by Tracey Richardson
From the author of The Campaign and No Rules of Engagement…
Pamela Wright will never forgive her sister for dying in the Afghanistan war, or the Army for Laura’s death, or anyone else for making it okay for Laura to go halfway around the world to fight for reasons Pam has never fathomed. Numb with grief, she buries her sister but not her rage.
Among the mourners is Trish Tomlinson, who loved Laura long ago and has found the news of Laura’s death sharply painful. She remembers Pam as an unwelcome third wheel, but now finds comfort in the company of the young medical resident, and in the details of Laura’s journal that Pam shares.
Brought together by grief, something more grows. Guilt and anger cloud their feelings and jeopardize any chance at a future. How can love blossom in the shadow of death?
The Lesbian Reading Room
Last Salute is an interesting story with several complex layers of emotion... Well written and a skillful balance between current growth and old pain, woven around the impact Laura had in life, and the legacy she has left. A gentle romance dealing with some of the hardest issues we all have to face.
The Rainbow Reader
The romance in the story works so well because the author takes the time to let it grow... If you're looking for a romance that takes its time, allows you to get to know the women involved, and gives you a chance to understand the emotions and the events that drive them, then I highly recommend Last Salute.
Lambda Literary Awards
Last Salute — Finalist, Lesbian Romance.
Lambda Literary Review
"Richardson does a great job... Both women grow and change as the story is told. [Richardson]... has done her homework in the vivid descriptions she gives of the Army camp, the terrain, the dust, and the motivation of the soldiers... Last Salute is a powerful book which I truly enjoyed. The love scenes are well done, as are the characters and the story." —Rita Salner