Everyone around them
opposed their love.
But their love was
much greater than the sum of their ages.
Clara’s family took Jackson in when, at the
age of seventeen, he’d lost his parents. The St. Martins were the only
family he had. When his connection with Clara developed into something stronger,
he couldn’t feel remorseful. What he did feel was warmth, hope, and love. Ten
years later it was time to tell the family—he wouldn’t let their love be a lie
When he came to live with them, Clara knew one day she’d
marry him. She just didn’t know her family wouldn’t be on board with the plans.
Sure, Jackson was much older than her and yeah, they’d jumped the gun on
intimacy, but she’d needed Jackson’s touch that day and he’d needed hers. They
planned to marry once he finished medical school, but when Clara’s brother
found out about their two-year relationship he beat the good doctor’s face
until he was unrecognizable.
Jackson couldn’t see a way they could be together and she
wouldn’t have to make a choice between him and her family. He knew what it was
to go through life without the support of family and he wouldn’t let her choose
him over the St. Martins.
Will Clara and Jackson be able to have a future together,
or will her family tear them apart?