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Set in three time periods - the rapid change of Victorian England, the peak of Englands home-front tensions at the end of WWII, and modern day - The Painted Castle unlocks secrets lost for generations just waiting to be found.A lost painting of Queen Victoria. A library bricked off from the world. And three women, separated by time, whose lives are irrevocably changed.In Victorian England, talented sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is engaged to Viscount Huxley, owner of Parham Hill. However, Elizabeths real motive for being at Parham Hill has nothing to do with art or marriage. Shes determined to avenge her fathers brutal murder - even if it means a betrothal to the very man she believes committed the crime.A century later, Amelia Woods - a World War II widow who has turned Parham Hill and its beloved library into a boarding school for refugee children - receives military orders to house a troop of American pilots. She is determined the children in her care will remain untouched by the war, but the task is proving difficult with officers taking up every square inch of their world . . . and one in particular vying for a space in Amelias long-shut up heart.When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career and life back on track. But from the time she arrives at Parham Hill Estate and begins working alongside rumored art thief Emory Scott, shes left with far more questions than answers. Could this lost painting of Queen Victoria be a duplicate of the original Winterhalter masterpiece, and if so, who is the artist?Praise for The Painted Castle:"A gripping tale of secrets hidden behind the walls of an ancient English castle." - KATE BRESLIN, bestselling author of Far Side of the SeaA Sweet Historical Split-time RomanceThe third and final book in the Lost Castle seriesBooks do not have to be read in orderFull-length novel with three woman each finding her own happily ever after

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Kristy Cambron

KRISTY CAMBRON is a vintage-inspired storyteller writing from the space where art, history, and faith intersect. She's a Christy Award-winning author of historical fiction, including her bestselling novels, THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN and THE PARIS DRESSMAKER, and nonfiction, including the Verse Mapping series of Bibles and Bible studies. Her work has been named to Cosmopolitan Best Historical Fiction Novels of 2021, Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal Reviews' Best Books, RT Reviewers' Choice Awards, 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations and received a 2020 Christy Award for her novel, THE PAINTED CASTLE. Her work has been featured at: Cosmopolitan, Publishers Weekly, Once Upon a Book Club Box, Frolic, Book Club Girl, BookBub, Country Woman Magazine, Jesus Calling, FaithGateway, CBN, Lifeway Women, MICI Magazine, Faithwire, (in) Courage, and BibleGateway.Kristy 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. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three basketball-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a peppermint mocha latte and a good read.You can connect with Kristy at: kristycambron.com | versemapping.com

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