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.


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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