Review: A Brighter Palette by Brigham Vaughn 

Blog post by Brigham Vaughn:


Anyone who
knows me even a little understands I have time management issues. I have a day
job, a pre-teen child, and I write in my spare time (e.g., at night, in lieu of
sleeping). Sadly, this leaves me with little time to read and that is a shame
because so many people I know and love are creating wonderful works of words.

Such is the
case with A Brighter Palette, an indie-published work by Brigham Vaughn. In
this novel we meet Annie Slocum, a young woman living in Boston whose primary
activity appears to be searching–for a career and inspiration, for love, and
for herself. Annie’s world is nearly bereft of color and vitality, and she is
reluctantly accustomed to a life that’s gone mostly dull and gray and is sadly
lacking in passion.

Siobhan Murray, a free-spirited painter who shakes up Annie’s world. Siobhan is
many things Annie has perhaps forgotten how to be–passionate, impulsive,
inspired, and hard as nails. Siobhan’s default setting is to take the bull by
the horns as well as anyone within reach, and so she does with Annie, giving
her a much needed infusion of confidence and passion, so it’s not long before
these women fall in love.

Not every
day can be sunny of course, in real life or novels, and Annie and Siobhan soon
must face up to the ghosts of their pasts. Can their relationship survive these
bumps or will the price each pays to remain together bankrupt them in more ways
than one?

As stated
earlier, I don’t have much time to read and, in fact, it’s rare I read F/F
works. Reading A Brighter Palette was an unexpected pleasure, and I
particularly enjoyed getting to know Siobhan who is all kinds of wonderful and
struck a chord within me I didn’t even know existed. I’m more than looking
forward to further adventures with Annie and Siobhan, and learning if their
fledgling relationship endures.

Posted by:kevancoles

K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper. K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks. K.’s books explore LGBTQ+ romance in contemporary settings.

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