Baxter Family Saga by Palessa
For nearly forty years, Cass Baxter loved only one woman, Virgilia “Lila” Avery. But even in death, a promise is a promise. A note from his lost love brings him face to face with their only daughter, Kyle Avery, who realizes just how painful the Baxter family legacy can be as she looks back on her own story. Grayson Baxter, Cass’ older brother, knows all too well about the burden of the name and just how devastating it can be having barely survived living a secret he knew nothing about. Until now. Both Grayson and Cass have their scars but their quest to understand their family’s story will take them back all the way to the late 1940’s. A young woman named Sadie McManus, along with a series of well-placed lies would bring the Baxters to their knees and unleash Pandora’s box of evils that would take them over seventy years to right. The Baxter Family Saga series shows that through pain, tragedy and loss, enduring love never dies
*Content Warning: Adult Content, may have some explicit scenes*
Unchained Hearts (Baxter Family Saga Book 1)
Kyle Avery, CEO of Mama Avery Foods, has been summoned to a special meeting by a note from her late mother, Virgilia Avery. When she arrives, she meets the elusive mogul Newton “Cass” Baxter, CEO of Baxter Chemicals and learns of the nearly forty year history her mother shared with Cass, as well as the obstacles they’d been forced to endure. As Kyle struggles to understand their history, she’s forced to confront the man who loved and left her, Brandon Hall, VP of Baxter Chemicals and the adopted son of Cass Baxter. Kyle and Brandon unite in love, but separate in tragedy. They are forced to deal with the sad legacy of their parent’s lives as well as their own heartbreak. It’s up to them to finally break the chains which bind their hearts and find their own path to happiness.
Portrait of Gray (Baxter Family Saga Book 2)
Grayson Baxter, first born of Julian and Joan, has always been the prodigal of the Baxter clan. He has also been heavily into drugs since he was a teenager. As his brother Cass enters a new phase in his life and is headed towards taking over the family business, Grayson’s drug use worsens. When he attempts to break away from the family that hates him, something goes terribly wrong. After tragedy strikes and with the help of a unique rehab facility, Grayson gets his life back. He discovers and pursues his desire to become a therapist and fall in love with Bindi Gail. Just as they start a life together, one fateful decision tears them apart. Through life’s twists and turns he finds his way from lost to found and learns to love again, Grayson’s journey to survive and realize his path as a Baxter makes his redemption more satisfying.
Story of Us (Baxter Family Sage Book 3)
Congressman-at-large Edward Baxter and Sadie MacManus first meet, it was business as usual. But one look at her raven hair and those amethyst eyes, and Edward knew he wanted to know more. Growing up as one of the unwanted and forgotten, Sadie took solace in fashion and was focused on her dreams of Paris. She had no time for anything else or even knew what it was like for someone to really care. Washington DC was a place where secrets were a commodity to be bought and sold behind closed doors to the highest bidder. The last thing Edward wanted was to open himself up to that but the heart wants what heart wants and Sadie was his heart. As they both find themselves happier than ever, an unexpected enemy threatens the dreams and lives of everyone Edward loves including his only son, Julian, who must do the unthinkable to save his family and the Baxter Chemicals legacy. This is the story of how one family was brought to its knees by a well-placed lie that has haunted them for three generations until one belated act of love finally heals their heartbreak.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Palessa started reading her first romance novel, at the age of 11. Then she got introduced to V.C. Andrews, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Anne Rice and many more notable contemporary authors as well as some of the classics, A Tale of Two Cities, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great Gatsby and others.
It was during her teenage years that she dabbled in writing. First, it was in her diaries, then she started creating characters, stories about romance, the supernatural and much more. Being an International Baccalaureate student as well as entering college, left little time for writing and so she put it and the ideas aside to pursue a career. It would take almost 20 years, a radical move from the city she grew up in, Miami, FL back to her Caribbean birthplace, and a chance Facebook meeting with Sable Hunter to start the juices flowing again.
After some fits and starts, the Baxter Family Saga was born. Unchained Hearts is Palessa’s first published fiction book with Beau Coup Publishing. She considers herself just a storyteller that sees no reason to shy away from the juicier romantic elements. She currently lives in the mountains of Jamaica with her crazy, cracker-munching-mutt Ivy and a farm, primarily managed by agribusiness partner, also known as Dad.
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