Ginny Wiehardt is currently seeking representation for Sugar, an upper-middle-grade novel. In Sugar, recently orphaned 13-year-old Scarlet and her college-age sister Ivy inherit a Brooklyn mansion and an abandoned sugar factory from their high-society grandmother. Scarlet moves from her hometown in Pennsylvania to live with Ivy in New York. While Scarlet yearns to connect to the family she’s lost, her fashion-major sister obsesses about her boyfriend and their grandmother’s vintage wardrobe. Left at home alone when Ivy goes to a party, Scarlet decides to visit the factory the next day by herself.
The 19-century factory harbors a forgotten world of conveyor belts, catwalks, defunct machines—and a runaway named Ash. Ash shares Scarlet’s love of adventure, and he seems to understand loss in a way her old friends don’t. As they explore the factory and the city beyond it, Scarlet starts to want more than friendship. But when Ivy accuses Ash of stealing from them—and then of setting the factory on fire—Scarlet has to choose between her crush and her relationship with her sister.
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