Book Description: Brian thought he had no future. Now he has the chance to start over...if he can solve the mysteries of the past found inside Castle Keep.
After his wife’s death, Brian Blackstone’s days and hours had become a meaningless blur. He finally wills himself to go to the English village of Knightsbridge to confront the inheritance he doesn’t want to claim. His wife had insisted that Castle Keep was a place of enchantment, and urged him to hold on to the crumbling property. Impoverished and alone, Brian feels only the despair of trying to honor her dying wish.
Then a mysterious letter sends Brian on a search to find the secrets of the ancient estate. And the local doctor, Cecilia Lyons, soon becomes an ally in the fight to save Castle Keep before it can be auctioned off.
Before he comes to the end of his quest, Brian will unearth the crumbling English manor’s secrets as well as find his own life in jeopardy. But it is Brian’s internal quest that proves the most dificult as he desperately searches for renewal and healing.
My Review: I love a good mystery/suspense read! I almost didn't read this book because the cover was not attractive to me. However, I read the back and the found a curious mixture of delight and excitement in regard to the book of hours that was used in the early centuries of the church. I had never heard of the book of hours in history. So, I began reading this page-turner-of-a-story. I was quite involved in the history of this book as well as the mystery that develops when Brian finds a letter in his deceased wife's belongings. Feeling somewhat despondent and out of sorts Brain decides to visit "this place" mentioned in his wife's letter. Off Brian goes with suspense following at his every footstep. Can Brain with his new found friend, Cecilia, save the Castle Keep? What secrets are hounding Brian's life? Don't know the answers....want to find out then read this fantastic book! I absolutely LOVE this 5 star book.
*This is one of the books on the giveaway list from Monday*