War's Consequences Force 'A Hard Decision' in Novel

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Westley Thomas’ portrayal of widow’s dilemma gets new marketing push

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The book combines love, war, loss, family, friendship, death and all of the elements of daily life that anyone could humanly experience.

Westley Thomas’ novel shows how the consequences of war forces “A Hard Decision” (published by AuthorHouse) on the lives of those struggling with love and loss, the horrors of combat, the grief felt by war widows and the process of moving on. He highlights not only the experiences of military veterans who served in the Vietnam War but also the ordeals faced by their loved ones, those left behind to wait for the latest news from the front lines.

William and Zera were childhood sweethearts who got married after high school, but the joy in their lives was abruptly ended when William went to fight in Vietnam, in service to his country that asked thousands of young men to give up their lifestyles to become soldiers. Like so many other families, William and Zera’s lives were uprooted and changed forever. Torn apart by the war, they tried to hold on as best they could. When news came to Zera of William’s death, nothing could repair the pain she felt.

Time seems to heal all wounds and soon Zera met Steve. Although she felt uneasy about it, Zera began dating Steve and they were married. Many years passed before Zera got the shock of her life. One day, there was a phone call, then a visit and finally Zera opened her door to find William on the other side. She could not believe it and neither could her current husband, Steve, who actually served with William in the war. Readers will see how Zera is forced to make “a hard decision,” who to continue her life with? They will see who Zera chooses and what shocking conclusion awaits them after all the twists and turns they have already experienced. “The book is a tribute to the spirit and strength of every human being and what makes people do the things they do. There is something with which every reader will be able to identify. The book combines love, war, loss, family, friendship, death and all of the elements of daily life that anyone could humanly experience,” Thomas says.

“A Hard Decision”
By Westley Thomas
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781468550450
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781468550467
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781468550443
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Westley Thomas was born in the Bronx and raised in Staten Island. He served in Vietnam from 1966 through 1968 with the U.S. Marines and with the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1975 to 1977. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelor of Arts in dramatic arts and now volunteers advocating for veterans rights.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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