Can a hot summer fling mend the hearts of two broken women?
Morgan Donovan had everything she ever wanted: a dream job as a large animal veterinarian, awesome friends, and a loving and supportive fiancée. But it all comes crashing down when her fiancée dumps her after realizing that Morgan’s job will always come first. And, while Morgan still has the job and friends, her heart is broken into a million tiny pieces.
Emilia Russo is a burned-out shelter vet. When the unexpected death of her father triggers a mental breakdown that hastens the end of her relationship, she retreats to his house in Seal Cove, Maine. She plans on spending the summer renovating it while she figures out how to pull the pieces of her life back together. But when she runs into Morgan at the dock where her father’s sailboat is moored, her plans for a quiet summer of healing and reflection sink like a stone—the attraction is immediate and obvious, and Emilia finds herself slipping seamlessly into Morgan’s world.
Each woman knows this fling will end when Emilia returns to Boston at the end of the summer, but they’re unprepared for the intensity and depth of their attraction. And, as the gales of fall begin to drive leaves like spindrift upon Seal Cove, Morgan and Emilia must each come to terms with how much they’re willing to give up to stay together.
What the critics are saying about Anna Burke:
“Ms. Burke is one to watch.” —VELVET LOUNGER, The Lesbian Reading Room
“Burke’s writing is rich and textured.” —CARLEEN SPRY, Frivolous Views
“Burke’s talent is boundless.” —VICTORIA THOMAS, The Lesbian Review
“Burke gives the story true beauty with her words.” —AMOS LASSEN
“Anna Burke knows how to write LGBT stories in such a style that the gender factor is purely additive and not the sole reason for the story.” —GRADY HARP, Amazon Hall of Fame & Top 50 Reviewer
ANNA BURKE graduated from Smith College with degrees in English Literature and Studio Art. She was the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Moran Scholarship for the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College. Her novel Thorn was named the 2019 Foreword Reviews LGBT+ Book of the Year. Spindrift is her fourth novel. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her wife and their two dogs. You can learn more about her here.