Review: The Lost Carousel of Provence
Title: The Lost Carousel of Provence
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château 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 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 the château 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
My Review: The Lost Carousel of Provence is a beautiful story that alternates between modern day France and from around the time of World War II. The story centers around a forgotten Carousel in a small town in France. The mystery was intriguing and pulled me into the story. The main character finds a box inside an old carousel animal and sets out to figure out what it means, as well more about the carousel rabbit. I love books that have a focus on art and its provenance, so I was excited to start this one and it didn’t disappoint. The only part of the book that didn’t really do it for me was the ending. I thought that it could have been a little more fleshed out.
*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*