Book Beat – The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
In 1789, Aveline Sainte-Moreau arrives at the Château des Doux-Rêves, which will be her new home when she marries Philippe, the Duc et Vivay’s son. But revolutionaries attack during Aveline’s engagement party, destroying the castle and her future, and sending her into hiding.
In 1944, British spy Viola Hart, on the run from the Nazis, stumbles into the ruins of the Château des Doux-Rêves—and handsome Resistance member Julien. The local Resistance is planning for attacks when D-day arrives, but should Viola assist or complete her original mission?
Present day…Ellie Carver is concerned for her Grandma Vi, ailing from Alzheimer’s. When her grandmother shows her a photograph of herself in 1940s France, Ellie is compelled to discover the lost castle and the secrets it holds.
As intricate as a French tapestry, as lush as the Loire Valley, and as rich as Ellie’s favorite pain au chocolat, The Lost Castle satisfies on every level. The three timelines weave and build upon each other, as the three heroines navigate dangerous times and unravel ancient secrets. Kristy Cambron’s writing evokes each era in loving detail, and the romances are touching and poignant. C’est bon!