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Montefiore, Santa 1970-

Works: 119 works in 1,020 publications in 14 languages and 28,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction  War stories  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O544, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Santa Montefiore
The beekeeper's daughter : a novel by Santa Montefiore( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Description: England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquiss and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and her future - that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father's duties. But there is another man who she just can't shake from her thoughts ... Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable boy. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Thinking Trixie is surely abandoned, Grace tries to reach out to her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother's advice and comfort, sure Jasper's love for her was real. There must be something Jasper isn't telling her ... Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the secrets of the past, and unravel the lies told long ago"--
The French gardener by Santa Montefiore( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It begins as Miranda and David Claybourne move into a country house with a once-beautiful garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their dream. Soon the latent unhappiness in the family begins to come to the surface, isolating each family member in a bubble of resentment and loneliness. Then an enigmatic Frenchman arrives on their doorstep. With the wisdom of nature, he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he? When Miranda reads about his past in a diary she finds in the cottage by the garden, the whole family learns that a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit, not just season after season but generation after generation"--Publisher marketing
Sea of lost love by Santa Montefiore( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestria always spends her summer holiday at Pendrift Hall, the Cornish mansion that has been home to the Montague family for generations. In the summer of 1958, the highlight is a lavish ball. But what is supposed to be a night of celebration ends in catastrophe. Celestria's grandfather encourages her to play detective
Last voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore( Book )

59 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alba discovers a portrait of her deceased mother, she travels to the Amalfi coast of Italy to find out about her mother's past and not only discovers hidden secrets, but realizes the possibility of love and happiness in her own future
Secrets of the lighthouse by Santa Montefiore( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een vrouw haar bazige moeder en opgedrongen verloofde ontvlucht, komt ze in Ierland terecht waar ze haar familie en een tragisch geheim ontdekt
The woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral--claiming to be the lord's illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires to this interloper, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow. Eventually, however, Phaedra's sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette Frampton never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton. But an attraction grows between Phaedra and the eldest son, David. It seems an impossible love--blocked by their blood connection and by the fury of one family member who is determined to expose Phaedra as a fraud
The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history. He makes a pilgrimage into the past, to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna
The girl in the castle : a novel by Santa Montefiore( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to flame-haired Kitty Deverill. Her best friend is Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the castle's cook. Jack O'Leary, the vet's son, is always reminding Kitty that she isn't fully Irish; Bridie is jealous of Kitty's wealth and glamour. When the Irish revolt begins Jack enlists to fight, and Kitty throws herself into the cause for Irish liberaty. Their lives are wrenched apart by betrayal, and when Castle Deverill comes under attack the only home Kitty has ever known is threatened
The house by the sea by Santa Montefiore( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens. One day, Dante, the son of the villa's owner, invites her inside
The summer house by Santa Montefiore( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoinette's world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. He was her rock, the man she turned to for love and support, the man she knew better than she knew herself. Or at least so she thought For as she arrives at the familiar old stone church for George's funeral, she sees a woman she has never met before. And in that instant, the day she thought would close a door on the past becomes the day that everything she has ever known is turned upside down. Phaedra loved George too, and she could not bear to stay away from his funeral. She only recently came to know him, but their bond was stronger than any she has ever felt before. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change all their lives forever. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to reveal the truth. But what if the truth is harder to bear than the tragedy?
The perfect happiness by Santa Montefiore( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her South African lover Jack makes a shocking confession on the last day of their affair, best-selling children's book author Angelica must draw on the lessons she learned to save her marriage
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( Book )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends - all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over & he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity, he flees to Italy
The mermaid garden by Santa Montefiore( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens and imagine that one day she'll escape her meager existence and live there surrounded by its other worldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina's life forever.--From inside front jacket cover
The forget-me-not sonata by Santa Montefiore( Book )

57 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spread over two generations, this novel follows the fortunes of Audrey Garnet. Growing up in the small Anglo-Argentine community of Hurlingham, she loses her heart to one man and marries another. In later years, the forget-me-not sonata reminds her of the dreadful sacrifice she's made
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Book )

77 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an epic sweeping story of forbidden love set in the Argentine. Sofia and Santi are first cousins, growing up surrounded by an enormous family. Their lives seem idyllic but as they grow older, the love between them deepens into a passion neither can ignore
The affair by Santa Montefiore( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would you risk everything for love? Bestselling children's book writer Angelica is amused and flattered at the attention of Jack, the owner of a vineyard in South Africa, whom she meets at a dinner party. With his easy charm and reputation as a ladies' man, Jack makes her feel good about herself -- surely it can't do any harm to indulge in a mild email flirtation? After all, she wouldn't risk her stable marriage and the happiness of her children. But things don't stop there, and when Angelica is sent to Cape Town for a book tour, the affair begins in earnest
The swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her and that their future will be a reassuring continuation of their past. But the boy who joined the RAF has come back a man, and a man irrevocably changed by the horrors that he has seen. Unable to settle back into the sleepy seaside village, George resolves to spend a year on the family farm in Argentina, and, despite her disappointment, Rita promises to wait for him. Rita keeps her promise. But for George there are irresistible temptations, and an agonising choice to make
The daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 OLeary 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 daughter 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
Songs of love and war by Santa Montefiore( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything ... West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle, Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland's struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. A bastion of British supremacy, the castle itself is in danger of destruction as the war closes in around it, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O'Leary and enflamed by her own sense of patriotism, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it
Het vlinderkistje by Santa Montefiore( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her." "Devastated when her parents' marriage falls apart, Federica is forced to set up home in Cornwall with her mother - the butterfly box is the only part of her father she is able to take with her to sustain her during painful times. Embraced by the eccentric Appleby family, she loses her heart to their son Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late." "As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to capture that long-forgotten sense of security in the arms of the debonair Torquil Jensen. From the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, she embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. It takes Federica years of heartbreak to escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box."--BOOK JACKET
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The mermaid garden
Alternative Names
Montefjore, Santa 1970-

Palmer-Tomkinson, Santa.

Santa Montefiore britische Schriftstellerin

Santa Montefiore British author

Santa Montefiore Brits auteur

Santa Montefiore écrivaine britannique

Santa Montefiore Escritora britânica

Sea of lost loveLast voyage of the ValentinaThe Gypsy MadonnaThe house by the seaThe perfect happinessThe Italian matchmakerThe mermaid gardenThe forget-me-not sonata