The Girl In The Castle”

518ycxuwoyl-_sx333_bo1204203200_Thanks to EDELWEISS for allowing to read and give an honest review.
I have never read any novels written by Santa Montefiore, but after reading and enjoying this novel
so much . I will be picking up the rest. Her writing style is good, I read the 1st chapter and I was
hooked. I love historical fiction and this was perfect.
This is the story of a family , The Deverill’s , the family is intertwined with other families, The Doyle’s, The O’Leary’s and all of their many friends. they live in a castle, they throw lavish parties, people come from miles away for the parties. The history between the different families is complicated, some good and some bad.
The characters are well developed, I love the characters of Kitty and Grace, Adeline, and Cecila, they are strong willed and strong minded. They all four stand tall and proud of who they are and what they believe in, even though society does not always accept what choices they make. And Birdie, who is a servant girl, she is Kitty’s bestfriend, she finally comes into her own. There are the sisters of Maud(Kitty’s mother), The Shrubs, Hazel and Laurel, this novel is full of great characters.
Then there are other characters like Jack, Harry, Kitty’s sisters, her mother and her father, grandparents and lets not forget the ghost of the castle, who make their appearances known to only a few, the ghost are there because of a curse.
This novel has everything you want in a historical novel, there’s history, ghostly figures, Irish
folklore, a huge family with lots of drama, sisters, brothers, wartime, broken hearts, strong
friendships, redemption, revenge, forgiveness, new beginnings, and love. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I am anxious to see where the author takes the men and woman in the story.
Thank you, Santa Montefiore and Edelweiss for allowing me read and review, this novel was
fantastic!

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