Sofia Solanas grew up on a magnificent ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa, amid the grand traditions of the Argentine nobility and the mysticism of the native gauchos. Spoilt, wilful, resourceful and proud, she is 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. Then Sofia embarks on a passionate love affair that can only bring shame upon the family. When Anna discovers the relationship, she is horrified and sends Sofia away to Europe, inadvertently exiling her from her family and the man she loves for over twenty years. Until, years later, a family tragedy calls Sofia home…
About the Author
Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London.
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I am a great fan of Santa Montefiore as an author. I found this book hard to put down. A great read!
`Engaging and charming' -- Penny Vincenzi `One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' * The Times * `Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore' * Mail on Sunday * `A gripping romance . . . it is as believable as the writing is beautiful' * Daily Telegraph * `A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times' * Vogue * `Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher' * Daily Mail * `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 * `I raced through this feel-good romantic story, which spans continents and decades' -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home on The Beekeeper's Daughter * `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 `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' -- Jojo Moyes `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
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 2nd January 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.67