Summer Bridge Tales: Book One, Marceline & Sarah, Synopsis

            Marceline Pârfait and Sarah Davidson on the Road (return to home page)

Book, one centers on Marceline Pârfait and Sarah Davidson two master’s degree college graduates seeking romance and adventure.  Intertwining plot lines driven by Marceline's development from staid scientist to blossoming romantic, while, yearning for the love of her life Darôk Cinzelado.  Darôk is a young Brazilian businessman who met Marceline on a trip with her Uncle Phillípe.  

Sarah’s more mature and evolving pursuit of a country and western band leader among men in general, is in comparison to Marceline’s kindling romantic advancement, a raging forest fire.  Marceline develops romantically out of her scientific shell, alongside an unfulfilled longing for her Brazilian lover during her college years, into a full-fledged romantic.  

As story characters weave an international two-family history, they are drawn to the Arboria Island Summer Bridge as a focus point within the story.  This foot bridge crosses a high canyon over the Eel River in Humboldt County, Northern California and connects the town of Redwoodville to, a hard, volcanic rock up thrust in the middle of the Eel River with magical properties.

Darôk and Marceline fell in love on the beach at Recife, Brazil, during her two-week stay on a business trip there during her third year of a five-year master’s degree course in biology.  Their on-again and off-again romance has enhanced Marceline's love and longing for this dynamic Brazilian.  

Now they will be together again for an entire summer.  According to Marceline's hopeful aspirations, when they get together this summer, their love will grow even stronger.  Coincidentally or not, because her uncle’s motivations hide behind a dark veil of secrecy and evil intent, Marceline and Darôk will be able to work together in Humboldt County, on her uncle’s project.  

During this summer, Marceline’s Uncle Phillípe has a research assignment waiting for Marceline and Sarah.  In amongst the warmth and easy living of vacation time in Northern California on their side, love will blossom for both ingénues as chance allows.
  Because Marceline owes her Uncle Phillípe money, she intends to pay him back by performing some arboreal research for him based on the biological aspects of Arboria Island.  In addition to planning a great variation for the two of them, she asked Sarah her life-long friend to assist her in this research as her general factotum and social companion.

During the past five years of college, they studied and cloistered themselves amongst hard-working students and teachers, while around them leftist anarchists slowly inveigle and charm the otherwise conservative State of California into a socialist nightmare.  Both graduates from hard-working conservative families want to see and enjoy this marvelous state before it crumbles into an anarchy of wants and demands, replacing logic and rationality.

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