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Blog Tour | Book Review of The Secret of the Chateau by Kathleen McGurl

| Published: May 15th 2020 |
| Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery |
| Themes: French Revolution |
| Length: 384 Pages |
| My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ |
| Where To Find this Book |
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Hi Readers!

In 1789 two French Aristocrats have fled the revolution and are seeking safety in their chateau hidden deep in the Alps. Two centuries later a group of retiring friends band together to buy that same chateau and begin to discovers it’s long forgotten secrets.

Told in dual timeline we follow both stories as they unfold, making this unputdownable. This is definitely a ‘read-in-one-sitting and only take a break to go grab and ice cream’ type read. If you wanted to have the same experience as I did anyway.

The way the stories told through two timelines made this book well paced and unique to other historical fictions I’ve read. I also really liked the characters and a mystery which kept me intrigued enough to read more.

I loved the historical parts and has definitely made me want to read more books set during the French revolution. It was well researched, intrigueing and captivating.

Meet the Author

Kathleen McGurl lives in Bournemouth with her husband. She has two sons who have both now left home. She always wanted to write, and for many years was waiting until she had the time. Eventually she came to the bitter realisation that no one would pay her for a year off work to write a book, so she sat down and started to write one anyway. Since then she has published several novels with HQ and self-published another. She has also sold dozens of short stories to women’s magazines, and written three How To books for writers. After a long career in the IT industry she became a full time writer in 2019. When she’s not writing, she’s often out running, slowly.

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Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


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