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Karin Allaby

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Karin describes her growing-up years, Family Life of Jasmin, the beginning of WW2, 1943, 1944, 1945, Jasmin and the American soldier, teenage crushes, move to England, Hotel life, friends,promotion, Meeting Mr. Tyler, courtship, surprises, the matchmaker,the Ball, trauma, Happy End..epilogue. Jasmin is nicknamed "Blondie" by the American soldier, who looks like the lieutenant Cable in the movie "South Pacific".


Historical Fiction,Biographical,Adventure,Detective,Family,Romance

Short Summary

Jasmin, born in 1937 rural Germany lives those early years on the heritage family farm owned and operated by the family since 1655.War changes everything and after her father is drafted and sent to Siberia the family is relocated to a small urban town.War finally comes to them in Germany.

Jasmin assists the detectives in solving the thefts at the Hotel in England she works in but is assaulted for her troubles.This spurs her fiance to move up the wedding plans. Jasmin recovers and is able to revisit her former boyfriends back in Germany but returns for her wedding and marries the love of her life!


North Germany, Manchester, England area..

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Jasmin

Age: 6-20

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Adventurous,Aspiring,Modest,Confident,Engaging,Gracious,Heartthrob,Honorable,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Religious,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Matthew

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming,Masculine,Educated,Honorable,Gracious,Engaging,Skillful,Romantic,Sophisticated,Leader,Flexible,Strong Moral Code,Suave

Additional Character Details

Name: Roger

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Masculine,Underdog,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Flexible,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bernhard

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Masculine,Sexy,Romantic,Heartthrob,Lone Wolf,Secretive

Development Pitch

Jasmin is an excellent book to adapt for the screen.It has the backdrop of the 2nd. WW, the scene of Jasmin's father refusing to become a Nazi, the farm life before the War, his adventures in Siberia, return home and being sent to italy. The daily adventures of Jasmin with her siblings during the War. The meeting with the American soldier and her using the five english words to survive. Her decision to move to England to learn english and her adventures in the Hotel business throughout the book! Her romances, friends, the thefts in the Hotel and how it got solved!

About The Author

Karin is a Canadian since 1964. She grew up in Germany and Jasmin is her perspective as a young German girl living in a small town there during WW 2.She experienced the American GI's as friendly and kind; they called her Blondie and it was her learning five english words which helped her survive.After the war she learned a trade and moved to England.It was here her adventures continued and working in a 5 Star Hotel provided lots of opportunities for intrigue and romance as it was her character and beauty which brought suitors to her door.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: www.tellwell.ca, Victoria, B.C.

Year Published: Dec. 2016

Hard Copy Available



ISBN# 978-1-773-02-485-1