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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Bella Books (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594930422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594930423
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Soul4real on January 4, 2006
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Artist's Dream by Gerri Hill was a hidden surprise. I just recently discovered that I missed one of Hill's romance novels, and I promptly bought and read it. This is her newest release (Oct. '05), and as I would expect, it was quite good. Hill does a wonderful job of developing a strong, caring, patient and loving character in Luke Winston. Luke meets and falls for the daughter of a reverend, Cassie Parker. Cassie is in denial about her sexuality, mostly because of her strict upbringing in the house of the Reverend Parker. And she has to come to terms with her sudden attraction to the alluring Luke Winston.

Luke's character is very likable, and it is easy to see how anyone would fall madly in love with her. If Cassie is ever to get out of the closet and out from under the oppressive rule of her father, Luke is the woman to help her do it. Hill writes a wonderful touching story of friendship developing into more, and she weaves in the importance of friends in the gay community. The story develops at a comfortable pace, and includes a little angst and mystery. And as always with Hill, there are incredible, sensual love scenes.

The book ends with a few unanswered questions, leaving Hill with a wonderful option of writing her first sequel. There are great possibilities to continue this story. I know I'll be waiting to see what she writes next. This is a great read.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laura D. Lord on December 20, 2005
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I think everyone can relate to Artist's Dream. Cassie struggles with her overbearing father while trying to deal with ghosts from her past. It seems as if we have all known someone like Reverend Parker at some point in our lives. He's a man who believes that all homosexuals are going straight to hell and he reminds Cassie of that every chance he gets. Then there is Luke, a woman with great patience and love. Watching the relationship develop between Cassie and Luke is like watching a seedling begin to grow in hopes of it becoming a beautiful flower. This book is full of humor, love, and romance. You won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnson VINE VOICE on August 24, 2006
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It's not often that I read a book twice, but I had to read this one again. WOW! What a phenomenal story.

Cassie, a wood sculptor, was raised in a very conservative household by a preacher. Hill never comes out and says what religion, but it screamed Southern Baptist. Her father put the fear of God in her regarding relationships with men and told her she'd be damned to Hell if she even thought of a relationship with a woman.

Cassie's best friend, Kim, is a lesbian. Kim tried to deny her sexuality and married a man. After six months of the farce, Kim filed for divorce and finally admitted she was gay. Cassie's father overheard her confession and cursed her presence. At the time of the story, Kim is happily partnered with Lisa. They have a stable, loving home and Cassie lives nearby. Kim is always trying to get Cassie to admit she's a lesbian too, but Cassie won't give in.

Her whole world is turned upside down when she spies Luke for the first time. Luke, a successful architect, is perfection personified. She's wealthy, beautiful, athletic, and she's a vegetarian. All perfect for Cassie. Except, she won't allow herself to admit the newfound lust running through her veins because of her father's warnings.

I grew up in a Southern Baptist household where homosexuality was equivalent to eternal damnation. Fortunately, most of my family accepts me for who I am. However, Cassie is not so lucky. I related to this character so intensely it was overwhelming. Hill masterfully captures many of the feelings of fear, regret, and helplessness that are so characteristic of an ultra-conservative upbringing.

Add her insight to a cast of colorful and dimensional characters, and this book's a winner. Very highly recommended. Be prepared to grab a box of tissues, a punching bag, and a snuggle buddy, because this one will take you on a great roller coaster ride.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sunflower0904 on January 31, 2006
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If you are familiar with Gerri Hill's writing then this book will be sure to entertain as her others do. She has an amazing way of writing about the chemistry between two people when they meet and as their relationship develops...we've all been there at one time or another in our own lives and we get to experience it again through her characters.

I recommend this if you are looking for a light, entertaining, fun lesbian romance read. No Drama, nothing too serious, not a Nobel prize winner...but that's what makes it good!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Rabkeb on April 12, 2008
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This book is a little different that the other Gerri Hill books I've read. The setting she uses isn't as vivid. There isn't some overarching plot or mystery or intrigue or even a vacation set aside as a certain amount of time with anticipated events like her other works. And yet, I found myself liking this book the best of all of her books. It may be true that she doesn't quite develop all of her characters as deeply as she does in some other books.

The portrait she paints of Cassie is interesting and multi-layered, though. Definitely not typical of many of the characters we see in lesbian fiction. We get plenty of characters not coming out until they're adults, but the descriptions we get into her emotions and thought processes are excellent and really ring true, particularly given the harshness of her upbringing. The motivations of her father we learn about in the end aren't exactly a surprise, but add another layer to the story. I thought the characters were very realistic. I could nit-pick about their eyes locking too much, or too many "instant" realizations, but unlike some other books I've read there was enough emotional resonance to buoy me along that these minor annoyances did not take me out of the story.

I like that the characters have interesting occupations. I enjoyed learning about Luke as an architect and Cassie as an artist. In the absence of the setting being a character, it's almost like Cassie's art was another character. I like the close "family" that Cassie formed with Kim and Lisa, and that relationships between friends and family were addressed as much as they were.
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