Orange Groves

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DRAMA FANTASY HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY YOUNG ADULT

Contemporary

Paul Phillip Peters

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Book Teaser We all have secrets, every one of us. Some secrets are so precious we dare not lay them aside even for a moment, holding onto them tightly wherever we go, like the sound of trailing footsteps, as close as your own shadow. Then there are those secrets that forever haunt a place, intertwined with the soil, water, and buildings, and sometimes, even a few wild orange groves. Fleeing from such places is pointless; there is no escape- not really. Traditions are a sacred, sometimes too sacred, way of life in the South, invoked to purify or shroud all manner of sin. The murky waters of history surge with deep-rooted families and prominent citizens as if a part a great river, with currents, eddies, and backwashes. The sleepy town of Bedlam, located in rural Harrison County, Florida, is a place of such secrets. On the outskirts of town towers a high school. For three quarters of a century, it stood as a threshold of the wild orange groves beyond; but its days were numbered. After a politician’s death and a notable act of God, the closing of Orange Groves High School becomes the harbinger of things best left undisturbed. For those that sit in the classrooms, or walk the halls, from teacher to student alike, it’s not a time that would be easily forgotten. When the indulgences of the past catch up with the indulgences of the present, there comes a reckoning. Sometimes the past is only a few feet under the surface.

Genre

Drama, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Harrison County, Florida (fictional)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

It's starts with a man digging a hole in the middle of the night in an orange grove, and ultimately not finding what he is looking for.

Ending Description

The villains of the story get theirs

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Josh Heaps

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic

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Logline

Book Teaser We all have secrets, every one of us. Some secrets are so precious we dare not lay them aside even for a moment, holding onto them tightly wherever we go, like the sound of trailing footsteps, as close as your own shadow. Then there are those secrets that forever haunt a place, intertwined with the soil, water, and buildings, and sometimes, even a few wild orange groves. Fleeing from such places is pointless; there is no escape- not really. Traditions are a sacred, sometimes too sacred, way of life in the South, invoked to purify or shroud all manner of sin. The murky waters of history surge with deep-rooted families and prominent citizens as if a part a great river, with currents, eddies, and backwashes. The sleepy town of Bedlam, located in rural Harrison County, Florida, is a place of such secrets. On the outskirts of town towers a high school. For three quarters of a century, it stood as a threshold of the wild orange groves beyond; but its days were numbered. After a politician’s death and a notable act of God, the closing of Orange Groves High School becomes the harbinger of things best left undisturbed. For those that sit in the classrooms, or walk the halls, from teacher to student alike, it’s not a time that would be easily forgotten. When the indulgences of the past catch up with the indulgences of the present, there comes a reckoning. Sometimes the past is only a few feet under the surface.

Short Summary

It's starts with a man digging a hole in the middle of the night in an orange grove, and ultimately not finding what he is looking for.


The villains of the story get theirs

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Josh Heaps

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic

Supplemental Materials

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