Friday, 22 January 2016

Wolfsangel - Liza Perrat

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.

My thoughts:
This is actually the second book read about Lucie-sur-Vionne in a year. And again it makes me wonder, why did they do it? Why? That whole village, everyone...

Anyway, This is the story of Celeste. Her family has lived in the village for ages, and there are books about well at least 2 ancestors that I can think of. The women in her family are healers, but Celeste does not care for that.

And we get to see daily life, the daily life if an occupied village where Germans threaten and bully. And where the resistance grows strong. And where life can be so dangerous. You do not want to be seen as angry with the Germans, they will punish you. You do not want to fraternize with the Germans, the French will punish you.

There is romance too, the forbidden kind. But this is not a romance novel.

And there is sadness, especially since I do know from that other book what took place in this village, and since the whole book starts 70 years after that which happened.

I kind of wish though, for this one thing that I can't say.... 

Cover
nice

Kindle Edition, 395 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Perrat Publishing
Historical fiction
Own


32 comments:

  1. I enjoy these books, but they are so sad. Have you read the Nightingale?

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  2. Never heard about this one before but it does interesting!

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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  3. Okay, I'm just wondering why she was in love with a Reich officer?!?

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  4. Seems like a good read to add to those war stories of the 40's. Will keep it in mind.

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  5. The cover is really nice. Now I'm going to have to google Lucie-sur-Vionne... but that might spoil the book. Your review of this one reminds me a little of the movie version of Suite Francais (which I highly recommend).

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    1. Well, the book does start 70 years after it so you do get to know what might happen..will happen...happened

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  6. Hm... 70 yrs. later? Interesting take. Might have to check this one out. If not, I think I know someone who would really like it.

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  7. Dammit, now I want to know what you can't say. lol

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  8. This reminds me of that series the Brits did about the occupation of the Channel Islands. Then I loved the Potato Peel Society one about the same event.
    Tough choice for this girl and dangerous times. I'll keep this one in mind.

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    1. I adored the potato one, adooored. Damn that book was good

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  9. This does sound really interesting, even if it is very sad. I'm not in a place where I can read a book that sad right now in my life. Maybe one day. I'm trying to keep humor and snark in my books right now. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Sad is not something to be read everyday, that would be too sad

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  10. Sounds like it could be good. Sad but good.

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  11. I really need to read more of her books. I loved that one book I read.

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  12. I'm kinda curious about this book. I love war-time reads.

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  13. Thanks so much for posting this great review; I've only just seen it! Glad glad you enjoyed Wolfsangel!

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  14. my kind of read ... putting it on the list :)

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