A previous Mailbox Monday post has already featured two books by Liza Perrat, and now she has been kind enough to stop by again, to introduce me to this, the third and final installment of ‘The Bone Angel’ trilogy.
To my eternal shame, I have to admit that despite promoting the series, I haven’t actually read either of the previous episodes, so I have promised myself that I will now read the trilogy back to back, in its entirety.
BLOOD ROSE ANGEL
1348. 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.
Terrified 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 honour 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.
Héloïse, with all her tragedies and triumphs, celebrates the birth of modern medicine, midwifery and thinking in late medieval times.
Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years.
She has been living in rural France, with her husband and family, for more than twenty years, where she works part-time as a French-English medical translator and as a novelist.
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 is also a co-founder and member of the author collective, Triskele Books.
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Read this emotional and intriguing guest post, which inspired ‘The Bone Angel’ trilogy
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