Spirit of Lost Angels eBook Review

Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her impoverished peasant roots.

Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in the capital, Victoire suffers gruesome abuse under the ancien régime of 18th century Paris.

Imprisoned in France’s most pitiless madhouse – La Salpêtrière asylum – Victoire becomes desperate and helpless, until she meets fellow prisoner Jeanne de Valois, infamous conwoman of the diamond necklace affair. With the help of the ruthless and charismatic countess who helped hasten Queen Marie Antoinette to the guillotine, Victoire carves out a new life for herself.

Enmeshed in the fever of pre-revolutionary Paris, Victoire must find the strength to join the revolutionary force storming the Bastille. Is she brave enough to help overthrow the diabolical aristocracy?

As Spirit of Lost Angels traces Victoire’s journey, it follows too, the journey of an angel talisman through generations of the Charpentier family. Victoire lives in the hope her angel pendant will one day renew the link with a special person in her life.

Amidst the tumult of the French revolution drama, the women of Spirit of Lost Angels face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse.


   What a captivating story, it's so descriptive and intriguing. It was very hard to put down. The story takes place in the 1700's being told through the eyes of a six year old girl,Victorie. Who is letting us into her family of six. Her mom, dad, older brother, herself and her younger twin siblings. Unfortunately, the twins meet a terrible fate very early on during a really bad lightning storm that ruins their house.
Needing money to rebuild their home, they must move on in life without the twins. It broke my heart to read of their loss of two very young children, as a mother of four I could never imagine having to go through this, but with the written word of this author I could picture myself there that fateful day. I was standing beside the mother, I could see the image of the burning home in front of me, I could hear the broken speech of the villagers as they came rushing in to help.
I really do enjoy the writing style of this author, as I said, I was captivated, I didn't want to stop reading the book. The hardships the family felt back in those times were terrible, were unthinkable. I felt so bad for them, my heart yearned for them to find better, to be "comfortable" and be able to come together as a family without the father needing to be gone half the year.
With age this story does not get any better for Victorie. She experiences some truly terrible things and has to endure some horrible events throughout her life. I wish I could go into the story and bring her some comfort, so she knows no fear, no worry, where she doesn't have to fend for her life and eat and drink disgusting things. I can tell you now that if you can stomach the events in this book it would be a fantastic read for many people. It has a few happy moments but it also has it's dark ones as well.
The Author did a fantastic job with this book. I really enjoyed "seeing" the story play out in my mind through the words on my computer screen. If you want to read a book that will grab your attention and have you gripping tightly to your tablet, laptop, iPod, phone, this would be the one for you to read. It is captivating, thorough, detailed, a very well written story. If my daughter was older I would let her read it, I think she would like it. I know my mother would if it's available in paperback, sadly, she's not really an eBook reader kind of person.
I don't want to give too much of the book away but if you would like to enjoy this wonderful story, of the up and down battle of the life of this Victorie, grab this book. You'll enjoy it. I know I can't help but want to read more from this author.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great review, Sally, glad you enjoyed it! Best, Liza