The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1) by Kristy Cambron

The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1)

Launching a brand-new series, Kristy Cambron explores the collision of past and present as she discovers the ruins of a French castle, long lost to history.A thirteenth century castle, Chateau de Doux Reves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France's picturesque Loire Valley. It survived a sacking in the French Revolution, was brought back to life and fashioned into a storybook chateau in the G...

Details The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1)

TitleThe Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian

Reviews The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1)

  • Deanne Patterson
    Amazing! You will need to keep the box of tissues handy and a lump in your throat is guaranteed! What does a grandmother with Alzheimer's, an 18th century French woman and the grandmother's granddaughter all have in common? How about foxes,French wine and a brooch ? This story about the Sleeping Beauty is remarkable, partly based on fact part fairy tale. Beautiful sumptuous you will swear you are there with the vivid descriptions described within...
  • Lori
    This novel is unique in that it has three storylines in different time periods going on at once. All the stories revolve around a castle and vineyard in the Loire Valley. I’ve traveled here and love this setting. The stories go back and forth between Gilded Age, WWII and the present. The transitions between these stories could’ve been better, trying too dicipher when and where the story was took a lil time to figure out. I still really enjoye...
  • Olivia
    {4.5 stars}When this book ended, my brain couldn't stop whirling. Everything came together so well—all three settings, 1789, 1944, and Present day. I'm so amazed how Krisy Cambron weaved all three stories into one. It is her most well-written, easy to follow stories yet. And it is only the first of a trilogy—I can't wait for the next two!Three woman—Avaline, Vi, and Ellie. They each have stories that reach into the heart of mankind and reve...
  • Mia
    Solid five along with a box of tissues. You ripped my heart with this one, girl!I've been trying to compose myself to write a proper review but I've failed miserably. So I'm just gonna try to get some words out without giving away too much of the plot.Kristy Cambron is one of my favorite authors and I first fell in love with her stories through her split-time WWII books, therefore I knew how masterfully she could write this type of story. Even so...
  • Sarah Sundin
    As intricate as a French tapestry, as lush as the Loire Valley, and as rich as Ellie’s favorite pain au chocolat, The Lost Castle satisfies on every level. The three timelines weave and build upon each other, as the three heroines navigate dangerous times and unravel ancient secrets. Kristy Cambron’s writing evokes each era in loving detail, and the romances are touching and poignant. C’est bon!
  • Megan
    “The Lost Castle” by Kristy Cambron is one of those rare books that I am still thinking about days after I've finished reading it! I had heard so many good things about this author, so when I saw she was writing a story centered on a ruined castle I had to read it! I love castles—my wedding took place in a castle-like building and my dream vacation was to Scotland to see castles, of course!"The Lost Castle" by Kristy Cambron is the first in...
  • Rachel McMillan
    "But then the brooch, the photo....the discovery of a lost love and the breaking open of a story she'd never known existed. As fairy-tale romances went, Ellie had to admit that finding him in the photo and giving him her grandmother's decades-long answer to a secret proposal was up there" The three separate time periods --modern day, WWII and the French Resistance and the height of Revolutionary France are interwoven well with the crux of their a...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Confession...I've never read a book by Kristy Cambron before. She is a new to me author. I actually get her newsletters and have enjoyed reading those and seeing what she has coming up. I kept seeing this book pop up on friend's reading shelves and happened to see it on NetGalley. I debated. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounded very intriguing to me. After a little more debating, I took the plunge. Best decision ever! I really didn't wa...
  • Sarah Monzon
    I wouldn’t be able to choose a favorite storyline woven expertly through this book if forced, and that, dear friends, is the mark of a truly terrific split-story novel. Each thread, whether taking the reader through revolutionary France, the resistance during the Second World War, or lead by the heart of a loving granddaughter , I was immersed and enchanted. If I could board a plane for France right this minute, I would. These stories will stay...
  • Natalie Walters
    A story unknown; a castle ruin with a secret held; and the captivating history of three women connected in a provincial fairytale landscaped through revolt and war. I was intrigued from the very beginning as three timelines begin the tale a single mystical character--a castle. Set in France, the attention to setting transported me instantly to the French country side where foxes playfully weave through ripened vineyards of The Sleeping Beauty cas...
  • Hayden
    Dual storylines are something you either love or hate, and I've felt both emotions depending on the book. They are, after all, tricky things to handle, and The Lost Castle isn't even a dual storyline: it contains three different plot threads and time periods that alternate with each other. While they all interweave together beautifully at the end, the format isn't without its issues: every time I'd get interested in one plot, it would switch over...
  • Kristin
    Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life. Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.Content Review:Christian or Secular: ChristianProfanity: NoneSex: NoneViolence: Mild. Non-graphicTrigger Warning: NoneDisclosure: NoneThe Lost Castle is book #1 in The Lost Castle series by Kristy Cambron. Titles...
  • Amanda
    Based on the synopsis, I wasn’t sure if this was a book I would enjoy but because I’ve read 2 books by Kristy Cambron and loved them, I decided to give this a try….I’m very glad I did.This story follows 3 women in 3 different time periods and centers on a castle in France. I enjoyed the storyline of Avaline, who lived in the 1700s the best. Each character was very developed and their stories were woven together beautifully at the end.The ...
  • Melissa
    Life Fully Booked review of The Lost Castle : Read full review hereThe Lost Castle is an achingly exquisite tale about love, loss, and family. Cambron’s ability to paint pictures with words will entrance readers and take you on a journey you will never forget.
  • Mary
    “I think all along, it’s what she was trying to tell me. That the story we’re writing in this life, day by day, it’s a gift from God and we can’t afford to waste a moment of it.” -EllieThe meshing of three stories, each in a unique time period, into one book is a work of art in this latest novel by Kristy Cambron. In the year 1789 we meet Aveline Saint-Moreau, wealthy and beautiful young aristocrat, engaged to be married to Philippe, ...
  • Damaris Tonner
    Kristy Cambron captured my heart with her debut album The Butterfly and the Violin and I have been following her ever since, reading each of her novels as they come out. I was ecstatic to be accepted to read the ARC for The Lost Castle prior to its publication. What a beautiful piece of literature this is!The Lost Castle timelessly weaves together three stories of three women in the picturesque French countryside of the Loire Valley, around a cas...
  • Julia Wilson
    The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron is the most delightful Christian historical and contemporary romance. Like a cosy sweater, Kristy Cambron's stories just cocoon the reader from start to end.The novel has a triple timeline mainly set in France - late eighteenth century, 1941-1944 and present day. As the story unfolds, the reader takes great delight in travelling through the time periods.The stories are linked by strong, brave women. Women who are...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Goodness me, what a jumble of emotions I’m processing right now! Tears, smiles, the lot! It’s safe to say you’re getting a lot of bang for your story buck with this latest release from Kristy Cambron. Not just two, but THREE different time periods weaving together to flesh out the story of the silent character in this novel: Château des Doux-Rêves—the castle of sweet dreams, or more affectionately, The Sleeping Beauty.Through the years ...
  • V. Palmer
    Kristy Cambron has written a fairy tale that should go down in history! Who cares that this particular story is fiction? History books, you've been warned. *deadpan stare* The Lost Castle weaves together a present day search into the past, all the drama of a girl-on-the-run World War Two story, and the angst of the French Revolution. The modern storyline built more off of the World War Two storyline, but you see beautiful hints of the French Revo...
  • Brittany
    Admittedly, The Lost Castle was a bit of a slow start for me. There were three timelines of stories being told and I had to get used to jumping between time periods. However, once I fell into the rhythm of the storytelling, I really did enjoy seeing how things came together.All three time periods were interesting to me. My favorite storyline, by far, was the tale from the late 1700’s that revolved around Aveline. I was always anxious to get bac...
  • Cafinated Reads Molly
    I'm a historical Christian fiction lover, but sometimes I find the multiple time lines hard to follow. However, reading this beautifully moving novel by the very talented Kristy Cambron was so easy to follow and was absolutely captivating. This book has what I call "all the feels". It's incredibly detailed, with characters that are chiseled magnificently. Each time line brings the reader to a character that will make way into your heart and stay ...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    I fell in love with Cambron's work in her first novel. She writes very convincingly in a dual time period. This time she again writes in more than one time period. Three major time periods, but goes back and forth with five, actually. I understand why she had to do it for this story, but it was a bit confusing for me. I wish she'd kept it to just two. I think the story could have been told quite well with a dual timeline.Ellie Carver's grandmothe...
  • Beth Vogt
    Against the backdrop of France, Kristy Cambron weaves together the lives of three very different women with vivid emotion. Months after reading The Lost Castle, I am still recalling certain scenes that brought me to tears. I also appreciated the themes of family, loyalty, and courage.
  • Amy
    The Lost Castle is the beginning of a whole new series by Kristy Cameron called The Lost Castle. What a fabulous start to the series. I have loved all of the other books by this author and this one does not disappoint. I believe it is my favorite that she has written to date. The story is so beautifully written and so vivid in detail, I felt like I was right there among the main characters, Avaline, Vi and Ellie.I cannot wait for the next book in...
  • Tracey
    This is my first Kristy Cambron book and I can see why so many readers have been singing her praises. The Lost Castle is one of the most intelligent mesmerizing books I've ever read! The book has three timelines going with stories of Aveline from the 1780's, Vi from the 1940's and Ellie from present day. This is a book the reader will have to pay close attention to so as not to miss the clues as the mystery of the castle, The Sleeping Beauty, unf...
  • Annette
    This story is set in three different time periods. The pace starts very fast and once all three stories connect at the same castle, it slows down drastically to a point that I lost interest in reading it. It gets very stagnant and unengaging. Set during the French Revolution in the Loire Valley, Aveline is about to celebrate her engagement to the Duc et Vivay and is about to become the “mistress of a grand chateau and multiple estates, and beco...
  • Amy
    This is a fantastic book by Ms. Cambron. This is the first book that I have read of hers, but it will definitely not be the last! This novel provides an in-depth look at three different time periods at one historical location. The reader is able to learn about three different main characters and how they are all connected. The book will have you guessing what is going to occur (or what did occur) throughout the entire book. This is a well-written...
  • Becky B
    Ellie Carter is watching her last family member succumb to old age and Alzheimer's. Her beloved grandmother who raised her has become more restless of late and Ellie is trying to figure out why. During Ellie's visit, a photo is found in a book. A photo of her grandmother and a man Ellie's never seen before in front of a castle. The back of the photo says Loire Valley, France 1944. Ellie is shocked she's never heard of her grandmother being in Fra...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    I really enjoy Kristy Cambron's lyrical writing, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on her book The Lost Castle. From the cover to the synopsis, the story captured my imagination, begging me to dive into the lives of the three heroines and follow them as they told their story. With The Lost Castle being a mixture of historical and contemporary romance, I knew what I was getting into when I opened the novel. I knew the story would take place in t...
  • Rachael
    My problem with there being three storylines is that I wish they could each be a novel in their own right. But doubling or tripling the length of the book would work too. (For the record, this is my biggest complaint with the book--it simply wasn't long enough. I wanted more.) The three storylines are nicely interwoven, tied together by the crumbling, neglected castle.Ellie's storyline--the present--was perhaps the hardest for me. She's dealing w...