The Teardrop Necklace
It's 1940. A girl must win the heart of the one who can't be touched.
This is my tribute and sequel to the film, "Loss of a Teardrop Diamond." A film adaption of a 1920's screen play by Tennessee Williams, which I adored.
I'm not certain if I would require rights to publish this, but I noticed a demand for a sequel by fellow fans of the romance between Fisher and James, and so I wanted to attempt it. If it does require rights, I could change names, situations and events.
When Twenty-year old, Avery Dobyne, returns home to Mississippi after her eductation in Paris, her father is propositioned by his previous lover Vinnie McCorckil.
Their romance was cut short by his marriage to Fisher Willow. Vinnie went on to marry a man of little title and not Avery's father, the man she loved.
Now Fisher is dead and her only daughter, Avery, is the way for Vinnie to extract what she had always wanted. A better way of life for herself and her family.
Her only son is a Goldsmith named Carson. He knows of their affair before his father's proposal. Avery does not.
Vinnie schemes to bring Avery and Carson together and eventually marry, so as to earn their riches.
Avery is worlds apart from his poverished livelyhood and prospects. Unlike his mother he values his morals and beliefs that one can be happy without material gain.
Yet in time he is forced to accompany Avery to a social gathering as her escort, much the same way her father had her mother the night they became a couple. Only this time Vinnie hopes for a joining of hearts in her favour, even though Carson may be hard to break and fall for the charms and beauty of Miss Avery Willow Dobyne.