The Last Rose of Summer

Theresa Cocolin 1338723663931


1940s & '50s

Theresa Cocolin

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The Last Rose of Summer is the story of Mandy Stewart's life. She grows up on a tobacco farm with her parents and brothers Josh and Arch. She is happy though she works hard on the farm. At the beginnig of WWII her brothers leave and then her dies. Her father begins to abuse her which causes the tragedy.


Drama, Family, Romance,

Short Summary

A family that is close until her brothers leave and her mother dies. Her father begins to abuse her which is the cause of the tragedy. She endured with the help of the family next door.


Central North Carolina

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Incest, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Mandy Stewart

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Uneducated, Adventurous, Empathetic, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Bitsy

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Beautiful, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Buck

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: The Strong family who lived next to the Stewarts.



Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Gracious, Selfless

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2008

Hard Copy Available



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