Life's Unexpected Moments

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1980s & '90s

Dorothy Collins

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Chrissy, a decorator visits client and is chased, unconsious and tied to a strange man who is a P.I. Kidnapper Mr. Boots, bodyguard to a Senator who releases them due to wrong identity. Three times kidnapped Chrissy and P.I. puzzled why. Is it the Senator or Delvietti, mob boss or both?



Short Summary

Chrissy Lambert is Decorator that arrives at client's,a situation that renders her unconscious. Awakening tied to an unfamiliar man in a mysterious garage. Mr. Boots, kidnapper & bodyguard to Senator that releases them. A P.I. and Calgary Inspector try to solve why she is kidnapped 3 times.

Chrissy Lambert and Senator Hammond are kidnapped at a charity gala by mobster Delvietti. Senator running casino in Delvitti's territory. Chrissy is the sacrificial lamb to get Senator to comply. P.I. and cop come to rescue her. Then P.I. announces wedding with her to deter Senator's attention.


Calgary, Alberta

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Chrissy Lambert

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Decisive,Gracious,Insecure,Modest,Romantic,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Outspoken,Educated,Engaging,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: John Taylor P.I.

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Flexible,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Senator Alan Hammond

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Flexible,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Romantic,Aggressive,Complex,Villainous,Power Hungry,Secretive,Unapologetic,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Inspector Max Kelsey (Uncle Sam)

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Empathetic,Flexible,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Masculine,Obedient,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

This story is fast paced and the drama keeps the interest of the audience the way it unfolds and the interesting characters have you wondering what they will do next with ironic incidents and some romance. Chrissy Lambert, Decorator arrives at client's home, falls into a situation that renders her unconscious. Awakening, she is tied to an unfamiliar man in a garage. John Taylor, PI, chases Chrissy to stop her from entering house with stabbed body. Chrissy misinterprets. Both end up with head injuries and kidnapped and tied together. The kidnapper is Geoffrey, bodyguard to Senator Alan Hammond. Senator knew John, releases them as a mistake. Geoffrey drops the blindfolded Chrissy in the city. A truck driver almost runs over disoriented Chrissy, takes her to the hospital. Officer Joel Hanley meets Chrissy interviewing her about kidnapping. Joel becomes Chrissy’s friend. John Taylor P.I. becomes her live in protector manages her release from her kidnappers. John becomes attached to Chrissy and her son 3. He even has to rescue the lost Jared. Senator Alan Hammond decides he wants Chrissy. She doesn't feel the same. Chrissy kidnapped three times. Mr. Delvietti enters into the list of kidnappers who was also known to Senator Alan Hammond because of his casino in his home, needing Chrissy as a sacrificial lamb for Senator to comply. Six men become interlaced in Chrissy’s life under dangerous conditions. John even announces wedding to Chrissy to disuade Senator's attention.

About The Author

Dorothy Collins, an author of three novels, is enthusiastic in connecting with readers. Her home is on Vancouver Island. Her first novel was Today the Waiting and its reception inspired her to continue. Her second novel Mirror Image was inspirational in it reception. Her third novel No Time for Daddy.s Girl was well received. Life's Unexpected moments is her lastest release. She can be visited at her website

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available