by Rachel Spangler
When Emery Pembroke returns home after her father’s untimely death, she’s shocked to learn her mother has been named CEO of the family’s green energy business instead of her. Faced with a directive from the board to prove her stability and community commitment, she sets out to bolster her credentials by finding a woman of the right social standing to woo and marry.
Enter Arden Gilderson, the wealthy, socially anxious daughter of one of the area’s most prominent families, who has admired Emery from afar for most of her life. Overwhelmed by the sudden attention, Arden vows to overcome her nerves long enough to enjoy herself for once in her life. Against all odds, the two women find they share not only an immediate sense of attraction and quirky sense of humor, but also the ability to offer one another balance and perspective. However, their unique and unexpected bond is tested as social and family pressure come crashing in from all sides.
Opposites might be enough to attract, but can Arden and Emery sustain each other as perceptions of who they’ve always been clash with who they must become?
Seeking Approval is a heartwarming sapphic romance about the complexities of love, acceptance, community, and stepping authentically into futures of our own choosing.