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Stormi's Review: Broken by Traci L. Slatton

Author Provided Copy Publisher: Parvati Press Released: September 5th 2014 Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 240 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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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? Four Boundless Stars

This book follows Alia, a fallen angel, who has decided to spend her mortal time on earth in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Daily she fights to warn and protect others from the atrocities of war. She fights for her good friend and neighbor and her daughter. She fights to protect those that cannot protect themselves. This book was very good. It had me sucked in on page one. It was full of history and so it was right up my alley. It was also sad. Alia can see the future in small bits, but has no control over the fates of the others. And with a book based in a worn torn country, it is expected to carry some sadness for the character. While yes, it is a story it is also based in real life history. Overall, the writing was good. At times it seemed wordy. It also had a lot of dialog that I had a hard time understanding, but that is expected since it is written from a Parisians point of view. I definitely enjoyed the book with its good storyline and its history. The ending was awesome and something I was not expecting.

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