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Alice JeanOssing the dice for it against all odds But there are two people in town who believe they have the prior claim to Alice in duty and affection and they’ll do almost anything to get what they want Alice and Jean have discovered that each is what the other has always longed for each other’s missing link Now they need to find a way to be together despite the obstacles. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewBefore I even get to the actual content of the book I have to say the cover drew me right into this story The colors the picture absolutely gorgeousThis book sent me on a roller coaster of mixed feelings I started it with a huge smile on my face as Alice Holden a WWII widow changes into her prettiest apron before greeting Jean Reardon the handsome butch woman who delivers their morning milk I knew right away it was going to be a story rich in sweetness and drama alike Jean eases seamlessly into Holden family earning the love of both Alice's son Jack and her daughter Tilly but the eyes of their small New Zealand town are always watching including those of Alice's domineering motherI think I was a little harsh on this book as a whole even though there were a lot of things I really enjoyed about it I liked how the stakes felt appropriate to the time period Alice really is in a vulnerable position in society she lives off her widow's pension and the small amount of money her rich mother sends her making her beholden to both her dead husband and an emotionally abusive parent She's also keeping the secret that her youngest child Tilly view spoileris the product of rape by Big Jim Dempsey a well known local veteran who has it out for Jean hide spoiler

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Se this feeling over all else Jean has been head over heels in love with the sparky and adorable single mother since the first time she saw her She’s even drawn to Alice’s two fatherless children and family life has never looked so good Jean’s deep desire to have than a life spent looking in from the outside seems than she should hope for and now Alice has her t. 1946 Mt Egmont New ZealandJean is flirty and experienced while Alice is shy yet curious Jean delivers the milk everyday and Alice is widowed with 2 children she adores It may seem like an instant attraction when we first get into the novel but the two have been doing a flirty dance for a year Smiles winks light conversation each woman uietly looking forward to the visit every morning and their small interactions growing in meaning and attraction each passing day Then an invite to afternoon tea and a trip to the beach secures the relationship and so much I loved Jean's easy and no nonsense way She is who she is a hard working pant wearing woman who loves women She uses decorum and is very careful despite many people knowing how she is She's fair kind and generous to all she meets so most everyone likes and respects her The naive conversation she has with her workmate Tim in the milk truck one morning about 'what women even do together' was funny yet endearing because there was no pretense or judgement in Tim's uestions and Tim in turn was all too willing to share in his love of women too specifically for his adoring wife Rosie He recognized Jean was indeed in love just as he was with his wife so it was really heartening and not crass as you might think despite the subject matter I also loved the way Jean handled uestions the kids had about the relationship in such a matter of fact way Simply stating that women can and do kiss and love other women Again the naive simplicity of it was so heart warming despite the dangerous under current lurking in their town and society for women like them It's not all doom and gloom though Most people in town are wonderfully generous and kind toward Alice whose overbearing Mother had tried to force her hand into moving back home after dumping all her belongings while she was at church including her sewing machine which she used to help her have an income and her young daughters precious dolly What a bitch right The Mother also tried to control her monetarily and then got a man involved to try and force a relationship A man that had previous raped AliceThere are indeed dark and harsh things tackled but the love and support shown far outweighed it Alice and Jean melted my heart and I enjoyed seeing them create a life for themselves in spite of obstacles facedA highly recommended kindle unlimited read

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Alice Jean Summary » 108 ☆ Every lover has her story and every town has its secrets It’s 1946 in New Zealand and Alice Holden has fallen for the woman delivering her milk every morning Jean has a way about her a swagger honey sweet and low voice and a wink with an easy smile that lights up Alice’s world stirring her in ways she’s never known before Every lover has her story and every town has its secrets It’s 1946 in New Zealand and Alice Holden has fallen for the woman delivering her milk every morning Jean has a way about her a swagger honey sweet and low voice and a wink with an easy smile that lights up Alice’s world stirring her in ways she’s never known before and Alice with blinders on wants to choo. Nice A woman living independant of husband or family in the forties was challenging enough HammondGenet adds obstacles to the love Alice finds with Jean thanks to a couple of despicable characters who go out of their way to keep both women from finding their HEA The whole story has an old fashioned polite feel to it with some unlikely allies and a couple of realistic kids with concerns of their ownA book which kept me turning pages wanting to know what would happen next to stand in the way of these two love birds A sweet and gentle read