Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Chateau on the Lake

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Chateau on the Lake' by Charlotte Betts, a book I read in May 2015.

The Book:
The Chateau on the Lake is an enthralling historical novel set during the time of the French Revolution; rich, evocative and immersive. If you love Philippa Gregory and Joanne Harris, you will adore Charlotte Betts.

1792. As a teacher at her parents' Academy for Young Ladies in the heart of London, Madeleine Moreau has lived her life sheltered from the outside world. But on the night of a dazzling Masquerade, tragedy strikes and she is left alone in the world. Desperate to find the family she never knew, Madeleine impulsively travels to France in search of them. But with war around the corner, and fearing for Madeleine's safety, the enigmatic Comte Etienne d'Aubery offers her protection at his home, Chateau Mirabelle.

Chateau Mirabelle enchants Madeleine with its startling beauty, but it is a place of dark and haunting secrets. As the Revolution gathers momentum and the passions of the populace are enflamed, Madeleine must take control of her own destiny and unravel events of the past in order to secure a chance of future happiness. 

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 6th, 2014 by Piatkus
Historical Romance
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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Praise for 'The Chateau on The Lake':

This romantic, but sometimes shocking story was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

The Chateau on the Lake is one of the best historical romances I have read for a while…

The Chateau on the Lake is a beautifully described novel with a winning combination of history, romance and mystery built around strong and interesting characters and is sure to be another hit for Charlotte Betts.

I found the author’s writing very refreshing and interesting. At times I could almost imagine myself sitting at the dinner table in some fancy French dress at the Chateau Mirabelle. This book is so much more than a Historical Romance novel, and I would really recommend it!

About the Author:

Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings. Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children grew up.
Her debut novel, ‘The Apothecary's Daughter’, won the YouWriteOn Book of the Year Award in 2010 and the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers, was shortlisted for the Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance in 2011 and won the coveted Romantic Novelists' Association's Historical Romantic Novel RoNA Award in 2013. Her second novel, ‘The Painter's Apprentice’, was also shortlisted for the Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance in 2012 and the RoNA award in 2014. ‘The Spice Merchant's Wife’ won the Festival of Romance's Best Historical Read award in 2013.
For more information about Charlotte Betts and her books please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Goodreads.


  1. Sounds like a great hard hitting WWII story!

    1. It really is a great book. I loved it!
      Thanks for stopping by ;)


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