Cross of Ivy
Uncomfortable secrets are tucked inside the thick, stone walls of the prestigious Ivy League school, Cross University. This is the story of Abigail O’Malley Trudeau, the smart, loving, and beautiful daughter of a working class WWII nurse and her fatally wounded wartime husband.
From Boston to Baton Rouge to Cross, Vermont, Abby struggles to overcome her childhood traumas and grows up to be the love of one man, and the necessary wife of another. Rather than pursue her own dreams, Abby does what she believes she must and marries LSU star quarterback Zachary Trudeau, the youngest son of a well-healed Louisiana plantation family with too many secrets.
When Zach is tapped to be the head football coach at historic Cross University, Abby finds herself alone and isolated. A dark web of lies begins to unravel and the under belly of university politics threatens to bring down the ivy-covered walls—taking Abby along with them, even as those who love her, try to save her.
Cross of Ivy will take you on a riveting journey through a saga of two families over four generations with an intriguing peek behind ivy covered towers.