The Baby River Angel

Robert Hays 1126910492731



Robert Hays

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When Birdie Wilson and his two boys find a baby floating in a basket on the Ohio River, they can't begin to imagine the impact their discovery is to have on their little of town of Cambria. Accepting Birdie's dictum that the child welfare people will name her "Baby Jane Doe" and lose her in their impersonal system, the townspeople, led by Mayor Johnny White, set out to keep the baby a secret from authorities and take care of her until they find out who she is. Surprising things take place. Cambrians who've never agreed on anything come together. Good things happen to those who become involved. Father Jacob and Pastor Mike, always competitive, work together. Granny Vogler, the town sorehead, and Ida Quattlebaum, the reclusive heir to the Quattlebaum Steamship Company fortune, find common interests. Molly Hearst, who cares for and comes to love the baby like her own, finds love with Lynn Swafford, a deputy sheriff searching for the baby after one of Birdie's boys inadvertently reveals her existence. But the big question remains . . . Where did this baby come from?



Short Summary

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Cambria, a small Ohio River fishing town, and Wheeling, W. Va.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Molly Hearst

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Selfless, Complex, Faithful, Heroic, Insecure, Perseverance, Confident, Empathetic, Engaging, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Lynn Swafford

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Modest, Naive, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Perseverance, Underdog, Aspiring, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Birdie Wilson

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Patriotic, Selfless, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Modest, Underdog, Uneducated, Clumsy, Funny, Insecure, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sam Gowdy

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Clumsy, Honorable, Naive, Selfless, Skillful, Engaging, Flexible, Funny, Masculine, Modest, Unapologetic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Prairiescape Books

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available



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