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The Chateau de Doux Reves is a thirteenth-century castle in the Loire Valley of France, witnesses the past to present through three time-periods:
In 1789 when lost love and deep regret during the French Revolution.
In 1944 when a hidden chapel served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance Efforts in World War II.
Present day, Ellie heads to the Loire Valley to uncover the palace’s secrets before they’re silenced by her grandmother Lady Vi’s onset of Alzheimer’s
Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, each piece her grandmother tells unlocks the history and also unlocks a part where Ellie came from and who she is becoming.
Ellie heads to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before they are silenced forever.
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2018|
"Its been a long time since Ive been so thoroughly engrossed in a novel . . . The Lost Castle kept me spellbound!" Tamera Alexander, USA TODAY bestselling author of To Whisper Her Name and Christmas at Carnton
Broken-down walls and crumbling stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own.
What stories would they tell, if she finally listened?
Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmothers 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 toowhere she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimers and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her familys history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beautya castle so named for Charles Perraults beloved fairy taleEllie embarks on a journey to Frances Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.
Bridging the past to the present in three time periodsthe French Revolution, World War II, and present dayThe 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.
KRISTY CAMBRON is an award-winning author of historical fiction, including her bestselling debut The Butterfly and the Violin, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping series. She's a Women's Ministry Leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, and a passionate storyteller who travels to speak at events across the country, encouraging women to experience a deeper life in the Word through verse mapping. Her work has been named to Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal Reviews' Best Books, RT Reviewers' Choice Awards, and received 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations. Kristy holds a degree in Art History/Research Writing, and has 15 years of experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation, working with such companies as the Disney Institute, IBM/Kenexa, and Gallup. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, and can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.
'VERDICT Cambron's atmospheric settings, historical details, and ability to create well-rounded characters who wend their way into readers' hearts has garnered her many fans. They will be eagerly awaiting this title.'
'Readers will be entranced by the beautiful imagery and storyline found on these pages. Cambron's words breathe new life into her readers. A story that will change your life, The Lost Castle is one that shouldn't be missed.'
'Cambron once again makes smart use of multiple eras in her latest time-jumping romance . . . Cambron spins tales of resiliency, compassion, and courage . . .'
' . . . this novel untangles threads of history to reveal a continuous theme of love, heartache, and restoration . . . Cambron slips deftly through generations, weaving tales of romance and intrigue.'
'Vivid visual descriptions will make readers want to linger in the character and time period of each chapter, but they will become quickly immersed soon after starting the next.'