Forbidden by Faith

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DRAMA FAMILY ROMANCE ROMANCE FAMILY

Contemporary

Negeen Papehn

Logline

Raised by immigrant Iranian parents, Sara has been taught that a good daughter makes decisions based on her family’s approval, and she’s spent most of her life in their good graces. Until she meets Maziar, and her world is turned upside down

Genre

Drama, Family, Romance,,Romance,Family

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Setting

Los Angeles, CA

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: City Owl Press

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Sara, an Iranian Muslim student, attends a UCLA party. When Maziar approaches her, she finds out he’s also Iranian, but to her dismay, he’s Jewish too. She knows it’s impossible, the two religions colliding miserably. But Maziar refuses to accept there’s no hope. A modern day Romeo and Juliet.

Ending Description

At their wedding, there’s a horrible altercation but both sides of the family reconcile, showing that it’s possible to overcome differences as great as being Muslims and Jewish, through love and acceptance.

Group Specific

Muslim community. Jewish community. Romance readers.

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781944728700

Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Sara

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Outspoken, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Maziar

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Faithful,Clumsy,Funny

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Logline

Raised by immigrant Iranian parents, Sara has been taught that a good daughter makes decisions based on her family’s approval, and she’s spent most of her life in their good graces. Until she meets Maziar, and her world is turned upside down

Short Summary

Sara, an Iranian Muslim student, attends a UCLA party. When Maziar approaches her, she finds out he’s also Iranian, but to her dismay, he’s Jewish too. She knows it’s impossible, the two religions colliding miserably. But Maziar refuses to accept there’s no hope. A modern day Romeo and Juliet.


At their wedding, there’s a horrible altercation but both sides of the family reconcile, showing that it’s possible to overcome differences as great as being Muslims and Jewish, through love and acceptance.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Sara

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Outspoken, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Maziar

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Faithful,Clumsy,Funny

Supplemental Materials

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