Book: Spirit of Lost Angels
Author: Liza Perrat
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Victoire Charpentier, a young, innocent peasant girl, learns the differences in the class system in 1700's France when tragedy strikes and her father is killed by a nobleman's coach. Years later, her midwife/abortionist mother is killed for witchcraft. Before her death, her mother gives Victoire a beautiful angel talisman necklace. Destitute, this forces Victoire into a life of servitude and unspeakable abuses from her noble employer. Leaving her with a hatred for nobility, Victoire joins the French Revolution to exact her revenge. How will a meetings and subsequent friendships with the great Monseur Thomas Jefferson and author Mary Wallstone, add to her feelings? Can things always be so black and white or is forgiveness possible even in times of revolution?
My rating: My goodness, 5 STARS!
My opinion: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when a book sucks me in and is so engrossing that I get ticked when I have to put it down. That was Ms. Perrat's debut novel SPIRIT OF ANGELS. First, I was enthralled with the innocence of Victoire and felt her pain when tragedy struck her and her family. Ms. Perrat continues this excellence in the descriptiveness of the French countryside and the "entertainment" preferences for the French nobility. As a reader, it made me feel as though I was being written into the pages of the book. I simply love when that happens.
I always say to people that those who refuse to read indie published books lose out on dynamic novels and this book is definitely an example of why I feel that way. I would not be surprised if this is a book I find in the collection of a large publishing house in the future.
Source: Author for Review
Would I recommend? : Most definitely. Not only that, I can't wait to read more from this dynamic author if this is an example of a debut.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand alone