Thank you to Thomas Nelson for giving me a copy of Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review.
I have always wanted to travel to the United Kingdom. Ireland would be one of the countries on my bucket list to visit. In Castle on the Rise , readers continue with the characters that they fell in love with in The Lost Castle. Let’s meet the next castle located in Ireland.
“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.” (Amazon)
I absolutely loved novel one of the Lost Castle series. I loved the fairy tale aspect of the story that incorporated Sleeping Beauty. Novel two Castle on the Rise, I liked but not as much as the previous novel. I enjoyed learning about Irish history and the Easter uprising. Ms. Cambron chose a different direction for the plot of this story. Liane is a relatable character and I was interested in her story and the connections to the Irish castle. Ellie a character from the first book had challenges that were hard for me to enjoy reading with being a breast cancer survivor. I liked this novel but did not love it.
I look forward to the Painted Castle and the finale of the series. Can be preordered here.