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, the 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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Historical fiction fans will adore this wonderful family saga set in a gorgeous castle in West Cork during the years leading up to Irish independence. Santa Montefiore’s story follows childhood friends Kitty and Bridie—one Protestant, the other Catholic—as they come of age and struggle to maintain their bond when war, religion, class and love threaten to pull them apart. With memorable characters and gorgeous scenery, this romantic novel is a fun, fast and completely absorbing read.
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I really enjoyed this beautifully written book. It included the vast divide between the aristocracy and the servants who had to serve their every whim. All of this set against the Irish troubles at that time and the consequences for some of the characters involved. I appreciate the unexpected twist in the final pages, but was surprised at the sudden ending as I really did think there would still be another chapter....