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Publisher's Summary

Ireland, 1925. The war is over. But life will never be the same....

"Everything Santa Montefiore writes, she writes from the heart," says Jojo Moyes. See why in this unforgettable story of love, loss, and life, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Kate Morton.

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 O'Leary - 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.

©2017 Santa Montefiore (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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My first Santa Montefiore book!

What did you love best about The Daughters of Ireland?

I didn't listen to the first two books so the characters where new to me. Loved the story! The only thing I didn't like is I was left with what's going to happen and then looked to see if there was a sequel only finding that there where two previous books. Looking for the next book in the series!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how the different characters intertwined.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Repeat of Daughters of Castle Deverill

I was expecting this book to be the third book in a series that started with The Girl in the Castle. This book, although a good story & beautifully narrated, is a repeat of the second book Daughters of Castle Deverill. I was looking forward to the story moving on in the series so this book was a disappointment.

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  • Stacy
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 10-22-17

Better than the 1st one.

Much better than the first one. I loved all of the new storylines and can't wait for the next installment.

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Daughters of Ireland ok

Hoping for a bit of historical fiction but this was not that book. A long book which ended with a few unanswered and confusing story lines.

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Isn't this just the second book again?

This has to be a mistake. please let us know when the actual book is released.

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Beautifully written and narrated

This is Book 2 of 3 in the series. I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to both 1 and 2 and am looking forward to the release of the third book but will be sorry to finish it!

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Ends too abruptly

Like the first book, I enjoyed this story a lot, but also like the first book the story ends abruptly without closing the loop on several of the storylines. It’s not done in the manner of a cliff hanger, it feels unfinished / unresolved. But overall I enjoy the characters and the setting quite a bit, even if some of the characters become less likable as their stories unfold (Jack and Bridie really become hard to like, while Celia becomes much more admirable)

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  • yogi
  • New York, NY
  • 05-12-18

Disappointing

I wanted to love the second book in this series, but for me it just fell flat. The story lines were drawn out so much longer than necessary and I found myself losing interest in the characters. The narrator was great when she was speaking for the women who were British, but all men and other accents were so beyond terrible it was distracting.
I also agree with other reviews that the succession of these books is very confusing given that there are different titles for the same novels in the UK and the US. After I finished the first book (which I actually read in paperback), it took a bit of detective work to decipher which was next for me.
I really loved the first book so I do wonder if my disappointment in this one was primarily related to the spotty performance by the narrator. Regardless, I doubt I’ll finish the trilogy at this point.

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loving how history is brought to life

I've never been able to remember historical dates, but this book has forever embedded the time period of "the troubles" into my mind. for a book that's not about a war, it made me aware of it in the utmost interesting way.

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Left Hanging

There were times I thought the dialogue just dragged with self absorbed characters but by the end I wanted to know what happened. I hope there’s another story. You can hear this story and skip the first