Magic in Mauve

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Nonna Gerikh

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"The Red Violin" meets "Serendipity" & "Love Actually". A perfect mauve skirt created for upcoming wedding, making its way through countries & different people, as their life transformed and intertwined by seemingly random acts, ending up in Paris.



Short Summary

Monique browses the bolts of fabric at a local fabric store, searching for mauve. She reflects on her memories of learning to sew from her late Grandma. Monique eventually finds perfect mauve, the last bolt of its kind, discontinued indefinitely. The store’s clerk, says it must be meant for Monique.

Alison's assistant Olivia, surprised by the birthday gift. She's asked to promise to share her story of the skirt & to pass it on to a new owner, asking to do the same. Olivia lifts the skirt from the box. The natural light enhanced by the Parisian snow gives the skirt a magical glow. "I promise."


US, Dublin, Middle-East, London, Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Monique, Zorina, Alison

Age: 19 to 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Adventurous,Desperate,Insecure,Naive,Romantic,Outspoken,Blunt,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Secretive,Skillful,Modest,Sexy,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Sidney, Damian

Age: 28 -35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Decisive,Educated,Manipulative,Secretive,Narcisstic,Sexy,Selfless,Seductive,Sophisticated,Masculine,Heartthrob,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Aiden, Tahir

Age: 20 - 30

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Sexy,Adventurous,Charming,Aspiring,Complex,Empathetic,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Modest,Romantic,Visionary,Flexible,Gracious,Selfless,Decisive,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Shahbanu and Aunt Gloria

Age: 50 - 60

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Honorable,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Visionary,Outspoken,Selfless,Religious,Patriotic,Sophisticated,Secretive

Development Pitch

Magic in Mauve is a riveting tale of love, magic, and drama surrounding three extraordinary women. It conveys thought-provoking perspectives of culture, empowerment, and finding hope in the midst of challenges that ravage one’s life. I envision a movie where The Red Violin, 1998 meets Serendipity, 2001 & Love Actually by Richard Curtis. The Trilogy of Vignettes starts with Monique, an American fashion reporter, who crafts the perfect skirt infused with love and hope for her wedding: a magical masterpiece in mauve. This enchanted piece of fabric sets in motion a series of events that changes the course of her life, and the lives of two strangers, forever. It continues with the stories of Zorina, a princess tangled in a forbidden romance, and Alison, an Irish fashion designer juggling unrequited love, a successful career, and deep loneliness. Each woman is in a different area of the world as well as a different time in life, but each is confronting the same issues that many women face daily. Magic in Mauve portrays a modern outlook in life that will reach out to every moviegoer—the lover of adventure, action, suspense and slice-of-life film with a touch of enchantment and dazzle. In attempt to retrieve the skirt, Monique encounters other people who convince her that skirt has magical properties. The story ends up in Paris, where the secrets revealed.

About The Author

Nonna Gerikh grew up in the Ukraine and traveled extensively as a child throughout Soviet Central Asia. She came to the United States in 1989. Now a resident of Buffalo, New York, she enjoys spending time with her son’s family of four, playing cello, snuggling with a book on the beach under a palm tree during her escapes from cold Buffalo weather, or hiking in the park with her husband of thirty-plus years.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific


Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Covenant Books

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available