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.
My thoughts and giveaway:
This is an amazing book. I have read all of Kristy’s book and enjoy each and every one of them. She has a unique voice and her style is this back and forth between present and past. This one even had another past.
I loved how each story links in some way. Because of the three stories going on it made it a fast read. Kristy hooked you at the end of each chapter, but of course the next chapter wasn’t that story so you had to keep reading to see what would happen next,, every time.
Simply put this is a beautifully crafted story and I loved visiting France in these three different time periods and meeting each of these strong women who drove the stories.
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