Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Daughters of Ireland

About The Daughters of Ireland

• Paperback: 576 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 15, 2017)

Ireland. 1925.

The war is over. But life will never be the same...

"Everything Santa Montefiore writes, she writes from the heart,” says JOJO MOYES. See why in this unforgettable story of love, loss, and life, perfect for fans of DOWNTON ABBEY and KATE MORTON.

In the green hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. But young Celia Deverill is determined to see her ruined ancestral home restored to its former glory — to the years when Celia ran through its vast halls with her cousin Kitty and their childhood friend Bridie Doyle.

Kitty herself is raising a young family, but she longs for Jack O’Leary — the long-ago sweetheart she cannot have. And soon Kitty must make a heartbreaking decision, one that could destroy everything she holds dear.

Bridie, once a cook's daugher in Castle Deverill, is now a well-heeled New York City socialite. Yet her celebrity can't erase a past act that haunts her still. Nor can it keep her from seeking revenge upon the woman who wronged her all those years ago.

As these three daughters of Ireland seek to make their way in a world once again beset by dark forces, Santa Montefiore shows us once more why she is one of the best-loved storytellers at work today.

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Review: The Daughters of Ireland is what I call a chunker. It is much longer than most books I read, cos I have a short attention span, but this book is so worth it.

I have a love for family sagas, and this one was fabulous. It was kind of like a Downton Abbey set in Ireland. It is also the second book in a series. (Which as I learned has different titles in the UK from the US) I will be ordering book 1 because this book was so wonderful. I could easily see it becoming a tv program. I think that should be a huge hint for the BBC or Sky and PBS.

The characters are so wonderfully fleshed out and each one has their own drama.  Its the kind of book that keeps you turning the pages because you want to know what's going to happen next. Kitty is a character that you can be sympathetic too. Celia is ditzy and just fun. Bridie is the character that you have to hate.

Oh and there are ghosts. (I have to admit I loved that touch of paranormal in this book)

This was one of the best historical novels I've read this year.

Rating: 5 flowers

About Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England. She went to Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset and studied Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She has written sixteen bestselling novels, which have been translated into thirty different languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Find out more about Santa at her website, and connect with her Facebook. You can also join the Facebook group dedicated to her books.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love chunkster books like this - I like to completely lose myself in a story for a while.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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