Intrigue.
Lambda Literary Review
Rhapsody is a hope-filled tale of healing—the healing of a painful past, hidden behind a mask—and the hope of overcoming it... MacGregor has given us a lovely “rhapsody” with characters swaying back and forth to the melody of their lives, as they join one another in the dance. The unfolding story allows us to see underneath the mask each character wears and to be carried away by a tale of love, acceptance, hope and healing. This story is told with true KG MacGregor heart and quickly gets under the skin.
The Rainbow Reader
The novel is a heady mix of literary contradictions—at turns edgy and austere, then sweet and playful. While it is a classic love story, it’s not another run-of-the-mill romance. In truth, Rhapsody is the fractured fairytale of two women falling in love, and emerging stronger for it.
"Readers have come to expect great reading material from a KG MacGregor novel... Rhapsody is definitely a novel that I will be revisiting…it’s really that good. If anything I’ve mentioned above comes off as truly negative criticism, then I’ve done a very poor job of expressing myself. I very highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a really good romance with an interesting story line and fascinating characters.