The Holiday Cruise

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COMEDY ROMANCE ADVENTURE FAMILY

Contemporary

Victoria Cooke

Logline

As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence. Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise ship! Christmas in the Caribbean, springtime in the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? But, despite being in her thirties, Hannah has never done anything on her own before, and she’s terrified. As the ship sets sail, Hannah has never been further from home…or closer to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.

Genre

Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Family

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

England, then on a cruise ship which covers the Caribbean and Europe.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: HQ Digital - an imprint of HarperCollins

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence. Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise

Ending Description

After discovering her husband is a cheater, shy Hannah impulsively decides to take a job on a cruise ship. On board she soon discovers her independence and meets a jilted man who is honeymooning alone. Sparks fly and Hannah is so drawn to Ben she can't stay away, despite the cruise ship rules.

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No

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Hannah is timid and mollycoddled by her older sister, Jen, who she relies upon. Going on the cruise is a brave step for her and crucial to becoming independent and discovering who she really is. She is young for her age because she's been so sheltered so has some first-time experiences aged 35, that most people would have at college / university. She's sweet and her heart is in the right place.

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Empathetic, Funny, Selfless, Desperate, Adventurous, Charming, Honorable, Modest, Obedient, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ben

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Seductive, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Desperate, Empathetic, Gracious, Beautiful, Confident, Funny, Masculine, Charming, Faithful, Heartthrob, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Jen

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt

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Logline

As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence. Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise ship! Christmas in the Caribbean, springtime in the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? But, despite being in her thirties, Hannah has never done anything on her own before, and she’s terrified. As the ship sets sail, Hannah has never been further from home…or closer to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.

Short Summary

As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence. Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise


After discovering her husband is a cheater, shy Hannah impulsively decides to take a job on a cruise ship. On board she soon discovers her independence and meets a jilted man who is honeymooning alone. Sparks fly and Hannah is so drawn to Ben she can't stay away, despite the cruise ship rules.

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Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Hannah is timid and mollycoddled by her older sister, Jen, who she relies upon. Going on the cruise is a brave step for her and crucial to becoming independent and discovering who she really is. She is young for her age because she's been so sheltered so has some first-time experiences aged 35, that most people would have at college / university. She's sweet and her heart is in the right place.

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Empathetic, Funny, Selfless, Desperate, Adventurous, Charming, Honorable, Modest, Obedient, Romantic

Character 1

Name: Ben

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Seductive, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Desperate, Empathetic, Gracious, Beautiful, Confident, Funny, Masculine, Charming, Faithful, Heartthrob, Complex

Character 2

Name: Jen

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt

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