For Love of Self
For Love of Self

For Love of Self

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A beautiful young man, dancing naked at the edge of a pond, is not what Spencer Hill expected to see. It’s 1987, and he has been assigned a ministerial post in a Unitarian Universalist parish in Assisi, Vermont, close to the Canadian border—a far cry from his hometown of New York City. So a “sky clad” wood sprite takes him very much by surprise.

What might have been a ho-hum posting in this remote northern location turns out to be anything but that. The good news: His progressive parish doesn’t care that he’s gay. The bad news? His attempts to make a goodwill connection with The Forest, a nearby Pagan community, are consistently rebuffed for reasons he doesn’t understand.

As Spencer makes friends and enters into a love affair, he begins to explore the fraught relationship he’d had with his late father. And in his efforts to reach out to The Forest, he uncovers a dark secret the Assisi townsfolk don’t want to talk about.

For Love of Self can be read alone or enjoyed as part of Spencer’s story. Book 1 of the Blessed Be series is For Love of God. Book 3, For Love, will be available in summer of 2024.

Listed in QSpirit's Best Books of 2023

“Whether it's sexuality, gender identity, or religion, author Robin Reardon's impressive body of work exquisitely and profoundly examines an individual's journey of self-discovery. With For Love of Self, the author has crafted another unforgettable, thought-provoking tale.”
(Christopher Verleger, Edge Media Network)

“Featuring a broad cast of characters, the author makes everyone feel unique… will keep readers engaged and entertained.”
(Kirkus Reviews)

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