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…?
Santa Montefiore’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than six million copies in England and Europe. She is the bestselling author of The Temptation of Gracie and the Deverill series, among many others. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at SantaMontefiore.co.uk and connect with her on Twitter @SantaMontefiore or on Instagram @SantaMontefioreOfficial.
‘This is Santa Montefiore at her best – an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments. If you love a heartfelt, epic trilogy this is for you. I loved it and can’t wait for more’
– Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife, on Songs of Love and War
‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart’
– Jojo Moyes
‘A multigenerational banquet of love: falling in, falling out, rediscovering,rekindling. The Beekeeper’s Daughter features sophisticated, irresistible backdrops and brilliantly drawn characters that made it one of the most engrossing reads of my year’
– Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Matchmaker, on The Beekeeper's Daughter
‘I raced through this feel-good romantic story, which spans continents and decades’
– Fanny Blake, Woman & Home on The Beekeeper's Daughter
‘This deeply romantic saunter is an ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages’
– The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter
‘Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher’
– Daily Mail
‘A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times’
‘A gripping romance . . . it is as believable as the writing is beautiful’
– Daily Telegraph
‘Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore’
– Mail on Sunday
‘One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades’
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