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Blood Rose Angel(historical romance) Release date: November 14, 2015 at Liza Perrat 349 pages ISBN: 978–2954168197 Website | Goodreads
SYNOPSIS1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint. Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France. Fearful that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honor the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm.
It 's a historical medieval novel really engaging and interesting. I have been captured from the first page and I could not put it down. With well defined, complex characters, an engaging and well developed plot, this is a fantastic story to get lost in. There are twists and surprises that the reader is unsure what will happen when you turn to read the next page.
The life of Heloise begins in the worst way: she doesn't know who her father is and her mother died shortly after giving her birth. But she leaves her a wonderful legacy: the passion for their profession and a strange medallion that helps her to heal people. Heloise has grown from her aunt Isa, her mother's sister and is also a midwife. She teaches her how to help women to give birth and Heloise became a very good midwife. She also has powers of healing. She's very respected in the little village Lucie-sur-Vionne, is married and has a wonderful little girl. Everything seems perfect until appears the plague. Heloise wants to help everyone but her husband is afraid she gets sick and infects also her little girl. How will Heloise keep her promise to her mother?
It's the third book in the series but I did not need to read books one and two to have an understanding of the story. However, after having read this one, I plan to go back and read the first two in the near future, I'm especially curious to see the same village in two completely different historical periods.
This was a great read that left me turning the pages, eager to know what was going to happen next. The author does a great job in describing vividly the village and its traditions, she makes you feel like you are actually there.
I have no hesitation in recommending it highly.
ABOUT THE AUTHORLiza Perrat 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, and as a novelist. 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, France Today and The Good Life France. Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, is published in November, 2015. She is a founding member of the author collective, Triskele Books and reviews books for BookMuse.
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