Sunday, November 10, 2019

Book Review: The Painted Castle 11/11/19

TITLE: The Painted Castle
SERIES: Lost Castle #3
PUB: Thomas Nelson
DATE PUB: 15th October, 2019

Bestselling author Kristy Cambron concludes the Lost Castle novels with this sweeping tale of art and secrets long buried in England.

It was supposed to be a one-week job: survey an art find, collect a hefty fee, and use that to settle historian Kiera Foley’s life back into balance. But from the moment she sets foot in the East Suffolk countryside, the mysteries surrounding the old English manor and the enigmatic art thief who’s employed her stir more questions than answers. Then, Kiera finds the existence of a portrait captivating enough to upend all of her expectations. This one could be a twin—a painting so close in composition to a known masterpiece, it may be rendered priceless if it truly captured the likeness of a young Queen named Victoria.

Set in three time periods—the rapid change of Victorian England, the tumultuous skies over England’s eastern shores in WWII, and modern day—The Painted Castle unfolds a legacy of faith, family, and stories that are generations in the making.


I enjoyed this Historical Fiction novel and the writing is absolutely fabulous and well-researched. The descriptions were so rich with detail and the characters you will absolutely fall in love with. I enjoyed the three time periods equally and they are beautifully weaved into this amazing story. 

Cambron has three strong characters in the three different time periods with a suspenseful plot that will absolutely have you turning the pages. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series and I am a fan. 

                                                                                                                                             Author Spotlight:

KRISTY CAMBRON is a vintage-inspired storyteller, writing in the space where history, art, and faith intersect. She's an award-winning author of Bible studies and historical fiction—including her bestselling debut, The Butterfly and the Violin.

A self-proclaimed history nerd, she loves to chase all things research—going behind the scenes at a Ringling Bros. Sarasota mansion, touring a former TB sanitarium, making bee friends at a working honey farm, or embarking on a backroads jaunt across Ireland being a few. She holds a degree in Art History/Research Writing and spent 15 yrs in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 corporation, partnering with such companies as the Disney Institute, IBM/Kenexa, and Gallup before stepping away to pursue her passion for storytelling.

Kristy lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, where she can be found leading in women's ministry, teaching verse mapping, and penning her next stories in a beloved coffee shop corner with kayaks on the wall. (She's only bumped her head twice...)

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1 comment:

  1. I love when an author can weave different time periods together seamlessly. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours