Welcome to Castle Deverill, and the incredible sweeping story of love and family from bestselling author Santa Montefiore.
Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything…
Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to three very different women: flame-haired Kitty Deverill, her best friend and daughter of the castle’s cook, Bridie Doyle, and her flamboyant English cousin, Celia Deverill.
When war breaks out, their lives will change forever.
Wrenched apart by betrayal and swept to different parts of the globe, their friendship will be tested a thousand times over. But one bond will keep them together forever: their fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.
Fall in love with beloved bestselling author Santa Montefiore's epic tale of romance, secrets, family and friendship with this, the first novel in the beloved Deverill Chronicles, perfect for everyone who loves Jojo Moyes, Rosamund Pilcher and Victoria Hislop.
***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE***
‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES
‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War
‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING
‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills
Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 7, 2016)
Length: 528 pages
'Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments'
– Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife
‘A multigenerational banquet of love: falling in, falling out, rediscovering,rekindling. The Beekeeper’s Daughter features sophisticated, irresistible backdrops and brilliantly drawn characters that made it one of the most engrossing reads of my year’
– Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Matchmaker, on The Beekeeper's Daughter
‘An international bestseller. And with good reason. The sweeping tale, which dates back to 1910, follows three friends growing up in the hills of Co. Cork, Ireland . . . As the story unfolds and rebellion breaks out across the country, the friends’ three lives intertwine in ways both tender and tragic. Impossible to put down.’
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