A Winter's Tale

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Carrie Elks

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The story of a 24 years old kind and a passionate woman pursuing her dream of working in Hollywood and accepting to work as a nanny during the holidays for a big producer believing she can get the job after. She was not expecting to be in the middle of a huge family drama.



Short Summary

Kitty Shakespeare an UCLA film-student, accepts a job as the nanny of a A-list producer hoping to land another job in the future. She will spend the the holidays at his family house in the West Virginia mountains and will meet his mysterious younger brother, Adam, who she will become friends with.

Adam offers her an internship on the film with Everett. Kitty agrees to it. He also asks if she could forgive him, and if there’s a chance the two of them can be together. Kitty knows she’s still in love with him, and after a lot of thought, she agrees. The two of them stay in LA together and HEA.


Los Angeles, West Virginia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Kitty Shakespeare

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Clumsy,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Adam Klein

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Decisive,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Everett Klein

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Power Hungry,Aggressive,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Jonah Klein

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Funny

Development Pitch

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About The Author

Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Piatkus

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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