Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: The Westerfields of Chatham County
AUTHOR: Carol Lynne
PUBLISHER: Wilde City Press
LENGTH: 49 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2016
Ian and Bull Westerfield have spent years loving each other in all the ways the law said they shouldn’t. When they come across a drifter looking for work, the brothers invite the stranger into their home, and eventually, to their bed. Axel Bennett was looking for work, not a home. When an accident leaves him in the hands of the Westerfield brothers, they offer him both. Envious of the bond the brothers’ share, Axel agrees to stay the winter. Their love will be put to the test—a piece of land or the safety of each other?
1st Edition by Stiff Rain Press, 2012
The Westerfields of Chatham County is a book about Ian and Bull Westerfield who have been bought up in a family that has, for as long as anyone can remember, been incestuous. Every generation the father’s take one son to their bed whilst the others get married and have children to carry on the Westerfield name. Ian and Bull had a third brother Guthrie who was only 18 when their mother died and Ian was “chosen” to be his father’s bed mate.
Because their father was a mean, sadistic man who liked to use Ian against his brothers and kept threatening Ian that if he didn’t do exactly what he wanted he would take Guthrie instead! One day Ian discovered Guthrie’s beaten body, he’d been beaten to death. For years Ian believed their neighbor was the one who killed Guthrie but Bull had seen something that would put a completely different light on the subject. And then their father died of a heart attack and it was just Ian and Bull, they vowed they would only love and cherish each other and they did until they found a hitchhiker half-frozen and took him home with them.
Axel was looking for a job and a place to stay when he was caught in a snowstorm and found by the brothers. There was an immediate attraction between all three but there was also a heavy dose of caution on Bull and Ian’s part. Ian doesn’t want Axel to get hurt by the townsfolk who have been against them since it came out that they have sex with each other. Bull isn’t sure he want’s to let an outsider in and then have him leave.
Although I in no way agree with the subject of this short-story Carol Lynne has a way with words that gets you past the “heebie-jeebies” with such a taboo subject.