A Serenade with Beauty: A Kurdish Love Story

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Beth Mikell

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Not your typical arranged marriage… Far from his homeland, Kurdish-Iranian Shahram “Ram” Zare finds himself falling in love with his brother’s fiancée, yet everything comes down to propriety, honor, and the right to choose the love of his heart…



Short Summary

Ram is haunted by a tragedy that happened in Iran (loosely based on true events). He is plagued with guilt, often filling his nights with empty distractions until he meets Mia. However, Ram is charged with hiring Mia as his brother's fiancee and nothing runs smoothly.

Ram's uncle arrives from Iran to suggest marriages, but he's already in love with Mia. As she's informed of Ram's fate (an arranged marriage), he shows her his heart, slaying the last of truths and conquering his fears. Nothing is more important than his love for Mia.


Tampa, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Shahram "Ram" Zare

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Sexy,Confident,Religious,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Mia Phillips

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Desperate,Selfless,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Modest

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Development Pitch

A Serenade with Beauty: A Kurdish Love Story is set in Tampa, Florida in present-day and inspired by true events where Middle Eastern culture meets the western culture. It's a fake arranged marriage meant to pacify old ideals with an interwoven epic love story between Ram and Mia which transitions into the modern-day. It's an emotional, human drama that will involve the heart and explore deeper love. Ram's uncle from Iran wants his older brother to marry, but Javad isn't interested after losing his wife in a tragic gunfight (in Iran) five years earlier. He commissions Ram to find him a fake fiancee with the hope of convincing his uncle that he is happy. But Ram falls in love with Mia.

About The Author

Beth Mikell enjoys penning tales about love, loss, and rebuilding hope. When she's not writing, she loves watching movies, reading, and making digital art. Born in the Sunshine State, she spent her teen years in Alabama and considers herself a small town girl. After traveling to Brazil and Turkey, she went a little further and explored Iran. Married to her soulmate with awesome kids, she has a cat named "Chimmy."

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Beth Mikell/Elizabeth Sakhidel Hovasin

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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