The beginning was a little slow and confusing because it kept switching back and forth between a different time period/scene (think each other chapter of Grapes of Wrath), but after I got past the first few chapters, I couldn’t put the book down! I tend not to read the little summary on the back of books, so I really didn’t know what to expect. Head over to our review blog to read more about Tangled Ashes. I like what one of the reviews said, “contemporary story with a historical twist”.
About the Book
When Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye, France, to begin the massive renovation of a Renaissance-era castle, he unearths a dark World War II history few in the village remember. The project that was meant to provide an escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in midnight disturbances and bizarre acts of vandalism.
About the Author (from Amazon.com)
Born in France to an American mother and a Canadian father, Michele Phoenix is an international writer with multi-cultural sensitivities. A graduate of Wheaton College, she taught writing, music, and theater at the boarding school for missionaries’ children she attended in Germany as a teenager. She currently works for Global Outreach Mission as an advocate for Third Culture Kids, helping them transition back into North American culture and educating stateside churches and missions about the special needs of this people group. Michele lives in Wheaton, Illinois. Visit http://www.michelephoenix.com for more information.