The Shadow's Secret
Anna Arrigo, author
Nunzio is an idealist at heart. His heart swells with passions. While serving as the priest of a small parish in the countryside of Sicily, Nunzio's admiration of beauty gets him into trouble. Mariella, a beautiful woman with great strength and an appreciation for those things Nunzio cares about, enters his life, and he calls his holy vows into question. Although their love is pure and strong, Nunzio is married to the church, and Mariella is wedded to Paolo, a man with a violent temper who is capable of heinous abuses.