Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . .
Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.
Bridging the past to the present in three time periods—the French Revolution, World War II, and present day—The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged in the hearts of men, and of an enchanted castle that stood witness to it all, inspiring a legacy of faith through the generations.
"The Lost Castle" is my first read by Kristy Cambron. Although she has written several other fiction novels, I was completely blown away by the details and character depth in the this story. Not only did the characters come to life, but she weaved in a story line of three different time periods, which can be a remarkable endeavor and she did it masterfully! This is the first book in three part triology and I just wonder how the other two books are going to be written because this book was amazing. After I was finished reading it, I kept thinking about the story line, and my brain would not let it rest. This is one of the books that you start reading and cannot put down until you have finished it. I loved this book and highly recommend you grab it. Make sure you have time to sit down and read it from start to finish. You will love it!
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