She walked away from her family’s world until…Her Father’s Last Request.
Forty year-old Charlotte Hawthorne wasn’t your typical silver spoon heiress. While growing up the daughter of a prominent Connecticut family, she decided the trappings of the rich and famous lifestyle weren’t for her. Charlotte’s independent nature and liberal views were all too often an area of contention with her parents, Harrison and Regina Hawthorne. Family gatherings brought on raised tempers and ended in heated arguments. Attempts to remind their defiant daughter of her family obligations only proved to push Charlotte further away from them.
Unlike her publicity-loving family, who were always ready for the perfect photo op or interview to promote their latest corporate victories or charitable good deeds, the introverted Charlotte avoided the public eye at all costs. She was happy with her simple life, working for a non-profit organization, and making a comfortable home for herself in her Upper Eastside Manhattan apartment. She’d even found a way to work around her marital status to start a family. And then, one morning, everything changed.
While dealing with her own personal heartache, Charlotte suddenly finds herself immersed in the middle of an unprecedented scandal that leaves the entire Hawthorne family reeling and scrambling for containment. As the self-imposed outsider, Charlotte is entirely blind-sided as family secrets are revealed by the media to the all too eager public. The most shocking element comes about through her father’s last request.
Uncertainty plagues Charlotte as she weighs her options and their possible outcomes. Should she grant her father his request or simply walk away like she’s always done? Beyond disagreeing with her family’s greed and over-the-top ways, Charlotte blames her parents for chasing away the man she had hoped to marry. Left with choosing one of three possible options, she knows that, no matter what she decides, she won’t be able to make everyone happy. Will she choose family or the most unlikely ally or refuse to get involved at all? As Charlotte enters into the unknown, an opportunity presents itself; will she take a chance on love again?
Find out with Her Father’s Last Request.