About The Daughters of Ireland• Paperback: 576 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 15, 2017)
The war is over. But life will never be the same...
"Everything Santa Montefiore writes, she writes from the heart,” says JOJO MOYES. See why in this unforgettable story of love, loss, and life, perfect for fans of DOWNTON ABBEY and KATE MORTON.
In the green hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. But young Celia Deverill is determined to see her ruined ancestral home restored to its former glory — to the years when Celia ran through its vast halls with her cousin Kitty and their childhood friend Bridie Doyle.
Kitty herself is raising a young family, but she longs for Jack O’Leary — the long-ago sweetheart she cannot have. And soon Kitty must make a heartbreaking decision, one that could destroy everything she holds dear.
Bridie, once a cook's daugher in Castle Deverill, is now a well-heeled New York City socialite. Yet her celebrity can't erase a past act that haunts her still. Nor can it keep her from seeking revenge upon the woman who wronged her all those years ago.
As these three daughters of Ireland seek to make their way in a world once again beset by dark forces, Santa Montefiore shows us once more why she is one of the best-loved storytellers at work today.
About Santa MontefioreSanta Montefiore was born in England. She went to Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset and studied Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She has written sixteen bestselling novels, which have been translated into thirty different languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.
Find out more about Santa at her website, and connect with her Facebook. You can also join the Facebook group dedicated to her books.
This is the second book in the Deverill Chronicles, and all I can think is "Why oh Why did I not find out about Santa Montefiore and this series, earlier?".
To say that I enjoyed this book would be a completely and utter understatement. From the minute I started the very first page, I was hooked. Oh I know the whole Irish thing caught my attention right away, but it wasn't just the beautiful scenery, I mean, after all it takes place around a gorgeous castle. It was the story of these 3 women, their complicated past and their uncertain futures and how they are all so intertwined with each other.
Celia has returned to her childhood dream house, the castle she so fondly remembers. With her husband's money, primarily, she buys the castle and beings a long and arduous journey to renovate it back to it's beautiful glory. The problem is that while she is having the time of her life blowing through her husband's fortune, he is quietly watching his world slip out from under his feet.....so much so that the pressure of it all becomes too much to bear.
There is so much going on, such juicy drama. I felt like I was almost reading an Outlander story, or deeply engrossed in another Downton Abbey drama.
If you love historical fiction, you will need to give this one a go, for sure.