Friday, October 16, 2015

The Other Side of Ruth: A Lesbian Novel

There's so much I could tell you about this book. I said a great deal about it yesterday at Oh Get A Grip! I will say more in the days and weeks to come. But, for now, the basics:

My lesbian novel The Other Side of Ruth is now available as an ebook from eXcessica Publishing and in print. Many of you have been waiting for Ruth for YEARS. Thank you for your patience! I'm so pleased with how it's turned out, and I know you'll enjoy it too.

The Other Side of Ruth
A Lesbian Novel
by Giselle Renarde

Ruth loves her husband, but she keeps secrets from him. Big secrets.

When a notoriously lesbian neighbour returns home to Toronto from Art School in Montreal, Ruth finds herself unmistakeably attracted. Agnes is quirky, creative, and significantly younger. Despite their age difference, Agnes welcomes Ruth’s attention.

But Agnes has secrets of her own. She plays hide-and-seek on Ruth, disappearing for months at a time. Where does she go? And what emotions are brewing between Ruth’s husband and his closest friend? Everyone on the block seems to be hiding something, and Ruth isn’t sure how long she can conceal her true self from the neighbours.

After twenty-five years married to a man, can Ruth find a place in her life for ambiguous, artsy Agnes? Or will the younger woman’s demons devour them both?

A lesbian novel.

Get ready for lots of links.

Ruth is available as an ebook from numerous retailers, including:




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“You still live with that bald guy?” Agnes asked.

“Lawrence? Yes.” Ruth watched the girl slip into the front room. She ached to follow, but couldn’t bring herself to move. “That bald guy is my husband.”

A sour sensation rolled through Ruth’s stomach.

My husband.

She took a sip of peppermint hot chocolate, and that helped.

Agnes tilted her head to read the titles on the built-in bookshelf. “I always thought you were too good for that dude.”

Ruth watched through the stair railings, not knowing quite how to respond. Too good for him? Was that a compliment?

“You always looked so young and beautiful, out there working in your garden. He looked old. Way too old for you.”

Ruth laughed without meaning to. “Lawrence looks younger today than he did ten years ago. Men are lucky that way.”

Agnes looked Ruth straight in the eye. “Bet you could still get lucky if you really wanted to.”

Was that… a come-on?

The Other Side of Ruth is also available in print at

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