Tough Mauve

Ashley Atkins 808473362491



Ashley Atkins

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If there was one thing she'd learned, it was to act like she knew exactly what she was doing. Lulu never expected to lose her mom and Joe, but at least she still has a father. Except... he doesn't want anything to do with her. When she finds an unlikely home with her stepfather's sister, Lulu creates a simple, if transitory, existence for herself. Soon she is falling for Shane Devine, who may or may not have a thing for Madison Everly. But then local reporter Miranda Brooks goes missing, setting off a sequence of events that brings Lulu's father to town--whether she likes it or not.


Drama, Family, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Comedy

Short Summary

When Lulu's mother and stepfather die in the NC mountains, she assumes she has a home with her father in Boston. However, her stepmother refuses to have her. Tricked into believing she's been enrolled in boarding school, Lulu finds herself alone and deeply ashamed by the rejection.


primarily Pawleys Island, SC (fictionalized as Mawreys Island), also NC mountains and Boston (briefly)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Lucinda Louise Maxwell (LULU)

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog, Badass, Blunt, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Aunt Karma

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Selfless, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Shane Devine

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Masculine, Adventurous, Charming, Empathetic, Faithful, Romantic, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Samuel Davies (MULE)

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Aggressive, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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