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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A copy of this book was given to me through the BookLook Bloggers program. All opinions are my own.
I love Kristy Cambron’s writing. Can’t wait to read this one!
Thanks for commenting. I hope you get the chance to read it.
Love Kristy’s books. Can’t wait to read this one. She never disappoints.
Such a beautiful cover to go with Kristy’s lovely writing. I have enjoyed her other books so am sure I’d love this one also. Thanks for the chance.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, Arletta. I hope you get a chance to read this book!
Thank you for hosting me & The Lost Castle, Melissa! ❤
I enjoy Kristy’s books and have read most of them. The Lost Castle had me hooked just with the title and book cover. Thanks for the chance to win it.
It is a beautiful cover,isn’t it?
A new author for me. Have added this to my TBR list and can’t wait to read it.
I hope you get the chance to read her books.
Nice to meet ya, Becky! 😉
Love her books.
Me too 🙂
😊 Book love.
OH I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS ONE! I’ve been LONGING for it for MONTHS! 😉
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I hope you get the chance.
Thank you! 🙂
Look forward to reading another book by Kristy. Thank you for sharing your live events!
This book sounds interesting! Loved the review, thanks for the giveaway chance!
You’re welcome, Trixi.
Kristy writes amazing stories. I’d love to read this one!
I have been looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet
You’re welcome, Paula.
This sounds like a great one!
It is 🙂
Thanks for your review of The Lost Castle! I have wanted to read this book since I first heard about it. Now your review makes me want to read it even more!! I love multiple timeline stories! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!
You’re welcome. Thanks for commenting.
Yes, Alison! I love multi-timeline stories too — to read, and write! 😉
I’ve been wanting to read this! Thanks for the chance. 🙂
You are welcome!
I love this cover! Definitely want to read this one. 🙂 Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!
I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love all things fairytale! And a book set in a fairytale castle that transcends time? Sounds like a book for me!
I love Kristy’s books, and I can’t wait to read this one! I’m so excited about it!
Can’t wait to read this! It sounds so interesting!
Thank you for the chance!
I love Kristy’s books! Such genuine characters and hope infused throughout!
Im anxious to read this one. Thanks for the chance!
The Lost Castle sounds so good! Thanks for the chance to win!
I’m so excited to read this book. I thought I had pre-ordered it only to find out I hadn’t. Boo!
Love your books! Can’t wait to read this one too!
This book does look wonderful! And I’m with you, I love Kristy Cambron! Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!
I’ve read some of Kristy’s books but not this one yet. I love when stories from different time periods are woven together. Makes you think about how someone in the past had effected your own life and how your life will effect others in the future.
YES, Tammi! You nailed it. That’s one of the things I love most about split-time stories.
I love Kristy Cambron’s books – they pull you into the scene and you never want to leave! Plus this one involves France and fairytales! I simply must read it! 😍
I would like to read this. I like Historical fiction books. I enjoy reading books of this genre.
I have yet to read any of Kristy’s books but after following her on Facebook for awhile and seeing all the wonderful reviews I can’t wait to add one of her books to my to-read list.
Well, thanks for connecting on Facebook, Sara! Glad to know that! 😉
My favorite part about visiting France was visiting the castles….I love the histories behind them.
I’ve seen so many commenting on how great “The Lost Castle” is. Kristy Cambron is a new author to me but I’m looking forward to reading one of her books. Thank you for the chance to win this one.
I cannot wait to read to read this latest book from Kristy! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
Kristy is a new author to me. This book sounds fabulous!! Thank you for the chance!
Castles, lost love, deep regrets… yes, sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance to win!
She gets better and better with every new book of hers that comes out.
Love Kristy’s books! Can’t wait to read this one!
I’d love to win a copy of this book. It looks so enticing and sounds fascinating.
I can’t wait to read this one!!
I love Kristy’s books. Really looking forward to reading this.
What unique time periods to connect!
Kristy has a way of drawing the reader in right away. I cannot wait to read The Lost Castle.
Hugs, Mary! That was kind!
Sounds like a really neat book!
I’d love to read this latest book of Kristy’s. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!
I am ready for a new book. Kristy is a great historical writer. I would love to win.
She is 🙂
It is beautiful, both inside and out. I love this book!! Would love to win a copy!
Thanks for commenting, Diana.
This sounds like a great book and I would love to win a copy!
I have greatly enjoyed her other WWII related books and am looking forward to this new release. Beautiful cover!
I love Kristy Cambron’s books!
This story sounds so good and I would love to win a copy of this book !
I was just introduced to this author (by name only) after looking into Verse Mapping. I am a huge fan of reading and can’t wait to read “The Butterfly and the Violin” from our church library. How awesome to now have a chance to win one of Kristy’s books!
I’d love to win a copy!
I love Kristy’s books and can’t wait to read this one. I have been blessed by her writing. Thanks for the chance to win.
I have only read one of her books, but it was wonderful! Would love to read this one too.