Sweet Caroline

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Kelda Laing Poynot

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Caroline is a student who lives in Arkansas. Hashim works for the government but is trying to keep a low profile. He rents her garage apartment. He is found by the bad guy, and they flee together. It is told from dual perspective so you get a feel for each character. Romance.



Short Summary

Caroline is a student who lives with her brother. Her mother suffers from dementia. Hashim arrives in town and rents her garage apartment. He is incredibly handsome; she is rather plain. Caroline's car won't start, and he fixes it. They are fast friends who share meals together.

They have reunited after several months apart. Hashim escapes his captors, but the bad guy tracks her to Dubai. After a traumatic birth, they have a healthy daughter. They reconcile much of their conflict and return to Miami where they live together with their child. A bittersweet ending.


Arkansas, Miami, Dubai

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Caroline Sweet

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Modest,Charming,Obedient,Confident,Patriotic,Religious,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Gracious,Educated,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Hashim Emir

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Charming,Narcisstic,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Secretive,Educated,Sophisticated,Leader,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ecrin Emir

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Outspoken,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Gracious,Romantic,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Dawes

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Confident,Patriotic,Religious,Decisive,Blunt,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Faithful,Sarcastic,Secretive,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Development Pitch

This book NEEDS to be made into a movie. It has all the right parts for multiple audiences. It also includes different nationalities and family dynamics. Hashim and Caroline's story is full of adventure and travel. Espionage and intrigue. It involves the government, privet sector, and high-tech software. Dawes (pub 2020) tells much of the same details but from Hashim's bodyguard and sees everything. Together, the details of the story are played out. I see this as an action-packed movie with plenty of romance on the side. Southern charm, sweet tea, and Tater Tots™ mixed with a hint of international espionage and romance. Hashim is a man with a mysterious past. H is handsome, but his intensity and intelligence both captivate and frighten our heroine. C must choose between the comfortable life she knows and the uncertain future with a man she just met. Whichever path she chooses, C knows that her life will never be the same. How long would you be willing to sacrifice your love for duty? Dawes has watched over and protected his asset for 3 years while secretly loving Sefa, his asset’s sister. Their whirlwind affair requires discretion and caution and only allows them to be their authentic selves when they are alone, in remote locations. Their trysts take them to numerous places around the globe. As his love for Sefa grows, Dawes finds it increasingly difficult to carry on their duplicitous affair. What will it take for Dawes to choose love over career?

About The Author

Kelda shares her south Louisiana home with her husband, their four children, and four wacky dogs. With a passion for education and young people, both young in age and young at heart, she has homeschooled her four children through graduation and has tutored students for over a decade. Additionally, Kelda holds a BA in elementary education and an MA in counseling. Her fictional writing began in 2016 while facilitating a novel-writing class with her students. This is her second published work of fiction, following IMPACT. She self-published two non-fiction works: Call Their Hearts Home and TWPH – Insights into Living with Teens. When she’s not writing, she’s watching movies, listening to audiobooks, knitting, quilting, or crocheting, all the while playing great music in the background like a soundtrack. Writing is a compulsion that occurs amid the chaos of life and dogs and constant interruptions. She believes life is full of opportunities to love. Be embraced.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available