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Montefiore, Santa 1970-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 779 publications in 14 languages and 24,450 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Love stories  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Sagas  Epic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O544, 823.92
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Publications about Santa Montefiore
Publications by Santa Montefiore
Most widely held works by Santa Montefiore
The French gardener by Santa Montefiore( Book )
38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 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 )
40 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
Celestria always spends her summer holiday at Pendrift Hall. 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 )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,724 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
The beekeeper's daughter : a novel by Santa Montefiore( Book )
21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
"From the #1 internationally bestselling author, her first book set in America, the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago. England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquess and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and what the future holds--that is until her father dies. 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 young man. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might hit it big. 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. Grace thinks that Trixie is surely abandoned and tries to support her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother's advice and comfort. She is confident that Jasper's love for her was real ... Set on a fictional island off the coast of Massachusetts with charming architecture, beautiful landscape, and quirky islanders, The Beekeeper's Daughter is "a multigenerational banquet of love ... one of the most engrossing reads of my year" (Elin Hilderbrand)"--
Secrets of the lighthouse by Santa Montefiore( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
"Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is engaged to marry an aristocratic man she doesn't love, she hates her job, and her mother ... well, her mother is not a woman to be crossed. So Ellen escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's cottage on Ireland's dramatic Connemara coast. Once there, she is embraced by a family of aunts, uncles and cousins her mother never mentioned. Her imagination is captured by the picturesque ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. Locals say she may have been murdered by her husband, Conor Macausland, who abandoned the his castle after his wife's death. Cutting all her ties chic London society, and therefore not knowing about the search for her that has begun, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm, warmth, and romance, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. After dying in the lighhouse fire, she is unable to move on. She watches her children and her husband, hoping they might see her, that she might feel their love once more. When Caitlin notices Ellen's arrival, she senses her world is about to change. Can she prevent it? Or can she find a way to freedom and happiness, the happiness she sees in the spirit of a little girl who, for some reason, also can't move on? The rugged coastline, tightknit communities, and ancient landmarks of western Ireland provide the backdrop for this story of two women seeking peace and the love they desparately need. For each of them, the key can be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse"--
The woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,219 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 )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,170 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
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His city job, his glossy girlfriends have ceased to satisfy him and his marriage is over. He flees to Italy and the Palazzo Montelimone restored by his parents. The palazzo is full of his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by ghosts of a murderous past, the mystery of which he must unravel
The house by the sea by Santa Montefiore( Book )
30 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 965 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 forget-me-not sonata by Santa Montefiore( Book )
55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 930 libraries worldwide
"The Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires is a little piece of England, home to the small Anglo-Argentine community where gossip is devoured as eagerly as the scones and Earl Grey tea." "Here Audrey Garnet grows up and loses her heart to Louis Forrester, the talented, troubled young man who sets tongues wagging with his eccentric behaviour and chequered past. Finding in Audrey the one woman who understands him, Louis composes especially for her a brilliant piece of music: the forget-me-not sonata. To the hypnotic melody of this magical tune they embark upon a secret love affair." "But a family tragedy brings their romance to an abrupt end and Audrey, ever the dutiful daughter, thrills her parents by accepting Louis's successful, respectable elder brother, Cecil, as her husband. It is a sacrifice she bitterly regrets." "Despite the pleasures of family life and, in time, beloved daughters of her own, Audrey hears the sweet, plaintive notes of the forget-me-not sonata echo through the years as a reminder of the love that she has lost."--BOOK JACKET
The perfect happiness by Santa Montefiore( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 912 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 swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Book )
43 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 901 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
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Book )
75 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 882 libraries worldwide
A re-issued epic story of forbidden love from one of the fastest-growing names in commercial women's fiction
The summer house by Santa Montefiore( Book )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 880 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 affair by Santa Montefiore( Book )
31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 854 libraries worldwide
The truly romantic new novel from Santa Montefiore - Hodder's answer to Danielle Steel
The mermaid garden by Santa Montefiore( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 825 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 butterfly box by Santa Montefiore( Book )
49 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Frederica Campione adores her father. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her. Yet, when her parents' marriage falls apart, she is forced to move to Cornwall with her mother - the butterfly box is the only part of her father she can take with her
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 616 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 and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth
The swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 316 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
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Spoilt and wilful Sofia Solanas grows up on a magnificent ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampas, loved by all around her. All, that is, except her Irish mother, Anna, who punishes her daughter for her own sense of alienation and inadequacy while doting on her sons. When a horrified Anna discovers that Sofia has embarked on a passionate love affair that can only bring shame upon the family, she sends Sofia away to Europe, exiling her from her family and the man she loves for over twenty years. But then a family tragedy calls Sofia home
 
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Alternative Names
Montefjore, Santa 1970-
Santa Montefiore britische Schriftstellerin
Santa Montefiore British author
Santa Montefiore Brits auteur
Santa Montefiore Escritora britânica
Languages
English (298)
Dutch (134)
Spanish (60)
Polish (45)
German (30)
French (17)
Italian (6)
Serbian (4)
Croatian (3)
Czech (3)
Portuguese (2)
Russian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Latvian (1)
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