Kristy Cambron’s second installment in her “Lost Castle” series is even better than the first! Captivating and compelling, “Castle on the Rise” tells three unique but connected stories of three generations of women (from 1797, 1916, and present day), all woven into one unforgettable masterpiece of a novel. Released from Thomas Nelson early in 2019, this beautiful story is a must-read for anyone who has enjoyed the previous story in the series, loves the intricate weaving of dual- or triple-time novels, and/or is a fan of the incredibly talented Kristy Cambron.
“Castle on the Rise” transports readers to the beautiful land of Ireland, where generations of secrets are about to be uncovered. With lyrical prose and vivid characters in all three time periods, this story is both enchanting and challenging as it combines the sometimes-ugly pieces of real life and Irish history into a redeeming story of finding true freedom, peace, and reconciliation. I absolutely loved how each individual story was intertwined with the other two, and in the end all the secrets were brought to light in just the right ways. Fascinating pieces of Irish history were vital parts of the story, and gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for Ireland’s fight for freedom.
When I picked up “Castle on the Rise” I was fully expecting it to be a standalone novel, as it was about a different castle than the first book in the series (“The Lost Castle”). I was wrong, however, as the present-day story in this book picks up right where the last one left off – except with a different focus of main characters. I won’t give away any more details, other than to say this beautiful story is my favorite so far of Kristy Cambron’s many masterpieces. If you are ready to be transported across the ocean, and back in time, to a legendary castle filled with secrets on the shores of Ireland. . . well, don’t hesitate to pick up “Castle on the Rise” for a journey you won’t soon forget.
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