For Love of Self
BOOK TWO OF THE BLESSED BE SERIES
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.