A Family Legacy: The Watson Works

A Family Legacy: The Watson Works

by Wilson James
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A Family Legacy: The Watson Works by Wilson James

Another tragedy has struck the Watson family and now the only thing left is the family business. Connor, the younger of the teen brothers, must try to make the tough decisions that will keep things going. Can Connor deal with his profound loss and prevent a similar tragedy when he has the chance? Can he find happiness and make a new family?
The first ever sinking of a ferry on the rugged west coast becomes a personal tragedy for teenagers David and Connor Watson, back home in the small town of Franklin Lake. Four years previously, they were involved in the tragic accident that cost their father’s life, and now having lost their mother and step-father, are orphans. What’s worse is that all of the family’s resources have been put into the family business, ‘The Watson Works.’ With no family left except for each other, David and Connor are faced with some tough choices.
What should they do? Do they accept the interference of the adults who want to impose upon their lives, or do they try and make it on their own? With all kinds of obstacles thrown up, what are the chances that David and Connor can make it work?
Connor finds himself with the opportunity to prevent a whole new tragedy from befalling others, and puts himself at risk to save lives. At the same time, he becomes entangled with those who were part of the life of his step-father, and that involvement leads to saving another young person. Connor also becomes the one who must struggle to keep the family business going, as he somehow finds the strength, courage, tenacity, and maturity beyond his years to effect positive changes in his own life and in the lives of those around him.

This book was a second round selection for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

The author of "A Family Legacy: The Watson Works" is Wilson James, whose work has been reviewed at a major online retailer as “Very Inspiring” and “A Great Book.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000801932
Publisher: Wilson James
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,066,797
File size: 392 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Wilson James was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives on the coast in northern California. He has worked in, on, and around the water, and loves to travel. He claims to be a sailor in addition to identifying himself as an author of adult and young adult fiction. The stories of Wilson James mostly target Young Adults, and describe adventures about family, loyalty, honor, tenacity and courage with various backdrops including sailing, aquatics, downhill skiing, international competition, and success at young ages, set in Europe and North America. As Wilson says, his books are about empowering youth. “If my stories help young people, by giving examples of kids persevering in difficult situations, then I will be very satisfied. If my stories help young people overcome their own challenges, and perhaps find some inspiration, then I will be happy. If my stories help young people find the tenacity and courage to succeed in their own lives, then I will be very pleased. If my stories help achieve some better understanding among friends and families, then I will consider myself fulfilled.” Wilson describes the ultimate reward for writing. “If even one young person finds some example in one of my books that he or she can use in their own life, then I will consider that every moment I spent writing those books was the best possible way to spend that time.” His YA fiction book A FAMILY LEGACY: THE WATSON WORKS made it into the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Another of his titles, PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD, has been reviewed as a "Great Book" and "Very Inspiring" and "In my 53 years of living this may be one of the most emotional books I personally have read", and for more than a year maintained an overall sales rank well into the top 1% at Barnes and Noble as the top fiction 'Baseball' book. He has a number of titles available in print and as multi-format eBooks at Smashwords and other major eBook retailers. One of his books, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, made it to the top of the Best Sellers list for Adult Drama fiction. He is also proud to say that two of his titles have made it to the top of the YA Best Seller lists at Smashwords. One of those titles, ROBERT's RIDE, made it to #1 only 6 weeks after being published. The other top title, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, sat in the #1 spot for two weeks before being pushed back into the number two spot by ROBERT’S RIDE. To contact Wilson directly, email wil.james (at) live.com For details of all his titles, including where to find his books, and occasional promotional e-coupons for his eBooks, and information on works in progress, visit his blog, at http://wilsonjamesauthor.blogspot.com/

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A Family Legacy: The Watson Works 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
TJ_Flynn More than 1 year ago
How far would you go to protect your family's legacy? Would it make a difference if the family legacy is all you and your teenage brother have left? Those questions are the premise behind the story in this book. The two teenage brothers have suffered two major tragedies in the last four years, and now they find themselves on their own. How, why, and what they decide to do drew me in as Connor Watson and his brother dealt with a number of crises but still managed to find the courage to help others. The storytelling was vivid and I especially liked the rescue scene. All of the book was very well written; exciting, real, and heartwarming. It was also great to see how the family all supported each other, and how that made things better for all of them. It got me wondering what I would do if I was Connor. This book also reminded me of what a true family can be, and pointed out that the best families are not always joined by blood, but by chance and choice. I highly recommend this book. Read this story and decide if you would make the same choices as Connor.
WandaFG More than 1 year ago
The story starts out well - and has many good points. The hardest thing is to picture an eleven-year old taking on so many responsibilities. If you ignore the 'ages' of the boys, it is a good story.
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Until the end I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Would probably read more by this author.
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The ages of the children make this story totally unrralistic and foolish. Age appropriate children would make this story so very much more enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish the children involved were old enough to make it believable. Totally unrealistic and irreesponsible where the adults are involved in their lives.**
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Emily Atkinson More than 1 year ago
Should I get this book
Savanah Glover More than 1 year ago
Is this a novel to 'the watsons go to birmingham'