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.