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When a historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting of Queen Victoria at a centuries-old East Suffolk manor, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career back on track. As soon as shes arrives at the Estate and begins working alongside rumored art thef Emory Scott, she;s left with far more questions than answers. Could this painting just be a duplicate and if so, who is the artist?
As Keira begins to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, two women emerge from the estate's forgotten past. A century later, Amelia Woods-a WWII widow who has turned Parkan Hill Estate into a boarding school for refugee children receives military orders to house a troop of pilots. She is determined that children in her care remain untouched by the war, but its proving difficult with officers taking up ever square inch of thier world. ... and one in particular eyeing for a space in her heart.
|Title: The Painted Castle #3|
By: Kristy Cambron
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8 3/8 X 5 1/2 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Series: Lost Castle
Stock No: WW095523
Set in three time periodsthe rapid change of Victorian England, the peak of Englands home-front tensions at the end of WWII, and modern dayThe Painted Castle unlocks secrets lost for generations just waiting to be found.
A lost painting of Queen Victoria. A library bricked off from the world. And three women, separated by time, whose lives are irrevocably changed.
In Victorian England, talented sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is engaged to Viscount Huxley, owner of Parham Hill. However, Elizabeths real motive for being at Parham Hill has nothing to do with art or marriage. Shes determined to avenge her fathers brutal murdereven if it means a betrothal to the very man she believes committed the crime.
A century later, Amelia Woodsa World War II widow who has turned Parham Hill and its beloved library into a boarding school for refugee childrenreceives military orders to house a troop of American pilots. She is determined the children in her care will remain untouched by the war, but the task is proving difficult with officers taking up every square inch of their world . . . and one in particular vying for a space in Amelias long-shut up heart.
When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career and life back on track. But from the time she arrives at Parham Hill Estate and begins working alongside rumored art thief Emory Scott, shes left with far more questions than answers. Could this lost painting of Queen Victoria be a duplicate of the original Winterhalter masterpiece, and if so, who is the artist?
Praise for The Painted Castle:
"A gripping tale of secrets hidden behind the walls of an ancient English castle." KATE BRESLIN, bestselling author of Far Side of the Sea
- A Sweet Historical Split-time Romance
- The third and final book in the Lost Castle series
- Books do not have to be read in order
- Full-length novel with three woman each finding her own happily ever after
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. Shes 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. Visit Kristy online at kristycambron.com; Instagram: kristycambron; Twitter: @KCambronAuthor; Facebook: @KCambronAuthor; and Pinterest: Kristy Cambron.