WESTERN SONG IS MY FEATURED BOOK FOR OCTOBER 2017
STORY-LINE WESTERN SONG BY LEIGH PODGORSKI:
In Western Song, Weston Beaudurant’s friend and employee, Cody, seemed a simple man; a rodeo clown with simple needs. However, after his death, Weston finds there’s more to Cody than he imagined. Wynona Vasquez, friend and attorney, meets with Weston, his sister Olive, and her husband, Jeb, after the funeral. They are in for a big surprise. Cody has a mail order bride from Thailand coming in on the evening train. No one knew Cody was thinking of marrying nor that he had saved a large amount of money. Weston finds himself meeting Cody’s fiancée, Song Phan-Rang at the train station.
A sadder sight no one has ever seen. Water logged and dripping, Song stands waiting for a fiancé who will never show. Weston will find a very determined woman in Song’s small body. Determined to live in Cody’s small cold cabin, she will not take no for an answer. For Song came to America for freedom from cages which surrounded her in Thailand; wanting more from life than Thailand would allow. So begins the journey of Song and Weston as they forge ahead with life. Song wants freedom, Weston wants to run his ranch and bull ride; but fate has much in store for these two. As well as, a small town in turmoil and controversy.
One an American by birth, the other wants to be an American by choice. Will fate bring together two very different people from diverse backgrounds? An epic drama of conflicts, prejudices, and love. My contemporary romance book review of Western Song follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
First let me say, my poor skills as a writer and reviewer will not do this heart grabbing, powerful epic, justice. From the first pages I immediately knew this book would tear out my heart. At times so sad I cried, others so frustrated with Weston I wanted to scream, I couldn’t put this book down. Leigh Podgorski created a fast paced tale with many levels and layers, which leaves the reader awed and begging for more.
Filled with yearnings for freedom from prejudice, poverty, and oppression, along with an epic love story, Leigh Podgorski grabs the reader and does not let go. Then add in the guilt Weston carries, the unsung love of another, the drama of the controversy taking over this small town, and the fight to survive, gives you have a story the reader will not quickly forget.