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, Romance, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Cultural, France, 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 the French Revolution, 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 re...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I love this author's evocative writing style, making it easy to get lost in a different era. The three different stories all focus on a strong female- Aveline, an aristocrat in hiding during the French Revolution, Vi, who is on a mission and also in hiding in Nazi-occupied France, and Ellie, our modern-day heroine who is searching for answers and connecting the secrets of the past. I have to admit that I really struggled with the triple timeline ...
  • Olivia
    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 reveal raw emot...
  • 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!
  • Elizabeth
    I loved this book. The cover was enough to get my attention. But the goodness, it was amazing! I gravitate to these types of books, but adding a third period to the plot was a wonderful idea.The plot itself unravels slowly, moving between three periods in the Castle's history: the French Revolution, World War II and the resistance in France and the current time. I was briefly concerned that I would be confused, but that was not the cas...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:“Don’t borrow trouble,” Grandma Vi had always said. “Don’t borrow— but be sure you don’t set out to buy it either.”Tears, the real kind— the ones that meant everything was about to change and she must weather it all with newfound courage— refused to leave them be.My Review:The Lost Castle was not an easy or relaxing read, as the storylines were active and highly eventful while taut with tension, peril, infirmit...
  • Melanie
    The Lost Castle is the first book I've read by Kristy Cambron, but I have been wanting to read her books for a while now. This story was amazingly well-written. It is set during three alternating time periods - the French Revolution, World War II, and present day. While all three were great storylines, my favorite was the one set during WWII. I loved how all the stories connected and you get to see how at the end of the book. It was a beautiful s...
  • Kathleen
    Oh my goodness, I loved, loved this beautiful book by Kristy!!! It is a wonderful fairytale for adults! I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series. 10**********stars for me.
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“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 Gilded Age, and was eventually felled and deserted after a disastrous fire in the 1930s. As Ellie Carver sits by her grandmother's bedside...
  • Clara
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Luisa Knight
    2.5 starsReview and Cleanliness Report coming soon!
  • 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...
  • Cassie
    I was intrigued by the beginning of this novel and was soon swept away by the loveliness of the ethereal setting I found within its pages.Three women. Three different time periods. Each of them equally captivating.Kristy has taken her writing to a whole new level with this novel. I was blown away by the characters and the beautiful cadence of their stories. This book warmed my heart with contentment each time I opened its pages to discover a litt...
  • Loraine
    Three timelines incredibly and intriguingly woven together bind this story of three women, Ellie (current day), Vi (World War II) and Aveline (French Revolution), who are all connected by their ancestry and tied to the French castle, La Belle au bois dormant or The Sleeping Beauty. I found the three timelines a bit confusing at first; but once I fell into the rhythm and pattern of the interwoven storylines I found it captivating and couldn't wait...
  • Andrea Cox
    FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which did NOT have to be positive. What follows are my honest thoughts and opinions.Stylistically written, The Lost Castle is an immersive trio of stories surrounding events that occur around the mysterious lost castle. I especially liked how there were several things that showed up in each of the ladies' POVs. From the vineyards to the paintings to the...
  • Staci
    Bien joue (Well done).Three story lines are beautifully blended together in The Lost Castle. A castle in Loire Valley, France is the connector between the three. In the late 18th century, Aveline is surviving as a member of the upper class during the revolution. In 1944, Violet is trying to escape capture by the Nazis and in the present day Ellie is clinging to her grandmother who is the last of Ellie's family. In each story line suspense and cou...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    After the last time I got burned on a historical novel, I was wary to start a new one, but The Lost Castle did not disappoint! It will transport you to the beautiful French countryside to uncover some secrets in the past with a slow burn story and a very light, unassuming romance. You can also read this review on my blog. The History Of The Lost Castle, Bit By Bit The way the story is told is really comfortable, not too tense, not too slow. It'...
  • Hannah Schuck
    My ReviewWell I usually don't write complete reviews on any book, but for this one I'm going to because I need to express my feelings.....Avaline : A young lady trying to express her point of view in a time of war. She is supposed to marry the duke's firstborn son. But perhaps she loves someone else and a different way of life. Can she restore the castle of her life or is it destined for destruction?Ellie : A young lady trying to figure out the t...
  • Sadie VanderKodde
    This book is beautifully written, with excellent character development, poetic descriptions, fascinating history, and enough mystery and action to keep the pages turning quickly. But it has 3 separate timelines to keep track of - and it slips between time periods even within those 3 timelines! It was too much for me. I couldn't remember each character's back story and felt like the romantic relationships didn't have enough time to fully develop s...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • m a r y l i z
    Well, well, well. Guess who finally finished a book?? It's been OVER A MONTH since this has happened. Maybe my slump is finally over? *crosses fingers* So I'm a wee bit conflicted here. Lovely Things: - French countryside *heart-eyes*- basically all the descriptions were eye candy & I completely lost myself in the beauty of them- this book makes me miss France so freaking much- the characters were SPOT. ON.- all three timelines (French Revolutio...
  • 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...
  • Rebecca
    " . . . 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 minute of it." The lives of three women, separated by generations, change in a minute's time. As one watches her grandmother slip away into the oblivion of disease, her heart is challenged to solve the mystery of a photograph that seems to matter more than either of them can ask or think. Another, has what should have been the most wonder...