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Welcome to Literary Marie's Precision Reviews. Today we have a special guest post from Carol Cassada, author of the Westmore series.
First off, I’d like
to thank L. Marie for this wonderful opportunity and allowing me to share my books with everyone. Today I’ll be talking about my book series Westmore, which is
what I call a literary version of a soap opera; the series revolves around
three families as they experience love, heartache, and drama in their everyday
written three volumes so far and I’ll talk about each volume to give readers a
brief glimpse into the series.
The first volume is
simply titled Westmore and basically it was an introduction to the series and
The Green family
consists of widowed matriarch Charlotte, who vowed never to date again after
the death of her husband Michael, yet a dangerous situation lands her in the
arms of detective Jim Bryant. Charlotte’s oldest son Jack is a bartender, who
longs to do more with his life. Her other son Scott and her daughter Alicia are
members of a rock band, looking to make it to the big-top. Youngest son Peter
returns home from college with his new girlfriend Zoey, who is tenyears older
than him, and causes concern for Charlotte.
The Reynolds family
consists of widower Stan, whose life is thrown for a loop when his son Jacob
starts dating rocker Alicia Green, whom Stan dislikes. This causes friction
between the father and son. As if Stan’s life couldn’t get more complicated his
divorced daughter Laura and his granddaughter Megan move back home. Just as
Laura’s life is returning to normal, her ex-husband shows up unexpectedly.
The Braxton clan
includes Jeff, who is the youngest brother and all his life he’s felt like he
was second best. Jeff and his wife Marie are experiencing marital problems now
that their only child has left home. Andrew is the oldest brother and CEO of
the family’s publishing company. He has a controlling attitude just like his
father. Andrew’s attitude has caused his daughters to leave home and his wife
Elizabeth is fed up with his behavior and contemplating divorce. Meanwhile,
their son Wayne is reaching his breaking point in his tense relationship with his
In the second volume
of the series, there’s a car accident involving Scott, Alicia, and Wayne. Scott
manages to escape without any injuries; however Alicia is badly injured and is
in a life or death struggle. Wayne, who panicked and fled the scene of the
accident, can’t live with the guilt and despite his mother’s protests confesses
to his crime. Wayne is afraid of going to prison and must rely on his father
for help and soon changes in their relationship begin to take place. Meanwhile,
the accident cause problems in Jeff and Marie’s relationship, due to Marie’s
friendship with The Greens, however a medical crisis could bring the couple
together. Scott is forced to make a decision about the band’s future and
whether to carry on without Alicia. And Laura is reeling from the appearance of
her ex-husband and is fearful he’ll expose her secret.
In the third volume,
relationships between couples and families are tested. Laura has to deal with
unresolved feelings for her ex-husband Elliot. Peter and Zoey are having
problems, and soon Zoey is finding comfort with one of Peter’s brothers. Jeff
and Andrew are in for a shock when their sister Caroline comes back into their
lives. The brothers have been estranged from their sister ever since the death
of their mother Alexis. Caroline accused their father of murdering their
mother, and her claims led to a falling out with the siblings. Her reappearance
stirs up old wounds for the family and the siblings find themselves at odds.
However, the family could be driven further apart when it is revealed that a
certain family member knows the real truth about Alexis’ death.
working on volume 4 of Westmore, which I plan to release in early 2013, or
possibly sooner depending on how everything goes. Readers can expect a lot more
drama between the families, new couples, and new characters.
Westmore seriesis available on Amazon.com($15.50 and $10.99 for paperback; $2.99 for Kindle edition) and at Barnes & Noble ($13.95 for paperback;$2.99 for NOOKbook).