Forsaking the Garden by Susan Wells Bennett
Approx. 62,990 words.
Published on May 13, 2011 by
Is knowledge bitter or sweet?
Fourteen year old Irene's parents spent a lifetime building a paradise which sheltered her and her siblings from the harsh realities of the world. A mix of love and deception kept her feeling secure and in control until the day a stranger with a newspaper tore down the walls of protection and lies, and her world would never be the same again.