A Cup of Redemption

Carole Bumpus carole.bumpus@yahoo.com 1355127029819


20th Century (multiple decades)

Carole Bumpus

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A Cup of Redemption A touching debut novel that tells a timeless story of wartime love, loss, and the powerful desire to become whole. Inspired by a real and gripping story, A Cup of Redemption is a carefully crafted historical novel based on the life of Marcelle Zabe, who was born on the last day of WWI in Brittany, never knew her father, but navigated through life by overcoming the shame and guilt of abandonment as she searched for her own identity.


Biographical, Drama, Epic, Mystery, Action, Adventure, Family, Historical Fiction, War, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

It begins in a French cemetery in Evaux-les-Bains, France with the death of Marcelle- and moves through time and place throughout France as her daughter, Sophie, and her friend Kate, search for the father Marcelle never knew.

Marcelle's identity, as is the case for so many children born during wartime, was discovered and redemption was proclaimed.


France - Paris (WWII), Brittany (WWI) and regions of France to the present.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Incest, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Marcelle Zabe

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Charming, Complex, Empathetic, Desperate, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Sophie

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Gracious, Adventurous, Beautiful, Faithful, Funny, Complex, Empathetic, Selfless, Sexy, Charming, Engaging, Obedient, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Heroic, Honorable, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Kate

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming, Empathetic, Perseverance, Secretive, Sexy, Adventurous, Complex, Desperate, Outspoken, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: There are many secondary characters

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Naive, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Engaging, Funny, Secretive, Unapologetic, Blunt, Empathetic, Insecure

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: She Writes Press

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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