Jerusalem Stone

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Susan Sofayov

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Julie loses her job and her twin brother, Jack, on the same day. Wracked with grief, she runs away to Thailand, the place Jack dreamed of visiting. On the beach, she meets sexy Israeli, Avi, who throws his energy into convincing her they are meant to be together and Jack wouldn’t want her to grieve forever. But it’s not until the city of Jerusalem touches her soul that she understands Avi is right.


Family, Drama, Religious, Romance, Melodrama,

Short Summary

On 9/15/08 Julie loses her job at Lehman Brothers and her twin, Jack, in a car crash. Feeling responsible for his death, she escapes by running to her brother’s dream destination, Thailand. There a sexy Israeli tries to make her let go of her guilt. Can he do it? Or will it take something more?


Thailand & Jerusalem

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist,,Twist,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Julie Wasserman

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Educated, Modest, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Avi Gold

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Funny, Patriotic, Sexy, Masculine, Modest, Perseverance, Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Gracious, Seductive, Beautiful, Decisive, Educated, Confident, Engaging, Romantic, Skillful, Aspiring, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Wasserman

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Religious,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: None

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous

About The Author

Susan Sofayov is the author of three novels, published by Black Opal Books. She holds a BA in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Teaching from Chatham University. She spent two years in Tel Aviv bonding with her husband’s outrageously large family. Today, she lives in the occasionally sunny Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her novel Jerusalem Stone won first place in the I Heart Indie Contest and her novel, Defective, is featured on the International Bipolar Foundation’s website.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,55+,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available