2014- Millie West is the author of two books – with more on the way – her debut novel The Cast Net was published in 2012 with a second printing quickly following in 2013.
Snapshot : When Mills Taylor, a talented New York advertising agent and artist, accepts a job as the director of an educational scholarship foundation in Alston Station, South Carolina, she never imagines that her new position will launch a year of living dangerously.
Her boss, Cooper Heath, is as socially conscious as he is handsome. His wife is missing and some people think he made it happen. The Cast Net chronicles the year when Mills plunges into a socially unfamiliar world of Southern money and power in the late 1980s.
Along the way she learns the deeper meaning of “the cast net” and why it has been embraced by generations of Low Country residents. The Cast Net is a compelling and engaging novel about a person’s roots, trust, betrayal and redemption. All set against the backdrop of Charleston, SC.
Millie’s second novel, Catherine’s Cross, was released in 2013.
Snapshot When Jenks Ellington experiences a sudden, alarming sense of panic about her twin sister she soon learns the reason. Her sister’s mysterious accident while diving for artifacts near Beaufort, South Carolina sets into motion events that takes a sinister turn. Enter Beaufort County detective Seth Mason. He has his own suspicions. In her Port Royal home Jenks discovers a significant clue which leads her to the home of a local Gullah medium.
As Jenks delves more deeply into her sister’s life, Detective Mason has plans of his own. Secrets, deception and hidden treasures mask the big reveal.
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