He Never Forgot How to Love

Larry W. Plummer larryplummerlwp@hotmail.com 945719410747

WAR DRAMA EPIC FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE

20th Century (multiple decades)

Larry W. Plummer

Logline

Jake escapes his horrific captivity as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Cassie is a caregiver at the military hospital and nurses Jake back to health. Back home in Kansas, Jake and Cassie begin with one person at a time and over 27 years, hundred of vets find a little peace on the bank of the farm pond, and they learn to reach back and help a buddy up the hill.

Genre

War, Drama, Epic, Family, Historical Fiction, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

A large farm near Hays, Kansas

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Jake had an ideal childhood on the Kansas farm, but the Vietnam War showed him the ugly, horrendous side of life. He survived against insurmountable odds, but the war never let his soul rest. It would never rest as long as there was any vet who needed to find his way home.

Ending Description

Jake and Cassie have fulfilled their dream of a home and haven for troubled vets. But their real legacy has been raising their three children and watching them leave the nest. Now it is time for Jake and Cassie to once again be just Jake and Cassie.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Marshall was born in 1950 and grew up on a Kansas farm with strong family ties. On his 19th birthday, he was captured by the North Vietnamese. He miraculously escaped and after 37 days of walking, he was recued and taken to the Naval hospital on the island of Guam. It was there that he met the love of his life. It was there that his life really began. Jake and Cassie had seen first hand the horrors of war, and they refused to leave their buddies behind.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Cassie is a caregiver in the Naval hospital on the island of Guam. She has seen the ugliest side of war, caring for young men with no arms or no legs or no more will to live. There was one special young man, Jake, whom she had only dreamed of meeting. He was the one and he had to be hers. Wherever life took him, she would be there.

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Aggressive, Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: TommTommnyTommyTommmmy wasTommy

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Heroic, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Roy Marshall, Jake's Dad

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Strong Moral Code, Villainous, Complex, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Skillful, Visionary, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Perseverance

Logline

Jake escapes his horrific captivity as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Cassie is a caregiver at the military hospital and nurses Jake back to health. Back home in Kansas, Jake and Cassie begin with one person at a time and over 27 years, hundred of vets find a little peace on the bank of the farm pond, and they learn to reach back and help a buddy up the hill.

Short Summary

Jake had an ideal childhood on the Kansas farm, but the Vietnam War showed him the ugly, horrendous side of life. He survived against insurmountable odds, but the war never let his soul rest. It would never rest as long as there was any vet who needed to find his way home.


Jake and Cassie have fulfilled their dream of a home and haven for troubled vets. But their real legacy has been raising their three children and watching them leave the nest. Now it is time for Jake and Cassie to once again be just Jake and Cassie.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jake Marshall was born in 1950 and grew up on a Kansas farm with strong family ties. On his 19th birthday, he was captured by the North Vietnamese. He miraculously escaped and after 37 days of walking, he was recued and taken to the Naval hospital on the island of Guam. It was there that he met the love of his life. It was there that his life really began. Jake and Cassie had seen first hand the horrors of war, and they refused to leave their buddies behind.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable

Character 1

Name: Cassie is a caregiver in the Naval hospital on the island of Guam. She has seen the ugliest side of war, caring for young men with no arms or no legs or no more will to live. There was one special young man, Jake, whom she had only dreamed of meeting. He was the one and he had to be hers. Wherever life took him, she would be there.

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Aggressive, Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Engaging

Character 2

Name: TommTommnyTommyTommmmy wasTommy

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Heroic, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Decisive

Character 3

Name: Roy Marshall, Jake's Dad

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Strong Moral Code, Villainous, Complex, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Skillful, Visionary, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Perseverance

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