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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Wolfsangel by Liza Perrat
Reviewer : Ananda & Marina (This Chick Reads blog)
What we thought : WOW! Now this is what I call a powerful book! And not only that, it’s probably one of the best historical books I’ve ever read (right next to Pope Joan and Mistress of Rome.)
Now those of you who have read ‘Spirit of Lost Angels’ ( read my review here) know that Liza is a wonderful story teller and is so thorough in her research. She’s also very (VERY) good in creating kick ass heroines who are devoted to their country (France), who are willing to make a sacrifice for their loved ones and have BIG hearts.
In‘Wolfsangel’ Liza takes us to France during World War II. In the village of Lucie-sur-Vionne we get to witness not only the cruelty of the German Officers but also see the lives of the villagers, their sacrifices and struggle. We’re transported to one of the toughest times human history has seen, being led by Celeste and the events in her life. Once again, Liza created a lovable character, a heroine we can all look up to, brave yet human, with one of the biggest challenges ahead of her. Two paths, one leading to the German officer she develops strong feelings for, the other towards the call to fight for her country.
And once again we see the angel talisman she inherited from her mother … the source of her strength and the symbol of all the sacrifices the women in her family made.
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You’ll enjoy this if you like : Karen Maitland, Kate Mosse, Sarah Waters
Avoid if you don’t like : War stories set in France
Ideal accompaniments : Brie on a crusty French stick and a deep red Bordeaux wine
Genre : Literary Fiction