I write politically incorrect Southern and romantic fiction. My first novel, Southern Man, is about a corporate officer falsely accused of sexual harassment. I published the novel under my own imprint, Brasstown Books. It is a trade paperback available on Amazon.com
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What happens when corporate polices designed to protect women are used instead to attack men? Ask Troy Stevenson and his family.
TITLE Southern Man
AUTHOR Connie Chastain
PUBLISHER Brasstown Books
ISBN / EAN13 061529801X / 9780615298016
In 1983, in moss-hung Verona, Georgia, the tender and tenacious love between a hardworking man and his adoring wife is tested by sudden adversity. At thirty-two, Troy Stevenson is a corporate vicepresident and a former college football star who must confront an old family secret that underlies his nascent alcohol abuse or he may lose his wife and the son and daughter he deeply loves. When his latent destructiveness is unleashed and impacts his family, he moves to their lakeside cottage to come to grips with his personal weaknesses. But busybodies at his company assume he moved to the cottage because his marriage is in trouble. Encouraged by the assumption, co-worker Brooke Emerson, an amoral, 1980s material girl romantically obsessed with Troy, attempts to seduce him, setting in motion a chain of events with harrowing consequences for him and his family.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Southern Man is unfriendly to radical feminism and thus politically incorrect. The hero is the head of his family, the protector and provider. His wife enjoys her role as homemaker and is happy with her wife-and-mother identity. This is not a Christian novel, precisely, but it is written with a Christian world view and is pro-faith, pro-tradition and pro-family.
"....an absorbing story of marriage vows under stress and of politically targeted individuals facing social and career extinction....refreshingly written from the viewpoint of the traditional family values that made our culture the world’s envy....a novel with political bite....grippingly exposes the underside of corporate harassment policies that have inadvertently brought misery to many innocent employees....a well written story, with prose that’s concise and silky to read..... sparks with rising excitement as it gathers momentum...the harrowing rush to the book’s conclusion is a riveting reading experience....a love story of refined elegance. ~LASR Reviews
"... it grabbed me, pulled me in, and made me want to know what's going to happen to these folks. Prose is smooth and professional. I...followed [Troy] and Patty into the EFO hearing full of indignation and suspense. What characters! What an ending!" ~Thomas Moore, author of The Hunt For Confederate Gold
"This is a sweet, sweet story. I love the innocence and purity of it. I like the way [it makes] religion a part of the characters' lives without being preachy." ~Valerie Mann, writer of sensual romance
"...a smooth flowing storyline that kept this reader interested. The characters are real. ... Troy and Patty were good players as husband and wife, as they sought to maintain order in their life. Connie Chastain tells the story of a loving couple who... find a way to face any temptation in their path. She chronicles a good tale, instilling, warmth and emotions in her players, to create a delightful story worth the read." ~Coffee Time Romance Reviews