Genre: Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Sunshine Press
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
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She saw her uncle parking his red pick-up truck just as she darted toward the back of the house. He called out, “Clara, where’re you headed?” He sounded jovial enough, but she wasn’t buying it. He was never happy, especially not when Aunt Nan said he was having a rough week.
He followed her around the side of the house; she could hear his footfalls. He was a big man, and didn’t go unnoticed. There wasn’t much to the gardens, which Nan had once kept up herself until she hurt her back. Now a gardener came twice a week to look after the back yard, where rocks mapped out circular beds and little walking paths weaved around reflective ornaments and a few inquisitive-looking lawn gnomes.
Beyond that stretched a patch of wilderness and huge bushes that flowered during the spring and summer months. She’d seen animal paths through there, but would she fit? She panicked.
With only seconds to decide, she dove into the underbrush, throwing her jeaned knees onto the dirt, leaves, and twigs. She could at least tuck herself in here until he left, then figure out where else to go. She shoved her body in as far as she could, until she knew she couldn’t be seen.
Then she froze, knowing he was out there.
Surveying the shrubs.
Looking for her.
“Clara, where’d you scamper off to? It’s nearly dinnertime. Your Aunt Nan will be wondering where you went.”
She slowly shifted, careful not to make a sound. Through the dense foliage, she made out a corner of one of his shoes, then a flash of brown she was sure must be his slacks.
Maybe he’d given up. Or maybe he guessed she’d gone back inside. Regardless of the reason, it seemed as if he’d left a moment later. She didn’t want to check, frightened he waited for her out there.
She sat for a while as the sun began to set, and it grew darker faster inside the bushes. She brushed a spider off her arm, tugged her bag against her chest. She looked to her left and right, trying to decide what to do next. This path must’ve been made by raccoons or some other night creatures. It continued on, seeming to widen. Curiosity begged her to investigate…
Other Books by Rosa Sophia
ORION CROSS MY SKY
Series: Clearwater Book 11 (Sequel to Over the Ivy Wall)
Tammy Pendleton thinks she’s broken beyond repair. Sheltered by her parents, a victim of sexual abuse, she wants to escape but doesn’t know how. Until her cousin Clara leads her away from the Pendleton estate, and into Clearwater.
Orion Bennett is a motor-head who works at Pete’s Service Station. At nineteen, he is battling depression. But he’s also suffering with trigeminal neuralgia—the suicide disease—and he’s desperate to escape the pain.
When Tammy wanders into the shop one day, she finds herself strangely comforted by the scents and sounds of the garage. Although the pain they suffer is very different, they discover comfort and understanding in one another. The companionship they share has the power to heal. The question is, will they let it?
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