The Garden of Lost Secrets by Kelly Bowen #booktwitter #bookreview @readforeverpub


Two sisters discover the fairy tales written by their great-grandmother during WWII in this riveting tale of one woman’s secrets lost in the chaos of war—perfect for fans of Julia Kelly and Natasha Lester.

1940 – Stasia always found comfort in the idyllic French countryside where she spent her childhood summers, roaming the gardens of an old chateau and finding inspiration for fairy tales full of bravery and adventure. But these days are much darker, and with Nazis storming across Europe, she soon finds herself one of the most hunted agents of the Resistance. The only safe haven she can think of is Chateau de Montissaire. But she’s about to discover that it just may be the center of her biggest mission yet.

Present day – When Isabelle purchases a crumbling chateau in Rouen, it’s not just a renovation project—it’s a chance to reconnect with her sister, Emilie, the only family she has left. What she uncovers instead is an intriguing mystery… As the siblings piece together the incredible truth behind the books written by their great-grandmother Stasia, they discover an exciting story of courage in the face of treachery and an explosive secret that will change everything they believed about their family.


Isabelle has purchased a renovation project in France. It is an old chateau with a unique history. It is a place the Nazis took over and used as a communications base. But, Isabelle soon realizes this chateau may actually be tied to her great-grandmother, Stasia’s, fairy tales. Stasia wrote and illustrated a lot of fascinating stories. Isabelle soon relates many aspects of the chateau to Stasia. But, for the life of her she cannot figure out why?

Oh, I love a story with an old house with secrets. And this chateau has tons of hidden secrets and stories. I really enjoyed how the author built a great tale around this wonderful place. Secret entrances and hidden graves just add so much to the intrigue. And the secret history of Stasia and how she shared it with her family… and they had no idea it was based on the truth.

This story did slow down a bit in the middle, but the characters and the hidden gems really keep the reader wanting to know more!

Need a good French Resistance story…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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