Seth's Door

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19th Century,1980s & '90s

Linda L. Carlow

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A woman in 1981 falls in love with a cowboy from the previous century who comes through a locked door in her rented room. He visits often, their friendship deepens, but a future is impossible. Then she learns why he came to her, and what she has to do. And hope they both survive.


Romance,Historical Fiction,Fantasy,Sci-fi

Short Summary

Freelance writer Megan McClure is on assignment in Fort Worth, Texas in 1981. She's relaxing on her bed in a B&B when a locked door on the outside wall slams open and in runs a cowboy, dripping blood on the hardwood floor. He's been shot, he's desperate to find his sister, and he's from 1877.


Fort Worth, Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Megan McClure

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Seth O'Connor

Age: 17 to 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Sexy,Skillful,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Donna

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Empathetic,Gracious,Educated,Blunt,Outspoken,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Barton

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Heartthrob,Educated,Masculine,Villainous,Sexy,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken

About The Author

Linda L. Carlow grew up near Chicago and now lives near Fort Worth, Texas. She's a lifelong reader and writer. For ten years she contributed to a column called "Back in My Day" in the local newspaper, sharing memories of growing up in the '60s. The opening scene of her first published novel came to her while she was vacuuming. Moments like those make housecleaning exciting.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: KenLin Enterprises

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available