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The Castle Keepers by Aimie K. Runyan, J’nell Ciesielski, & Rachel McMillan
Publication Date: May 2, 2023Harper Muse
Genre: Historical Fiction
Leedswick Castle has housed the Alnwick family in the English countryside for generations, despite a family curse determined to destroy their legacy and erase them from history.
- After a disastrous dinner at the Astor mansion forces her to flee New York in disgrace, socialite Beatrice Holbrook knows her performance in London must be a triumph. When she catches the eye of Charles Alnwick, one of the town’s most enviably-titled bachelors, she prepares to attempt a social coup and become the future Marchioness of Northridge. When tragedy and scandal strike the Alnwick family, Beatrice must assume the role of a lifetime: that of her true, brave self.
- Artist Elena Hamilton arrives in Northumberland determined to transform a soldier’s wounds into something beautiful. Tobias Alnwick’s parents have commissioned a lifelike mask to help their son return to his former self after battle wounds partially destroyed his face. But Elena doesn’t see a man who needs fixing—she sees a man who needn’t hide. Yet secrets from their past threaten to chase away the peace they’ve found in each other and destroy the future they’re creating.
- Alec Alnwick returns home from the war haunted but determined to leave death and destruction behind. With the help of Brigitta Mayr, the brilliant young psychoanalyst whose correspondence was a lifeline during his time on the Western Front, he reconstructs his family’s large estate into a rehabilitation center for similarly wounded soldiers. Now Alec’s efforts may be the only chance to redeem his family legacy—and break the curse on the Alnwick name—once and for all.
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A stellar collaboration of three wonderful authors Aimie K. Runyan, J’nell Ciessielski, and Rachel McMillan. Creating three distinct novellas that are set at Leedswick Castle, in England during the years of 1870, 1917 and 1945. Readers will be transported to the English countryside where each author’s storyline focuses on the the Ainwick family in this multigenerational family saga.
All three novella’s are well written and the characters are wonderfully fleshed out. The FMC are strong willed and independent women whom I just loved.
This was a creative and enjoyable read by three of the best historical fiction writers.
I highly recommend this book to my family and friends who enjoy historical fiction and moving storylines.
‘A trio of talented storytellers skillfully brings to life three eras in The Castle Keepers. I found myself yearning to walk the halls of Leedswick Castle to soak up the secrets the walls held, and also the whispers of love. Intrigue, a poison garden, and a long-standing curse make for a colorful and rich read.’ — Heather Webb, USA TODAY bestselling author of Strangers in the Night
‘The Castle Keepers is a fascinating story of love’s ability to overcome family curses, scandals and even war. Told in three parts, this multi-generational tale is wonderfully heartwarming!’ — Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
‘Take one castle and the dramatic tales of three generations of fascinating characters who reside there, and you’re in for a treat with The Castle Keepers by Aimie K. Runyan, J’nell Ciesielski, and Rachel McMillan. Every generation has its challenges, but for the owners of Leedswick Castle, their actions will affect their descendants over and over again.
Filled with sweet romances, a little humor, and touches of intrigue, this novel written in three parts is sure to delight readers!’ — Eliza Knight, USA TODAY bestselling author of Starring Adele Astaire
About the Authors
Aimie K. Runyan
Internationally bestselling author Aimie K. Runyan writes to celebrate unsung heroines. She has written six historical novels (and counting!) and is delving into the exciting world of contemporary women’s fiction. She has been a finalist for the Colorado Book Award three times, a nominee for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ ‘Writer of the Year,’ and a Historical Novel Society’s Editors’ Choice selection. Aimie is active as a speaker and educator in the writing community in Colorado and beyond. She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, two adorable (usually) children, two very sweet cats, and a pet dragon. Visit her online at aimiekrunyan.com; Instagram: @bookishaimie; Facebook: @aimiekrunyan; Twitter: @aimiekrunyan.
Bestselling author with a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black-and-white movies. She is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle. Learn more at http://www.jnellciesielski.com. Instagram: @jnellciesielski; Facebook: @J’nellCiesielski.
Rachel McMillan is the author of The London Restoration, The Mozart Code, the Herringford and Watts mysteries, the Van Buren and DeLuca mysteries, and the Three Quarter Time series of contemporary Viennese romances. She is also the author of Dream, Plan, Go: A Travel Guide to Inspire Independent Adventure. Rachel lives in Toronto, Canada. Visit her online at rachelmcmillan.net; Instagram: @rachkmc; Facebook: @rachkmc1; Twitter: @rachkmc; Pinterest: @rachkmc.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, May 2Review at Tammy ReadsReview at Ms. Darcy ReadsExcerpt at MK McClintock Blog
Wednesday, May 3Review at A Girl Reads Bookss
Thursday, May 4Review at Amy’s Booket List
Friday, May 5Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read
Saturday, May 6Review at Bookworlder
Monday, May 8Review at Gwendalyn’s BooksReview at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Tuesday, May 9Review at Rebecca is Reading
Wednesday, May 10Review at Novels Alive
Thursday, May 11Review at Amanda in PA
Friday, May 12Review at Books, Cooks, Looks
Saturday, May 13Feature at Passages to the Past
Monday, May 15Review at Reading is My RemedyReview at She’s Becoming Bookish
Tuesday, May 16Review at Reader_ceygo
Wednesday, May 17Review at The Lit Bitch
Thursday, May 18Review at Girl Who Reads
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The Castle Keepers
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