Out of Silence

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John J. Gratton

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Doctor Logan Cooper is wounded and loses his memory during a battle in the Civil War. He is thought to be dead and is abandoned. He struggles to survive a harsh winter in the wilderness while attempting to regain his memory. Will he get his life back? His wife? His life as a doctor?


Action, Drama, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adventure, War, Suspense / Thriller,Suspense/Thriller,Romance,Adventure

Short Summary

Major Logan Cooper is a doctor, not a soldier. He should not be at the battle front. He, however, wants to ensure his brother, Sergeant Jeb Cooper, is safe. Both are wounded; Jeb is carted away, but Logan is left for dead as the enemy is overrunning their position. Logan's wound causes amnesia.

Logan must decide whether to stay with lovely Dolly Mathews, the one who saved him. Or return to his wife, Moira. He chooses Moira and his medical practice.


Tennessee, Missouri, Civil War States.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Logan Cooper

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Heroic, Leader, Skillful, Charming, Complex, Gracious, Honorable, Modest, Romantic, Adventurous, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Flexible, Masculine, Patriotic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Perseverance, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeb Cooper

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Engaging, Complex, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Manipulative, Aggressive, Badass, Decisive, Sarcastic, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dolly Mathews

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Faithful, Skillful, Uneducated, Charming, Complex, Desperate, Seductive, Romantic, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Honorable, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Moira Cooper

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Honorable, Aspiring, Charming, Empathetic, Outspoken, Perseverance, Blunt, Educated, Desperate, Faithful, Gracious, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Decisive, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Religious, Romantic, Seductive, Aggressive, Beautiful

Development Pitch

Logan Cooper is a doctor, not a soldier. He must protect his younger brother, Jeb. Logan joins the US Army during the Civil War to make sure Jeb remains safe. While Logan visits Jeb at the front lines, they are attacked. Both are wounded, and Jeb is carried off. Logan is thought to be dead. He is abandoned. The overrunning Rebels strip him of his clothes. Logan regains consciousness, but he has lost his memory. He must survive the winter weather, wild animals and savage Indians. He is rescued by lovely Dolly Mathews, who has lost her husband. Logan doesn't know who he is, but Dolly wants him to stay with her and her two kids. Meanwhile, Logan's wife Moira, is informed of Logan's death. Jeb consoles and eventually marries her. While Logan is on a trip to buy cattle for Dolly, he meets Moira on a riverboat; but he doesn't recognize her. She tries desperately to get him back. Logan must find out who he really is, get his life as a medical doctor back and decide on which life he will lead.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2010

Hard Copy Available



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