The Cross of Lorraine

Book Cover

HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE ACTION DRAMA WAR ADVENTURE

1940s & '50s

Jay A Cornils

Logline

The Cross of Lorraine is a novel that tells the story of the French Resistance as seen through the eyes of two Americans, one an Olympic athlete, the other an expatriated wine merchant.

Genre

Historical Fiction, Romance, Action, Drama, War, Adventure

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Berlin, Paris, Leon, and the tiny village of Arcsenciel

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2001

Starting Description

Samantha, a member of the US Olympic team, and Henri, and expatriated wine merchant, meet at the 1936 Olympic Games. A members of the French Resistance, Henri is arrested and tortured by Claus Barbie's henchman, Henrich. Samantha aids in his escape, but she feels her naivety has betrayed him.

Ending Description

She confesses her betrayal to Henri, but still returns with him to fight with their friends from the catacombs and into the very streets of Paris. In fighting the enemies of France, they learn how much they have always meant to each other.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Samantha James

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Naive, Perseverance, Selfless, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Henri Hebert

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Modest, Patriotic, Complex, Empathetic, Flexible, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Henrich Biebischheimer

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Manipulative, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Greedy, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeanine Arnout

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Patriotic, Romantic, Beautiful, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Modest

Logline

The Cross of Lorraine is a novel that tells the story of the French Resistance as seen through the eyes of two Americans, one an Olympic athlete, the other an expatriated wine merchant.

Short Summary

Samantha, a member of the US Olympic team, and Henri, and expatriated wine merchant, meet at the 1936 Olympic Games. A members of the French Resistance, Henri is arrested and tortured by Claus Barbie's henchman, Henrich. Samantha aids in his escape, but she feels her naivety has betrayed him.


She confesses her betrayal to Henri, but still returns with him to fight with their friends from the catacombs and into the very streets of Paris. In fighting the enemies of France, they learn how much they have always meant to each other.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Samantha James

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Naive, Perseverance, Selfless, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Henri Hebert

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Modest, Patriotic, Complex, Empathetic, Flexible, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Perseverance

Character 2

Name: Henrich Biebischheimer

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Manipulative, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Greedy, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Power-hungry

Character 3

Name: Jeanine Arnout

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Patriotic, Romantic, Beautiful, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Modest

Supplemental Materials

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