Midsummer Night is the second book in Erin O’Riordan’s Pagan Spirits Series. I enjoyed reading Beltane and was anxious to learn more about the lives of Allie and Zen. This book was as hot as the first, of course; the witchy sisters take sexuality to a whole new level, and then climb a few extra steps.
One detailed has stayed with me, and I wanted to see what you thought. Allie made a deal with her new husband. They baptized their young son and decided that “any boys they have will be Catholic, and any girls they have will be Pagans.”
The Pagan Spirits Series gives a great chance to anyone who likes to discuss interfaith relationships in a fictional setting, so I took the book to my reading group. We had a perfect 50/50 split when I asked my reading friends (6 women and 2 men): Should parents make this kind of spiritual decisions for their children?
I answered first, and suggested that it was wrong. I understand, and encourage, teaching children about eclectic spirituality and different religious systems, in a historical setting, but I just don’t know about choosing anyone’s—especially an ignorant child’s—spiritual path.
Erin O’Riordan’s writing is hot and thought provoking; such lovely combination, don’t you think?
Now, my Wicked Darlings, I ask you the same question: Should parents make spiritual decisions for their children? Care to explain?
Visit Erin O’Riordan’s website to learn more about her writing, and of course, to get your hands on her Midsummer Night.