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A Deverill’s Castle is his kingdom . . .
Castle Deverill: once the ancestral home of a great family, surrounded by the wild beauty of south-west Ireland, it is now a luxury hotel.
Margot Hart is the hotel’s first Writer in Residence. Enthralled by the stories her grandfather told her of the Deverill family, she sets out to write their biography. She knows that she must speak to the current Lord Deverill – JP – if she is to fully uncover the secrets of the past. A notorious recluse, JP won’t be an easy man to crack. But Margot is determined – and she is not a woman who is easily put off.
What she never expected was to form a close bond with JP and be drawn unwittingly into the long-running family disputes. Shouldering the blame for running up debts which forced him to sell the castle, JP is isolated and vulnerable. With help from his handsome son Colm, who at first thoroughly resents her presence, it seems as though Margot might be the only one who can restore JP’s fortunes.
Will the Deverill family ever succeed in healing rifts that have been centuries in the making? Or will they finally come to learn that it is not the castle that makes a home, but the people inside it?  
Praise for Santa Montefiore:     
'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES
'An enchanting read, overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES
'Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING
'One of our personal favourites' The Times

Photograph by Elaine Fattal

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 (July 8, 2021)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471197031

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