No Man's Land
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Later: I did! It's a charming and unusual tale blending history and magic, and begins when Tea Gray joins the Land Service (an organization that assigned women to agricultural jobs during WWII while the men were at war). Her twin brother is in the army, fighting on the other side of the world, and she's stuck in the North Otago region learning a new set of skills and trying to get along with the... somewhat unusual folks already working there. Among them, Izzy - a young woman who has a strange attraction for Tea...
The fantasy elements crept in early on, with different types of shapeshifting involved - including one of the most unusual varieties I've encountered, one with epic and deep-magic tones that contributed to a globe-spanning rescue mission later in the story. But for me it was the tentative romance between the main characters - and another between the secondary ones - that completed the story, all the more so in the epilogue.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book in this handsome new Little Free Library just ahead of a rainstorm; hope someone enjoys it!
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*** Released for the 2021 LGBTQ+ Pride challenge. ***