It was supposed to be a one-week job: survey an art find, collect a hefty fee, and use that to settle historian Kiera Foley's life back into balance. But from the moment she sets foot in the East Suffolk countryside, the mysteries surrounding the old English manor and the enigmatic art thief who's employed her stir more questions than answers. Then, Kiera finds the existence of a portrait captivating enough to upend all of her expectations. This one could be a twin--a painting so close in composition to a known masterpiece, it may be rendered priceless if it truly captured the likeness of a young Queen named Victoria.
Set in three time periods--the rapid change of Victorian England, the tumultuous skies over England's eastern shores in WWII, and modern day--The Painted Castle unfolds a legacy of faith, family, and stories that are generations in the making.