Power is pornographic
Can love sustain light when the forces of evil close in?
Paris, 1939-1942. A fallen angel is trapped in the web of German Occupation. The deadly noose of Nazi control grows ever tighter, ensnaring her and two of her lovers, a bullfighter and a musician working in the fledgling Resistance. Can she save them and the Jewish widow and her child that she has come to love, or will betrayal take them all?
I thought this book was wonderfully written. I grew quite attached to the protagonist Alia a fallen angel. This was a very interesting take on the time it was set in ( during WW2 ) a time when there is so much death, hate and destruction how does a fallen angel feel alive? Feel anything. The sex in the book bothered some reviewers, an angel shouldn’t be doing those kinds of things appears to be the opinion. I think it was vital to the story. It is the way she connects, the way she feels in touch with something, with someone. I can’t imagine the story without it.
Her quest to protect her neighbour and the neighbours daughter brings danger in the form of a horrible sick nazi coming into her life. With lovers and love despite the hellish world during the holocaust Alia and her story is a great read. I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed real life people such as Coco Chanel and Edith Piaff being entwined into the story. I was concerned that the story would be religious or preachy in some way because of it being about an Angel but this was not at all the case. It was about Alia and her time on earth. I liked it and recommend it.
I received this book for review via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.