LOVERS OF RUTH

EDWARD FRAASE ed1071@sbcglobal.net 1386242277435

RELIGIOUS ROMANCE ADVENTURE

17th Century or Earlier

GRAMPA ED NFRAASE

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Logline

A fictional story around the love life of Ruth (from the Book of Ruth of the Bible) with her two husbands. One a young man when Ruth was young, her trip to Israel with her mother in law and her meeting her second husband Boaz, marriage and having a child that is to keep a family tree going

Genre

Religious,Romance,Adventure

Short Summary

The life of different relatives in Israel going through a drought, with one moving his family to Moab, a neighboring country. Problems, yes.


Here is an eighty-year-old man that marries a fortyish woman and impregnates her, but also dies on his wedding night.

Setting

In Moab and also Israel

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches,Tragedy,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Ruth

Age: from 17 to 40ish

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Desperate,Faithful,Gracious,Leader,Obedient,Sexy,Religious,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Boaz

Age: 80+

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Power Hungry,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Mahlon

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Clumsy,Faithful,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Naomi

Age: 75

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Complex,Faithful,Underdog,Obedient,Religious

Development Pitch

There are a lot of love stories out in this world. This is one of the earliest recorded ones. Although there are other mentions of love stories in the Bible This is a whole book. Here we have a woman that is not Israeli but has a big part in the future of the Israeli future for them. Giving birth into a family and keeping the bloodline of Boaz's going so their chile will be the grandfather of King David, the first true king of Israel. This is the line that if you follow the family tree in the Bible you will find that the line is the same line, Jesus is born into. There is a lot of problems, hardships for all of the people in this book but in the end it is a great book for people to read.

About The Author

This is the author's tenth small book. Most were designed for teenagers and adults to learn about Jesus, God, and the Bible. He is 86 years young and just recently moved from Woodstock Illinois to0 DeWitt Iowa were he finished this book. His wife passed away thirty years ago in 1990. He has three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandsons. He has taught Sunday School, Adult Sunday school, and has taught the Bible to adults in small group study classes. He started writing when he was seventy years of age. At present, he is still writing another small book on Nephilliums of the Bible.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: LIFERICH PUBLISHING (Division of Readers Digest)

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-4897-3324-5

Genre

ROMANCE, DRAMA, RELIGION

Brief

In this biblical story, two men find and end up falling in love with Ruth. She marries them both at different times, and, although they die early in unexpected situations, the young woman decides to trust God's designs. In the future, her lineage will give rise to Jesus Christ.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: GOOD

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

In general, yes. The logline, however, could be more straightforward and impactful. Although she is listed as the protagonist, Ruth has been described as a sidekick, which turns out to be conflicting.

Draw of Story

The fact that it is a reimagination of a well-known part of biblical story, opening up a series of exciting paths and discussions.

Possible Drawbacks

The fragmented structure does not always favor the telling of the story. In addition, it lacks a more robust and compelling narrative line.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The story of Ruth, an ancestor of King David and Jesus Christ, told from a different perspective.

Fanbase Potential

Possibly, especially among the religious public, interested in biblical narratives.

Awards Potential

As it is, the story still lacks a more impacting narrative arc for the characters, which would probably make it difficult to earn Awards.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

BEN-HUR - AN EPIC SET IN JESUS’ TIME, ABOUT A JEWISH MERCHANT FORCED TO LIVE AS A SLAVE BY A FRIEND OF HIS YOUTH. SON OF GOD - A FILM THAT RETELLS THE STORY OF JESUS, FROM HIS BIRTH TO THE CRUCIFIXION.

What’s New About the Story

The central aspect of originality comes from the idea of retelling a biblical story that has appeared very little in popular culture and the entertainment sector in general. However, a little more narrative care and concern is needed to make this story thought-provoking for the public.

Lead Characters

The protagonist is a confident person with a strong faith in a greater force, who does not give up her path despite some tragedies and obstacles that seem insurmountable.

Uniqueness of Story

It is still not a rare gem because more time and effort are needed to develop characters and the narrative further. In addition, the story lacks a focus, with some narrative elements that occasionally sound unnecessary.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

To be better prepared for an adaptation, the story requires some profound changes. One of them would be to change the narrative focus and give much greater prominence to the experiences of Ruth, who should be the absolute protagonist. Another is to redesign the narrative structure so that there is a more well-defined and thought-provoking arc. The insertion of more sexual components into the story has an interesting appeal. Still, it can displease the specific audience of this narrative and sound sometimes exaggerated or even unnecessary. Therefore, knowing how to dose these scenes better is essential. If the relationship between the members of this story would be developed more profoundly and humanely, it should already gain a lot of interest. These are some of the changes that could help the story take a more compelling and original path.