The Theatre

The Theatre

by Marsha R. West

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Forty-year-old, never been married stage and TV actress Kelly Lawson returns to her Texas home to choreograph and star in the Glenview Theatre summer season. Kelly's mother has made a hobby of trailing out every new man in town for Kelly's inspection, hoping she'll fall in love and use Glenview as her home base, especially now that Kelly's father has entered the beginning stages of Alzheimer's . Two years ago, Kelly broke off an engagement shortly before she discovered her former fiancé dead, a gun in his hand and a hole in his head. Reason enough to guard her heart.
When Kelly accuses a Glenview police officer of harassing two of their gay actors, Police Chief Josh Kincaid, her mother's candidate for this trip, becomes involved in the investigation. Incidents pile up, making it clear someone has it in, not only for the theatre, but for Kelly as well. Josh searches for clues to the person behind the attacks and the reason for them, all the while trying to ignore his developing feelings. How could he trust his heart to a New York actress?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156818228
Publisher: MRW Press LLC
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 699 KB

About the Author

Marsha R. West, a retired elementary school principal, is also a former school board member and theatre arts teacher. She writes Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. Marsha lives in Texas with her supportive lawyer husband. Their two daughters presented them with three delightful grandchildren who live nearby. Charley, a deaf Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix shares their home.
MuseItUp Publishing e-released her first book, VERMONT ESCAPE, in July 2013, and her second book, TRUTH BE TOLD, in May 2014. In the fall of 2014, Marsha formed MRW Press LLC to provide a print version of her books.
SECOND ACT, The Second Chances Series, Book 1, is available in e-format and print from all vendors. It follows up with a supporting character from VERMONT ESCAPE and begins a four-part series.
ACT OF TRUST, The Second Chances Series, Book 2, released in January 2016, will be followed by ACT OF BETRAYAL, Book 3 and ACT OF SURVIVAL, Book 4.
SNIPPETS OF SUSPENSE, Anthology #1 by the Sisters of Suspense, published in November 2015, contains the first chapter of SECOND ACT as well as nine first chapters by other romantic suspense authors. It’s FREE on Amazon, KOBO, and Barnes & Noble. Great way to find new authors. She also contributed to TIPS ON THE WRITING PROCESS, PUBLISHING, AND MARKETING.
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The Theatre 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Theatre, Marsha R. West Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, General Fiction Sometimes you get a book that's potentially a great story for others, but just doesn't resonate for you, and that's what happened here. I did finish the story, but it was a bit of a slog. I can't really put my finger on reasons, there's nothing obvious, its more a fusion of many tiny issues.  Kelly, talented, gorgeous, barely eats, actress come choreographer is back in her home town for the summer. Everyone knows her and most love her. Her parents are kind of throwing her in the path of Josh, divorced son of their friends. He's the local Police Chief, tall, blonde and handsome, and though they don't start off on the right foot they're very attracted to each other, and soon sleeping together. Or not sleeping ;-) Both hers and Josh's father have dementia, Kelly has a stalker, the gays in the theatre have bigoted haters, and that spills over to the theatre itself. Somehow there seemed lots going on but it felt very stereotyped, very cliched. The good guys were very good, the gay guys were very "gay" and the bad guys stood out clearly. I didn't really like the way Kelly faffed about with Josh, didn't really feel anything towards Josh and overall its a story that just didn't work for me. That's just my opinion though, I can see for others it was perfect, and that's how it should be, everyone wants something different.    Stars: Two and a half, there were a few parts I enjoyed and I didn't dislike the book, just didn't feel pulled into the story as I am when its one I love.  ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers