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by Nanci Little
At twenty-five Jordan Bryant was a rising star on the LPGA tour. At forty, with those dreams a distant and painful memory, she is Director of Golf at Catawamteak, the grand resort on the coast of Maine. She maintains a clinical distance between herself and the guests…until she meets Gillian Benson.
Widowed and left wealthy by a husband “the whole town knew was an abusive, philandering bastard,” Gillian comes to Maine in search of a piece of summer and perhaps a summer of peace. Catawamteak’s acres of oceans and tides of sweet-mown grass open horizons as limitless as her newfound freedom.
First Resort explores the bonds of friendship and the growth of affection and love between women.
Originally Published by Odd Girls Press 1998
Lambda Book Report
Nancy Boutilier - Nanci Little's third novel, First Resort, promises a golf vacation and delivers more than a leisurely stroll through the front nine. From the novel's opening description of the Catawamteak, a seaside golf resort steeped in Victorian elegance, readers know that they have stepped into a world a little too perfect... [The novel] offers a path to happily-ever-after that captures both the complexity of that journey and the basic elements of trust and love... First Resort offers more than a lesson in teeing up. And if you are a golfer, it may improve your short game.
Women's Book Review
...It is a warm and tender love story(s)...a fine exploration of women, their loves and their sexualities.