Secrets of the Lighthouse: Santa Montefiore

July 30, 2013

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

Secrets of the Lighthouse: Santa Montefiore           I have never read any of Santa’s books however when I read a review by one newspaper critic that “….she is the new Rosamunde Pilcher” I was immediately drawn to her books as I used to love reading all of Pilcher’s books. I bought, on Kindle, Santa’s latest book, Secrets of the Lighthouse, and I was not disappointed as it was so beautifully written and the story was captivating, a sweeping family saga set on the West Coast of Ireland with an element of mystery. I would recommend this book as a good summer read, sitting under a parasol, sipping your chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc……….need I say any more! BLISS!! Amazon Product Description
Summer is not complete without a new novel from top ten bestelling author 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?
‘The House by the Sea has it all: secrets, mystery, passionate love affairs…Unforgettable!’ Adriana Trigiani ‘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’ Plum Sykes, Vogue

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