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Summary

It is 1939, and peace has flourished since the Great War ended.

Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Bridie Doyle, now mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband, Cesare, has other ideas.

Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband, Robert. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly....

©2017 Jenny Valentish (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"One of our personal favourites and best-selling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades." ( The Times)
"A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times." ( Vogue)

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Enjoyable ........................................

I have enjoyed all three of these books. Narrator was very good reader and the way she could change her voice to each character.

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A good epic story but final instalment a bit rushed

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book trilogy and will probably listen to again. However I have to say that this final one felt a little rushed and predictable in the end. It felt as though the author was trying to tie up the considerable amount of lose ends as quickly as possible. There were also some parts of the story that lost their depth and intensity for me, one minute something was said to be kept a secret forever and literally a couple of chapters later that same person had spilled the beans directly, it felt like the author had lost inspiration and imagination for how to tie up the lose ends in more of a story and just gave in to telling it straight so this was quite disappointing.
I stand by my earlier reviews of the other books however in that I think the story would work exceptionally well as a TV adaptation. All the way through I have likened it to Downton Abbey and can just see it playing out on the screen really well and perhaps enabling a little more substance to be built around the characters.
I would recommend this book and also have to give excellent praise to the narrator who is definitely the best I have listened to yet. There were so many characters in this book and she never failed to narrator all the different voices. They were all very distinguishable and if ever I missed who was talking I always knew anyway due to the voice. An exceptional performance and I will look out for more by this narrator!

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Magical trilogy

I absolutely loved this trilogy of books. Wonderful twists & turns- magical spiritual touches. I feel like I know the Deverells well & have enjoyed watching Kitty's life unfurl & evolve through childhood into adulthood. A real treat 💛

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Perfect End to the Trilogy

I just loved all three of these books about the Deveril family. This final story had me on the edge of my seat at times. I'm sad I've finished but so glad I read them. Wonderful characters and I can't praise the narrator enough for bringing them all to life. A very hard act to follow.

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Another greatly enjoyable book by Santa M.

Having met all the characters from the 2 previous books, it was good to find out how their lives continue. I also enjoyed meeting new people, like the lovely Alana. Without giving too much away, let's just say I was very relieved and pleased with her final decision about what to do with her life. I also loved the conclusion at the end of the book with regards to what happens to the other characters. Santa's writing brings them all to life and makes for a storyline that I have enjoyed very much. It always amazes me that all these people in her books come from ONE mind. Santa weaves them all together to create a rich tapestry of a story. Genevieeve' s excellent, talented narration finishes everything off to perfection. I will definitely buy more books from Santa M. She is one of my favourite authors.

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let's hear more!

every gust of wind, every journey and every character is rich and wonderful! loved the narrater too!

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l0ved it

loved it...every twist and though all three books very well thought out was excellently planned

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Great book

I loved this book but have listened to them in the wrong order so will find book one and two next

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I loved all three.

Brilliant I’m sorry it’s finished. Story and characters amazing and loveable. Lots of twists. Well written. Narrator was excellent too. Will listen to more by this fabulous author.

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I am so sad to have finished this delightful book

I just loved the contrast between the wicked and the good. All the characters were so well betrayed and colourful,beautifully presented and read by Genevieve Swallow
Just wondering if there’s another Deverill story to come .

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  • Robyn Smith
  • 06-08-19

Absolutely Fantastic

These books all three of them have been absolutely fantastic. They have kept me so intrigued throughout. I’ve laughed even cried a little bit. The narrator Genevieve you are wonderful your different voices never changed throughout the 3books you were wonderful and a huge thank you to Santa Montefiore your books are really beautiful and I wish I really Wish this book could be made into a series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-07-18

Great read!

Wonderful reading! The trilogy! Can't wait for my next read by a very good author!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-17

It captured my heart!

I loved this book, all three of them! The narrator made It come to life!