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Heart of a Warrior Angel


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Lali A. Love gives us a lot of story, a family saga requiring multiple books.

We all have aspects of our family about which we may think, yeah that's one reason why I'm messed up. In Heart of a Warrior Angel, the main character, Lilac Noble has that in spades. Not only is her father off his rocker, he dumps heaps of dysfunction and abuse on his wife Mira and daughters‚ÄĒhold on, let me look up their names because there are a lot of them‚ÄĒLilac, Jasmine, Violet and Rose. He is quite the busy violent sociopath, and the Noble women spend the entire book either subjected to, trying to escape or healing from his mistreatment.

Abuse is at the essence of this book along with a ton of narration. The author tells readers EVERYTHING‚ÄĒwhat each character is doing, feeling, thinking, which, for me, makes it very difficult to become invested in any of them. I couldn't connect to Lilly‚ÄĒI mean‚ÄĒLilac or any of the other female characters. There are probably readers who will like Love's style of writing. Honestly, I am not one of them, and that has a lot to do with my reading preferences. I like to get close to characters, climbing into their points of views. Love kept me at a distance. There was no dialogue or inner monologue for me to "feel" any of them, something I need to glean depth.

Heart of a Warrior Angel came off as a recount of what the Noble women and their relatives went through over the years. It is extremely hard to tell a generational story, especially in a small novel. Love attempts to do it in fifty-thousand words, and she ends up cramming in a lot, cutting into any suspense. There is mayhem and death that I wanted to latch onto but couldn't. Again, there may be a lot of readers who like that style. She definitely gives a plot full of stuff going on. This family is never bored, and poor Lilac never has a minute. She has a ton to handle and a big struggle to keep from falling apart.

Lali A. Love gives a lot of story. I think the Nobles, all of their dramas and woes, would have been better as a series, highlighting each generation and the sisters instead of put in one book. I am giving Heart of a Warrior Angel three stars because there may be readers out there who might enjoy her type of storytelling.

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I have a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, an M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. I am an adjunct instructor, writer and content editor. I have a strong background in literary criticism and have been reviewing books for several years.


About the author

Book Excellence Award, Global e-Book Gold Award, Readers Favorite Thriller Award. Lali A. Love expertly delivers complex characters and intricate worlds. The ease with which the stories are told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, & appropriate language. view profile

Published on July 31, 2019

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5000 words

Contains mild explicit content ‚ö†ÔłŹ

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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