Jericho by Ann McMan


When Syd Murphy flees a failed marriage to the tiny mountain hamlet of Jericho, Virginia, little does she realize how much her fortunes are going to change when a flat tire brings the enigmatic town doctor, Maddie Stevenson to her rescue.


Book #1 of the Jericho Series

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an eighteen-month position in Jericho–a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals.

She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father’s medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road.

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Jericho by Ann McMan is one of the best friends-to-lovers romances you’ll ever read.” —The Lesbian Review

“Jericho was and is an admirable first novel . . . But it is full of superb observation of human character and behaviour. It is infused with love and humour, drawing out and catching the idiosyncrasies of a wide cast of locals that we can all recognise and largely empathise with.” —The Lesbian Reading Room

“Jericho is not a quick little love story, it’s a fully-involved romance novel clocking in at over 400 well-written, well-conceived pages. From its opening paragraph, the reader is greeted with rich detail, flowing internal dialogue, witty humor, jagged verbal jousting, and a joyous intellectual tete-a-tete.” —The Rainbow Reader

“This is a great book. No, really. I loved this book. And not just because it had a librarian in it. In fact, I’d rank this up with Curious Wine as a classic lesbian love story. ” —Good Lesbian Books

“To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. Loved, adored, brilliant, laugh out loud and amusing would also not begin to do this book justice. ” —Terry’s Lesfic Reviews

“Jericho is an exciting début novel with unforgettable main characters and a fine cast of supporting characters. It is wonderfully written: the vocabulary is subtle and precise, the tone playful and the dialogues are well-crafted. It is also packed with literary and musical references as well as evocations of mouth-watering meals and good wines. I strongly recommend this refreshing and delightful novel.” –—Hannah’s Nook

ANN McMAN is a recipient of the Alice B. Lavender Certificate for Outstanding Debut Novel and the Alice B. Medal for her body of work. She is a four-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award. Her novel, Backcast, was a 2016 IPPY medalist, and her novel, Hoosier Daddy, was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist. An award-winning graphic designer, she resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


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