Previously published in the US as The Daughters of Ireland.
The second book in the #1 international bestselling series about the powerful ties between three women and their determination to return home.
The war is over. But life will never be the same...
It is 1925 and Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. War and deception have divided the daughters of Ireland, but Celia vows to return her ancestral home to its former glory. Kitty raises a young family but longs for something more, and Bridie flourishes as a New York socialite consumed by revenge. Celia works to reunite her childhood friends and restore the place they once called home, but soon everything she knows is cast into doubt as the Great Depression looms.
In the second installment of Santa Montefiore’s sweeping generational epic, Celia, Kitty, and Bridie must once again face the dark shadows of history. Daughters of Castle Deverill is an unforgettable story of enduring friendship and the inner strength needed to start again.
Santa Montefiore’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than six million copies in England and Europe. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at SantaMontefioreauthor.com.
“[W]ith the Great Depression on the horizon, the childhood friends face further adversity, and once again show themselves to be hugely compelling characters. Montefiore . . . offers an insider’s look at the life of the aristocracy, writing with much skill and insight. Those of us hooked on the daughters of Ireland series will no doubt wait with bated breath for the next instalment of this intergenerational epic.”
– Toronto Star
PRAISE FOR 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
"One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades."
– The Times
"A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times."
"Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher."
– Daily Mail
“Definitely a series I am anxious to continue with and an author that has ranked up there in my ‘must read’ pile. 5/5”
– Margaret, Netgalley reviewer
“Although the second in a trilogy it could easily be a stand-alone novel because Montefiore has made the transition absolutely seamless by using subtle references and character’s reminiscing to fill in any gaps. You do not need to have read the first in the series in order to have a complete understanding of the plot of this novel. But, by the time you finish this magnificent novel you will be anxious to read the third in the series, as well as keen to go back and read the first! 5/5”
– Kay, Netgalley reviewer
“The second installment of the trilogy kept me turning the pages late into the night and had some twists that I didn’t see coming, which is always a bonus.”
– Vlada, Netgalley reviewer
PRAISE FOR SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR
“I couldn’t put this book down.”
– Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey
"An ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages."