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Friday, November 15, 2013

Wolfsangel by Liza Perrat Book Tour and Review

(NB: The story involves a small amount of sex, but not graphic. It contains the violence of WW2, but again, not graphic, except one event at the end of the story, which is quite graphic and could be a bit shocking).
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 her country.
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.
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.
Release date: 16th November, 2013.
Page number: approx 390.
Publisher link:
ISBN Paperback: 9 782 954 168 128
ISBN E-book: 9 782 954 168 135
Buying links: 
coming soon but will be available as an e-book at Amazon and Smashwords and as a paperback at Amazon stores.

Taking place in 1943, young Celeste Roussel life is dramatically altered when German soldiers arrive in France and  her families ties to the French Resistance.   Terrified, but intrigued by a German soldier, Celeste secretly meets with Martin trusting him while she is losing her closest friends and families to death and concentration camps. Conflicted by trusting a man who is directly involved with the Nazi's.

This story goes from modern times to the memories of Celeste's time back in WWII.  This was a tough read, riveting but the horrors the families endured is written with a delicacy that readers will appreciate.  I thought Celeste was a believable character, she is not flawless and she is faced with challenges she never should have had to deal with.  First time reading this author and it was a phenomenal read.

Author bio
Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years
When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator.
Since completing a creative writing course twelve years ago, several of her short stories have won awards, notably the Writers Bureau annual competition of 2004 and her stories have been published widely in anthologies and small press magazines. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines such as France Magazine and France Today.
She has completed four novels and one short-story collection, and is represented by Judith Murdoch of the Judith Murdoch Literary Agency.
Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in an historical series set against a backdrop of rural France. The second in the series – Wolfsangel – will be published in November, 2013, and Liza is busy working on the third novel in the series: Midwife Héloïse – Blood Rose Angel.
Liza reviews books for the Historical Novel Society and Words with Jam magazine.
Contact and Other Information
Twitter: @LizaPerrat


  1. thanks for your nice review. Emma [FBT]

  2. Thanks for a nice review, Emily! I'm glad you enjoyed Wolfsangel.