Little Nothing

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Two young women race to turn the tide in a Florida on the brink of civil war…

Everyone knows that Jonnie trains and races the limerunners, the deadly water horses that live in the swamps and streams around the town of Sawgrass and that she’s got a way with them that none of the local men can match. And everyone suspects that while Bess works at her family’s inn, The Nag’s Head, she sews her little nothings, magic in every stitch, to protect her beloved Jonnie and their family. What they don’t know is that Jonnie runs messages, stitched in code by Bess, for the Union Army. But now the Confederate forces have taken the nearby fort and they want to use Jonnie’s limerunners and Jonnie herself as weapons against the Union. And all of Bess’s magic won’t be enough to save them when they’re caught in a web of betrayal in a Florida being torn apart by burgeoning civil war. Only Ada Nuit, the Maroon’s ghost queen, knows what lies in store for them and she’s not telling…

This is the fourth volume of the Queen of Swords Press Mini Series.

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5 reviews for Little Nothing

  1. Queen of Swords

    Trish Matson of What’s That Word Now? says Little Nothing “Dee Holloway’s Little Nothing is a really enjoyable novella that combines sapphic romance, alternative history, and low fantasy. Despite the magical elements, it feels grounded with immersive details of daily life in Florida in the lead-up to the U.S. Civil War. The story is also full of suspense and action, and the conclusion is very satisfying. My only complaint is that it’s short, although the length fits the story being told; I want more from this author.” Read the full review here.

  2. Queen of Swords

    Atmospheric and memorable, Holloway’s tale of resistance, found family and magic in myriad forms will stay with you long after you finish reading.
    -Staff review

  3. Queen of Swords

    New review of “Little Nothing” posted on Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester 1066 FM – listen here:

  4. Queen of Swords

    Keith John Glaeske of Out in Print Queer Book Reviews says that Little Nothing “may be a novella, but it packs plenty of bold, swashbuckling derring-do, with enough mystery, romance, and magic to satisfy any type of queer reader.” Follow the link to read the rest of the review.

  5. Gerry (verified owner)

    Wow, this is a powerful story. Magic weaves in and around these folks in a bit of string here, a braid of hair there. Read too fast and you’ll miss the small workings, but since this begs for at least one reread you will eventually be caught in the weft and carried by the current. The end came fast and left me wantng more. I’ll 100% be after more of Ms. Holloway’s work.

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