Following the death of her beloved husband, Rayn retreats to her new home by the sea, anticipating a life less stressful. But she soon finds herself drawn into the rescue of a failing, 100 year old, Episcopal Church. Within months, church elders hire a young priest to facilitate the work, with the help of Rayn and other church members.
Unbeknownst to Rayn, while the church flourishes with new life, the priest is destroying her own life with outrageous and false claims, including that she is really a man with false breasts who is stalking him—a crime punishable by imprisonment.
These lies are unquestioningly believed by all as the church hierarchy turns a deaf ear to Rayn’s appeals to silence her accuser. Instead, they cover up to protect him. With only one choice left, Rayn risks everything in a desperate, last effort to restore her name and reputation.
“Good name in man or woman, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash; ‘tis something, nothing. ‘Twas mine, ‘tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed.”
William Shakespeare, “Othello” Act 3, Scene 3
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Published January 12, 2012
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