From the moment she blossomed into a beautiful young woman, trouble seemed to follow Panayota wherever she went. And that trouble, I’m sure Thanasis would have insisted, had a name: George Nitsos. Charming, gregarious, slippery—George Nitsos had no regard for the conservative mores of rural Greece. He was the kind of young man who inspired fathers to keep their daughters under lock and key, the kind of young man whose smile said one thing while his eyes said another. After he took an interest in my aunt, it wasn’t long before she found herself the subject of village gossip.

Thanasis was serving as Panayota’s chaperone the night she was forced to reveal a terrible secret to her family.

This is a short excerpt from the book, “Better Dead Than Divorced”. Get your copy at Amazon.