Back in November 2012 I reviewed Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite by Lianne Simon (my review here). It touched my heart. When the author asked if I would review a Proper Young Lady of course I said yes.
This book will tug at your heart strings as Danielle or Daniel as Melanie prefers to think of her are forced into lifestyles that biologically they are not truly prepared for. Separated for five years by their parents neither has forgotten the promise to marry and live happily ever after--Danielle is in a bad motorcycle accident and the fiance her parents want her to marry tries once again to win her back--
How will this story end--I will leave it to you to read this book and find out for yourself--you will need tissues!!
About the Book; (from Amazon)
M/I/F Sweet Romance-
A woman with the complete form of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome might never discover that she has testes in her abdomen rather than ovaries and uterus. Danièle knows, and she grieves that she can never have her own children. She has a partial form of AIS that left her with ambiguous genitals, a steady stream of doctors and psychologists, and parents determined to see her happy as a girl.
After Melanie agrees to have a baby for her, Danièle learns that the clinic can extract sperm from her own gonadal biopsies, and she becomes the biological father herself.
Ethan adores the graceful young woman named Danièle, while Melanie imagines a life with the father of her children.
Danièle? She’s happy with her intersex body—somewhere between princess and little boy.
But in a black and white world, she must choose—once and for all—who she will be. And whom she will love.
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About the Author: (from Goodreads)
Lianne Simon’s father was a dairy farmer and an engineer, her mother a nurse. She grew up in a home filled with love and good books.
Tiny and frail, Lianne struggled physically, but excelled at her studies. In 1970, she was awarded a scholarship to the University of Miami, from which she graduated in 1973. Fond memories of her time there remain with her.
Some years later, after living in several states, and spending time abroad, Lianne settled in to the suburbs north of Atlanta, where she now lives with her husband and their cat.
While seeking answers to her own genetic anomalies, Lianne met a family whose daughter was born with one testis and one ovary. As a result of that encounter, she spent more than a decade answering inquiries on behalf of a support group for the parents of such children.
Lianne hopes that writing this book will, in some small way, contribute to the welfare of children born between the sexes.
To learn more about this author visit this page on her website.
If you would like to find out more about DSD:
The authors website
AIS-DSD Support Group
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