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Castle on the Rise

(Lost Castle #2)

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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
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Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 2019)
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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.…moreI 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)

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Andrea Cox
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 entire time I was reading this book, these verses came to my mind:

“Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:20

“Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evi
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Olivia
Before reading: Ireland, this cover, and the author <3 One simply must wait with patience for such a book!
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After reading: Ireland...land 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
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Damaris Tonner
Oct 27, 2018 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
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Jane
Nov 16, 2018 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 ...more
Tracey
Nov 14, 2018 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
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Annette
Nov 23, 2018 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!!
thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)
"Ireland has a million pasts an' even more 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;
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Sandra
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again I am undecided on what to say about Kristy's Castle On The Rise. I love this author. Whatever she writes I want to read. She is such an incredible story teller.

I read the first book in this Lost Castle series and could not wait for the next one to come out. I was thrilled when it continued with some of the same characters. Yet, we get to meet more of this interesting family. With all of Kristy's books, this one was no different, once I start the first page, I have a hard time putting
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Pam
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Castle on the Rise is book 2 in the Lost Castle series. I did not read book 1, Lost Castle. I do think that if you know about book 1 you will benefit from reading it first, but it is not necessary.

This book is written in 3 different time periods, present day, early 1900's and late 1700's. The periods are well researched and each group of characters are well written. While each time period's main focus is on the Castle on the Rise in Ireland, the character stories surrounding the castle is pretty
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Libby
This was a really great read. The story follows three women in three different points in time. It's really well done. I usually find these multiple storyline books to be hard to follow or that with lots of holes in the story. I however didn't find that with this book at all. And this one has three storylines! The stories all flow well and keep you engaged and wanting to know more about what happens. Each story connects to the others and it all wraps together seamlessly. I really enjoyed this boo ...more
Sunnie
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book by Kristy Cambron. It is book 2 in the series. The story changes time periods which makes it interesting as you "travel" in time.

Ireland sounds beautiful to me as I read the descriptive writings she has shared. Having never been to this country, I would definitely want to visit now.

The storyline was excellent and I really enjoyed it. Will continue reading books from this author!

I received an ebook copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
Melissa Tagg
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Dec 04, 2018
Sara Jo
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Mary Jill
rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2018
Anita Ojeda
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kristy Cambron’s latest novel picks up where her last one left off. Lainey has flown to France with her adopted daughter, Cassie, to attend Ellie and Quinn’s wedding. Laine leaves the states for the spur of the moment wedding, relieved to escape the emotions and memories of her failed marriage. She hopes to find healing in her best friend’s fairytale castle.

But unexpected news sends her, along with Cassie, Ellie, and Quinn to Ireland to help Quinn’s brother Cormac sort through an unexpected inh
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Rachel
rated it it was amazing
Dec 04, 2018
Amy
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Cambron does it again with her latest novel! She writes beautiful, intertwining stories that each come together to make the story whole. This novel examines three different generations. Each story alone is interesting and keeps the reader wanting to know more, but together gives you a bigger picture. There are three different women in each of the stories who are strong and courageous. Each have different backgrounds and problems and each will learn more about themselves throughout the book. ...more
Angie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I was excited for this one, having gone to Europe several times and loving Ireland the most.

I didn’t realize that this was a 2nd book in the series and with that it did have me struggling through a bit, with the characters, and having the three stories come together.
I did love the authors ability to describe the landscape and give the reader a feeling of being there.
Christie
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Nov 29, 2018
Susan Graves
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have long enjoyed Mrs Cambron's novels. Her approach to Christianity and her writing is a breath of fresh air. The storyline inside of the book is one that I never imagined possible but I loved every second of the time I spent inside of it. It helps that I follow Mrs Cambron on social media and I love how she documented her families research trip to Ireland. I feel I can sense the love and respect she has for the locations described. I simply cant wait for the next book in this series but it i ...more
Annarella
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good book, full of emotions and great characters.
I loved the description of Ireland and the well researched historical background.
Even if this is the second instalment in a series I had no problem in understand what was going on.
The book was engaging and entertaing, the characters well developed, and the three storylines were working really well.
I look forward to reading the other instalment in this series.
Recommended!
Many thanks to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for this ARC
Margaret Nelson
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had a hard time putting this book down. Cambron has done an amazing job at taking historical events, weaving in fictional characters, and producing a story that moves smoothly. When I read her first book in this series, The Lost Castle, I had a hard time keeping the 3 stories straight, mostly due to the face that each story line jumped around in time. This time, Cambron keeps each of the 3 stories moving chronologically, and I was able to keep track, enjoying the overall story much more. The p ...more
Lyndi
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley-2018
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
I didn't realize when I requested this book that it was by the same author of a couple books I read and loved. I hadn't read book one, but that didn't seem to matter. I thought it read like a stand alone book. Ireland has always been a place i want to visit, and the descriptions of the countryside are so beautifully descriptive I almost felt like I was there. The book jumps bet
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