The Lost Carousel of Provence (Pdf kindle) by Juliet Blackwell

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E château and its antiue carousel she longs to explore the relic's shadowy origins beyond the small scope of her freelance assignment As Cady digs deeper into the past unearthing century old photographs of the Clement carousel and its creators she might be the one person who can bring the past to light and reunite a family torn apa. Still reeling from the death of her dear friend and the woman who took her in when the world wanted to forget her Cady Drake is at a loss at what to do with her life She feels lost and alone A good friend of hers suggests she take a trip maybe to Paris to get a new perspective Her friend suggests taking her camera and photographing some pictures maybe for a coffee table book An idea forms in Cady s head one that not only feels right but will change her life For as long as she can remember Cady has been fascinated by carousels It started when she was an orphan and continued through to the present There s something magical about them a gateway to the past and a window to the future Once in Paris she starts taking some amazing pictures of carousels While researching she stumbles across the mystery of the Chateau Clement and its legendary carousel As she tries to unravel the mystery and the Clement family history she encounters a handsome Parisian man who offers to help her He stirs feelings long buried in her Cady s instinct is to run when things get emotional but the she s around Chateau Clement and its recluse inhabitant the she senses she s home Is this where she belongs or will everyone abandon her like so many have over the years Never in my life have I read a book that reminds me of my time in Paris with such clarity as this one Not only did it transport me back in time through various time periods but it touched me deeply From the parts where we learn about the female sculptor in the early 1900 s to the resistant movement against the Nazis in World War II to present day Chateau Clement is alive and casting a spell on the characters and the reader at the same time It wasn t so much reading as experiencing the highs and lows of life Friendship betrayal greed classism art and love all play a part in this story Heart breaking at times The Lost Carousel of Provence will steal your breath away A must read and the best book I ve had the pleasure to read in 2018 Disclaimer I received an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group via Netgalley in the hopes I d review it My Rating 5 starsReviewed by Mrs NThis review first appeared The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the relic's shadowy origins beyond The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the small scope of her freelance assignment As Cady digs deeper into The Tower the past unearthing century old photographs of The Seeds of Time the Clement carousel and its creators she might be The New Black the one person who can bring Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the past Two Hours to light and reunite a family Finding Us (Finding, torn apa. 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The Lost Carousel of Provence

Pular tourist attractions of Provence Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate now all that remains is the château's gruff elderly owner and the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten But time has a way of exposing history's dark stains and when American photographer Cady Drake finds herself drawn to th. When I finished this book I was left feeling underwhelmed I guess I was hoping for something given it had elements that I normally love in stories such as a socially awkward main character and a decades old mystery taking place in Europe Maybe I have been reading too many of these type of books lately and that s why I didn t really find anything special about this novel Cady Drake grew up in the foster care system and is now a photographer in Oakland She is sent on assignment to France to take photos of carousels for a book She is intrigued when she hears about a chateau in Provence with a carousel but in order to take photos for her book she s going to have to get the permission of the crusty old owner who might be keeping a family secret or two So the setting and food descriptions were perfect and I did like how the book explored Cady growing up in the foster care system I even enjoyed the parts of the story in the early 1900s and the female who works for Monsieur Bayol a carousel carver who actually existed in real life and served as a little bit of inspiration to the author to write this work of fiction And while I didn t mind the character of Fabrice in the present I found myself losing interest when the story would shift back to his time during World War 2 While the book might not have been amazing it certainly wasn t a bad reading experience I would definitely be open to reading other books by the authorI won a free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review All views expressed are my honest opinion Emotional Victory tourist attractions of Provence Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate now all Still Life with Woodpecker that remains is Bo Knows Bo the château's gruff elderly owner and Gender and Food the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten But Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down th. When I finished Crazy Horses Girlfriend that I normally love in stories such as a socially awkward main character and a decades old mystery Child Support these 777 the Lost Blood type of books lately and Abandoned Alice t really find anything special about Map My Heart this novel Cady Drake grew up in Scandal the foster care system and is now a photographer in Oakland She is sent on assignment Embellish Me to The Snakehead take photos of carousels for a book She is intrigued when she hears about a chateau in Provence with a carousel but in order The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, take photos for her book she s going Truly Wilde to have VEGAN ganz anders to get An Infamous Army (Alastair, the crusty old owner who might be keeping a family secret or Score! two So Abela the setting and food descriptions were perfect and I did like how A Sisters Secret the book explored Cady growing up in Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the foster care system I even enjoyed Butchers Crossing the parts of Unchained Melanie the story in Olivias Luck the early 1900s and Middle Class Problems the female who works for Monsieur Bayol a carousel carver who actually existed in real life and served as a little bit of inspiration The City of London, Volume 2 to Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the author How We Lived Then to write Top Tips for Fussy Eaters this work of fiction And while I didn The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the character of Fabrice in The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the present I found myself losing interest when The Tower the story would shift back The Seeds of Time to his The New Black time during World War 2 While Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the book might not have been amazing it certainly wasn Two Hours t a bad reading experience I would definitely be open Finding Us (Finding, to reading other books by

Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Juliet Blackwell

An artist lost to history a family abandoned to its secrets and the woman whose search for meaning unearths it all in a sweeping and expressive story from the New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris Long lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château Clement nestled well beyond the rolling lavender fields and po. NOW AVAILABLE But no one else pays attention to the uiet carver who fills the halls of the ch teau with the scent of freshly sawn wood and the scrip scrape tink tink of her work her passion her joy Cady Drake has never really known how a family operates she s never really had one Having been raised in a long string of foster homes she never knew the feeling of belonging She is socially awkward but she does has a friend Olive who is always trying to get her to step outside herself be a part of the world and less hidden The only other person that has given her a reason to trust is Maxine an older woman who had taken Cady under her wing as a younger girl And then Maxine is gone Getting by in life has always been hard for Cady a local photographer taking on school portraits weddings events and other similar jobs even though her aspirations are higher creative But when Maxine passed away it felt as though a part of herself was missing One night she stubs her toe and in a fit of frustration she takes it out on Gus and kicks himGus has been a part of her life for a while so when he falls over slamming against an edge of granite and now he lies on the floor broken disfigured Gus is her antiue carousel figure whom she named Gus the Rabbit it is Cady s belief that Gus was carved by Gustave Bayol a master carver of the 20th Century But in breaking this figure that has been used for her photography business and has been the object of so many of her photographs her heart breaks a little And even though antiue dealers have assured her that Gus was almost assuredly not carved by Bayol she s always held on to the belief that perhaps they are wrong And then she notices that there appears to be something hidden inside Gus a piece of pink fabric is showing through the hollow she has created What she finds is a photograph that is a mystery along with a note This story travels back and forth in time told through different characters different points of view with relatively short chapters separating the varying eras and voices In order of appearance this story begins in 1901 at Ch teau Clement in Provence France through Josephine who begins by sharing the sights of the gardeners and servants grape pickers and kitchen staff have been joined by Monsieur Bayol s crew of men hammering sawing sanding and painting the newly arrived carousel Returning to present day Oakland California with Cady Anne Drake only to be returned to Ch teau Clement in 1915 with Yves Clement and then to 1900 Angers France at the Carousel Factory of Gustave Bayol Back to 2001 Oakland only to return to 1900 Angers at the Carousel Factory with Ma lle then to 1993 Berkeley California with a five year old Cady to 1944 Paris And so on If you think this would make you feel like after watching a ping pong match it didn t for me The story builds slowly in each timeframe adding layer upon layer and little by little we know about the mystery behind Gus the RabbitA girl has to hold onto her dreams and so with the offer of an assignment to take photographs of the carousels in France that her friend Olive finagled through her publisher connections at Sunset Magazine she doesn t hesitate and heads to Paris In Paris the City of Love one can assume there is a love story and while there is a bit of romance it doesn t really drive the story but it also doesn t take away from the charms of seeing Paris Provence and the older handcrafted carousel animals Still there is than just romance in this there are family secrets to unravel and a mystery to solve and some rather unfriendly characters that might need some persuadingPub Date 18 SEP 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Berkley Publishing Group


10 thoughts on “The Lost Carousel of Provence

  1. says:

    45 stars One thing was sure This was not the fairy tale she had been looking for Life dealt Cady Drake a rough handOrphaned nearly at

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE ”But no one else pays attention to the uiet carver who fills the halls of the château with the scent of freshly sawn wood and the scrip scrape tink tink of her work her passion her joy”Cady Drake has never really known how a family operates; she’s never really had one Having been raised in a long stri

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    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher Berkley Books in exchange for an honest review This was such a charming and uaint storyThe book started off a bit slow It took a while for the story to actually take shape and for the historical parts to start making sense the book has dual storylines

  4. says:

    When I finished this book I was left feeling underwhelmed I guess I was hoping for something given it had elements that I

  5. says:

    GIVEAWAY FOR THIS BOOK ON MY BLOG AT THIS LINK wouldn’t want to go to Paris and photograph carousels? Cady was excited to head to Paris when she received the assignment especially since her interest in carousels had begun when she was a child and found Gus Gus was a carved carousel rabbit with a secret Cady found hidden inside Gus when he accidentally broke open The hidden secret had a story of its own and

  6. says:

    I am drawn to stories that take place in France so when I saw The Lost Carousel of Provence I knew I needed to read it plus the cover is beautiful I am a fan of one of Juliet Blackwell’s earlier books The Paris Key and th

  7. says:

    Intriguing atmospheric and upliftingThe Lost Carousel of Provence is an alluring tale predominantly set in the majestic southeastern region of France during the early 1900s as well as present day and is told from three different perspectives Maelle an independent hardworking young woman struggling to showcase her talents and prove her worth in a male dominated environment Fabrice a lonely elderly man who has sacrificed endured a

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    45 stars ✨ Thank you to Berkeley Publishing for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Some books you just know that you’re going to love even before reading a single page This was one of those books for me Cady has just lost Maxine who was like a mother to her at a loss for what to do her friend

  9. says:

    Still reeling from the death of her dear friend and the woman who took her in when the world wanted to forget her Cady Drake is at a loss at what to do with her life She feels lost and alone A good friend of hers suggests she take a trip maybe to Paris to get a new perspective Her friend suggests taking her camera and p

  10. says:

    I almost didn't reuest this book but I am glad I did I found I got so involved in the storyline I couldn't put it down instead read far into the night I had problems reading the parts of the Nazis occupation of France I felt that Ms Blackwell did an outstanding job of blending the three time periods so the story flew togetherCady Drake is re

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