by Maytee Aspuro y Gonzalez
The first book in Maytee Aspuro y Gonzalez’s trilogy, Hesed tackles one of our most controversial modern-day issues. Hesed is the story of two very different women, Reverend Elizabeth (Beth) Kelly, an Episcopalian priest and Nicole Thera, a respected business woman and the owner of a popular local nightclub catering to the gay/lesbian community. Despite tempestuous beginnings and at times against their better judgment, the women establish an unorthodox friendship that will eventually challenge the young priest to rethink all she’s ever believed about her religion and about herself.
Praise for the Trilogy
““ Hesed, Agape and Emet
Aspuro y Gonzalez’s compassionate treatment of lesbian intimacy is laced with some weighty theological arguments and concepts…Not a light read, but definitely a thought-provoking one.
-Carolyn Gage, playwright of The Second Coming of Joan of Arc
[An] engaging story…Hesed is very strongly recommended reading…a highly personal and intimate romance novel with an ultimately intriguing and non-traditional plot.
-Midwest Book Review
Cuban born Maytee Aspuro y Gonzalez holds a Masters in Management and a Masters in Religious Studies. Maytee has been published in professional journals and local publications. She currently resides in Madison, WI. Hesed is her first novel.