Becoming Jessie Belle

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Across The Centuries

Linda Hughes

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Forced to go on an "ancestry quest" news assignment, newscaster Jessie Belle Church's world is turned upside down when ancestor spirits visit her in the night, forcing her to reevaluate her life.


Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Epic, Drama, Fantasy, Family, Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

Jessie Belle is traveling the path of her DNA story, starting in Africa and leading her home to Atlanta, GA.

Jessie Belle cannot go through with her wedding to her rich, hoity-toity boyfriend. She runs away from the altar and a friend drives her to the cameraman's house, where they finally get together.


Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Africa; the Middle East; Italy; Norway; a Pacific Island; Ireland; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Jessie Belle Church

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Complex, Aspiring, Charming, Beautiful, Romantic, Sexy, Insecure, Engaging, Outspoken, Blunt, Confident, Power-hungry, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Perseverance, Adventurous, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Star

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Honorable, Visionary, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Funny, Religious, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Dragan (Dray) Dlugitch

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Skillful, Unapologetic, Blunt, Charming, Strong Moral Code, Funny, Heartthrob, Masculine, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Joe Hoffman

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous, Decisive, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Skillful, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Funny, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Deeds Publishing

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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