Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
From France during WWII and back to the United States...the Duchant family will steal your heart.
CHATEAU OF SECRETS blends the charm of the old world and the fast-paced world of current day. The reader will move from the Duchant family's Chateau d'Epines in France to the Duchant family’s descendants in Virginia. The author's marvelous way with words and the research Ms. Dobson did is incredible. Her descriptions of feelings and landscapes is amazing.
The family's chateau, the secrets the characters held for decades, the era in history, and the characters themselves will pull you right into the story. You will follow the main character, Gisele, during the German occupation of Saint-Lo, France, and see through her eyes the horrors people had to endure as well as see the people who helped each other make it through WWII.
You will also be with Chloe as she visits the present-day Chateau in order to find her roots and to find out what the real story was that her grandmother and a friend were reluctant to reveal.
CHATEAU OF SECRETS had me reading non-stop for the entire day. This time in history is my favorite, and the storyline was marvelous. CHATEAU OF SECRETS is going to be one of my favorite reads of 2014.
If you enjoy books set during WWII and flipping back and forth from the present to the past, you won't want to miss this marvelous book.
CHATEAU OF SECRETS will have you turning the pages and staying up late into the night. Ms. Dobson’s writing style and the book’s storyline are wonderful. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.