When It's Over: A Novel

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WAR HISTORICAL FICTION POLITICAL

1940s & '50s

Barbara Ridley

Logline

When It’s Over is set in Europe during World War II. Lena Kulkova, a young Czech Jewish woman is separated from her family, a refugee in war-torn London.

Genre

War, Historical Fiction, Political

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Prague, Paris, London, rural England

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: She Writes Press

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Coming of age in Prague in the turbulent 1930's, Lena meets Otto, a refugee from Nazi Germany, and follows him to Paris, leaving her Jewish family behind. But as WWII breaks out, Otto escapes to England. Lena is unable to get a visa to join him.

Ending Description

Otto and Lena are finally reunited in an English village, but their relationship becomes strained. Lena falls in love with Milton, the handsome son of the Lady of the Manor. At the end of the war, she learns that her mother and sister were deported to a concentration camp and did not survive.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Lena Kulkova

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Naive, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Otto Eisenberg

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Educated, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Milton Calder

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Educated, Gracious, Visionary, Charming, Empathetic

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Logline

When It’s Over is set in Europe during World War II. Lena Kulkova, a young Czech Jewish woman is separated from her family, a refugee in war-torn London.

Short Summary

Coming of age in Prague in the turbulent 1930's, Lena meets Otto, a refugee from Nazi Germany, and follows him to Paris, leaving her Jewish family behind. But as WWII breaks out, Otto escapes to England. Lena is unable to get a visa to join him.


Otto and Lena are finally reunited in an English village, but their relationship becomes strained. Lena falls in love with Milton, the handsome son of the Lady of the Manor. At the end of the war, she learns that her mother and sister were deported to a concentration camp and did not survive.

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Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Lena Kulkova

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Naive, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Otto Eisenberg

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Educated, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken

Character 2

Name: Milton Calder

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Educated, Gracious, Visionary, Charming, Empathetic

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