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Novel by Chamorro Author Marjorie Hersom Makes a Good Drama

The novel is so powerful, it deserves a good film treatment.

Alexandria, Virginia USA – WEBWIRE

This is just one of the few novels that which should be turned into a movie.

There are plenty of book-to-movie adaptations but there are still many novels that deserve to hit the big screen. The historical fiction novel “Captive Bride” (Tate Publishing, 2014) by Marjorie Hersom is one of those novels. Film producers should not hesitate in making a movie out of this book, which already has the elements of a potential blockbuster.
“Captive Bride” is based on the author’s family’s story (as narrated to her by her father) and on Lionel Berners Cholmondeley’s book “The History of the Bonin Islands from the Year 1827 to the Year 1876.” The protagonist is the author’s ancestor, a young Chamorro girl named Maria delos Santos, the “captive bride”. Maria was kidnapped from the Agaña River in Guam in 1843; years later, she would marry a man named Nathaniel Savory and bear ten children.  
Riene Santos Steffy, writing for the Micronesian daily Marianas Variety, was all praise for “Captive Bride,” especially Maria’s character. “Hersom’s book is a wonderful read,” Steffy wrote in her column. “Hersom wrote Maria’s character true to a Chamorro woman’s spunk and determination.”   
“Captive Bride” is more than just a good book or an entertaining read; it is a literary masterpiece that best represents Guam and the Marianas and its people, the Chamorro, just as “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is for Alabama and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum is for Kansas. The novel would make a great Oscar-nominated historical period drama.
“Captive Bride” is available at Amazon.
Captive Bride
Written by Marjorie Hersom
Published by Tate Publishing
Published date: May 13, 2014
Paperback price: $2.50
About the Author
A first-time author, Marjorie J. Hersom wrote “Captive Bride” based upon the stories her father related during their family Sunday dinners. Marjorie was born on the island of Guam to Thomas Edward Mayhew and Lillian Julia Hererro. Marjorie left Guam at the age of nine with her mother and three younger siblings to escape the impending Japanese attack of the island. After a seven-day journey aboard a Boeing Clipper, the family was reunited with their father in San Francisco.

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