Lost Castles series — Book 2
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 put on hold, and the emergence of deep-seeded family dynamics that threaten to derail the new couple’s fledgling marriage—it seems the storybook lives Laine had imagined for them both is suddenly crumbling before her eyes.
With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending for one of them, Laine throws support behind her friend and agrees to accompany the couple to the groom’s family home in Ireland, where the merging of a mysterious inheritance, long-buried wounds, and a fractured family set out to upend the trip from the start.
It’s in the unlikely corners of a historic Dublin pub, and across the wide-open moors bordering Ireland’s majestic Wicklow Mountains, that Laine is slowly drawn in by the land and the people, sparking hope for something she never imagined possible: finding the courage to heal. But with secrets of her own—and a heart afraid to trust again—Laine must determine how much she’s willing to risk in mending the broken places within herself, and whether she believes that even through the depths of our pain, a beautiful story can emerge.
Set in three time-periods—the revolutionary era of the late 18th century, Ireland’s turbulent Easter week of the 1916 Rising, and present day—Castle on the Rise weaves a story of legacy, conviction, and redemption against the backdrop of Dublin’s storied streets, and the stretch of Ireland’s stunning emerald shores. It begs the question: Given the choice between the fairy tale or a life of truly anchored faith—which legacy would we choose?
"Cambron (The Ringmaster’s Wife) once again makes smart use of multiple eras in her latest time-jumping romance... spins tales of resiliency, compassion, and courage."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY [of The Lost Castle]