Laine has traveled to France to attend her best friend's wedding and is bringing along some additional baggage in terms of her failed marriage that she hasn't yet shared news of with her best friend. While she is trying to keep up the charade, she finds herself intrigued by and drawn to Cormac, the groom's brother. The setting of the novel shifts from the wedding in France to Ireland where Cormac and his family have inherited a mysterious castle. Laine and Cormac begin digging deeper into the castle's history and also unearth more about their interest in each other.
Issy loves to take photographs, whether her parents see the value of it or not, but also finds herself drawn into the uprising for Irish freedom in 1915. Her brother Rory and his friend Levi are in great danger and Issy soon finds out that Sean, whom her heart cannot forget, is equally in a precarious area of Ireland. She does the only thing she knows to do, which is venture into the fray with her camera at her side to capture the strife as it happens.
Maeve finds herself lady of the castle with her brother away and her father simply not acting to manage the estate. She discovers Eoin and believes him a traitor and enemy of her family, however he is gravely injured and she simply cannot refuse him care. Eion begins to earn her trust and she learns that those she trusted before may not have her best interests in mind. Maeve also finds herself embroiled in a battle between the English and Irish in 1797.
Each one of these narratives is so well told, with vivid details and interesting characters. I felt myself enjoying each woman's storyline so much that I could not pick a favorite among them. This is the second novel I have read by Kristy Cambron and I very much appreciate how well her novels are researched and the true readability of the books.
While this novel is listed as a sequel to The Lost Castle, I believe each book could be read independently. I received this book courtesy of Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.