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Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel (Paperback)

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Description


Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells the story of a young woman who goes in search of her family’s past and ends up discovering her future.

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn’t love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to the one place she knows her mother won’t find her, her aunt’s cottage in Connemara. Cutting all her ties with chic London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland’s charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Her imagination is soon captured by the compelling ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire.

The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle, mourning the future she can never have there. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn’t anticipate her husband falling in love again. Can she prevent it? Or can she let go and find a way to freedom and happiness?

The ruggedly beautiful Connemara coastline with its tightknit community of unforgettable characters provides the backdrop for this poignant story of two women seeking the peace and love they desperately need. For each, the key will be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse.

About the Author


Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London.

Praise For…


"With a brooding hero, dark secrets and a jealous, ghostly narrator, this modern gothic is a blood-tingling good read."
— People

"A love story with so many layers that perhaps it's best to call it a story about love."
— Kirkus Reviews

"A story of history, fate, and second chances...captivating, enchanting."
— Booklist

"A lyrical novel rich with ghostly beings, love, and loss set along the idyllic Connemara coastline of Ireland."
— Publishers Weekly

"With a brooding hero, dark secrets and a jealous, ghostly narrator, this modern gothic is a blood-tingling good read."
— People

"A love story with so many layers that perhaps it's best to call it a story about love."
— Kirkus Reviews

"A story of history, fate, and second chances...captivating, enchanting."
— Booklist

"A lyrical novel rich with ghostly beings, love, and loss set along the idyllic Connemara coastline of Ireland."
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476735382
ISBN-10: 1476735387
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 480
Language: English