Welcome to Castle Deverill, and the incredible sweeping story of love and family from bestselling author Santa Motefiore. 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, t he first novel in the beloved Deverill Chronicles, perfect for everyone who loves Jojo Moyes, Rosamund Pilcher and Victoria Hislop. What readers are saying about Santa Montefiore 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart ' Jojo Moyes 'I have a tendresse for sweeping and epic romantic sagas set around huge houses and aristocratic families and Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers... Lush, vivid storytelling ' Sarra Manning 'An ideal summer read . Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages' The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter 'One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' The Times
'Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife
Santa Montefiore, born in England in 1970, grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. She lives with her husband and their two children in London.