Hold This Close: A Winter Seedlings Prequel

Hold This Close A Winter Seedlings Prequel Allie was fourteen when she was raped by a friend Her boyfriend at the time was furious not at the other boy but at Allie for losing her virginity He once viewed her as pure good and entirely his

  • Title: Hold This Close: A Winter Seedlings Prequel
  • Author: Julie Roberts Towe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Allie was fourteen when she was raped by a friend Her boyfriend at the time was furious, not at the other boy, but at Allie for losing her virginity He once viewed her as pure, good, and entirely his But afterward, he abused her regularly She submitted to his cruelty, eager to be redeemed Allie is now seventeen and free of the abuse, but the effects linger She is attAllie was fourteen when she was raped by a friend Her boyfriend at the time was furious, not at the other boy, but at Allie for losing her virginity He once viewed her as pure, good, and entirely his But afterward, he abused her regularly She submitted to his cruelty, eager to be redeemed Allie is now seventeen and free of the abuse, but the effects linger She is attempting to create normalcy in her life She wants real love, but doubts if she deserves it To further complicate things, the kind of love she wants is not ordinary In her mind, her unusual desires are just another indicator that she is fundamentally broken How will she navigate the minefield of self loathing without laying mines Hold This Close is a 24,000 word novella with a sample of Winter Seedlings at the end.

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    1. This novella is the first part of the Winter Seedlings series. Told from Allie’s point of view serves as an introduction to the next part narrated by her childhood friend, Jute. The book is devoted to the themes of sexual abuse and rape, male-female relations based on dominance, post-traumatic experience, lack of self-acceptance and the unexpected love between two friends (hope I am not spoiling). I really liked this story for its atmosphere of calm melancholy, resignation and sadness. I was a [...]

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