Pathways Of The Heart

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Diane Yates

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Pathways of the Heart is the story of Clella Garner a spunky young woman in the Missouri Ozarks as she experiences love, loss, betrayal, and the courage to love again during and following the Great Depression.


Memoir, Drama,

Short Summary

Clella, a judges daughter, marries Kenneth, a teachers son, in the Missouri Ozarks just before the Great Depression, six children, hard times, and Kenneth’s drinking, gambling and infidelity, test Clella's resolve to remain faithful, then a chance meeting with a younger guitar player changes it all.


Missouri Ozarks

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,Overcoming Life's Struggles

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Clella Garner

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Selfless, Skillful, Beautiful, Complex, Modest, Engaging, Gracious, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Faithful, Flexible, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kenneth Lathrom

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Engaging, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Romantic, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Complex, Decisive, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Francis Burch

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Decisive, Funny, Masculine, Romantic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Seductive, Engaging, Heartthrob, Adventurous, Confident

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: W&B Publishers

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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