Did you ever have a secret love? Were you ever in love with someone who you knew you could never be with? That’s the heart of A MIDSUMMER’ SIN. Thomas loves his neighbor’s bondswoman but for all the wrong reasons. Loving her goes against all his principles. Yet he loves her still. He can’t help it. So, he fights what he considers a base feeling and he makes plans to take a job in another town.
Resistance to the truth is also a theme in A MIDSUMMER’S SIN. People who resist the truth may build a prison for themselves. Surrender to temptation may be the only way they can free themselves. But how can a strongly principled person ever surrender to something they are sure is sacrilege to everything they hold in reverence?
That’s where seduction comes in and where A MIDSUMMER’S SIN begins.
It was summertime and the days were long and hot, the nights even longer, even hotter. Rosalind couldn’t sleep. She told herself it was the heat but that was a lie. The man she was in love with would soon be leaving. She might never see him again. Her heart was silently breaking. So sleep eluded her. The sound of a sudden, unexpected breeze rustling the trees outside made her get up from bed and seek the outdoors.
Thomas also could not sleep. He was walking in the woods near the property line between his farm and that of Goody Wilson. He saw Rosalind dancing in the clearing, in her shift, in the brilliant moonlight.
Sometimes giving in to temptation is the best thing you can do...
Goodman Thomas Marlowe needs a wife. He loves his neighbour’s bondswoman Rosalind Abramson but for all the wrong reasons. The carnal passion he feels for her is at odds with his vision of the perfect marriage—something shaped by the memory of the pure, pious union he shared with his late wife. Valiantly, he fights to keep his feelings hidden.
Rosalind yearns for the handsome Goodman Marlowe. Yet beneath his kind action lies a cool distance that tells her he cannot forgive Rosalind’s shameful past. She’s determined to deny an infatuation with a man who will never respect her.
However, Thomas cannot focus on finding a bride while the unsuitable Rosalind is always so close and so alluring. Now he’s about to take a teaching position in another town. It’s the perfect escape for a man tormented by unacceptable desire.
Late one night, in the midst of a summer’s hot spell, Thomas spies Rosalind in the woods, clad only in her shift, dancing in the moonlight. It’s really more than a man celibate for three years can bear. Thomas is in danger of falling into a sin so powerful, it threatens to challenge everything he believes in...
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