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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sizzling PR Presents: Over the Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia; #BlogTour, #Review, & #Giveaway

Title:  Over the Ivy Wall
Author:  Rosa Sophia
Publisher:  Sunshine Press
ISBN:  9781939978608
Publication Date:  February 03, 2015
Rating:  5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Sizzling PR and from the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Clara Pendleton is a prisoner in her home. Always searching for new places to hide from her uncle, whose drunken attention terrifies and confuses her, she finds a tiny clearing in the back of the property near a disintegrating section of the ivy-covered wall that surrounds the estate.

Gaven Bridge has been sent to Clearwater to live with his Uncle Daniel. Never fitting in, he doesn’t believe he’ll ever meet anyone who understands him. But when he goes out for a walk in the woods, he happens upon a young lady sleeping soundly on a patch of moss.

A deep bond is fostered between them, helping Clara find the courage to change her life. When she finally decides to climb over the ivy wall and out into the world, there is no going back. Will Clara escape her horrible past, or will it destroy the love she and Gaven share? 

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My Thoughts:

Clara Pendleton loves to hide but is it a game or something else?  She gives the reader a glimpse into her world.  She also shares a common bond with her cousin Tammy.  Gaven Bridge has gone exploring and gets a surprise.  He’s someone who’s very special.

This is a story that starts out being a little hard to read but once the reader is introduced to Gaven it’s a storyline that will hold your attention.  The author discloses something about Gaven that not in a million years would I have ever guessed – and I applaud her for it.  This is what sucked me into the story even more then just seeing what Clara has gone through.

Our author has also created a story that will have the reader getting angry – angry at the circumstances.  It will also have you wishing you could do something; anything but you end up just feeling helpless.  Clara’s story gives the reader some insight into what some go through when having to deal with abuse.

It turns into an addictive story not because of the subject matter but because you want to know that there’s a happy ending for our young couple.  Plus you want to know that the bad guy gets his just desserts.  The author does end this tale on a happy note but you’re still left wondering if everything will be all right for all concerned. 

I surprised myself as to how much I actually enjoyed this story.  It was not what I expected and was a lot more.  One way the author surprised me was in making her hero, and yes he is a hero, not your typical buff, hunky, and MacGyverish man.  Would I recommend that you read this book?  Yes, most definitely.  It’s not my usual read but I would definitely read more of this author’s work. 

About the Author:

Rosa Sophia is a novelist and full-time editorial consultant. With a degree in Automotive Technology, she adores writing and editing as well as fixing cars. Rosa is also a crazy cat lady in training, and currently divides her time between South Florida and Pennsylvania.
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