In case you haven't figured it out by now I love history with a little twist of mystery and a dash of romance. That's exactly what I found when I opened Tangled Ashes by Michele Phoenix. This is an incredible read about an architect, Marshall, who is tricked into going to Europe to complete a renovation job on a Renaissance-era castle. His partner says it will be good for him but little do they know what lies in store.
As Marshall explores this castle he can't help but appreciate all the great architectural features but the project that was supposed to be good for him soon turns into something very different. Between Jade, the owner's nanny's, nagging about his drinking habits and the midnight prowlers Marshall figures there must be something bigger going on in this beautiful castle.
My favorite part is that while Michele tells this wonderful modern day story she also gives us flashbacks to the history of the castle and the people who lived their during its prime. The story of Marie and Elise and their adventures during the Nazi occupation of France are woven so neatly into the story it is amazing! The whole thing is wonderful and as Michele brings these two very different generations together you will be amazed at what history can give if you look.