The Retreat

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Eleanor Jane

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Belinda is an event planner who picked up a stalker, meaning to do her harm. Carrick is a client, who senses something deeper in the woman he meets. He has found his soulmate, if he can protect her from her unseen stalker.



Short Summary

Belinda is doing a final wedding before her much needed vacation, until her boss shows up, waylaying it and asking her to take a meeting with new potential clients from New York. She is really stressed out, but for a chance out of weddings, she is willing to try something new.

After Belinda's stalker is caught, Carrick and Belinda work on building their relationship until his father proclaims Carrisk is to be married to someone else. Belinda believes the rumor and runs, forcing Carrick to find her to explain and tell her the truth about his love for her.


Minnesota, New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Belinda

Age: late 20's or early 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Skillful,Selfless,Charming,Gracious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Carrick

Age: early 30's

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Engaging,Skillful,Honorable,Romantic,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Seductive,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: The ghosts

Age: mid to late 30's and 40's

Gender: Lgbt

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

The Retreat is about over coming challenges, great and deep friendships and love. Although Belinda was overly stressed out from over working, she made the decision to take on an event that would propel her into the arena of planning she wants to go. Carrick finds Belinda infuriating at first, but then sees the drive and ambition within her, which motivates her to be the best at what she does. Even though he was betrayed by his ex-wife, Carrick is able to open his heart to Belinda. He sets out to help and protect her along with men from her past that he proclaims are shadows or ghosts. Belinda and Carrick’s relationship is strained at first with her being stressed out. Then her stalker adds to their tension. They just want a chance to find out if what they have discovered together, can become something special and lasting. The characters are down-to-earth on the surface, yet deep and complex as you get to know them better. This would make an interesting movie or small screen movie because there is the romance yet the suspense to keep viewers intrigued to watch as the next scene unfolds. Also, if it were followed up with the other stories I have written about the ghosts, it could make a compelling start to a series.

About The Author

Born and raised in Minnesota, Eleanor Jane resides with her husband, Jim, in central Minnesota. They have three daughters. Some of her favorite hobbies are gardening, reading and spending time with her family. After acquiring a lake home recently, she enjoys the natural beauty of the lake and the wildlife there. She loves nothing more than to watch the many varieties of migrant birds that come to her feeders, the wild turkeys, loons, swans and eagles, deer and the occasional bobcat and bear. She started writing for herself a few years ago during a short period between jobs. Once her family learned of it, they encouraged her to have her works published. Eleanor writes in her spare time as much as possible, completing five novels. Eleanor is looking forward to adding books to her readers’ libraries.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Author House

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available