October's Promise

by Marianne Garver

Just because parts of her life are unsatisfactory and dull, there’s no reason for Libby Jackson to bolt for New Hampshire, even if she did just receive a large inheritance from a mysterious source. But she does just that. The urban comforts of New York quickly seem light years away when her journey is hampered by cars that won’t start, locks that won’t turn and a strange dog that has decided that Libby would be the perfect owner.

Quinn Barnett is in no mood for damsels in distress. Her reasons for partaking of New England’s fall colors are deeply personal and painful. She’s promised to do one thing on this trip, and falling in love isn’t it. Once her mission is accomplished she’s moving on—if only she can start some cars, unlock some doors and get that bothersome stray to leave her alone.

The golden shores of a beautiful New England lake and the glory of October’s sunsets should create the perfect stage for falling in love, unless two stubborn women decide to keep the wrong promises.

Bella Books proudly presents this refreshing, new voice in lesbian romance! Marianne Garver’s charming first novel features an unforgettable Cupid in a setting readers will wish they could find on a map. Winner, Golden Crown Literary Award.



Genre Romance
Length 224
Publication Date January 15, 2009
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594931451
Editor Katherine V Forrest
Cover Designer Linda Callaghan


  • You'll be looking for Turtle Cove on the map of New England -- the area comes alive with Marianne Garver's descriptions!
  • PJ is the cutest cupid we've ever seen.
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GCLS Goldie Awards
October's Promise: Winner, Best Lesbian Debut Novel.


Lambda Book Report
March, 2009: The reader is brought on a journey to New England as the trees are turning and the cool winter winds tease you on the breeze in October's Promise. This sweet and clever romance brings a touch of mystery to the reader in this wonderful debut novel from Marianne Garver.

Just About Write
Lynne Pierce - June, 2010: Quinn Barnett, at first blush, appears to be a drifter. However, as the story unfolds, we find that she's actually on a mission of the heart from which she must not be deterred. So when a dog named PJ and one Libby Jackson keep pulling her in a direction different from the one she's intending, it all makes for an interesting story. She is a reluctant knight in shining armor...

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