Friday, October 25, 2013

Literary Friday: Wolfsangel


                                      
 So not many people know this but I love Holocaust Fiction and Non-Fiction. I believe that by reading these stories we can hopefully stop history from ever repeating itself like that. I am fascinated by the whole time period. Maybe I will do a list of some of my favorite holocaust books.

                                      Synopsis
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.

   Review
 This book is heart wrenching and heart warming. I know that is a contradiction, but that is the truth. You come to care for Celeste and feel her pain, happiness and determination. Celeste is a 19 year old girl in war torn Europe, she lives in the small town of Lucie, which is now occupied by the Germans. She lives at L'Auberge des Anges which sits on a hill above Lucie. Celeste's family is made up of a father whom "volunteered" to work at the German's labor camps in Germany, a mother who is an Angel Maker and Celeste believes doesn't like/understand her. She also has a sister who is a nun/resistor (who ultimately gives her own life for the less fortunate) and a younger brother who is a resistor. Celeste meets the dashing German solider Martin Diehl, she is given the resistance mission of using him to gather information from the Germans, but makes the heart-wrenching mistake of falling head over heals in love with him. Follow Celeste's journey through war torn France during the German occupation in World War II. The author did an amazing job of making you feel Celeste's pain, heartache and happiness. You can delve into the resistance world of World War II France and feel like you are actually living it through Celeste's eyes. i would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Holocaust Fiction or Non-Fiction, or anyone who enjoys read a wonderfully detailed and thrilling novel that touches the heart.

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2 comments:

  1. Calling by from Literary Friday as another participant. By coincidence, I am waiting for my copy of Wolfsangel to arrive. Also it was only recently that I reviewed the first book in the trilogy 'Spirit of Lost Angels', what did you think of that one?

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  2. :D What an excellent review! My youngest daughter reads a lot of Holocaust fiction, and so do I. Have you read The Book Thief yet? I hear they've made it into a movie.

    Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday. When I saw you'd linked-up, I was so totally embarrassed because I forgot (yet again) to write a post for your Friday feature. I am so, so sorry. Lately if I don't put it on my iPad's calendar I just don't get it done. I don't know what's wrong with me!!! Please forgive my stupidity and lack of concentration.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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