Behind the Golden Gate

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Ann Whelan Devaux

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It is based on my life in the West Indies married to a multimillionaire, travelling the world and how beneath the picture-perfect facade was a life of excessive cruelty and abuse, parental alienation that inflicted on my 4 adopted children and myself as our marriage crumbled & he surcomed to MS.



Short Summary

It begins as I sit among the luxury of my oceanfront home and reflect on how I met my husband and gave up my life in Ireland to begin a new life with the man I loved. In the midst of trying to please and be everything he wanted I lost my identity and independence. I was a trophy wife nothing more.

After fighting thru years of hell on my own isolated and trying to protect my children, trying to find justice in a corrupt 3rd world country where I was up against the most powerful family who owned the island, I had to fight for my freedom to leave. Leaving my children was a bitter price to pay .


Ireland, St. Lucia mainly...Cambodia, Pamana, Mexico and a host of other countries world wide

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Rachael San Laurant

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic,Desperate,Romantic,Engaging,Funny,Charming,Insecure,Naive,Selfless,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Daniel San Laurant

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Greedy,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

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About The Author

Ann Whelan Devaux is an Irish artist/author who lived in the West Indies on the tropical island of St. Lucia married into a dynasty who inherited their wealth from the King of France. It is the true story of a life of control, emotional and mental torture, parental alienation to the extreme beneath the facade of what appeared to be a perfect life and how she finally escaped.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Authorhouse

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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