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The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

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Nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley in France, the Chateau de Doux Reves is a mysterious castle full of secrets that span multiple centuries.  Its opulence was at its height in 1789, where it soon became an important figure in the French Revolution.  Years later, it again takes center stage during the height of World War II. And now in present day, Ellie sets foot on its ancient stones to discover its mysteries and hopefully find answers to her own past.

I am not usually one to love split time novels, as I usually dislike having to keep track of multiple storylines.  However, this book is above and beyond any other split time story I have read.  The author does a fantastic job of weaving together the storylines in such a seamless fashion that it makes the novel easy to read and enjoy.  I found the history from three very different time periods to be incredibly fascinating and, as a result, the book was difficult to put down!  The author did a great job with her research.  The love story entwined in each time period was romantically interwoven among such an interesting setting, a castle full of broken and triumphant history, a perfect metaphor for the characters’ lives.  There were also twists and unexpected surprises.  I very much enjoyed this book from cover to cover. Most highly recommended!

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

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Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is eccentric with her preference for gentleman’s dress, her secluded lifestyle in a large mansion, and her popularity as an illusionist, trained by none other than Harry Houdini himself. She prefers to keep to herself, so when FBI agent Elliot Matthews starts to poke around her private life, she becomes quite annoyed. But as strange events began to occur and danger lurks behind the curtain, Wren and Elliot must form an unlikely team to combat the greater enemy.

Secrets and illusions abound in this interesting tale. I found the topic of vaudeville in the Roaring 20’s to be fascinating. I liked Wren instantly and only grew to love her as her secrets from her past were slowly revealed throughout the novel. Elliot too is a dashing hero and his ability to keep up with Wren’s writ is enjoyable. I liked how the author did not give away all the secrets of the characters’ pasts immediately but disclosed snippets as were necessary to the storyline. The book has great suspense and the villain is not readily apparent. Of course, any novel is made even better by such a gorgeous cover. I highly recommend this book!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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