The Plumber and the Pianist: A Review

The Plumber and the Pianist

Judy Folger

A Lesbian Fiction Novel

Here’s The Deal:

Julie is a 26 year old with a BA in psychology, a steady job as a maintainance worker for her family’s apartment complex and no foreseeable direction in life. At least not anymore. Her last break up with long time girlfriend, Christina hit her hard. Since then she dropped out of graduate school, took up working as a handy-woman around the complex and devoted herself to bedding as many women as possible in an effort never to be “tied down” ever again. To Julie, commitment felt like a weakness, one that, if she could help it, she would never succumb to again.

Lilly is a 32 year old music professor and pianist. She is struggling with a break up of her own, except, it seems as though her ex, Stacy, still has her claws in her. Lilly yearns to be free of her manipulative ex-girlfriend, and she wants to find something real, something steady, someone she can feel sparks again with, but she has to find a way to get out of her own way in order to do so. She has to let old habits die and open herself up to new possibilities if she wants any shot with the attractive maintenance woman she has seen working in her new apartment complex.

When Lilly and Julie meet, the sparks are immediate and undeniable, but misunderstandings on both sides and old conditionings ensure that both woman continuously miss the mark with each other, pushing them farther away from each other when what they really want is the same thing. They’ll have to start having some serious and open communication if they want things to be as good outside the bedroom as they are inside.

Real Talk:

This was such a pleasant read! It was beautiful, sweet and classic. It had a timeless feel to it, as though it could have taken place in any time, anywhere and still could have been just as good. The characters felt both real and believable. The pacing was easy and I always felt engaged. There was always enough happening in the story to keep me full entertained without feeling exhausted by all the drama.

Not only did this story have a wonderful primary story of love and personal growth, but it had a secondary story of family and how they can grow together, and how it is never too late to come to new understandings even with people that we think we have known our entire lives.

This is my first story by author Judy Folger even after seeing so many of her books come up in several of my news feeds. After reading this novel, all I could wonder was “what took me so long?!” This was a beautifully written, five-star story of love and understanding which was the perfect date to keep me company on a long plane ride. It’s a fast read, but so very worth every minute spent reading it. I am so looking forward to reading more from Ms. Judy Folger, and I am sure this isn’t the last time you’ll hear me praising her work. Go on and check out her author page on Amazon. She’s self published sixteen lesbian stories with many more in the works. That alone was enough to have me intrigued! If you have the time, definitely give this a read.

Until Next Time, Lovelies…

Wishing You Romance and Whimsy


About Avery Rose

I'm a 30-something year old living in my native New York...I adore the city, writing, books, tea, music, long walks and rainbows :) Aaaand What happens to a dream deferred? In my opinion it gets sucked up dry and spat out as a gnarled petrified mass of what the heart used to I'm also coming out as a writer who wrestles with questions of identity, reality, race and even sexuality. I'm having fun finally writing my own story. Feel free to help :)

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