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Summary

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author.

Pure escapism at every moment, The Distant Shores tells the story of a family torn apart and the woman who will bring them back together.

Margot Hart travels to Ireland to write a biography of the famous Deverill family. She knows she must speak to the current Lord Deverill - JP - if she is to uncover the secrets of the past. A notorious recluse, JP won’t be an easy man to crack. But Margot is determined - and she is not a woman who is easily put off.

What she never expected was to form a close bond with JP and be drawn into his family disputes. Shouldering the blame for running up debts that forced him to sell the family castle, JP is isolated and vulnerable. With help from his handsome son, Colm, it seems as though Margot might be the only one who can restore JP’s fortunes.

Will the family ever succeed in healing rifts that have been centuries in the making?

©2021 Santa Montefiore (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Iv loved the whole trilogy, but I have to say this one didn’t quite hit the spot, I was used to the odd ghost conversation but this was too much.
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Captivating from the opening chapter.

Love the continuation of this story. Hope there is another book to follow as I can't wait.

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For Deverill Fans

Having read the first three Castle Deverill books, I hoped this would be the same, yes it carries the story on but it did not have the same feeling as the previous novels. Not sure if it needed the fourth book, but you’ll have to make up your own mind. Lots of time spent with the spirit world which helped span many generations, quite a clever trick to get the back story reminders.