E-Book GA/Rev-1-WW-A Proper Young Lady-Lianne Simon-Ends 1/28

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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.

Purchase the Book Here

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
Succeed Clinic

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Michelle Martinka said...

This sounds like a book I would really like and could quickly read- important with the kids! Thanks for sharing it!

MyTeenGuide said...

This sounds like a great read. I will add this to my list.

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like another great book choice you have here! I can't wait to check it out.

Sharon Martin said...

What a storyline and what a decision to make!

Richetta Blackmon said...

This book sounds very intriguing. It is amazing the various medical conditions that people deal with that affects who they are as a person. As outsiders we have to be mindful that everyone is made uniquely different. There is no normal.

Scott said...

Glad you enjoyed the first enough to read the next one! Is this line appropriate for pre-teens?

bxcrochet said...

Thanks so much for the review. This sound like a great book and I am wanting to know how it ends.

Michelle F.

Parenting Patch said...

Sounds like a great romance book. I would donate it to my library if I won the giveaway.

Crystal said...

Gosh, that sounds like so much turmoil! I must admit that I know so little of how Daniele must feel, but books like these are not only a great story but a way to come to understand.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

I have never read a book like that before. It sounds very intriguing! Thanks for bringing it to my attention

Go Bronson! said...

This sounds like an interesting read! I might well pick it up! Also, I really love that cat!!

Lydia Filgueras said...

One of my professor's was transgender. She had an incredible influence on me and for that reason I have a great deal of empathy for the cis community. This sounds like an interesting book.

Liz Mays said...

I can practically feel my emotions getting tugged already. It sounds really interesting!

Chastity Beene said...

This is my kind of book! I love the romance and the suspense of what is going to happen

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a beautiful yet interesting story all away around. I do believe the author is right in thinking it can help people. I will have to get this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

This book sounds like a very interesting intriquing read. Thank you for another lovely review.

Jamie Sanders said...

Wow, sounds like a great read!

Jamie Sanders said...

Wow, sounds like a great read!

Nicole Escat said...

Such a wonderful giveaway, this book is interesting. I'd like to win if I had chance.

Housewife Eclectic said...

It sounds interesting! I might have to give it a shot. Love the giveaway!

Mai T. said...

#INTERSEX post is quite an eye-opening concept to me.

Cris at Faire Miscellany said...

I learned the word "intersex" and a bit more compassion.

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