Castle on the Rise

Castle on the Rise

Castle on the Rise A storied castle A band of rebels And a nation chasing the centuries old dream of freedom What legacy will they leave behind When Laine Forrester travels to France to attend her longtime friend s vine

  • Title: Castle on the Rise
  • Author: Kristy Cambron
  • ISBN: 0718095499
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • A storied castle A band of rebels And a nation chasing the centuries old dream of freedom What legacy will they leave behind When Laine Forrester travels to France to attend her longtime friend s vineyard wedding, she expects to find a bride on the brink of a fairy tale life But after a series of unforeseen setbacks a devastating diagnosis, a castle restoration p A storied castle A band of rebels And a nation chasing the centuries old dream of freedom What legacy will they leave behind When Laine Forrester travels to France to attend her longtime friend s vineyard wedding, she expects to find a bride on the brink of a fairy tale life But after a series of unforeseen setbacks a devastating diagnosis, a castle restoration put on hold, and the emergence of deep seated family dynamics that threaten to derail the new couple s fledgling marriage it seems the storybook life Laine had imagined for her friend and once, for herself is suddenly crumbling before her eyes.With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending for one of them, Laine throws support behind her friend and agrees to accompany the couple to the groom s family home in Ireland, where the merging of a mysterious inheritance, long buried wounds, and a fractured family set out to upend the trip from the start It s in the unlikely corners of a historic Dublin pub, and across the wide open moors bordering Ireland s majestic Wicklow Mountains, that Laine is slowly drawn in by the land and the people, sparking hope for something she never imagined possible the courage to heal But with secrets of her own and a heart afraid to trust again Laine must determine how much she s willing to risk in mending the broken places within herself, and whether she believes that even through the depths of our pain, a beautiful story can emerge.Set in three time periods the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century, Ireland s turbulent Easter week of the 1916 Rising, and present day Castle on the Rise weaves a story of legacy, conviction, and redemption against the backdrop of Dublin s storied streets, and the stretch of Ireland s stunning emerald shores It raises the question given the choice between the fairy tale or a life of truly anchored faith which legacy would you choose Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Thomas Nelson first published February 2019 More Details ISBN 0718095499 ISBN13 9780718095499 Series Lost Castle 2 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Castle on the Rise, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Does anyone know if I should read book one first like 3 months ago Add your answer Margaret Nelson I think it helps to read book one first That way you ll know Ellie Quinn and their story before you read what happens with them in book 2 I think it helps to read book one first That way you ll know Ellie Quinn and their story before you read what happens with them in book 2 Also, you ll be introduced to Laine in book 1 less flag See 1 question about Castle on the Rise Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2019 174 books 535 voters Most Anticipated Inspirational Novels of 2019 83 books 217 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 02, 2018 Andrea Cox rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 2018 total for the year, 2018 last tbr pile, 2018 december, 2018 duos or trios, 2018 jelly beans, 2018 100 wonders for 100 members, 2018 100 wonders spell outs, 2018 for review, 2018 fun facts ice cream, 2018 wonderful world of disney FTC Disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and publisher Thomas Nelson A positive review was not required These are my honest thoughts and opinions.My heart cries to have to write a negative review for this book Please know this was excruciating to put voice to.The following content broke my heart.The first third was basically an advertisement for Guinness beer, and there were a plethora of other alcoholic references throughout Only one of these was presented FTC Disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and publisher Thomas Nelson A positive review was not required These are my honest thoughts and opinions.My heart cries to have to write a negative review for this book Please know this was excruciating to put voice to.The following content broke my heart.The first third was basically an advertisement for Guinness beer, and there were a plethora of other alcoholic references throughout Only one of these was presented as a negative thing This could definitely present issues for recovering alcoholics This line in particular was abrasive and offensive to my faith Not hard to find a welcome here both in the pubs an with the Almighty I did not appreciate the comparison of the completely holy God who created the entire universe to a building in which beer is served.While I m not Catholic, I thoroughly researched a possible inaccuracy and confirmed that research with a guy who s done seven years worth of research into Catholic hierarchy Catholic priests and vicars are not permitted to marry unless they were married prior to becoming a priest or vicar If the Anglican priest vicar was intended, I wish that had been made clearer, as it s possible they are allowed to marry even after taking up their position.At one point, Laine flat out lied to someone, yet she never experienced remorse over it Lying is not okay, according to Ephesians 4 25.There were at least two swear words and two additional uses of an apostle s name as a curse word, but the most devastating thing was the numerous and various ways in which the Lord s name was taken in vain Between swear ing to the Almighty, swearing by heaven s name, and swearing by all that s holy, many of the word choices directly rebelled against Matthew 5 33 37, in which Jesus cautioned us to not swear at all, let alone by His name or God s throne Heaven which He addresses in those verses.Other content baby out of wedlock though this was represented as a sin and tobacco usageNow, there were some things I enjoyed in this book The romance between Maeve and her man was sweet I could really believe that one and found myself eagerly awaiting her scenes once I was drawn away from one to join back up with Laine or Isolde.The atmosphere of Irish cliffs and castles was amazing I felt that I was right there in the battles along with the leading ladies and their friends because of the vivid descriptions of places and events.I liked that the Easter Rising was featured I haven t heard much about this event in Ireland s history, but this story really brought the tragedy and bravery of it all to life for me It was really reminiscent of the American Revolution between newborn United States and Great Britain, so it hit home a bit for me, as I m an American who appreciates her freedoms gained by that particular war so many generations ago.I won t be continuing this series, as the bad language has gotten significantly worse from book one to book two.This review has been incredibly difficult to write I have previously enjoyed books by Kristy Cambron, including my favorite of hers, The Butterfly and the Violin, and I ve recommended them to family, friends, and acquaintances looking for a really great book to read I had eagerly been looking forward to this book since the moment I finished The Lost Castle, and even after I saw the beautiful cover My heart aches to have been so disappointed in the meat of it I ve cried while jotting notes for this review, because my heart always breaks when my Lord s name is taken in vain flag 17 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Andrea Cox Marlene, split time books are trademarks for Mrs Cambron so far I really enjoyed the Butterfly and the Violin Jan 30, 2019 08 05PM Marlene Mary wrote Marlene, what I meant by that was that I like how she switches between three time periods without losing the reader Her Hidden Masterpie Mary wrote Marlene, what I meant by that was that I like how she switches between three time periods without losing the reader Her Hidden Masterpiece series also deals with two generations and switches between them I m not sure if this is what you meant, though Mary, yes, that is what I meant, and it really limits my enjoyment Andrea, thanks for the info Jan 31, 2019 01 24AM Jun 21, 2018 Olivia rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves world war 1, late teens 17 19, historical, heroes, e book challenge 2018, contemporary, adult readers 20 Before reading Ireland, this cover, and the author 3 One simply must wait with patience for such a book After reading Irelandland of my ancestors Although I ve never been there, I ve always loved Ireland I still have relatives there and someday I intend on going there and visiting all the gorgeous areas of this country When it comes to this author, you are never without beautiful descriptions, well thought out characters, and stories that connect and weave together until you re left Before reading Ireland, this cover, and the author 3 One simply must wait with patience for such a book After reading Irelandland of my ancestors Although I ve never been there, I ve always loved Ireland I still have relatives there and someday I intend on going there and visiting all the gorgeous areas of this country When it comes to this author, you are never without beautiful descriptions, well thought out characters, and stories that connect and weave together until you re left breathless In that aspect there was nothing lost in this sequel of the Lost Castle series I ve been fascinated by the history of how Ireland separated from England for some time and seeing the little details between the centuries truly brought it to life for me Of all three settings, I enjoyed Maeve s the most I absolutely LOVED the Irish accents and be still my heart with Cormac s especially 3Well, I did enjoy this book, I m afraid it fell slightly short compared to the last book and other s I ve read by her At times I struggled to piece all three stories together, not that I didn t know what was going on, but just because I felt things weren t tied together well with the present day POV There were several flippant statements about drinking, as well as a MC owning a pub It was painted as traditional and a place for everyone just to have a pint, but pubs are not simply a jolly place to be Just saying There were definitely spiritual threads throughout that resonated well with the story, although often times vague There s not a big focus on seeing the personal heart of the character and their relationship with God A couple mentions of lighting a candle for someone and needing to trust in the Lord I think I would need to re read again to fully piece together my thoughts about the Protestant vs Catholic debate at that time There was one direct misuse of God s name, and another instance where someone stated they swore by God s name, and another where they swore by all that was holy I was disappointed by this The romance was sweet and not rushed into I enjoyed watching all three couples draw closer to one another at just the right times There are a few kisses, a couple semi detailed While I have enjoyed others by this author , I really do love the way she brings out a story, and I m looking forward to what the third book will be like It s set in England, so I m pretty excited I received this to read from Thomas Nelson publishing in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are my own flag 14 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Melissa Tagg rated it it was amazing Once again, Kristy Cambron amazes me with her ability to weave together not two, but three storylines in three separate time periods And it s not only that she s done the research or found a way to tie each story togetherbut she s made all three compelling and interesting Throw in her usual beautiful writing andjustwow.I d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the three heroines and their journeys, but Maeve and Eoin s story might be my faveI love Maeve s strength and spirit Fro Once again, Kristy Cambron amazes me with her ability to weave together not two, but three storylines in three separate time periods And it s not only that she s done the research or found a way to tie each story togetherbut she s made all three compelling and interesting Throw in her usual beautiful writing andjustwow.I d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the three heroines and their journeys, but Maeve and Eoin s story might be my faveI love Maeve s strength and spirit From a historical standpoint, Issy s storyline was riveting I didn t know much about this period in Ireland s past so my history loving heart and I were glued to the page And Laine s story is so full of heart and hurt turned to hope I really, really loved this book, and I m continually blown away at Kristy Cambron s masterful storytelling Highly recommended Also, oh my goodnessthat cover I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 14 likesLike see review Natalie Walters Eoin and Maeve s is my favorite too teamEoin 3 Jan 28, 2019 04 27PM Jan 30, 2019 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 The book takes us through three time periods in Ireland with the location of the same Castle, with the decades spanning the 1700 s through to present, each leaving their mark.Now this is the second book, which I hadn t realized, but was brought up to date while reading, and now need to go back and read The author presents us with three strong women, and the battles and sacrifices that are made for those they love and care about.A beautiful description of Ireland, I could almost see what the auth The book takes us through three time periods in Ireland with the location of the same Castle, with the decades spanning the 1700 s through to present, each leaving their mark.Now this is the second book, which I hadn t realized, but was brought up to date while reading, and now need to go back and read The author presents us with three strong women, and the battles and sacrifices that are made for those they love and care about.A beautiful description of Ireland, I could almost see what the author was describing, and feel the bullets flying We are there to witness all these struggles, and now waiting for the conclusion in the third book, which can t come soon enough I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review, flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Clara rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, reviewed I have read every single Kristy Cameron book.I have shed tears in every one.I ve hugged them and reread them and they never seize to amaze me.So I m pretty sure I know what I m saying this is her best work yet.Beautiful and superb writing alongside side an impeccable research draws you in to a beautiful country But what captured me the most was the depth of the author s respect and compassion for another country s culture and history, alongside the humility to write about difficult topics such I have read every single Kristy Cameron book.I have shed tears in every one.I ve hugged them and reread them and they never seize to amaze me.So I m pretty sure I know what I m saying this is her best work yet.Beautiful and superb writing alongside side an impeccable research draws you in to a beautiful country But what captured me the most was the depth of the author s respect and compassion for another country s culture and history, alongside the humility to write about difficult topics such as grief, divorce, and uncertain future.But oh that last page Tied with a green ribbon as exhuberant as the Irish s and cliffs, redemption has the last word, forgiveness gives the sweetest kiss, and hope never seizes to restore I received a review copy from the publisher All opinions are my own flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 09, 2018 Karen R rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reading challenge, first reads A fantastic read, full of life and love, grounded in Irish history Strong, well developed characters all fighting their own battles from personal, familial to political with deep convictions A triple timeline that intricately connects and makes the story feel three dimensional, layering present day on top of 1798, and 1916, with family and historical threads tying it together Ellie and Quinn s story also continues from book one, but this easily reads as a stand alone bravery could be as A fantastic read, full of life and love, grounded in Irish history Strong, well developed characters all fighting their own battles from personal, familial to political with deep convictions A triple timeline that intricately connects and makes the story feel three dimensional, layering present day on top of 1798, and 1916, with family and historical threads tying it together Ellie and Quinn s story also continues from book one, but this easily reads as a stand alone bravery could be as simple as a yes when she was at her most afraid The women in all three timelines were brave and loyal, courageously reaching out to help others, hoping to make a difference The history was fascinating too, and well researched, brought to life by the vivid descriptions and some real scenes I was holding my breath at times when the action got intense, particularly in Issy s story during the Easter Uprising Three love stories emerge from rocky circumstances Maeve and Eoin s was my personal favorite Prejudice, forgiveness, faith and freedom are important themes and work in well given the history of unrest in Ireland God is not absent in our pain Nor is He indifferent to our questions He s only ever as far as we turn our back an walk away from Him Highly recommend for anyone looking for an engrossing story steeped in history, with strong characters Solid 5 star read I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Natalie Walters rated it it was amazing The beauty of Ireland and her history come alive in Castle on the Rise Author, Kristy Cambron, introduces readers to three stories set upon the sacred grounds where Irish rebellion and tenacious courage collide There s so much that I love about this book From the endearing Irish brogue to the fine detail playing over every setting detail to characters steeped with the kind of gumption and fortitude it was hard for me not to seek them out in history books I found the historical portions of th The beauty of Ireland and her history come alive in Castle on the Rise Author, Kristy Cambron, introduces readers to three stories set upon the sacred grounds where Irish rebellion and tenacious courage collide There s so much that I love about this book From the endearing Irish brogue to the fine detail playing over every setting detail to characters steeped with the kind of gumption and fortitude it was hard for me not to seek them out in history books I found the historical portions of the novel my favorite It was hard not to be captivated by the authenticity Ms Cambron embeds into Ireland s history through the eyes of Issy and Maeve and my heart still swoons over the tender romance of the men in Castle on the Rise The promise of hope, love, and peace emerge throughout highlighting the truth that even in brokenness, life can continue I received a copy of this book from the publisher I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Toni Shiloh rated it really liked it Review to come flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Mary rated it really liked it Shelves christian historical, historical fiction, romance Once again Kristy Cambron weaves the significant story of one magnificent manor house through three unique stories set during differing time periods Ashford Manor, located in County Wicklow in Ireland, is a stunning backdrop for the three stories woven together in this complex tale The core story begins in contemporary times with the fairytale wedding of Quinn Foley and Ellie Carver, two interesting characters introduced in the first novel of the series Laine Forrester, struggling with her ow Once again Kristy Cambron weaves the significant story of one magnificent manor house through three unique stories set during differing time periods Ashford Manor, located in County Wicklow in Ireland, is a stunning backdrop for the three stories woven together in this complex tale The core story begins in contemporary times with the fairytale wedding of Quinn Foley and Ellie Carver, two interesting characters introduced in the first novel of the series Laine Forrester, struggling with her own secrets, arrives from the States with her young daughter for her best friend s wedding only to be met with some surprises Laine finds herself hired on to catalogue the unexpected inheritance of a beautiful vintage manor home by the Foley men, Quinn, Cormac, and Jack As Laine begins to explore Ashford Manor, the story of Lady Maeve Ashford, an English lady, and Eoin O Byrne, an Irish Catholic rebel unfold Woven into the fabric of the tale is also the story of Lady Isolde Byrne, an English lady, with a rather rebellious spirit and the Easter Uprising of 1916, an armed rebellion against the British government in Ireland The meshing of three stories works well with themes of courage, hardship, and struggle playing a role in each of the tales The historical storylines held stronger appeal for me than the contemporary one however, the contemporary served as a distinctive means of weaving the threads of the story through time Great historical detail adds depth to the novel Readers of historical fiction or romance will definitely enjoy this book The time skipping between three time periods can lead to a bit of confusion This copy was received from Netgalley and Thomas Nelson Publishers The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own. flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Sarah Monzon rated it it was amazing Can I take a tour of castles all over the world please Unfortunately my pocket book won t allow that but I can at least Journey to Ireland in the pages of this book The castle isn t as focal in this book as the first but then setting descriptions are just as beautiful Because of the three time periods, this book is best binge read, in my opinion Otherwise it can take a little while to get swept away in the stories Looking forward to book three and curious to see where it will take us flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Denise rated it it was amazing In the beginning of this book I struggled a little to keep track of who was who, but very quickly I became so engrossed in the story that I didn t want to put it down This is a beautiful story of castles, romance, and a fair amount of perseverance I loved the way the time periods were connected and intertwined with a piano I wish I could be a part of this in real life and spend some time with the treasures unearthed in a very special castle Highly recommended flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Tracey rated it it was amazing Shelves read in 2019 The first book in the Castle series, The Lost Castle was one of my top twelve books of 2018 I ve been waiting for the second book, Castle on the Rise, to release ever since.It takes a lot of talent to write a dual timeline, but a triple timeline takes extraordinary talent and Kristy Cambron has just that From the very first lines I was drawn in by Kristy s lyrical turn of a phrase Her lush descriptions of scenic Ireland, her fascinating historical accounts of both the eighteenth and twentieth The first book in the Castle series, The Lost Castle was one of my top twelve books of 2018 I ve been waiting for the second book, Castle on the Rise, to release ever since.It takes a lot of talent to write a dual timeline, but a triple timeline takes extraordinary talent and Kristy Cambron has just that From the very first lines I was drawn in by Kristy s lyrical turn of a phrase Her lush descriptions of scenic Ireland, her fascinating historical accounts of both the eighteenth and twentieth century, and her insightful understanding into the inner workings of relationships and painful pasts, all combine to deliver a compelling story that held me captivated until the very end Kristy s stories are always so thought provoking I find myself pondering them long past the last page Castle on the Rise is another breathtaking jewel of a journey from the inspired pen of Kristy Cambron I m looking forward to the third book in this series, The Painted Castle I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 2 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Oct 27, 2018 Damaris Tonner rated it it was amazing Shelves net galley If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go I feel like everyone always has such exciting answers to this question I mean, it probably helps if you ve actually ever been anywhere That marks the regulars off the list London, Paris, Vegas, New York But me I ve never been anywhere And my answer to that question is always the same.Ireland.So you can imagine my excitement when my favourite author Kristy Cambron introduced her ARC of her new book during my favourite season If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go I feel like everyone always has such exciting answers to this question I mean, it probably helps if you ve actually ever been anywhere That marks the regulars off the list London, Paris, Vegas, New York But me I ve never been anywhere And my answer to that question is always the same.Ireland.So you can imagine my excitement when my favourite author Kristy Cambron introduced her ARC of her new book during my favourite season autumn set in my favourite place Ireland I ve had the privilege of following Kristy since she debuted her first novel, and reading each one of her amazing books as they come out, reviewing many of them as I do now And I can honestly say, while all of her books are fantastic, Kristy took my breath away with this one Castle on the Rise is a cinematic literary piece that spans three eras the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century, Ireland s turbulent Easter week of the 1916 Rising, and present day in a lush, Irish setting that captivates and convicts all at the same time As I ve said in previous reviews, I m usually not a fan of books that span than one storyline, particularly if the storylines are in different time eras But Cambron delivers yet again and skillfully weaves all three together, characters coming alive by themselves, each story heart gripping and thought provoking Castle on the Rise not only enthralls the reader with a delightful setting, deep characters, and historically accurate events, but it also provides a worthwhile commentary on fairytale idealism and conscious reality In 1798, 1916 and 2018 the journey that each of Cambron s characters take in digging their heels in for their convictions is a journey that all of us can relate to While we may dream and fancy the fairytale, we recognize reality and we must come to terms what is most important As one of Kristy s characters puts it so beautifully, Fairy tales were never really about a perfect end to a story It s the day by day living it that counts I like that scenario better anyway At least it s real This book is an amazing read and necessary commentary on the convictions that lie underneath our farytale dreaming heads So much love, Kristy Thank you for not only giving us a glimpse of everyday fairytales, but encouraging us to dig in our heels and fight for our day to day magic I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Julia rated it it was amazing Castle On The Rise by Kristy Cambron is the most marvellous Christian tale of patriotism, rebellion and bravery Men who seek freedom must be prepared to die for it It is the second book in the Lost Castle series but can be read as a stand alone.The action is set in Ireland over three distinct periods present day, 1916 and 1798 The chapters alternate as the reader gets a glimpse into the troubled Irish history There is a link down the ages for the reader to follow Traditions, history and Castle On The Rise by Kristy Cambron is the most marvellous Christian tale of patriotism, rebellion and bravery Men who seek freedom must be prepared to die for it It is the second book in the Lost Castle series but can be read as a stand alone.The action is set in Ireland over three distinct periods present day, 1916 and 1798 The chapters alternate as the reader gets a glimpse into the troubled Irish history There is a link down the ages for the reader to follow Traditions, history and the troubles all combine in one first class novel.There have always been tensions between the English and Irish down the years Ireland has been a melting pot and when it boils over, a blood shed revolution occurs Families are torn apart as they have to choose between English roots or Irish loyalties.Friendship is important Friends they re the family we get to choose Good friends support each other through thick and thin We get to write our stories in partnership with God Something God was crafting behind the scenes but our stories are ours to tell.There is the theme of sacrificial love Within the stories are some incredibly brave women Bravery could be as simple as a yes when she was at her most afraid These women are very much forward thinking and modern women of their time.History needs to be documented and preserved First it was on canvas and then there was the advent of the camera to capture moments in time.The characters were all wonderfully drawn They took up residence in my heart.Kristy Cambron has mastered the art of telling a tale that captures and holds the reader s imagination from the start She takes historical events, weaves them into a tale and brings them to life I love all her books and can highly recommend any and all of them.I received this book for free A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 21, 2019 Rachael rated it really liked it Shelves christian historical Between the title and the subject matter, I had the song The Rising of the Moon running through my head for pretty much the entirety of the novel I loved the history included in this book it wasn t until college that I learned anything about Ireland s bloody history of failed rebellion after failed rebellion under British rule, and it was exciting to find a story set during some of those pivotal moments It figures that Eoin was my favorite hero he and Maeve are the couple I cried over by far Between the title and the subject matter, I had the song The Rising of the Moon running through my head for pretty much the entirety of the novel I loved the history included in this book it wasn t until college that I learned anything about Ireland s bloody history of failed rebellion after failed rebellion under British rule, and it was exciting to find a story set during some of those pivotal moments It figures that Eoin was my favorite hero he and Maeve are the couple I cried over by far the most oh, that ending I love that Maeve s desire is to bring unity in a divided nation, while Issy s goal is to visually capture the truth of the uprising And Laine has some powerful moments herself while standing up with her best friend as she begins cancer treatments The hair cutting scene was wrenching and uplifting at the same time The one thing that consistently bothers me about multi timeline novels is that two or in this case, three stories are fit into the same space as a normal full length novel Thus I m caught up in three different stories, wishing that each could be a full novel rather than a mere third of one But to be fair they were balanced well, and I never grew bored with any of them The two historical timelines fit really well together, while the modern one a little less well it had emotional stakes, like the other two, but lacked the physical stakes Cambron went somewhere I didn t expect with one of the timelines, and it was all the powerful for it I loved it and thoroughly disliked it at the same time which means it was really good.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Susan rated it liked it I was drawn to Castle on the Rise by its beautiful cover I love castles, too This book is set in Ireland, and the chapters go back and forth among three stories one in 1798, one in 1916, and the final one in the present day.Each time period has a heroine and various other characters, and as the stories go on, we see a common thread with all of them.This book was just okay to me I found it hard to keep all the characters straight at first, and the various conflicts described weren t well kn I was drawn to Castle on the Rise by its beautiful cover I love castles, too This book is set in Ireland, and the chapters go back and forth among three stories one in 1798, one in 1916, and the final one in the present day.Each time period has a heroine and various other characters, and as the stories go on, we see a common thread with all of them.This book was just okay to me I found it hard to keep all the characters straight at first, and the various conflicts described weren t well known to me, and weren t explained too well I tended to kind of gloss over the violent scenes, thinking for instance in the 1916 part, okay, this must have something to do with what Tom in Downton Abbey was involved with If you re really wanting to get into the history here, I d recommend doing a bit of research on your own while reading.There were a few faith mentions, but this was light There were several mentions of drinking, Guinness Beer, etc The writing was fine, and I liked the current day male lead, Cormac, who had some good lines Funny thing about Dublin the rain always stops, just not in the moment we may want it to So like God His plan, our timin This is the second book in a series It read fine as a stand alone, although I would have been familiar with some characters backstories if I d read the first flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jan 17, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves ready to post Castle on the Rise is the second installment from the Lost Castle series by Kristy Cambron I thought this time slip to be a fabulous read It takes the reader to three eras set in Ireland, including present day, eighteenth century revolutionary, and the Irish Easter Rebellion in 1916 As a descendant of an Irish grandmother, I found the three stories to be intriguing and fascinating I liked how the author brought the vision of it was in Ireland in those times Her historical details were quite Castle on the Rise is the second installment from the Lost Castle series by Kristy Cambron I thought this time slip to be a fabulous read It takes the reader to three eras set in Ireland, including present day, eighteenth century revolutionary, and the Irish Easter Rebellion in 1916 As a descendant of an Irish grandmother, I found the three stories to be intriguing and fascinating I liked how the author brought the vision of it was in Ireland in those times Her historical details were quite vivid I loved Castle on the Rise and I highly recommend it It is getting a well deserved five plus stars from me I received this book from the publisher This review is 100% my own honest opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Jane rated it it was amazing Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron is the second book in the series A Lost Castle This book is well researched historical fiction heavy on Irish history but pleasantly romantic also Her book tells the stories in three time periods, of three families and their lives in joy and in sorrow Excellent characters and enjoyed learning about the conflicts between the Irish and British Looking forward to her next book in this series The Painted Castle I received a complimentary copy of this book fr Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron is the second book in the series A Lost Castle This book is well researched historical fiction heavy on Irish history but pleasantly romantic also Her book tells the stories in three time periods, of three families and their lives in joy and in sorrow Excellent characters and enjoyed learning about the conflicts between the Irish and British Looking forward to her next book in this series The Painted Castle I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own My thanks to the author, the publisher and netgalley for making this book available for me to read, enjoy and review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Kathleen Gray rated it really liked it Lovely story of faith over three timelines I d not read the first book so this was a standalone for me and that was just fine Cambon has created three sets of wonderful characters in 1798, 1916, and today, all periods of change in Ireland The setting a castle wow It can be a little challenging to follow where the threads are going but trust that they will come together Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 23, 2018 Annette rated it really liked it Shelves books read 2018 Wow Three stories alternating back and forth, each keeping my interest until the end I thought the history was interesting and her descriptions very good I love her books flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Sara Jo rated it liked it Shelves netgalley I ve loved Ireland for as long as I can remember but I m not as familiar with its history as I should be, so fair warning that this story is mired in the fight for Irish independence Unfortunately, I felt it did a poor job of explaining the history and I had to do some research on my own to really understand what was going on, why it was happening and the significance of it all Told in present day as well as the late 1700s and the early 1900s, it jumps back and forth with no real rhyme or reas I ve loved Ireland for as long as I can remember but I m not as familiar with its history as I should be, so fair warning that this story is mired in the fight for Irish independence Unfortunately, I felt it did a poor job of explaining the history and I had to do some research on my own to really understand what was going on, why it was happening and the significance of it all Told in present day as well as the late 1700s and the early 1900s, it jumps back and forth with no real rhyme or reason, in a fairly obvious non chronological order For an orderly person, it drove me mad Even so, I connected with our 3 ladies from each period and enjoyed getting to know them and their story.Overall, a nice story if not executed very well.I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Becky B rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, inspirational fiction, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romantic fiction, thriller, mystery, adult fiction In present time, Laine and her daughter Cassie have come to Europe for Ellie s wedding, but then agree to stay on longer when Ellie asks Laine to come to Ireland with them while Quinn and his brother Cormac deal with the sudden inheritance of an old castle Both women are dealing with unexpected challenges in their lives and the brothers are working around old wounds while trying to figure out why Molly Byrne left Castle Chryn and the Ashford estate to them.In the spring of 1916 Lady Isolde Byrn In present time, Laine and her daughter Cassie have come to Europe for Ellie s wedding, but then agree to stay on longer when Ellie asks Laine to come to Ireland with them while Quinn and his brother Cormac deal with the sudden inheritance of an old castle Both women are dealing with unexpected challenges in their lives and the brothers are working around old wounds while trying to figure out why Molly Byrne left Castle Chryn and the Ashford estate to them.In the spring of 1916 Lady Isolde Byrne, daughter of Lord and Lady Chryn, finds herself, her friends, and her family distracted not only by the war in Europe, the plight of her friend Honor, and by rumblings in Dublin as people start making waves to declare Ireland a free land With ties to both the English and the Irish, Issy must choose where her heart lies, whether she should stay at the family estate or venture to Dublin, and how involved she and her camera should be in the events unfolding on Easter of 1916.In the winter of 1797 1798 Maeve Ashford finds the welfare of the Ashford estate and the attached village falling to her shoulders during a turbulent time as Catholics and Protestants, English and Irish are at bitter ends The Ashfords are English, but Maeve s heart feels a bit Irish too When a stranger turns up one Christmas eve under mysterious circumstances and looking like an enemy, but needing help, Maeve finds her life changed forever by an act of kindness and mercy.Like Cambron s first book in this series, this one divides its time between three time periods linked by one castle and family lines This time we re in Ireland instead of France All three time periods involve stories of people in different kinds of turbulent times trying to find peace All three involve a strong lead woman and end up involving a romantic interest for her But from there all three are different stories linked by a common place the Ashford estate which includes a manor house and the ruins of Castle Chryn and two families The book rotates between the time periods a chapter at a time, and the mysteries that the modern characters are trying to solve about the contents of the manor and why Molly Byrne would leave her estate to the Foley family are slowly revealed as you read all three story lines together It is tactful and complicated writing in two ways First of all, to wind all three stories together in a way that works takes a bit of planning and forethought, and second, to write three separate stories in just under 400 pages that each feels to have enough substance to stand on its own and include many well rounded characters readers come to care for takes talent It s impressive I liked each of the story lines for different qualities Maeve was probably my favorite heroine for her character and trying to do what s right and honorable and bridge peace between two groups who have been told for ages that they are bitter enemies I also hadn t read much about Ireland during this time period so that was interesting as well I liked Issy s story for the depth of historic research it employs as Cambron recreates an important historic moment in Ireland s bid for freedom which I really wasn t all that familiar with before but from the author s notes seems to have been brought to life quite well And I liked Laine s story in the present as we still get to spend some time with Ellie and Quinn main characters from the 1st book in this series but also get to know Laine better, watch her heal, and I enjoyed following her, Cassie, and Cormac around while they got to know Dublin and Irish slang well, Laine and Cassie learned, Cormac showed them while puzzling out the mysteries of the estate Highly recommended to historical fiction fans, contemporary fiction fans, clean Christian romance fans there are light faith elements scattered throughout , fans of well researched and well thought out writing, and light mystery fans.Notes on content Based on the ARC No language issues Issy s friend Honor was attacked and is now pregnant and trying to figure out how best to help her is part of the plot Attacked is the only word used, there are no details of this event beyond that she came home with a black eye and some bruises one night and later discovers she is pregnant The 1797 and 1916 stories both involve violent clashes between the English and the Irish Deaths and injuries result in both Some are just stated that they happened, for the most part a lot is accomplished with hints and vague statements letting readers imaginations fill in the gaps So even though there are many deaths mentioned and the weight, horror, and seriousness of that is conveyed, there really aren t many gory details spelled out I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. flag Like see review Dec 04, 2018 thereadingowlvina Elvina Ulrich rated it liked it Ireland has a million pasts an even stories Ye stay long enough ye learn them all Castle on the Rise, the second book in the Lost Castle series, is a story of rebellion replete with spirit of courage, unity and sacrifice that transcends through the centuries, and the pivotal connection in these generations is the ruins of Castle Chryn in County Wicklow, Ireland The story is told back and forth in three different timelines 1797 Irish Rebellion of 1798 1915 Easter Rising of 1916 Ireland has a million pasts an even stories Ye stay long enough ye learn them all Castle on the Rise, the second book in the Lost Castle series, is a story of rebellion replete with spirit of courage, unity and sacrifice that transcends through the centuries, and the pivotal connection in these generations is the ruins of Castle Chryn in County Wicklow, Ireland The story is told back and forth in three different timelines 1797 Irish Rebellion of 1798 1915 Easter Rising of 1916 present time, and narrated from the POVs of Lady Maeve Ashford, Lady Isolde Byrne and Lorraine Forrester This is a soul stirring tale and I thoroughly enjoyed the mellifluous and elegant prose against the lush green and rugged cliffside of the beautiful Ireland Cambron is certainly one talented writer The atmospheric writing is spellbinding Undeniably, it is a well researched book with many references made to historical places and figures However, I do feel that this book fell slightly short compared to the first book The thread that binds these timelines together in the end is rather loose and honestly I could not see the real connection While there is a spiritual thread weaving throughout the story, again it was not solid or pellucid The strength and faith of the protagonists lean towards faith in self than faith and trust in the almighty God.That being said, this book is still a wonderful addition to the series I enjoyed it for the beautiful prose and atmospheric writing but was somewhat disappointed with the dissonant storytelling that was not woven flawlessly I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All views expressed in this review are my own and was not influenced by the author, publisher or any third party flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Leslie rated it really liked it Having previous read Lost Castle, I knew that Castle on the Rise was going to be an enjoyable book Once again Cambron combines stories from three different time periods, but this time the stories are set in Ireland Two of the three are historical stories which focus on the conflict between the Irish and English and to some extent Protestants and Catholics Cambron does an excellent job of presenting the historical details, dialect, and other details to ensure each setting is portrayed accura Having previous read Lost Castle, I knew that Castle on the Rise was going to be an enjoyable book Once again Cambron combines stories from three different time periods, but this time the stories are set in Ireland Two of the three are historical stories which focus on the conflict between the Irish and English and to some extent Protestants and Catholics Cambron does an excellent job of presenting the historical details, dialect, and other details to ensure each setting is portrayed accurately The three stories are also connected beyond the castle locale, but the exact connections do not become apparent until near the end of the book Even then, the connections are not explicitly explained and I found myself wishing I had a family tree to consult or a afterword which explained the connections specifically.As this story is a sequel, reading Lost Castle is recommended in order to fully take in the nuances of the story However, individuals who have not read the initial book will be able to understand the plot easily as only the portion of the story told in the present day connects to the first book in the series This series is published by a Christian publishing house The book was very clean and appropriate in terms of language and relationships, but did not emphasize salvation There was one or two memorable scenes which emphasize faith Disclosure of Material Connection I received the book Castle on the Rise from Thomas Nelson via NetGalley I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Patti Whitson Stephenson rated it really liked it This book is a sequel to The Lost Castle Once again, this book has three storylines of courageous women that weave together to tell the complete story of their lives that revolve around a castle Issy from 1916 Eoin from 1799 and Ellie and Laine from the present day All of these ladies bravely face adversity in their lives with hope and love I was glad to see the characters of Ellie, Quinn, and Laine and read of their stories Their storyline was my favorite part of the book, and I m This book is a sequel to The Lost Castle Once again, this book has three storylines of courageous women that weave together to tell the complete story of their lives that revolve around a castle Issy from 1916 Eoin from 1799 and Ellie and Laine from the present day All of these ladies bravely face adversity in their lives with hope and love I was glad to see the characters of Ellie, Quinn, and Laine and read of their stories Their storyline was my favorite part of the book, and I m looking forward to reading about them in the next book.Kristy Cameron is an incrediblely gifted writer Her research for this book was detailed and added so much to the story But I have to admit I almost gave up on this book after the first couple of chapters Because of a lack of my knowledge of ancient Irish history, I felt lost at first in the 1799 section of the story and was not quite getting the 1916 storyline, either I actually put the book down and was undecided if I wanted to finish it But I was very interested in Ellie and Laine s story, so I decided to give it another try I am SO glad I did As the book progressed, I finally got everything lined out in my mind and loved the story The ending chapters were wonderful It was well worth the second try This is a clean historical romance It just barely squeaks in under the Christian historical category, but there is a small thread of faith that runs through it This is not a drawback to the book, it s just not as heavy on the faith aspect as some in that category All in all, it s an entertaining book and I m glad to have read it.I received a copy of this book from the publisher All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Lindsey rated it really liked it Shelves arc firstreads fromtheauthor, clean, netgalley, romance, historical fiction, womens fiction, contemporary fiction, contemporary romance I was awarded a copy of Castle on the Rise part 2 in the Lost Castle series by new to me author Kristy Cambron This book takes place in three eras of Ireland s riveting history present, early 20th century, and the 1700s It was not a time travel tale It was a story of resilience, independence, family drama, love, loss, faith, and conviction.The lives of the characters from each era were twined together in a remarkable tale detailing the struggles of Irish history and rebellions Each setti I was awarded a copy of Castle on the Rise part 2 in the Lost Castle series by new to me author Kristy Cambron This book takes place in three eras of Ireland s riveting history present, early 20th century, and the 1700s It was not a time travel tale It was a story of resilience, independence, family drama, love, loss, faith, and conviction.The lives of the characters from each era were twined together in a remarkable tale detailing the struggles of Irish history and rebellions Each setting was tied together through family trees and national loyalties, with the basis of the interactions focusing on a historical estate and neighbourhood pub I found it fascinating and emotional to read.It wasn t an easy book to read I put it down between chapters much often than I usually do This wasn t due to boredom so much as just needing to let my mind change track between the different eras The romance was clean and sweet, the troubles and trials daunting.The modern characters weren t as well developed in my opinion , but it was a colourful novel that makes me want to pack my bags and catch the next flight to the Emerald Isle Ths historical elements were beautifully written in vivid detail It piqued my interest in so much than the landscapes of this beautiful country I want to know about her history, culture, and people s fierce pride and independence Women were the unsung heroes of this tale.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.Published by Thomas Nelson Publication Date 05 Feb 2019Original review posted on my blog flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Mystica rated it it was amazing I like stories told in two separate time frames They were also of separate genres though a love story was also part of the main storiesLaine is following her friend to France to participate in her wedding there Unexpected and totally unforeseen circumstances force the friends to forsake a honeymoon and return to the groom s roots in Ireland Bequeathed a castle in Ireland with a history no one really knows much about, Cormac turns to Laine to help him find out what are the secrets in the castl I like stories told in two separate time frames They were also of separate genres though a love story was also part of the main storiesLaine is following her friend to France to participate in her wedding there Unexpected and totally unforeseen circumstances force the friends to forsake a honeymoon and return to the groom s roots in Ireland Bequeathed a castle in Ireland with a history no one really knows much about, Cormac turns to Laine to help him find out what are the secrets in the castle, and how it can bring about peace in the family.Told alongside this and linked to this castle is the story of the Easter Rising of 1916 Bloody, violent and merciless It pitted Irishman against the detested English and the Protestant faith and it was long and tore the country apart In sheer numbers the Englishmen fought to maintain supremacy and in the best forms of a rebellious army the Irish proved to be equally adept at outmaneuvering their masters.There was strong characterization of women who played major league roles in 1916 in Ireland Not easy on the women at all There were love stories and tales of treachery and death but it did not detract from the sheer story telling of both time lines.The present and the past stories both wove stories of love and faith, survival and family so those were common to both stories.This was a lovely read which has to be savoured rather than rushed through flag Like see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2019 MT rated it it was amazing A beautiful book full of conviction, faith, loyalty and love The story alternates between Ireland in the present day, 1916 and 1798 Interweaving history, romance and mystery Kristy Cambron has produced a masterpiece In the lives of three women Laine, Issy and Maeve we get a glimpse of the struggle Ireland had for independence and at the same time the struggle of each woman had to be true to her personal convictions Set in amazing detail each time period holds intrigue with the unique landsc A beautiful book full of conviction, faith, loyalty and love The story alternates between Ireland in the present day, 1916 and 1798 Interweaving history, romance and mystery Kristy Cambron has produced a masterpiece In the lives of three women Laine, Issy and Maeve we get a glimpse of the struggle Ireland had for independence and at the same time the struggle of each woman had to be true to her personal convictions Set in amazing detail each time period holds intrigue with the unique landscape and culture of Ireland The author s decision to go back and forth between three time periods is a stroke of genius in helping the reader understand that the Irish quest for freedom held degrees of angst at each turn The love story of Laine, Issy and Maeve demonstrate the true love takes a brave heart that does not falter under hardship and that God has His hand over every detail of our lives.I received this book from the publishers but was not required to write a positive review flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Kristie Ingerto rated it it was amazing This latest snow storm was a perfect time to devour this latest read from Kristy Cambron Castle on the Rise is such a masterpiece Kristy has done another incredible job with this book as she weaves together stories from various generations, melding together history and present day so seamlessly I have never been to Ireland, but after reading this, I had a strong desire to go visit Laine is such an amazing character one of many in this story and I found her very relatable and loved being This latest snow storm was a perfect time to devour this latest read from Kristy Cambron Castle on the Rise is such a masterpiece Kristy has done another incredible job with this book as she weaves together stories from various generations, melding together history and present day so seamlessly I have never been to Ireland, but after reading this, I had a strong desire to go visit Laine is such an amazing character one of many in this story and I found her very relatable and loved being on this adventure with her The mysterious castle was such a great backdrop to so many secrets and so many lives throughout the centuries and it was so vividly described that I felt as if I was there wandering the halls and uncovering the layers of stories housed within the walls If you have not read a book by Kristy, run out and get all of her stories, but most definitely this one as it is a book you do not want to miss Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Tammy G rated it really liked it This book cover reminds me of The Secret Garden but it s a lost castle In Ireland Three women Three timelines Three romances The three different story lines are slightly hard to keep straight But necessary for this story.I truly liked Laine Forrester s story I was hoping it would all about her and lost castles Laine is drawn to the land and finds that the land has a story to tell.It s quite an interesting story All about Ireland and romance Of course, having three different time li This book cover reminds me of The Secret Garden but it s a lost castle In Ireland Three women Three timelines Three romances The three different story lines are slightly hard to keep straight But necessary for this story.I truly liked Laine Forrester s story I was hoping it would all about her and lost castles Laine is drawn to the land and finds that the land has a story to tell.It s quite an interesting story All about Ireland and romance Of course, having three different time lines isn t easy to write about Kristy Cambron does an excellent job with keeping it all straight and then describing the scenery and castle plus the romance makes for a great read.This is quite a thought provoking read but one needs to read this story in one setting, in my opinion Reading it all at once helps the reader to keep the story line together This book was provided for review by BookLook flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed A self proclaimed history nerd, she loves to chase all things research going behind the scenes at a Ringling Bros Sarasota mansion, touring a former TB s KRISTY CAMBRON is a vintage inspired storyteller, writing from the space where history, art, and faith intersect She s an award winning author of Bible studies and historical fiction including her bestselling debut, The Butterfly and the Violin.A self proclaimed history nerd, she loves to chase all things research going behind the scenes at a Ringling Bros Sarasota mansion, touring a former TB sanitarium, making bee friends at a working honey farm, or embarking on a backroads jaunt across Ireland being a few She holds a degree in Art History Research Writing and spent 15 yrs in education and leadership development for a Fortune 100 corporation, partnering with such companies as the Disney Institute, IBM Kenexa, and Gallup before stepping away to pursue her passion for storytelling Kristy lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, where she can be found leading in women s ministry, teaching verse mapping, and penning her next stories in a beloved coffee shop corner with kayaks on the wall She s only bumped her head twice To join on the research road, sign up for Kristy s WRITING DESK newsletter at and visit the verse mapping Bible study community at Other books in the series Lost Castle 3 books Books by Kristy Cambron More Trivia About Castle on the Ris No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Castle on the Rise I m learning that s marriage At least it s the kind of marriage I want And I know I want said that our fairy tale is on hold for a while, but I don t think that s true now This is the fairy tale We are living 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    FTC Disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and publisher Thomas Nelson A positive review was not required These are my honest thoughts and opinions.My heart cries to have to write a negative review for this book Please know this was excruciating to put voice to.The following content broke my heart.The first third was basically an advertisement for Guinness beer, and there were a plethora of other alcoholic references throughout Only one of these was presented FTC [...]

    Before reading Ireland, this cover, and the author 3 One simply must wait with patience for such a book After reading Irelandland of my ancestors Although I ve never been there, I ve always loved Ireland I still have relatives there and someday I intend on going there and visiting all the gorgeous areas of this country When it comes to this author, you are never without beautiful descriptions, well thought out characters, and stories that connect and weave together until you re left Before readi [...]

    Once again, Kristy Cambron amazes me with her ability to weave together not two, but three storylines in three separate time periods And it s not only that she s done the research or found a way to tie each story togetherbut she s made all three compelling and interesting Throw in her usual beautiful writing andjustwow.I d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the three heroines and their journeys, but Maeve and Eoin s story might be my faveI love Maeve s strength and spirit Fro Once again, Kr [...]

    The book takes us through three time periods in Ireland with the location of the same Castle, with the decades spanning the 1700 s through to present, each leaving their mark.Now this is the second book, which I hadn t realized, but was brought up to date while reading, and now need to go back and read The author presents us with three strong women, and the battles and sacrifices that are made for those they love and care about.A beautiful description of Ireland, I could almost see what the auth [...]

    I have read every single Kristy Cameron book.I have shed tears in every one.I ve hugged them and reread them and they never seize to amaze me.So I m pretty sure I know what I m saying this is her best work yet.Beautiful and superb writing alongside side an impeccable research draws you in to a beautiful country But what captured me the most was the depth of the author s respect and compassion for another country s culture and history, alongside the humility to write about difficult topics such I [...]

    A fantastic read, full of life and love, grounded in Irish history Strong, well developed characters all fighting their own battles from personal, familial to political with deep convictions A triple timeline that intricately connects and makes the story feel three dimensional, layering present day on top of 1798, and 1916, with family and historical threads tying it together Ellie and Quinn s story also continues from book one, but this easily reads as a stand alone bravery could be as A fantas [...]

    The beauty of Ireland and her history come alive in Castle on the Rise Author, Kristy Cambron, introduces readers to three stories set upon the sacred grounds where Irish rebellion and tenacious courage collide There s so much that I love about this book From the endearing Irish brogue to the fine detail playing over every setting detail to characters steeped with the kind of gumption and fortitude it was hard for me not to seek them out in history books I found the historical portions of th The [...]

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