French Historical family drama. Three midwife-healers from a French village. Three standalone stories spanning six hundred years. Three women linked by an ancient bone talisman and bonded by living through turbulent times: the Black Death, the French Revolution, the WWII Nazi Occupation. Each brings its own threats and dangers, in this boxset of historical novels based on real events.
Olga Núñez Miret, author/translator (English/Spanish), psychiatrist, book reviewer: … a must for lovers of historical and women's fiction. Beautifully written, carefully researched, and emotionally charged, the three books are connected by an amulet and the female legacy it represents … adventures of strong, brave, and determined women who will pull at your heartstrings.
Terry Tyler, author: An intricately researched and beautifully written series that artfully shows how the threads of the past link generations together.
Claire Whatley, reader, writer: For readers who love gripping, well-written, intelligent fiction. Three stand-alone stories linked by a bone angel talisman that is passed down to midwife women over generations of a single family. In each, a different female protagonist faces the challenges of the age - Black Death, French Revolution, World War II - as well as the challenges contained in every human life: love, loss, friendship, betrayal, tragedy and heart-rending choices.
C. P. Lesley, author of The Golden Lynx and other novels: Three compelling heroines linked by a bone angel with a mystical past—a French village struggling with revolution, world war, and Black Death. Follow Victoire, Céleste, and Héloïse as each undertakes a richly imagined, emotionally complex journey toward a definition of womanhood that is uniquely her own. This trilogy--on my list of Hidden Gems--is one not to be missed.
Josie Barton, Book Blogger at JaffaReadsToo: … grips your imagination from the very beginning and the momentum doesn't stop until all the stories are completed.
Cathy Ryan, Book Blogger at Between the Lines: … a sweeping saga following the fortunes of three strong women bound together by a bone angel talisman, passed down through the generations. Fascinating, moving and realistic - a must for lovers of historical fiction.
Tricia Gilbey, reader, writer: Steeped in French history with vivid, resourceful characters, this trilogy transports us through the past, leaving us feeling that no matter what we are confronted with across time, the human spirit endures.
Barbara Scott Emmett, author of Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion and other works: The Bone Angel Trilogy takes us from the 14th century, through revolutionary France, to the Second World War. Through the stories of Heloise, a midwife in the plague years, Victoire, a resourceful peasant during the Terror, and Céleste, who works with the Resistance in 1943, we learn the story of the bone angel that is passed down through the female line from generation to generation.