The “Ports of Crossing” Series
A cruise ship is plying the Mexican Riviera … and Brian Taylor is playing piano aboard. For a quiet, small guy, it’s a dream job. He is a world-class pianist who lives only for his music, and he’s quite comfortable in the regulated and confined day-to-day world of a ship. Then a series of circumstances, including a crew member’s accident and corporate skullduggery, force him to masquerade as a female lounge singer for one night. But further circumstances mean Brian must continue the masquerade, and learns that it is no deception—and it may truly be a dream job for life.
Continuing the change in her life that began in Port of Departure, Taylor Bryan is ready to move forward, but has no ship to work on. She is brought into the cruise line’s home office and experiences the life that many people have—commuting, working at a desk, wondering what to make for dinner …
The company sends her out across the globe, meeting new challenges and new people aboard ships, where she is also exposed to different styles of womanhood, varieties of femininity, and what it means to be female in the world.
Still fiercely devoted to her piano and her music, she will discover new friendships, for better or worse, and perhaps a new career, as she learns what it means to be her new self.
Here’s what readers have said about the “Ports of Crossing” series:
This may be the best book that I’ve read that deals with transgender subject matter … Handling difficult topics with grace, optimism, and brilliant writing is Karin’s metier, and this book is no exception … The details of her subjects’ lives are carefully researched and skillfully revealed … You’ll especially appreciate the sensitive way in which the heroine’s life is portrayed … Another fantastic read from Ms. Bishop!