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Glamwire’s Featured Author of March is Louise Ford

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Glamwire's featured author of March, LouiseFord

Weezie A Palm Beach Story

Fraud, Lies & A Colombian Mystery

Weezie’s story has a common theme… blue-blood upbringing, an only child to very influential parents, loss of a dynamic mother at an impressionable age. Enter Beatrirz Algarra, a Colombian beauty, and the mysteries mount about her past, as the fortunes are redirected and the family is torn apart. Who is this evil stepmother and what secrets have long been hidden?

 

Only a dogged investigation or time will uncover all the truths.

From the historic Lake Placid Club to the Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Club

Louise Ford lived in the lap of luxury while growing up in the 1960s, her father an accomplished, influential engineer/inventor, with a deep love for all things outdoors, would forever influence her passions in life.

World Cup sailing, first-class skiing, powerboats, horses and hunting, all part of a privileged life.

But the real intrigue is beyond the pages of her personal journaling that takes form as a conversational autobiography. The mysteries lie in all the questions that continue to surface as Weezie pursues her own investigation into Beatriz Algarra, who stole the estate meant for George Ford’s daughter and his grandson Nicholas. Key facts are exposed at the maid’s deposition, though still, many questions go unanswered.

As her father grew older and mentally and physically more vulnerable, his wife, who should have been the most trustworthy person in his life, went into full elder abuse mode, keeping him in a deplorable state, unwashed and without proper medical care, motives that aided her success in keeping Weezie out of his life and retaining his entire fortune, which included homes in Palm Beach and Newport.

Through all this time Weezie has had her own medical battle that still goes on today!

Presently the book is the #1 bestseller at both Classic Books and Main Street News in Palm Beach since May 2011.  The book is the featured as one of the top books relating to the crime of Elder Abuse.

In 2006 Weezie’s dear friend Brigadier General James Ellery was able to gain permission for her to travel with him to Juba in Southern Sudan. This trip, chronicled in the book, was a chance of a lifetime that left an indelible impression.

Recently, Weezie kept close watch on the Senate’s investigation of elder abuse brought to light by Mickey Rooney. Today she continues her own investigation into the mysteries surrounding the abuse of her father and the wrong doings at the hand un-denied bigamist stepmother  whose own lawyer calls Louise’s book “facts” in the prologue. The book is currently causing quite a stir in social circles in Palm Beach and Newport as the truth is finally coming out.

Buy the book here…available in paperback and Kindle

Reader’s reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars

Brilliant on top of fabulous…I was enthralled! I especially loved all the anecdotes about PALM BEACH LOCALS!! Laugh out loud funny! Buy it, you won’t be able to put it down!

5.0 out of 5 stars

RIVETING!

This book/story is so incredible, that I actually “called in sick” from work the day after I got it, just so I could finish it! I hope that Weezie writes another book so we all learn the truth about this evil step-mother. Highly recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars

Easy, breezy “Weezie”

An easy and enjoyable read, this book manages to convey the author’s clear sense of fun and to poke fun at social-climbing while still making plain her palpable hurt and upset over the heartbreaking way the last few years of her father’s life played out. It would be hard to make up a literary villain as nasty as the vain, selfish stepmother portrayed here, and at times her spiteful antics make the reader want to scream, but through it all Ms Ford keeps her good humor intact and her boundless energy and resilience sparkle on every page.

5.0 out of 5 stars

You know it has to be true,

It’s definitely a “you can’t put it down until you’re done” kind of book. Weezie does a great job of pulling you along with her. You want her to win against the “evil” she faces. You can identify with her son who plays such a supporting role. You get swept along with the global maze of intrigue and pain Weezie weaves as she travels from one interesting spot to the next. It just leaves us wanting more detail on each of the parts of her story. Maybe another expanded sequel?? Who knew one life could have such intrigue.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A fascinating read,

This book had me laughing and crying in equal measure. Weezie comes across as a very well loved child of doting parents who wanted only the best for their only child. Enter the baddie and the mystery truly begins. Who is this person and what secrets does she hide? Only a dogged investigation will uncover the truth and Weezie is up for it. Her will power and stoicism is an inspiration and I hope a happy ending ensues. She deserves it.

5.0 out of 5 stars

What a page-turner!,

You will not be able to tear yourself away once you start this book, so set aside an afternoon to peer into the highs and lows of being Weezie. She’s a heroine, and keeps going, when many of us would have thrown up our hands in despair. She writes with an easy, flowing style that leaves you wanting more. Weezie has already triumphed in the writing and publishing of this book. I look forward to the sequel and to learning what Weezie has in store for us in the next chapter of her life.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Sharp Story of an Even Sharper Lady

Louise has written an extraordinary story of an exhilarating life, but at times also tragic. One would have a heart as hard as stone not to be saddened and disheartened by the story of losing her relationship with her father. All in all a fast read with plenty of highs and lows to keep your interest.

5.0 out of 5 stars

For richer, for poorer

A fast and fabulous read. Weezie grew up rich and pampered but her wealth did not make up for the tragic early loss of her mother. As she made her way largely on her own, her father fell prey to a greedy, conniving woman who separated Weezie and her son from the father she loved and ultimately, from his fortune. Sadly, she could not prevent the abuse of the Step Monster who manipulated her failing father until she pulled all the financial strings.

Tragic that this is not uncommon and begs the question of how children can protect their aging parents from harmful influences and protect what is rightfully theirs, both emotionally and financially.

Weezie’s adventures and involvement in Sudan could and should be another book. She is a survivor who has found a higher cause.