FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Welcome to Castle Deverill, and the incredible sweeping story of love and family.
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
‘Accomplished and poetic’ Daily Mail
‘Santa Montefiore is a marvel’ Sunday Express
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.
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....