Daughters of Ireland (Book 2) by Santa Montefiore

daughter of ireland pomegranit

When I read The Girl in the Castle  I didn’t know it was book one in a trilogy.  That story ended well and didn’t leave you hanging.  Maybe one little mystery at the end but otherwise, it could have been a stand alone novel.  It was quite a treat to find two more books were planned as I very much enjoyed the characters and plot.

The next book is titled Daughters of Ireland and picks up where book one left off.  The little mystery  at the end of book one explains who bought Castle Deverill.

The main setting is in West Cork Ireland with part of the story set in London and New York City.  We pick up the story of Bridie Doyle, Kitty Deverill and Celia Deverill Mayberry, their paths going different ways but eventually crossing back again.  In childhood they were loving and devoted friends but tragedy stirs up a mess of emotional baggage.  Love, revenge, fear and determination are a constant in this book.

This second book has me screaming for more.  So many story lines weaving together, leaving the reader with great anticipation about what happens next.  The main characters are all about to collide and I expect many fireworks in book three.

If you are a fan of family saga type books you will love this series.  It’s a touch of Downton Abbey along with rural hard living families spanning a time period of 1925 to 1938 (book 2).

Food and drinks are mentioned here and there.  I wanted to represent both social economic divisions so I brought a Pomegranate Martini which would appeal to the Deverill family and Scones with cream and jam for the Doyle and O’Leary families.


Pomegranate Martini

2oz Vodka
1oz Pomegranate Juice
Splash of Cointreau

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.

I won a copy of this book from Goodreads. Thanks so much!

Linking up with Joy’s British Isles Friday


10 thoughts on “Daughters of Ireland (Book 2) by Santa Montefiore

    • I am always on the lookout for a good series, Mike. For me, it’s enjoyable to read about the generations of a family and see where life takes them.


  1. I’m with Mike, reading that recipe for the cocktail has me jonesing for one. And it’s only 11am here in California so that’s a bad thing! Cheers Tina, glad to hear you’ve found a good series to read. Have you tried the Lynda LaPlante books? I’ve just started her recent Prime Suspect: Tennison which has just started airing as a tv show on masterpiece.

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  2. That sounds like a fun series that I’d enjoy. The middle book of a good trilogy always seems to leave the most hanging out there to gather up in the final book.

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