Shadowy Love

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Betsy Ramsey

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Faith Valley is a peaceful town until an obsessed stalker and other crimes disrupt the community. It is also home to twins and their husbands who appear to have retired early, but go on undercover assignments for an obscure federal agency. Romance is also in the air.



Short Summary

October in the North Georgia mountains is the time that peepers come to look at the leaves. Amelia Manning is baking a cake for a potluck lunch at church when a man breaks in. She is a well-trained federal agent, but can't let anyone know so she uses her cast iron skillet to stop the intruder.

After several months of turmoil, the town is settling back down to celebrate Thanksgiving. Family and friends gather to catch up and move forward. Life is back to normal in the North Georgia mountains, until next time.


North Georgia Mountains

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Amelia Manning

Age: late 40's

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Faithful,Honorable,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Celia Wallis

Age: late 40's

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Faithful,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Ryan Manning

Age: late 40's

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Faithful,Honorable,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Mac Wallis

Age: late 40's

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Decisive,Faithful,Honorable,Religious,Leader

Development Pitch

A story with happy endings, except for the criminals, will inspire and educate on different crimes. There is a unique twist in solving a cold case to tweak the reader's interest. Life in a small town can be sad, funny, mysterious, yet hopeful. Faith Valley is a small and peaceful mountain town until a woman and her children relocate to escape an obsessed stalker. Even before her arrival a crime involving a cast iron skillet is committed. Other crimes follow. A list of characters, some eccentric, live in the community. Twins, Amelia and Celia and their husbands appear to have retired early from federal jobs. That is not true. They are well-trained agents who work for an obscure agency and go on assignments. Keeping their identities secret in a small town is a challenge. Leaving to do their jobs with all that is going on in their hometown is difficult. Love is also in the air. The local church has hired a young, handsome, Music Minister and the casserole brigade is in full swing. Other romances are beginning. The happenings will test the faith of the community, but they will persevere.

About The Author

Betsy Ramsey has assisted numerous victims of crime in her role as a victim advocate. She trains on stalking and other crimes against victims and has presented across the United States and Canada. As an expert with The Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI) she has worked on many cases. She is the author of non-fiction books on stalking and surviving a crisis.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle

Year Published: June 2020

Hard Copy Available