by Karin Kallmaker

Deeper than the city streets, the subways, even the dry riverbeds that no longer flow, are the roots of a tree that remembers love and tragedy…

Financier Dina Rowland’s assignment is to make fashion designer Leo Goranson a lot of money. But the more she knows of him, the more repugnant his personal life is to her. Not the least inconsequential is his unbreakable hold on his greatest asset: supermodel Christabel. One touch and the power—and responsibility—of Dina’s long-hidden heritage threatens to crumble the careful plans she has made for her life.

Christa knows there is no escaping her tormentor, but she has a plan to deny him what he ultimately wants from her. The past can’t be changed. Having long accepted her fate she is unprepared for the wild feelings that Dina’s eyes arouse in her. There is passion, certainly, but also the rarest feeling of all to her: hope.

This revised and augmented edition of Karin Kallmaker’s gothic lesbian romance tale of two captive souls will move and inspire a new generation of readers. Originally published in 1998 under the pen name of Laura Adams, this imaginative and passionate story is sure to please new and old fans alike.



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Genre Romance, Fantasy
Length 196
Publication Date January 15, 2008
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594931345
Cover Designer Linda Callaghan


  • Second edition - author's cut with signification additions.
  • A romantic and gothic tale of entwined lives brought to life by the author's impeccable research into colonial New York.
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Lesbian Review
Number one in my 10 Best Lesbian Books list is a somewhat otherworldly tale of romance and evil that seeks to destroy it. This book speaks of longing across many lifetimes. It is magnificently written, a completely unique take on the subject matter with a great set of characters.

Christabel is the perfect read for a dark night, a cozy armchair and a warm fire in the fireplace. It will definitely draw the reader in and keep the pages turning until the last page.

Customer Reviews

1 review for Christabel – Paperback

  1. cheekybugger13

    Christabel is a fairy tale for grown ups, essentially. What a thoroughly satisfying read!

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