For those of you who are long-time readers, you remember the original cover of Painted Moon from the Naiad edition, don’t you? Yes, that odd blue triangular figure was supposed to be the dog. I really like the Bella Books edition cover much better, and it captures that snow-quiet winter landscape where Jackie abandons her blizzard-disabled car and is rescued by renowned painter–and renowned recluse–Leah and her dog, Butch.
What happens during the snowbound weekend, especially in Leah’s loft, changes their lives forever. You can read a long excerpt at my web site.
Meet Jackie Frakes, a talented architectural intern. Her life has fallen into unsatisfying patterns, both personally and professionally.
Renowned artist Leah Beck is exhibited in galleries nationwide. But her life has darkened with the death of her lover, Sharla.
Trapped by a mountain snowstorm over Thanksgiving weekend, Jackie is rescued by Leah. The snowbound weekend in Leah’s cabin shakes the very foundations of Jackie’s life. As for Leah, Jackie provides renewal and inspiration for her work. But … exhibition of Painted Moon, her new series, will reveal Leah as never before, as a lesbian artist.
Their relationship increasingly torn by conflict and misunderstanding, the winter weekend together will surely be their last. Then intervention comes … from a most unlikely source.
One of Karin Kallmaker’s most popular romances, Painted Moon has achieved the status of a timeless classic. Print version: 228 pages.