Starting From Scratch: A True Love Story

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Two natural disaster survivors from different walks of life, meet. They go on a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. Their friendship blossoms into a unique romance. For every accomplishment they make, another hurdle awaits them. It is a journey of inspiration and ambition.



Short Summary

Noble is warned of the 7.0 earthquake coming to Haiti before it struck. He doesn't listen and goes through the worst ordeal in his life. When he meets Abby, they go on a journey of highs and lows in the most vivid, nail-biting, tale of inspiration and hope.

Abby and Noble continue hurdling every obstacle life throws their way. They start a new life and an organization that helps other survivors. Their relationship blossoms and new editions bring joy to their family until their past comes back to haunt them.


Port-au-Prince, Haiti. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy,Voyage and Return,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Noble

Age: 40-ish

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Masculine,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Selfless,Religious,Patriotic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Visionary,Gracious,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Abby

Age: mid-30's

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy,Adventurous,Underdog,Modest,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Insecure,Sophisticated,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Patriotic,Religious,Aspiring,Blunt,Heroic,Strong Moral Code,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Ares

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Underdog,Aspiring,Empathetic,Engaging,Blunt,Patriotic,Selfless,Skillful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Badass,Complex,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Slice

Age: 30's

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Narcisstic,Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Greedy,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Aggressive,Sarcastic

Development Pitch

Starting From Scratch: A True Love Story is a vivid tale of real-life events. It has the potential to be bigger than The Notebook and Titanic, because of the historical events the two main characters went through. Noble and Abby survive the worst natural disasters in history and become friends. They go on a journey of twists and turns, highs and lows, and a blossoming relationship that escalates organically. This is an epic story of hope, inspiration, and love, when one least expects it. The journey is a vivid tale that keeps people on the edge of their seat and rooting for Abby and Noble to persevere through all the chaos. It gives motivation to those who can relate to Noble and Abby's struggles, and examples on how to overcome difficult challenges.

About The Author

I am a creative writer of many genres and styles. Starting From Scratch: A True Love Story is my first contemporary romance novel. It is filled with suspense and expresses my knack for vivid descriptions.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available