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Over The Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia

 

Over The Ivy Wall
Over The Ivy Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE OVER THE IVY WALL BY ROSA SOPHIA:

Clara Pendleton’s had a wonderful life until her parents are killed when she’s six years old.  All the love and caring disappeared from her life when sent to live with her Uncle Harris and Aunt Nan.  Harris, abusive and a drunk, makes Clara’s life a desolate place.  Restricted to the boundaries of his estate, she has never been off the property, never talks to anyone other than her cousin Tammy, and she’s denied public schooling. Clara hides from her abusive Uncle and his “tendencies”.  Clare has invented creative places and ways to avoid Uncle Harris.

While hiding at the ivy covered wall, in a moss-covered niche, she’s surprised by a visitor.  Gaven Bridge, sent to live with his Uncle, finds Clara when walking in the woods.  Gaven is different from other people; he has Asperger Syndrome.  Taking medication, he has no emotions, talks and walks stilted and formal, and awkward with women. However, a bond’s forged between these two needy damaged people.  Giving each other courage, Clara decides to spread her wings.  My romance book review of Over The Ivy Wall follows.

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Combustion By Martin J. Smith

 

 

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Combustion, Cover

 

COMBUSTION, STORY LINE:

In Combustion, Martin J. Smith has crafted a top drawer murder crime mystery novel which pulls the reader into this intriguing story-line.   Lives collide, mysteries solved, and secrets revealed as a fire storm combust in Los Colmas.  Ron Starke followed in his father’s footsteps of law enforcement in the Inland Empire of California, Los Colmas.  A dedicated officer, passed over for promotion to Chief, Ron loves his job.

It is the dry season in California and fires are rampaging.  Meanwhile, the lack of rain has revealed the under water grave of missing Paul Dwyer, wealthy construction magnate.  Dwyer, super wealthy, abusive,

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