A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart… The stunning novel of love and secrets from the number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore.
Dorset, 1933: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have.
Massachusetts, 1973: Grace’s beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him…
Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago…
‘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.’ -- 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
‘Deeply romantic saunter. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons.’ ― 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’ ― Vogue
‘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’ ― The Times
‘Engaging and charming’ -- Penny Vincenzi