WIP Title: FRENCH KISSED
Word Count (projected/actual so far): Hope to reach 70,000
Genre: Adult Historical w/romantic elements
How long have you been working on it?:
Just in the outlining stages, planning and pulling ideas together with only about one-third written.
Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book):
Before the Hatfields and McCoys, the French and Eversole feuds bloodied the hollers of Hazard, Kentucky.
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):
Before the Hatfields and McCoys, the French and Eversole feuds bloodied the hollers of Hazard, Kentucky. Sadie Eversole will do anything to prove she loves Clay French, even if it breaks her father’s heart. With her sister’s help, she must figure out how to change his mind to stop devastating consequences.
Clay promised to never love again after his wife died in childbirth, until he meets Sadie who lives on the wrong side of the holler. Choosing her means loving the enemy, but when Clay’s childhood sweetheart visits from Nashville, his heart is torn between true love and old flames.
Sadie shares the spot of oldest daughter with her twin Nandrie, so she prides herself being the first engaged of five sisters. Nandrie answered a mail order bride advertisement, but influenza strikes Hazard and Nandrie is too sick to travel. When Sadie is dumped, she’s asked to go in Nandrie’s place.
Clay wants a wife, so placing an ad sparked hope, and Nandrie answered his proposal. He carried her picture with him during the Great War and thoughts of her saved him. She’s holding secrets and Clay must learn what they are before she changes her mind and returns home.
Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: I have an amazing CP!! But if anyone happens to be a historical buff, it may help with authentic writing. Or if you are interested, let me know
Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Who doesn't need beta readers?!