The Southern Belles

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Katie Simpkins

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Three vastly wealthy heiresses lose everything when their father dies in a car crash, leaving the family's company with a gaping hole in its finances. The three sisters must fend for themselves for the first time, in the process finding love and growing as people.



Short Summary

The story starts with nana reading her poorly granddaughter a story. The story starts with the Belle sisters meeting with their solicitor, finding out how bad the situation is with their finances. It's bad. They find out that the government is auctioning everything they have, including their home.

The story ends with Evelyn, the eldest successfully organising an event, even with her enemy, Felicity, doing all she can to sabotage. With the help of her family and friends, Evelyn realises how lucky she is, especially when Tom declares he loves her, in front of everyone.


Brighton, England

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Evelyn Belle

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated,Romantic,Funny,Selfless,Sexy,Modest,Underdog,Naive,Insecure,Empathetic,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Georgia Belle

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Seductive,Sarcastic,Funny,Selfless,Blunt,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Olivia Belle

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Honorable,Naive,Romantic,Selfless,Obedient,Modest

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

Please find attached supporting evidence to The Southern Belles. If made into a movie, this will be the first of its kind. The Southern Belles introduces the viewers / readers to the Belle sisters, as their world falls apart after the death of their father. They overcome adversity and find love in a heartwarming ending. There are a further 5 stories I am writing, each will be a self-contained story, while adding to established characters. The Varndean Vixens is about three lifelong friends, who believe they will be friends forever. As events unfold, chinks in their friendship show. It takes a serious turn of events for them to come back together, learning along the way that they are great individually, but awesome together. The Vixens adds a story about The Southern Belles. The Soubrettes of Sussex is about two sisters and a friend forming a swing band, while searching for love. One sister is battling with her sexuality, the other falls for a free-spirited dancer, while the friend has problems, when a boy she likes doesn't share her beliefs about sex before marriage. The Southern Belles' family history comes back to haunt them, while The Varndean Vixens are having problems of their own. There are a further three stories, The Ladies of Leisure, The Fat Busters, and one untitled story about three female football players. Having the same characters return in film after film, reprising their roles, has not been done before, and will keep viewers coming back.

About The Author

I am a dental technician in Burgess Hill, near Brighton. I have had many jobs. This is now my career. I'd love to be able to earn enough money from writing to not have to work at the laboratory. I am a crime writer first and foremost. I have written 2 crime novels, 2 romances and one horror novel to date. I am about to start my next project, Trailblazer, set in the American MIdwest, about an aging country singer on one final tour. I chose to publish The Southern Belles first because it is the most commercial of my stories; it has a real feelgood factor and I can see it as a movie. Please find my cover at

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Fusion Press

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available