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Can you believe it? Today is the last day of January! At least with the plethora of books releasing Feb 6, I don’t have long to wait for the book I’m looking forward to this week. A brand new series, a castle, split time (between 3 time periods), France…what’s not to like about this one?
Launching a brand-new series, Kristy Cambron explores the collision of past and present as she discovers the ruins of a French castle, long lost to history.
A thirteenth century castle, Chateau de Doux Reves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France’s picturesque Loire Valley. It survived a sacking in the French Revolution, was brought back to life and fashioned into a storybook chateau in the Gilded Age, and was eventually felled and deserted after a disastrous fire in the 1930s.
As Ellie Carver sits by her grandmother’s bedside, she hears stories of a castle . . . of lost love and a hidden chapel that played host to a secret fight in the World War II French resistance. But her grandmother is quickly slipping into the locked-down world of Alzheimer’s, and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history.
Sparked by the discovery of a long forgotten family heirloom, Ellie embarks on a journey to French wine country to uncover the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty–the castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale–and unearth its secrets before they’re finally silenced by time.
Set in three different 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, and an enchanted castle that inspired the epic fairy tales time left behind.
Stephanie @ Bookfever says
This book has been on my wishlist for a while. I can’t express enough how much I love the sound of it. It sounds like a book I would (hopefully) really enjoy!
Who could resist a book with a castle named The Sleeping Beauty? This one sounds very good. I’ll watch for it!
Barb (boxermommyreads) says
I enjoy historical fiction from time to time so I won’t lie, this book is tempting. Thanks for sharing it and you’re right, January has flown by!
Jenea's Book Obsession says
This certainly sounds like it will a great read! Nice pick!