THE REVIVAL OF
LOVE AND PASSION
Mary Murray’s seemingly dream life doesn’t bring her any satisfaction. She is reaching critical for a woman age and feels as if nothing, except imminent aging, awaits for her. Neither her success as a bestselling author nor her opulent lifestyle, please her any longer. She sees how many of her friends get divorced and how easily former husbands find younger replacements for their abandoned wives. Mary fears the same fate, and she is petrified to lose her beloved husband, Steve. Now their relationship is analogous to siblings, and she cries in her beautiful bathroom after every clumsy lovemaking with her husband.
Fate gives Mary a chance to find an exit from this labyrinth of despair. Revived passion transforms her, but ecstasy doesn’t last long. Her husband’s improper endeavor brings devastating consequences, and now the couple’s wellbeing is in jeopardy. Only fluke saves Mary’s life. The couple commits a terrible crime. Do they have the right to do what they did that day? Mary justifies an appalling crime by thinking, “When dark powers attack an angel and break his wings, they force an angel to fly on a broomstick. What seemed to be a total disaster turns out to be my destined task.” Now Mary fully enjoys her life and swears, “If for getting and safeguarding such happiness I will have to go through hell again, I would enter its gate with no hesitation.”
Does she have the right to live a content life concealing a terrible secret?
MARINA RAY BIO
I was born and lived in the beautiful city, St. Petersburg, Russia. I have firsthand experience living under a communist regime. In the 1980s, Communist party leader Gorbachev started a political movement, called ‘’perestroika,’’ the literal meaning being ‘’restructuring.’’ He called for reformations within the communist party and economic system. Those reforms brought chaos in the country by shaking and changing established laws and policies. During the period of the Communist empire collapsing, Russia plunged into a period of unprecedented crime never seen in its history. Explosions and gunshots were part of life. Bandits organized into gangs; they forced every business owner to pay a portion of their income, they controlled different parts of the city, and they knew where businesses were located. Criminals abducted and tortured disobedient entrepreneurs or the members of their families. If that did not convey the lesson, they would kill. My husband and I were business owners.