To the Stars Through Difficulties

Romalyn Tilghman 1371876032571



Romalyn Tilghman

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Overcoming widespread devastation from a recent tornado, opposition from their husbands, and attacks from the Religious Righteous, the No Guilt Quilters join forces to build a cultural center on the Plains.


Historical Fiction, Romance, Family

Short Summary

Angelina has come to Kansas to finish her dissertation on Carnegie libraries; Traci is artist-in-residence at the arts center; and Gayle is a tornado survivor. They are inspired by their foremothers who built 59 Carnegie libraries in Kansas a century ago. They, in turn, create a new cultural center.

In the process of creating a new space, Angelina finds out how smart she is, Traci how much she is loved, and Gayle the depth of her own courage ... as in the Wizard of Oz.


Fiction town of New Hope, Kansas

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Angelina is finishing her PhD in library science, frustrated it's taken ten years.

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Modest, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Traci has raised herself by her own bootstraps, having been rescued from a trash bin on Times Square when she was only hours old. She has made her living as an artist up cycling and reusing materials. Gayle is the survivor of a tornado that devastated the town next door. It's all she can do to put one foot in front of the other.

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Modest, Underdog, Adventurous

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: She Writes Press

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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