Nolan Trilogy: Temptation, Confession, Grace (Under Mr. Nolan's Bed)

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TEMPTATION
CONFESSION
GRACE

"It's a bit like Flowers in the Attic meets American Horror Story: Asylum meets Eyes Wide Shut meets Peyton Place and Mad Men."

This edgy, page-turning saga isn't just a trilogy, it's an enthralling reading experience, a non-stop roller coaster ride of emotion that ...

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Overview

Save 35% off the list price by buying ALL THREE!

TEMPTATION
CONFESSION
GRACE

"It's a bit like Flowers in the Attic meets American Horror Story: Asylum meets Eyes Wide Shut meets Peyton Place and Mad Men."

This edgy, page-turning saga isn't just a trilogy, it's an enthralling reading experience, a non-stop roller coaster ride of emotion that will keep you on the edge of your seat, giving you cliffhanger after cliffhanger until the final, jaw-dropping climax.

You will be on pins and needles as Selena Kitt plays cat and mouse with you, the reader. You'll find yourself asking-am I reading a romance? A coming-of-age tale of sexual awakening in the Puritanical, repressed late 1950's? A commentary on the power and corruption in the Catholic Church?

Yes, yes, and yes! The mystery and secrets revealed in this new Selena Kitt Classic will have you praying for forgiveness before it's all over, but in the end, will restore your faith in the triumph of the human spirit and the overwhelming power of love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484952665
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Pages: 628
  • Sales rank: 894,830
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    I love Selena Kitt and have read a bunch of her books, including

    I love Selena Kitt and have read a bunch of her books, including her two other tellings of the Nolan story. She’s unique in  rewriting the same books different ways. Having already done it once, she massively reworks the same tale, that of Leah and Erica, high school girls, best friends, with Leah falling for Erica’s father Rob. 
    Now it’s reset in the late 1950s, which makes for a completely different backdrop. But that’s not its biggest change. Kitt focuses on depraved goings-on in the Catholic Church. 
    In a weird secret tradition, teenage girls are put to priests in ritualistic mass-rape ceremonies in which they’re divided into Marys and Mary Magdalenes. It’s the Da Vinci Code meets the Marquis de Sade. 
    Resulting babies are forcibly taken from the moms and sold profitably for adoption. Dozens know about it but all keep silent for various reasons. Complicity goes all the way up to the Vatican.
    And along with this we get a ton of family secrets regarding the main characters, including the two girls’ mothers. The secrets are slowly revealed over the course of the story.
    I love some things about this book, while other parts I hate. 
    Leah and Erica’s sex lives are as central or hot here as they are in the two previous versions. Her fleshing out of the story and adding of different characters such as Erica’s new boyfriend Clay and the crippled Father Michael, make for reasonably absorbing reading. 




    But it’s questionable to tarnish an entire religion the way she does here. Rebellion against strict religious morality is central to Kitt’s work, and I understand that. I see why writers of erotica want to address those enforcing prudish views on sex. 
    And the Church has been scandalized in recent years by revelations of pedophile priests and the church’s role in covering that up. That’s bad enough, but it’s a far cry between that and actively promoting ritual statutory rape in ceremonies supposedly approved by the Vatican. I’m worried some readers might think this is true. It’s not right to libel a real organization with far greater crimes they didn’t do, particularly of this nature. That left a bad taste in my mouth. 
    Kitt in her defense presents Father Michael as a very positive character. Sparks that fly between him and Erica, which can never catch fire owing to his obedience to his vows, are poignant.
    There are problems with innumerable anachronisms.  Kitt doesn’t have a very good sense of how life was lived in the 1950s opposed to, say, the 1970s or 1980s.  People use expressions, say things and have thoughts that aren’t fitting to the time. In a book with this level of personal detail, you want to really get the detail right. Rob Nolan is portrayed as a long-haired arty type riding a motorcyle, almost a hippie, but this predates the Hair era by a decade, and he’s somehow also a pillar of the local church. No hippie rebel type could have pulled that off. He’s not a Knights of Columbus type of guy.
    All in all, though, I like this trilogy. It’s a formidable effort, and not the type of thing erotica writers usually undertake. She is best on the women in the book – how they experience the turbulence of the events, and how they feel about each other as they move through it. Kitt is to be commended for her efforts, more extensive than most, to weave sex into real life as real people experience it. 

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