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Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore
  

Secrets of the Lighthouse

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May 2014 Book of the Month.

A richly dark and bawdy historical thriller, whether you love this book will be complicated ultimately by how you feel about Richard and his godfather James. Shadowy, unpleasant and as manipulated as they are manipulative, if you find them rakishly intoxicating then you’ll love this lusty romp but some readers may find that there just isn’t enough that’s sympathetic in their epistolary tale.

If you like Santa Montefiore you might also like to read books by Belinda Alexandra, Adele Geras and Marcia Willett.

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Synopsis

Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn't love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. She died tragically in what the village thinks is suspicious circumstances, and now she is stuck in a limbo, unable to move on. And between the two of them is an old lighthouse - the scene of so much tragedy. Can each woman find the peace she so desperately longs for? And can they find the way to live again?

Reviews

`Engaging and charming
Penny Vincenzi

`One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' * The Times * `Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore' * Mail on Sunday * `A gripping romance . . . it is as believable as the writing is beautiful' * Daily Telegraph * `A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times' * Vogue * `Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher' * Daily Mail * `This deeply romantic saunter is an ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages' * The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter * `I raced through this feel-good romantic story, which spans continents and decades
Fanny Blake

* Woman & Home on The Beekeeper's Daughter * `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 `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart'
Jojo Moyes

`This is Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments. If you love a heartfelt, epic trilogy this is for you. I loved it and can't wait for more
Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter

's Wife, on Songs of Love and War'


About the Author

Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. After a year teaching English on an Argentine estancia, she spent much of the nineties in Buenos Aires. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

Photograph © Joyce Ravid

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Publication date

24th April 2014

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Santa Montefiore

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471100970

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