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The Summer We've Had by Katherine Blakeman

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Title: The Summer We've Had
Author: Katherine Blakeman
Genre: Sapphic fiction/lesbian fiction
Where to read: Amazon (electronic or paperback) and Kindle Unlimited


After a nightmare couple of years following the death of her celebrity singer mother, Cass Mulligan is moving down to the sun, sea and shingle of Cornwall for a fresh start. But she soon realises that she’s not the only one in need of some TLC…

Felicia Wilson’s life is one long series of spinning plates. She has Dissociative Identity Disorder, a system of five alternate personalities living in her body, and they all have different hopes, fears and desires.

When Cass is thrown together with Felicia, some beautiful friendships grow, and soon there is substantial mutual attraction between Cass and dominant alter Heather. But if things go wrong, they could go very wrong. Can they build a relationship AND keep everybody happy?

Content warning: brief mentions of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and suicide.

Inspiration for the book: I was twelve or thirteen when I first read about a British artist called Kim Noble, who for thirty-five years lived undiagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her system's story intrigued me, but try as I might I could find very little fiction featuring the condition, and certainly none that was Sapphic (my preferred genre, being Sapphic myself). My solution to that, therefore, was to write it myself. It saw many different plots and characters before it found its final form, but now I am delighted to present The Summer We've Had!

About the author: Katherine Blakeman is the England-based author of The Silent Chapter (a sweeping straight historical fiction novel set in twentieth-century Bedfordshire) and The Summer We've Had (a sunny lesbian romance set in modern-day Cornwall). She loves to tackle difficult topics, from child loss and shellshock in The Silent Chapter to depression and Dissociative Identity Disorder in The Summer We've Had. Her books are full of emotions, twists and love - always, always love.

Her Instagram is @katherineblakemanwriter, her Twitter is @kblakemanwriter and she also has a Facebook page. Her website is, where you can subscribe to her monthly mailing list and read her regular blog posts.

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