My Lovely - A Historical - Mystery - Romance Novel

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DETECTIVE MYSTERY HISTORICAL FICTION SUSPENSE/THRILLER ROMANCE

19th Century

LeAnn L. Morgan

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Logline

Leaving behind a small, picturesque village, Poppy Townsend closes the doors of her dress shop and takes a riverboat south on the Mississippi to find out why her estranged maternal grandfather, on his deathbed, has requested her presence.

Genre

Detective,Mystery,Historical Fiction,Suspense/Thriller,Romance

Short Summary

All at once the sky lit up for a split second, and midnight became like daylight. In that same instant came a loud clap of thunder, then a knocking sound that startled her. The thumping came again, this time loud, fast, and desperate. With great trepidation, Poppy swiftly crept as silent as a kitten


As they walked around to the back yard, Jack took Poppy’s hand into his. It’s warm. Why is your hand trembling? Jack asked. I have no good answer to that. I just know I don’t want it to stop. Jack stopped and put his arms around Poppy. He brought his lips down and gently pressed them against hers.

Setting

Yellowbanks, Illinois - along the Mississippi River

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Voyage and Return,Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Amelia (Poppy) Townsend

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Clumsy,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Stoneking

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heartthrob,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Modest,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Phoebe

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Honorable,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard Bellamy

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Desperate,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

Leaving behind a small, picturesque village, Poppy Townsend closes the doors of her dress shop and takes a riverboat south on the Mississippi to find out why her estranged maternal grandfather, on his deathbed, has requested her presence. Finding her grandfather’s home filled with boarders who seem to care for him, Poppy gets to know each one while searching for answers to the scandalous rumor told about her father…and the sudden disappearance and death of her mother from a visit two years before. She falls for the handsome and mysterious Jack Stoneking, a younger friend and employee to her grandfather. Even as her mind has been clouded by the touch of Jack’s hand, she refuses to leave any stone unturned. Upon finding an obscure garden hidden on her grandfather’s vast estate, Poppy uncovers something more shocking than the vicious gossip told about her family. And her discovery shakes everyone’s world. What people are saying about My Lovely: "A heartwarming and endearing tale of love, redemption and second chances.” “A very beautifully written historical romance that sounded as a classic.” “A very riveting story with memorable characters. A story I will always remember.” “LeAnn really knows how to capture the reader’s attention.”

About The Author

LeAnn L. Morgan has also written two novels, MORWEN COTTAGE and AUGUST RAVEN - The Tale of a Girl Pirate. MORWEN COTTAGE placed in the 2018 'Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Finals'. She has written three award winning short stories. Her short story, A GHOST BEHIND THE WALL, was the #1 New Release on Amazon in the teen and adult short reads.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Independently Published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

ISBN-10 1691239534 ISBN-13 978-1691239535