Bestselling author Santa Montefiore’s spellbinding, historical trilogy reaches its sweeping and heartwarming conclusion in The Last Secret of the Deverills.
A new generation of love and war at Castle Deverill...
Ireland, 1939. Peace flourishes throughout the country, but much has changed for the Deverill family.
In Dublin, Martha Wallace searches for her birth mother. Given up for adoption as a baby and raised in America, Martha returns to Ireland to connect with her Irish roots. Instead, she falls in love with the impossibly charming JP Deverill, and together they uncover the truth about her family.
At Castle Deverill, the humble daughter of the castle’s former cook is now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of the Castle. Bridie is determined to make the splendid surroundings her home, but to do so she must turn a blind eye to the failings of her husband and son. Kitty has settled into her life with Robert and their two children, but when Jack O’Leary returns to Ballinakelly with a family of his own, she realizes she never forgot her first love, even though his heart belongs elsewhere.
As the Second World War hovers on the horizon, the Deverills uncover a secret that will forever change their lives. The Last Secret of the Deverills is the dramatic conclusion to a stunning saga about a family caught in the sweep of history, and the ties that keep them together.
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 SantaMontefiore.co.uk.
"Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart."
– JoJo Moyes
"Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments"
– Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife
"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."
"A gripping romance . . . It is as believable as the writing is beautiful."
– Daily Telegraph
"Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher."
– Daily Mail
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"A multigenerational banquet of love: falling in, falling out, rediscovering,rekindling. The Beekeeper’s Daughter features sophisticated, irresistible backdrops and brilliantly drawn characters that made it one of the most engrossing reads of my year"
– Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Matchmaker, on The Beekeeper's Daughter
"An ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages."
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