About the Book
Title: Castle on the Rise
Author: Kristy Cambron
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: February 5, 2019
A storied castle. A band of rebels. A nation chasing a centuries-old dream of freedom. And three women who rise above it all . . .
When Laine Forrester travels overseas to attend her best friend’s vineyard wedding, she expects to find the bride on the brink of a fairy tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks, it seems the storybook lives they’d imagined are suddenly ripping apart.
With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending, Laine agrees to accompany the newlyweds to the groom’s home in Ireland—never expecting she’d be the one drawn in by its wide-open moors, backroads bordering the Irish Sea, and a mysterious castle that dares to keep its secrets hidden.
From the storied streets of Dublin to the shores of the Emerald Isle, Laine is drawn in to the land and its rich history. The castle ruins whisper stories of Issy—a photojournalist battling through the 1916 Easter Rising, and Maeve—the castle’s lady of legend, fighting for survival through the 1798 rebellion that started it all.
Spanning more than two centuries, Castle on the Rise unites the legacy of three women who must risk mending the broken places within—for life, love, and the belief that even through the depths of our pain, a masterpiece of a story can emerge.
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Where to begin… I really love the setting and the inclusion of little know historic events. However, I felt like I needed to seek outside sources to fully understand what was going on. I needed a little more information that the book didn’t give. I liked each of the 3 stories well enough on their own. The writing is good and easy to maneuver through but I felt like the connection between the 3 stories was weak. I felt like I was reading 3 books at once. I expected a tie together and felt more confused at the end than I did in the middle of the book. The ending seemed rushed and didn’t really end in a way that fit the rest of the writing of the book. I wanted more connection between the stories and more explantation of the castle and what was going on there. The castle was the tie that binds but why and how? I feel like those questions are still unanswered. There was enough in each of the 3 stories to make them stand alone books and maybe it would have been more interesting had the series been written that way instead of with all the stories in one book. I felt like I didn’t know any of the stories well for a 350+ page book. The story didn’t really come together for me which I found a little disappointing.
I received a copy of this book from celebrate lit. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
About the Author
Kristy Cambron is an award-winning author of Christian fiction, including her bestselling debut The Butterfly and the Violin, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping Series. She is a passionate storyteller who travels to speak at ministry events across the country, encouraging women to experience a deeper life in the Word through verse mapping. Her work has been named to Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal’s Best Books, RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and received 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations.
Kristy holds a degree in Art History/Research Writing, and lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, and can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.
To stay connected, visit www.kristycambron.com.
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To celebrate her tour, Kristy is giving away a grand prize of one finished copy each of The Lost Castle (book 1) and Castle on the Rise (book 2)!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d9d0/castle-on-the-rise-celebration-tour-giveaway