A Phoenix, Arizona entrepreneur and an ad agency director fall in love in a most unusual way. Their relationship is interrupted by sibling clashes, a gambling addiction, a murder, and a matriarch's secret that ultimately causes emotional chaos and disorientation. This is a book that will draw the reader into the story and compel them to stay glued until the end. The gripping climax to PHOENIX FIRE is powerful, and tissues are recommended. Treat yourself to a marvelous romance, mixed with some suspense and a desert odyssey to save one's soul. A truly great read.
ONE READER'S AMAZON BOOK REVIEW:
When Jenny Mason meets eligible bachelor Jason Prince following a near-death experience, her future looks rosy. But complications arise in the form of Jason's wastrel brother Carlton, and a family member is terminally ill. The course of true love never did run smooth...
Billy Ray Chitwood's novels always contain a subtext of yearning for love and comprehension of a complex world, but in 'Phoenix Fire' the philosophical musings are more overt and integral to the story. A tale of loss, rivalry and the search for redemption, this book is a powerful tribute to the importance of family and the redemptive power of love. Keep a handkerchief handy.
Highly recommended for the romantics among us.
BIOGRAPHY I'm a young man in an old body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul.
I've written eighteen books, some 400 hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in Appalachia and many parts of the globe. Literary gems? The readers are the ultimate judges. My writing has a clarity of style and excellent character development...I humbly suggest the reader will not be disappointed.
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