Libidinous Venture


A sexy brain tickler about Catholics, pilgrims and witches
By Barbie Burr

Barbie Burr’s new novel starts with a provocative ad online where a 19-year-old college student offers her virginity in order to finance a year abroad. She finds a buyer who pays but declines the offer. A year later, the two meet again. She has a new name and new fame as an author of a book on Catholicism. He is a Harvard scholar, looking to her book for answers to historic mysteries.

They are each hungry to know what the other understands about human nature and historic events, and embark on a whirlwind intellectual tour of the struggles of the Catholic Church, the struggles of the Plymouth settlers, and the origins of the witch trials in Salem. Their honest conversations about Catholics, the image of man, Pilgrims and Witch Trials unfold along auto trips from Plymouth to Salem and other historic places in Massachusetts. As they try and pull from each other the information they need, they struggle with a greater mystery – How can they work together with so much sexual tension? This is a human mystery, hard to put down.

About the Author

Barbie Burr is a pilgrim herself, seeking out the sacred wherever she is able, most often in her garden, sailboat, family, and beaches anywhere. A resident of Marion, Massachusetts, she is also the author of Winter at the Beach, a collection of poems.

2 reviews for Libidinous Venture

  1. R.C. Camille (5-Star Amazon review)

    I’m a pretty avid reader, more than the average bear, and this book is one of those that will stick to my mind for the rest of my life. It’s got such a beautiful tapestry of past and present – and the theories presented in it make you think and think and think – long after you have read the last page. The love story the theories are wrapped around has created a higher plane of emotional and physical standards in my head and heart, literally feel I can love from a different level, a better level of understanding. Very easy read, too, the words flow, the story breathes easy through the pages. I definitely highly recommend this book, definitely in my personal top ten favorite books I read in my lifetime list.

  2. Mary Jordan

    Libidinous Venture is like being a fly on the wall with Teresa and Henry as they travel around St Croix, Boston, Salem and Plymouth, talking about sex trafficking, religion, pilgrims, and witches, and looking at history in a new way. This book is so much fun to read. I want all my friends to read it so we can talk about it. It’s like reading Ayn Rand, only much shorter, and very sexy. You have got to read it.

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