Title: The Spirit of Lost Angels
Author: Liza Perrat
Publisher: Published June 2nd 2012 by Perrat Publishing
Synopsis: Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her poor peasant roots.
Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in Paris, Victoire suffers gruesome abuse under the ancien régime. Can she muster the bravery and skill to join the revolutionary force gripping France, and overthrow the corrupt, diabolical aristocracy?
Spirit of Lost Angels traces the journey of a bone angel talisman passed down through generations. The women of L’Auberge des Anges face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse.
Amidst the tumult of revolutionary France, this is a story of courage, hope and love.
Author Bio: Liza 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.
Since completing a Creative Writing course ten 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 and France Today.
She has completed four novels and one short-story collection, and is represented by Judith Murdoch of the Judith Murdoch Literary Agency.
Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in a historical series set against a backdrop of rural France.
Spirit of Lost Angels is on three “Best of 2012” lists:
Spirit of Lost Angels has been nominated in two categories for the 2013 EFestival of Words Awards:
Best Novel category: http://www.efestivalofwords.com/2013-festival-nominee-bookstore-t358.html
Best Historical Fiction category: http://www.efestivalofwords.com/2013-festival-nominee-bookstore-t358.html
Spirit of Lost Angels is one of the books from the author’s collective: Triskele Books (www.triskelebooks.co.uk)