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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Well, for starters…this author…Kristy Cambron….is a favorite of mine! All of her books are on my MUST READ list. Well, I mean, the ones I haven’t read yet…or her new ones as they come out. I’ve read all her other books.
I started with the ones she wrote about WWII and the horrors of the concentration camps. I was hooked.
I love her style. The way she takes two (or, in this case, three) different time lines and weaves them together into one heartwarming, soul-stirring story.
This one is no exception. As soon as I heard about it…way back before it was released, I knew I wanted to read it. And not only because of the author…but also…because, well CASTLES! In Ireland!!
I love the characters. (If you’ve read her previous castle book, The Lost Castle, you will be reunited with old friends). Now we get Laine’s story.
The setting. I’ve already said it. I LOVE castles and have a dream of exploring some of these delightful old things someday….preferably in Europe somewhere… 😉
The times in history…well, I’ll be honest. At times these parts dragged a tiny bit. I had a hard time understanding and following all the details of the Irish Rebellion…or whatever it is officially called. But I did enjoy the meeting the characters in each time period.
The life lessons. Ms. Cambron has such a way with words. A way of weaving them together, giving a beautiful story, while making me think…about life…and so much more.
This story faces some of the difficult issues, including cancer. You learn about…Faith. Hope. Friendship and more.
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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.
Kristy’s Research Trip to Ireland
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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