Josey is about to go through some major life changes. Her college-age niece, Annie, is coming to town to stay with her after running into trouble. Her girlfriend Ellen wants to move in, but Josey is all too willing to use Annie as an excuse to keep Ellen at bay.
While Josey spends her time painting her series Woman in the Mirror, Annie is finding that love for another girl can prove to be quite complicated.
After a series of life-changing events, Josey must learn to reach out and love again. Can Josey put the pain behind her and learn to trust the woman she loves? And will young Molly fall in love with Annie—or is their physical attraction nothing more than “practice for the real thing…”
Beloved best-selling author Jackie Calhoun brings us this compelling, contemporary story of a very non-traditional family and the curves that life is throwing their way.
Lambda Book Report
Bett Norris - January, 2005: Woman in the Mirror is a careful, precise story about the aftermath of things--such things as happen sometimes, which can seem to be insurmountable or unsolvable, but later somehow turn into a beginning, or a new direction. Things like finding and then losing a first love, or turning away from one because of a secret fear elevated into a kind of courageous facing of one's problems alone. This novel is about getting into trouble and getting out of it.