Winter's Captive, Book 1, The Georgia Series
ADVENTURE FANTASY MYSTERY ACTION CRIME FAMILY FOLKTALE ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER
June V. Bourgo
Being lost is a frightening experience. Being lost, alone and pregnant in a harsh, winter wilderness could be a death sentence for city girl Georgia Charles.
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Crime, Family, Folktale, Romance, Suspense / Thriller
It’s been several months since GEORGIA CHARLES husband left her for his pregnant assistant. She travels to the Yukon to visit a friend, only to discover she herself is pregnant. Georgia is unexpectedly kidnapped by bank robbers. She escapes in north-western British Columbia into a vast wilderness.
Georgia Charles is found alive, a book and movie contract evolves, she begins a new life for herself and her newborn daughter.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Northwest British Columbia Wilderness, British Columbia Canada
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Plot - Other Elements
Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Name: Georgia Charles
Key Traits: Adventurous, Selfless, Sexy, Clumsy, Complex, Engaging, Modest, Perseverance, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Desperate, Heroic,Complex,Desperate,Empathetic,Selfless,Faithful,Underdog
Additional Character Details
Name: Sean Dixon
Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Empathetic, Sexy, Adventurous, Educated, Engaging, Masculine, Complex, Heartthrob, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Romantic, Confident, Heroic,Charming,Sexy,Skillful,Flexible,Gracious,Educated,Leader
Additional Character Details
Name: Colin Charles
Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Manipulative, Masculine, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Narcissistic, Aggressive, Greedy,Narcisstic,Confident,Power Hungry,Unapologetic,Manipulative
Additional Character Details
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Winter's Captive is a unique story that takes Georgia from one extreme to another with challenging obstacles. She's an ordinary person put into unimaginable circumstances. Her weaknesses are as apparent as her strengths. She could be any one of us and she takes us on a journey of non-stop action. The common thread from readers: "Once I started reading this story, I couldn't put it down". Audience: Readers of this book range from late teens to mid-nineties. Women of all ages relate to Georgia's story. Men love the wilderness, the wildlife, the survival aspect. This story can appeal to many genres: romance, fantasy, spirituality, mysteries, thrillers, adventure tales, empowerment, self-help. The world loves a hero and Georgia Charles is a heroine. This story can be likened to successful movies such as, “The Edge, Vertical Limit, The Last Trapper, and Lost in the Barren”. Like all of the above stories, the protagonist is lost, ill-equipped, and desperate. Placed in an experience that is out of their comfort zone, adding the unexpected in the form of Mother Nature and wildlife, mixing in fear, tension, and suspense, and with a twist -- childbirth alone, the audience is drawn into an adventure story that carries their attention to the very end. An adaptation to film could be done economically as most of the movie takes place in and around the cabin. The other locations could be adapted to a set.
ACTION, ROMANCE, DRAMA
After being left by her husband for a younger woman, and being kidnapped by two criminals, Georgia Charles sees herself alone, and pregnant, in the middle of a forest. What could be the finish line for her and her baby turns into a circumstance that empowers Georgia and changes her life for good.
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: GOOD
Accuracy of Book Profile
Draw of Story
The pace is good enough to make you feel attracted by Georgia's story. Things happen fast, and you can understand what's going on from the very beginning.
Not really, but I think the story could have more conflicts. Being pregnant, by yourself, in the middle of a forest seems to be hard enough, but the protagonist solves the problems so quickly that we are absolutely sure she will succeed. I'd like to see more struggles, especially regarding her ex-husband.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The empowerment of a woman who feels diminished by her ex-husband. The forest, from my point of view, works as a temple, a place for redemption and revival. Georgia is forced to survive by herself, and it makes her stronger.
The book is part of a series, and the protagonist is somewhat remarkable, so I can see Georgia inspiring women around the world with her strength.
If the story leans over women's empowerment and the rebirth of a woman who was left behind by a selfish man, I can see Awards potential, but it needs some refinement to get better chances.
Similar Films/TV Series
THE SEA OF TREES - TWO STRANGERS CASUALLY MEET IN A FOREST, AND THIS ENCOUNTER CHANGES THEIR LIVES. BIRD BOX - A WOMAN HAS TO FACE HER FEARS AND EMBARKS ON A DANGEROUS JOURNEY IN ORDER TO SAVE HER KIDS
What’s New About the Story
The fact that a pregnant woman is forced to survive and give birth by herself in the middle of the forest. It's an intense way to show her strength.
Georgia starts the book as an ordinary woman (underestimated by her husband), and she ends up stronger and empowered. It's an obvious yet engaging arc.
Uniqueness of Story
Not a rare gem, but the author knows how to hold tension and create suspense efficiently.
Film - Streaming, Film - Indie
I'd consider the book because it has good chances of becoming a franchise. The main character, Georgia, is somewhat remarkable, her arc is visible, and she has the power to inspire women. I believe the movie could become even more "empowering," and I don't think that Georgia would need to find another lover after having a frustrating marriage, but the story moves in a good way to show the protagonist's strength. I like the way the author uses a hostile and intimidating place to push the protagonist to the limit. The forest represents Georgia's renewal as if she has entered a temple, and left it stronger and more prepared. It's, at least from my point of view, a ludic way of showing this protagonist's change. The author knows how to sustain the tension the story needs. She also uses pregnancy as an efficient way to show the protagonist's transformation and test Georgia's survival skills. She has thus to be strong not only for herself but for her daughter. The story has some "easy" solutions though, as when Georgia finds a cabin full of groceries in the middle of the forest, and when a charming man enters the cabin and rescues her. The story could be further developed to improve those situations in order to make them more credible, but I believe Winter's Captive could attract an audience (especially women).