Author: Liza Perrat
Publisher: Triskele Books
Publish Date: October 17, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a historical fiction fan.
From Goodreads.com: "Seven decades after German troops march into her village, Céleste Roussel is still unable to assuage her guilt.
1943. German soldiers occupy provincial Lucie-sur-Vionne, and as the villagers pursue treacherous schemes to deceive and swindle the enemy, Céleste embarks on her own perilous mission as her passion for a Reich officer flourishes.
When her loved ones are deported to concentration camps, Céleste is drawn into the vortex of this monumental conflict, and the adventure and danger of French Resistance collaboration.
As she confronts the harrowing truths of the Second World War’s darkest years, Céleste is forced to choose: pursue her love for the German officer, or answer General de Gaulle’s call to fight for France.
Her fate suspended on the fraying thread of her will, Celeste gains strength from the angel talisman bequeathed to her through her lineage of healer kinswomen. But the decision she makes will shadow the remainder of her days.
A woman’s unforgettable journey to help liberate Occupied France, Wolfsangel is a stirring portrayal of the courage and resilience of the human mind, body and spirit."
My Two Cents:
"Wolfsangel" is a historical fiction tale set in France during World War II in a small town called Lucie-sur-Vionne. This book is the second in a series about one family filled with incredibly strong females who have passed a bone angel talisman through many generations. Although "Wolfsangel" is the second book in this series, you can most definitely read this book without reading the first book, which takes place during the French Revolution.
Now I absolutely loved the first book in this series, "Spirit of Lost Angels." As with that book, "Wolfsangel" was filled with really fascinating characters that I really loved. The main character, Celeste, is wonderful. Perrat really has a way with creating characters that you either feel like you know or you feel that you want to know. Celeste is incredibly fascinating and brave in this book and I really liked following her story.
The historical detail in this book was really great! France had such a difficult time during World War II with the occupation by the Nazis as we see with Celeste's experience. France also played the setting to some really horrible occurrences during the war. Perrat gives a ton of great detail so that readers are able to experience what the characters are going through.
The writing in this book was really good and kept me reading. There were a couple parts that got a little bogged down but overall, this book has a ton of action that kept me turning the pages. The ending was especially exciting. I will be looking forward to Ms. Perrat's next release!