Jerusalem Stone

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FAMILY DRAMA RELIGIOUS ROMANCE MELODRAMA

Contemporary,2000s

Susan Sofayov

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Logline

Julie loses her job and her twin brother, Jack, on the same day. Wracked with grief, she runs away to Thailand, the place Jack dreamed of visiting. On the beach, she meets sexy Israeli, Avi, who throws his energy into convincing her they are meant to be together and Jack wouldn’t want her to grieve forever. But it’s not until the city of Jerusalem touches her soul that she understands Avi is right.

Genre

Family, Drama, Religious, Romance, Melodrama,

Short Summary

On 9/15/08 Julie loses her job at Lehman Brothers and her twin, Jack, in a car crash. Feeling responsible for his death, she escapes by running to her brother’s dream destination, Thailand. There a sexy Israeli tries to make her let go of her guilt. Can he do it? Or will it take something more?


In Israel, Avi proposes. Julie says “no,” due to her pledge to visit Jack’s grave every day. When she Avi’s sister go for a run in the park. Julie realizes she is the girl her brother dreamed of marrying. At last, Julie understands she didn’t cause Jack’s death and her place is in Jerusalem with Avi

Setting

Thailand & Jerusalem

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist,,Twist,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Julie Wasserman

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Educated, Modest, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Avi Gold

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Funny, Patriotic, Sexy, Masculine, Modest, Perseverance, Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Gracious, Seductive, Beautiful, Decisive, Educated, Confident, Engaging, Romantic, Skillful, Aspiring, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Wasserman

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Religious,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: None

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous

Development Pitch

Jerusalem Stone would make a visually stunning movie. It moves from the beaches of Thailand to various spots in Israel, ending at The Western Wall. This would make a good TV film in both the United States and Israel. The themes are universal, dealing with loss, survivor's guilt, finding faith and ultimately, finding your beshert--soul mate. This book won first place in the Inspirational Category of the I Heart Indie Contest. This will appeal to woman who enjoy the Hallmark channel.

About The Author

Susan Sofayov is the author of three novels, published by Black Opal Books. She holds a BA in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Teaching from Chatham University. She spent two years in Tel Aviv bonding with her husband’s outrageously large family. Today, she lives in the occasionally sunny Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her novel Jerusalem Stone won first place in the I Heart Indie Contest and her novel, Defective, is featured on the International Bipolar Foundation’s website.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,55+,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

1626948550

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed