It’s official! Judith announced on Facebook that she is working on “the Westmoreland Trilogy, featuring the modern-day American descendants of the Westmoreland Dynasty!”
*THUD* (Was me, fainting.)
The first book in the trilogy is as of yet untitled. JM says she has changed the title “at least five times”, and has changed the heroine’s name–twice. Presumably, then, Holly Braxton is no longer the heroine of the upcoming book.
Here is what JM had to say about the trilogy and the delay of the new book in a post on Amazon.com:
Judith McNaught is working very hard on the first of a three-book contemporary series centered on the fabulous Westmoreland men in current day America. The reason for the long delay is that her mother became critically ill and she put her writing aside to care for her mother during the year before her death. Sorrow, combined with the seemingly endless details of handling her mother’s estate, made it impossible for her to concentrate on writing for nearly another year. Finally, she went back to work and was more than half finished with the first book in the series–when she realized it should be the second book in the series. Which meant she had to start all over with book one! On the plus side, book two will be released much sooner than usual because it’s already half written. By the way, she’s changed her mind about using the title, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, because she doesn’t like it very much anymore.
I know all that I’ve written here is the absolute truth. You can take my word on it. Because I am Judith McNaught. LOL”