The Harpist

Book Cover

MELODRAMA

1960s & '70s

Linda S Rice

Logline

Young and naïve, Brianna Campbell, has dreams of becoming a professional harpist and when she’s accepted by a prestigious music academy in Edinburgh, Scotland after high school graduation, she leaves the family farm in Ohio with high hopes. Once there, however, she becomes the target of Malcolm McGarity, a famous rock musician who has returned to his hometown of Edinburgh, worn out and bored with his lifestyle, nights of partying and loose women. Once he sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent harp student, he determines to have her despite the warning of his longtime friend and fellow musician, Gerry Ferguson, to keep away. Gerry, who had lesser success as a musician and who has left the music scene, works at the Academy where his sister, Fiona, is a student. It doesn’t take long before Gerry falls in love with Brianna and warns her away from his narcissistic friend, believing he will only destroy her as he has so many others. Who will Brianna choose? The wealthy, charming, and devastatingly attractive Malcolm, who woos her with red roses and fairytale promises…or kind and caring Gerry who has nothing more to offer her than his heart?

Genre

Melodrama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Edinburgh, Scotland/Hamilton, Ohio

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Brianna Campbell, a young college student, arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland at a prestigious music academy to study the Celtic harp. Shortly after arriving, Gerry, the brother of another student, begins to have feelings for her. But his friend, Malcolm, a famous rock star, determines to have her.

Ending Description

Despite the demons in his head, Malcolm, the man with whom Brianna became obsessed, saves her from himself.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Brianna Campbell

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Insecure, Modest, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Gerry Ferguson

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Malcolm McGarity

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Charming, Masculine, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Fiona Ferguson

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Outspoken

Logline

Young and naïve, Brianna Campbell, has dreams of becoming a professional harpist and when she’s accepted by a prestigious music academy in Edinburgh, Scotland after high school graduation, she leaves the family farm in Ohio with high hopes. Once there, however, she becomes the target of Malcolm McGarity, a famous rock musician who has returned to his hometown of Edinburgh, worn out and bored with his lifestyle, nights of partying and loose women. Once he sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent harp student, he determines to have her despite the warning of his longtime friend and fellow musician, Gerry Ferguson, to keep away. Gerry, who had lesser success as a musician and who has left the music scene, works at the Academy where his sister, Fiona, is a student. It doesn’t take long before Gerry falls in love with Brianna and warns her away from his narcissistic friend, believing he will only destroy her as he has so many others. Who will Brianna choose? The wealthy, charming, and devastatingly attractive Malcolm, who woos her with red roses and fairytale promises…or kind and caring Gerry who has nothing more to offer her than his heart?

Short Summary

Brianna Campbell, a young college student, arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland at a prestigious music academy to study the Celtic harp. Shortly after arriving, Gerry, the brother of another student, begins to have feelings for her. But his friend, Malcolm, a famous rock star, determines to have her.


Despite the demons in his head, Malcolm, the man with whom Brianna became obsessed, saves her from himself.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Brianna Campbell

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Insecure, Modest, Naive

Character 1

Name: Gerry Ferguson

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Charming

Character 2

Name: Malcolm McGarity

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Charming, Masculine, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Fiona Ferguson

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Outspoken

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed