Welcome to my bog tour stop for The Secret of the Château by Kathleen McGurl. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments.
Everything is about to change…
1978. Pierre and Catherine Aubert, the Comte and Comtesse de Verais, have fled the palace of Versailles for their château, deep in the French Alps. But as revolution spreads through the country, even hidden away the Auberts will not be safe forever. Soon they must make a terrible decision in order to protect themselves, and their children, from harm.
Present day. When Lu’s mother dies leaving her heartbroken, the chance to move to a château in the south of France with her husband and best friends seems an opportunity for a new beginning. But Lu can’t resist digging into their new home’s history, and when she stumbles across the unexplained disappearance of Catherine Aubert, the château begins to reveal its secrets – and a mystery unsolved for centuries is uncovered…
I love Kathleen Miguel‘s writing so I was excited to read The Secret of Chateau. I was not disappointed as the story had me hooked right from the start.
The writing is beautiful. The way the setting is described, my goodness…I felt as if I was there.
This is two stories in one, which really works. Dual timelines can get confusing, but not in this story. I love the mystery mixed with historical fiction. It was fascinating. There is even a bit of paranormal in here that gives a haunted feeling.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one and would recommend checking it out.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Kathleen McGurl lives near the sea in Bournemouth, UK, with her husband. She has two sons who are now grown-up and have left home. She began her writing career creating short stories, and sold dozens to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Then she got side-tracked onto family history research – which led eventually to writing novels with genealogy themes. She has always been fascinated by the past, and the ways in which the past can influence the present, and enjoys exploring these links in her novels.
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