Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
Marie-Ange a widow? But is she really a widow? Besides mourning her husband, she is almost out of money, and her home is falling apart.
Her money problems may become solved because of an inheritance. A connection to her mother wrote and strongly suggested Marie-Ange travel to France to obtain her inheritance, and her adventures began....adventures both good as well as dangerous. Being a lady, she is not allowed to travel alone. She is accompanied by Capitaine Saintclair. When she safely arrives, she finds out her inheritance was a ploy to get her to tell Uxeloup, an evil man who is dying, where the Cross of Life is. Marie-Ange really has no idea, but plays along to save her life. ANGEL HEART follows Marie-Ange through her life describing the many adventures she encounters or creates for herself.
The book is well written and detailed. There are a lot of unsavory, devious characters and many secrets for Marie-Ange to find out. Secrets about who her father really is, secrets about what really happened to her mother, and secrets about why everyone wanted to possess the Cross of Life.
Marie-Ange was a bit naive but very strong willed. Christopher, her husband, turned out to be an evil person. Captaine Saintclaire was a bit unsavory, but interesting enough to be liked.
I enjoyed the book, even though it was a bit long. The lengthy book was worth it, though, because just when the book became a little too detailed and you were ready to give up Ms. Laval skillfully threw in a teaser or tidbit to keep you reading.
If you enjoy a good romance, mystery, fantasy, and history ANGEL HEART fits the bill. ANGEL HEART kept my interest with the ending pages being the best part with a good deal of tension and intrigue. 4/5
I received this book free of charge and without compensation from the author in return for an honest review.