Return to Lesbos
Stranger on Lesbos (1960) – Frances Ollenfield is introduced
A World Without Men (1963) – Erika Frohmann is introduced
Return to Lesbos (1963) – Erika and Frances meet
Journey to Fullfillment (1964) - Erika's backstory. The novel recounts her arrival in the United States after she was liberated from a concentration camp at the end of the Second World War.
Ripening (1988) - Erika and Frances are growing old and coming out. The final book in the series is not considered lesbian pulp fiction due to its date of publication.
Lesbian Pulp Fiction Type
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Miss Taylor’s third book, Stranger on Lesbos, was liked despite its cruel ending of a lovely affair. Now she has redeemed this with a sequel, Return to Lesbos, which carries the heroine of the earlier novel, Frances, to an inevitable and much happier resolution.
Frances, after trying to stay with her husband whom she cannot love, again seeks and finds a woman. Her affair with Erika is a long battle against the evils of Erik’s past and her own problem in ending her marriage. Surely this is Valerie Taylor’s finest book. It is especially welcome since it lacks altogether the touch of slickness which marred the author’s very recent title, Unlike Others.
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In this absorbing sequel to her best=selling novel, STRANGER ON LESBOS, novelist Valerie Taylor justifies her position as a foremost writer on lesbian love. Certainly few can match her dramatic realism and artistic sensibility when treating this most elusive of all subjects.