In 1918, polite women didn’t walk into saloons to discuss ousting political figures. They didn’t have illicit affairs with a married man, much less a preacher. Myra Kelly did both these things.
While she didn’t succeed in getting self-proclaimed mayor, Seamus O’Flannery ousted from office, she did help Theodore Sonnet win the battle over the church he was building for the town of Prosperity. A mutual sexual attraction develops between Myra and Theo, which turns into a full-blown obsession when Theo’s family arrives in town.
Myra loses her job as a teacher after a nasty miscarriage betrays her affair to the O’Flannery clan. She is a marked woman now, but she is determined to get back at Theo for his deceit and the O’Flannerys for their treachery. Neither of these men know the boundlessness of her hatred until it is too late.
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