The Painted Castle tells the story of Keira Foley. She has been working at her family's pub after returning from the States. A mysterious stranger offers her a lucrative week-long job to survey a piece of art, and, Keira hopes, to put her life back in order. What Keira finds when she arrives at the castle catches her off guard and she is immediately drawn into the mystery behind the painting.
Equally compelling are the stories of Amelia and Elizabeth. Amelia is trying to manage the castle during World War II, following the death of her husband. The Allied Forces must lodge in the castle and that combined with the hundreds of children she is caring for at the castle turns things on end. Amelia is dealing with the grief of losing her husband and trying to live through these grim times, but should she open her heart to love again.
Elizabeth is a talented artist living in Victorian England. As a child, her father was murdered before her eyes and she has forever since been searching for his killer. Elizabeth finds herself betrothed to a viscount, not entirely of her own choosing, and the more she finds out about him, the more concerned she becomes.
It is very interesting to see how the separate plot lines come together, as well as concluding the stories of the Foley family. I love how the books in this trilogy can be read independently or as part of a series. I am glad to have discovered Kristy Cambron and look forward to reading more books written by her.
I received this book courtesy of Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.