Kismet Then

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Stephen Hawley Martin

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This novel brings to life a riveting tale of lovers battling against earthly obstacles in the quest for growth and meaning as it follows Rick and Carol through two different incarnations. Beginning in World War Two, Rick is a naive but endearing U.S. Army Air Corps bomber pilot and Carol a jaded Army nurse who’s seen it all. Readers are quickly swept up by nail-biting action and steamy romance, then transported to the end of the twentieth century when Carol takes on a personal mission and Rick is struggling with his own demons. Carol’s actions unwittingly put her life and Rick's in danger, while her conditioning causes her to remain oblivious to the reasons she is on earth, which far outweigh her immediate concerns. Indeed, sometimes one lifetime is not enough for kismet to play out. As you will see, Carol and Rick have been brought together for a purpose, and souls always reunite when drawn by passion, love or hate.


Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure, Mystery,

Short Summary

Rick and Carol are souls destined to be together. She is a jaded Army nurse. He is a naive but endearing B-17 bomber pilot. They meet in World War Two, following a bombardment by Stuka dive bombers on a U.S. Army Air Corps base in Corsica in 1943. They fall in love but their lives are cut short.


Richmond, VA; Baltimore, MD; Corsica, France

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Carol

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Rick

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Pedru

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Hal Junior

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Insecure, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: The Oaklea Press

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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