A priceless Titian masterpiece. A sumptuous French Chateau with a deadly secret. And a mystery hidden in a Bordeaux village that will change their lives forever… When elegant Anouk, a dealer in American antiques, dies unexpectedly, she leaves the Metropolitan museum an uncatalogued, multimillion dollar painting by Titian. Her son, Mischa, had no idea she had even owned it and becomes determined to discover the story behind the painting. This mystery sends him on the trail of his own history, back to the French village of his childhood. There he hopes to uncover the origins of the Gypsy Madonna; he never expects to find himself. Lose yourself in this story of epic romance and dark mystery set against the backdrop of occupied France and post-war America.
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 SantaMontefioreauthor.com.
‘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. This is the second book in her Deverill Chronicles, which follows the fortunes of Irish sisters, Kitty, Bridie and Celia, starts in 1925 and focuses on Celia’s determination to restore Castle Deverill to its former glory. Lush, vivid storytelling’
– Sarra Manning, Red magazine, on Daughters of Castle Deverill
‘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
‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart’
– Jojo Moyes
‘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
‘I raced through this feel-good romantic story, which spans continents and decades’
– Fanny Blake, Woman & Home on The Beekeeper's Daughter
‘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
‘Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher’
– Daily Mail
‘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
‘Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore’
– Mail on Sunday
‘One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades’
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