Waiting for Harper Lee

In a town where change is slow to take shape, and in a time when husbands tell their wives how to vote, artist Lynn Westfall decides to make a difference. The other women of Quillan's Crossing think empowerment is a good idea, and are eager to talk... and talk... and talk about it. None of them want to do more. Except for the vibrant Alix Dunnevan, a woman whose marriage to a local powerhouse politician is held up as the perfect ideal.

Before she knows it, their shared love of music and growing camaraderie means more than it should, and Lynn finds herself a painful cliche: the lesbian who has fallen for the straight woman. Even if by some miracle Alix returned her feelings, Lynn is certain Alix's husband is capable of keeping her and their daughters chained to him.

Lynn searches for the strength to walk away. Even when the mask that Alix wears starts to slip and conflict inside her marriage suggest cracks have existed for years, it doesn't mean there is hope...



GCLS Goldie Awards

Finalist in Lesbian General/Dramatic Fiction (2014).

Alice B. Readers Appreciation Committee

Lavender Certificate for Debut Fiction (2014).


Terry Baker, LesFic Reviews

This is an excellent, well-written debut book.Had I not known this was Lea Daley's first book, I would never have guessed.

R. Lynne

What makes this novel so exceptional is Lea Daley's ability to paint with words. She writes beautifully.