A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars

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HISTORICAL FICTION

1920s & '30s

Patricia Daly-Lipe

Logline

A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars visits an era of idealism and innovation on all levels when Paris was the cultural capital of the Western World. Politics, religion, social mores and a special time in history (1927-1939) determine the fate of a young Catholic socialite from Washington, DC as she tries to find out if it is only after great sorrow that love can come again.

Genre

Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Paris

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: RockIt Press

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars includes Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Joseph Campbell and Hemingway, Great War, omens of a new war. What was love like in the era before annulments, reliable contraceptives and acceptance of homosexuality?

Ending Description

Her daughter finds out the truth, information her mother never knew. Had she known, her life would have been so different. But WWII began and she had to leave Paris and the love of her life. And she did not know the Catholic Church had annulled her marriage, so she left the man she loved.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Libby

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Modest, Gracious, Beautiful, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Philippe

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Engaging, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heartthrob, Sexy, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Pamela

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Outspoken, Confident

Logline

A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars visits an era of idealism and innovation on all levels when Paris was the cultural capital of the Western World. Politics, religion, social mores and a special time in history (1927-1939) determine the fate of a young Catholic socialite from Washington, DC as she tries to find out if it is only after great sorrow that love can come again.

Short Summary

A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars includes Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Joseph Campbell and Hemingway, Great War, omens of a new war. What was love like in the era before annulments, reliable contraceptives and acceptance of homosexuality?


Her daughter finds out the truth, information her mother never knew. Had she known, her life would have been so different. But WWII began and she had to leave Paris and the love of her life. And she did not know the Catholic Church had annulled her marriage, so she left the man she loved.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Libby

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Modest, Gracious, Beautiful, Secretive

Character 1

Name: Philippe

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Engaging, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heartthrob, Sexy, Masculine

Character 2

Name: Michael

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Character 3

Name: Pamela

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Outspoken, Confident

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