The Harpist

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1960s & '70s

Linda S Rice

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Young and naïve, Brianna Campbell, has dreams of becoming a professional harpist and when she’s accepted by a prestigious music academy in Edinburgh, Scotland after high school graduation, she leaves the family farm in Ohio with high hopes. Once there, however, she becomes the target of Malcolm McGarity, a famous rock musician who has returned to his hometown of Edinburgh, worn out and bored with his lifestyle, nights of partying and loose women. Once he sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent harp student, he determines to have her despite the warning of his longtime friend and fellow musician, Gerry Ferguson, to keep away. Gerry, who had lesser success as a musician and who has left the music scene, works at the Academy where his sister, Fiona, is a student. It doesn’t take long before Gerry falls in love with Brianna and warns her away from his narcissistic friend, believing he will only destroy her as he has so many others. Who will Brianna choose? The wealthy, charming, and devastatingly attractive Malcolm, who woos her with red roses and fairytale promises…or kind and caring Gerry who has nothing more to offer her than his heart?



Short Summary

Brianna Campbell, a young college student, arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland at a prestigious music academy to study the Celtic harp. Shortly after arriving, Gerry, the brother of another student, begins to have feelings for her. But his friend, Malcolm, a famous rock star, determines to have her.


Edinburgh, Scotland/Hamilton, Ohio

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Brianna Campbell

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Insecure, Modest, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Gerry Ferguson

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Malcolm McGarity

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Charming, Masculine, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Fiona Ferguson

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Outspoken

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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