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From internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore, whose books have sold more than six million copies worldwide, comes The Distant Shores, a new story in the sweeping Deverill saga, about a family torn apart and the woman who will bring them back together.

Margot Hart travels to Ireland to write a biography of the famous Deverill family. She knows she must speak to the current Lord Deverill, JP, if she is to uncover the secrets of the past. A notorious recluse, JP won’t be an easy man to crack. But Margot is determined—and she is not a woman who is easily put off.

What she never expected was to form a close bond with JP and be drawn into his family disputes. Shouldering the blame for running up debts that forced him to sell the family castle, JP is isolated and vulnerable. With help from his handsome son Colm, it seems as though Margot might be the only one who can restore JP’s fortunes.

Will the family ever succeed in healing rifts that have been centuries in the making?

About The Author

(c) Laura Aziz

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 the bestselling author of The Temptation of Gracie and the Deverill series, among many others. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at and connect with her on Twitter @SantaMontefiore or on Instagram @SantaMontefioreOfficial. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 19, 2022)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398507708

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“A Santa Montefiore novel is always a major event, and The Secret Hours is no exception. [Montefiore] . . . is a master storyteller. . . . This is the kind of epic story you can lose yourself in. A triumph of a novel.”
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Praise for Daughters of Castle Deverill

“With 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.”
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