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September 10, 2018

The Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore ~ a Review #MondayBlogs

by Susan Roberts

1939: Peace has flourished since the Great War ended, but much has changed for the Deverill family as now a new generation is waiting in the wings to make their mark.
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The Secret of the Irish Castle
August 2018; William Morrow
audio, ebook, print (480 pages); historical
When Martha Wallace leaves her home in America to search for her birth mother in Dublin, she never imagines that she will completely lose her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. But more surprises are in store for her after she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, sealing her fate.

Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But just as she begins to feel things are finally going her way, her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. As his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple wonder if he really is who he says he is.

Kitty Deverill has come to accept her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O’Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere.

As long-held secrets come to light, the Deverills will have to heal old wounds and come to terms with the past if they hope to ensure their legacy for the future.

I was told that this could be read as a stand-alone so I agreed to review it.  I was so confused with the characters and the situations that I really can't rate this book.  Instead, I am going to go back and read the previous two books and then I will review it again.  I thought that the writing was very good and I love books set in Ireland so my feeling is that book will be a big hit for me once I learn who everyone is.  With over 100 reviews on Goodreads, this book is rated over 4 stars so it's definitely one to follow up on.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter

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  1. I hope you have a chance to go back and read the previous books!
    Thanks for being on the tour.
    - Heather J @ TLC Book Tours