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I almost didn't request this book but I am glad I did. I found I got so involved in the storyline, I couldn't put it down instead read far into the night. I had problems reading the parts of the Nazis occupation of France. I felt that Ms. Blackwell did an outstanding job of blending the three-time periods so the story flew together. Cady Drake is recovering from the death of her mentor and agrees to accept a job in Paris of photographing the carousels of Paris. The story begins in the 1990's of a young girl desire to learn from a master carver and the difficult time she had to endure because of her sex. Cady is fascinated with the carousels. She learns of a rundown Château Clement, in the province decides to see it before she returns home. Candy meets the owner of an elderly man who prefers to be left alone. Will, she convinced him to let her see the Clement carousel? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. Disclosure: Many thanks to Berkley for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.