The Girl in the Castle

The Girl in the Castle

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Previously published as The Girl in the Castle

Ireland. The early twentieth century.

Two girls on the cusp of womanhood. A nation on the brink of war.

Read their story -- and see why JOJO Moyes says that "Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore."

Born on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 1900, Kitty Deverill grows up in Castle Deverill, on the sunning green ghills of West Cork, Ireland -- the same place her ancestors have always dwelled. She isn't fully Irish, as the son of the local veterinarian likes to tease her; but this doesn't stop Kitty and Jack O'Leary from falling in love...

Bridie Doyle, daughter to Castle Deverill's cook, cherishes her friendship with Kitty. Yet she can't help dreaming of someday having wealth, having glamour, having... more. And when she discovers Kitty's darkest secret, Bridie finds herself growing to resent the girl in the castle who seems to have it all.

As Irish and British forces collide in Southern Ireland, Jack enlists to fight -- and Kitty throws herself into the cause for Irish liberty, running messages and ammunition between the rebels. But , her allegiance to her family and her friends will soon be tested... and when Castle Deverill comes under attack, the only home and life she's ever known are threatened.

A powerful story of love, loyalty, and friendship, The Girl in the Castle is an exquisitely written novel set against the magical, captivating landscape of Ireland -- perfect for fans of DOWNTON ABBEY and KATE MORTON.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062490797
Branch Call Number: MON
Characteristics: 538, 27 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 15, 2018

Starts off very slow and though the pacing eventually picks up it drifts into soap opera territory. However, it may appeal to readers who like dramatic family sagas, tensions between "upstairs" and "downstairs", and are able to accept some plot twists that would be implausible in real life.

Feb 03, 2018

Great historical fiction. Hooked on the story, currently reading Daughters of Ireland, book 2 in the series.

Jun 26, 2017


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