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.