Sunset Park

Book Cover

ROMANCE

2000s

Dana Mansfield

Logline

We need to talk. This phrase spoken by Ben to his longtime love Laurie changes their lives drastically. He uses those words to springboard his intent to leave her and their childhood neighborhood in Memphis. Sunset Park is just as much engrained in their souls as their horrific childhoods they survived with each other’s help. Ben returns to Sunset Park five years later amid the impending festivities of his cousin’s wedding. He has an ulterior motive other than walking Jamie down the aisle – he wants to make amends with Laurie. This goal is a delicate one as both of them are fragile from Ben’s actions that fateful April night five years earlier. After a scare, they make the complicated attempt to reconcile their relationship and move forward. However, an old mystery resurfaces from their five years apart that threatens not only Ben and Laurie’s hopes but also their lives.

Genre

Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Fictional Sunset Park neighborhood in Memphis, TN.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

Ben returns to his childhood neighborhood after making a terrible decision five years earlier.

Ending Description

Ben and Laurie get married.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Incest, Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Ben

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Religious, Sexy, Complex, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Laurie

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Empathetic, Insecure, Modest, Selfless, Sexy, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jamie

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Sarcastic, Badass, Beautiful, Blunt, Faithful, Honorable, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

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Logline

We need to talk. This phrase spoken by Ben to his longtime love Laurie changes their lives drastically. He uses those words to springboard his intent to leave her and their childhood neighborhood in Memphis. Sunset Park is just as much engrained in their souls as their horrific childhoods they survived with each other’s help. Ben returns to Sunset Park five years later amid the impending festivities of his cousin’s wedding. He has an ulterior motive other than walking Jamie down the aisle – he wants to make amends with Laurie. This goal is a delicate one as both of them are fragile from Ben’s actions that fateful April night five years earlier. After a scare, they make the complicated attempt to reconcile their relationship and move forward. However, an old mystery resurfaces from their five years apart that threatens not only Ben and Laurie’s hopes but also their lives.

Short Summary

Ben returns to his childhood neighborhood after making a terrible decision five years earlier.


Ben and Laurie get married.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ben

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Religious, Sexy, Complex, Insecure

Character 1

Name: Laurie

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Empathetic, Insecure, Modest, Selfless, Sexy, Beautiful

Character 2

Name: Jamie

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Sarcastic, Badass, Beautiful, Blunt, Faithful, Honorable, Outspoken

Supplemental Materials

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