Matriarch of Botany Lodge
by L S Mason
With no father and an alcoholic mother, at thirteen Deanna has a hard life. That changes when thirty year old Edwin adopts her and gives her a better life. Better until she marries him at eighteen and asks for a divorce two years later. Edwin isn't willing to let her leave and tracks her down when she manages to get away. Fear, guilt, and a promise she doesn't want to keep riddle her new life.