The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron
In 1843, Elizabeth Meade’s mother arranges her marriage to the handsome Viscount Huxley.of Parham Hill Estate. However, she recognizes her fiancé immediately – ten years earlier she’d sketched the man’s countenance moments before he murdered her father. Is this her chance for revenge?
In 1944, young widow Amelia Woods is appalled when swaggering Yankee flyboys are quartered at her Framlingham home. With the refugee children she’s hosting and her beekeeping, Amelia doesn’t need any distractions. Especially not the quiet and kindly Capt. Wyatt Stevens who invades her treasured library.
In the present day, art historian Keira Foley is recruited by Emory Scott to investigate a portrait of Queen Victoria at his friend’s estate in Suffolk. But Emory has a reputation – valuable art disappeared from under his curation. Can Keira trust this stranger?
The Painted Castle unfolds the mysteries of Parham Hill Estate through three intriguing women in three eras, united by a portrait, a library, and tragedies. Kristy Cambron lovingly sketches the English scenery, and the story is enriched though the glimpses of history. And the romance – sigh! I truly loved following all three stories and watching how they braid together. Highly recommended!