Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Once Upon a time with Kristy Cambron


Thank you to Harper Collins for sending me a copy of The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron.  I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review.

Cue the music for Once Upon a time theme to start playing on the screen.  The scene will open to a castle with a mysterious princess inside. This tale will not lead to Emma and her family, but to Ellie, her grandmother Lady Viola (Lady Vi), and her distant relative Aveline.  Are you ready for the story to begin?

Synopsis: 

Aveline is preparing for her wedding to the Duke of Vivay.  Her wedding has been arranged by her father.  It will take place in the summer of 1789.  The night of the engagement party, peasants attack the castle owned by the Vivays. Then everything changes when Aveline becomes separated from her mother and the rest of their family. Peasants are looking for her and searching for the sleeping princess.  What does her future hold?  What happened to the princess that disappeared, from the castle?

Ellie’s grandmother Lady Vi is suffering from Alzheimer disease.  Her nurse calls Ellie to come for a visit.  When she visits her grandmother; Lady Vi starts talking about a castle and World War II.  Ellie knows that these are memories from the past, but what do they mean?  Who is this grandmother?  Can Ellie discover the truth about her grandma before it is too late? 

My Thoughts: 

I loved this novel!   The Lost Castle series shows tremendous growth by the author Kristy Cambron in her writing.  As it came time to write this review, I felt that the story compared on many levels to Once Upon Time the television show.   I love how Ms. Cambron wove the theme of sleeping beauty through each story.  The castle is a major part of the setting, but is also a character in this novel.  The castle could be compared to a character being held hostage while waiting for rescue from its foes.  The readers will enjoy experiencing each of the main character’s stories. Kristy Cambron has created a new set of characters that readers will love!

Rating:

4.9/5

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