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The Lost Carousel of Provence 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 Timesbestselling author of Letters from Paris Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Ch teau Clement, nestled well beyond the rolling lavender fields and popular tourist attractions of Provence Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate, now all that remains is the ch teau 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 the ch teau and its antique 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 apart

10 thoughts on “The Lost Carousel of Provence

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    4.5 stars One thing was sure This was not the fairy tale she had been looking for. Life dealt Cady Drake a rough hand.Orphaned nearly at birth, she bounced from foster home to foster home throughout her childhood each time growingandjaded Cady was a bad seed, through and through.that is until she met Maxine, a wonderfully grumpy old women determined to turn that bad see

  2. Cheri Cheri says:

    NOW AVAILABLE But no one else pays attention to the quiet 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 belong

  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    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 quaint story The 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, one historical and the other contemporary But once the main

  4. Katie B Katie B says:

    When I finished this book I was left feeling underwhelmed I guess I was hoping for somethinggiven 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 Cad

  5. Elizabeth of Silver& Elizabeth of Silver& 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 s

  6. Cindy Burnett Cindy Burnett 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 this book is just as good I was also intrigued by the subject matter the carousels of France and the focus on a particular historic, master carver named Gus

  7. Zoe Zoe says:

    Intriguing, atmospheric, and uplifting.The 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 environm

  8. Holly Holly says:

    4.5 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 Olivia suggests going to France At first Cady is hesitant, until she

  9. N.N. Light N.N. Light 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 photographing some pictures, maybe for a coffee table boo

  10. Betty Betty says:

    I almost didn t request 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 together.Cady Drake is recovering from the death of her ment

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