'SANTA MONTEFIORE is a superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times - her passionate novels are
already bestsellers across Europe and I can see why. Her plots are sensual, sensitive and complex, her characters are unforgettable
life forces, her love stories are desperate yet uplifting - and one laughs as much as one cries.'
Plum Sykes, Author, Bergdorf Blondes
'This is quite simply a beautiful read and will make you believe again in love that conquers all'
News of The World
'Now is the perfect time to read this gripping romance...It is as believable as the writing is beautiful'
'Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher.'
'A gripping romance….it is as believable as the writing is beautiful'
'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 novel displays all Montefiore’s hallmarks; glamorous scene-setting, memorable characters, and as always deliciously large helpings of yearning love and surging passion'
Wendy Holden, Sunday Express
'Engaging and charming'
'Santa Montefiore really knows these people inside and out. I couldn’t put this book down'
Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey
How Tara's sister became the 'Lit girl'
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2007
Now I understand Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Earlier this year, the charmingly dotty "It girl" confided to me that it was hard being two years younger than her "perfect" sister, Santa.
Santa was head girl, looked beautiful, excelled at English and sport, and kept a tidy room.
All that was left for Tara was the wild child role in her pre-eminent (Hampshire) county family.
And now here is Miss Perfect - aka Mrs Simon "Stalin" Sebag Montefiore - sitting with me in a hotel near her home in Kensington.
I'd like to say she was snorting cocaine, showing her knickers and making outrageous remarks. But it would be a lie. She has groomed blonde hair, a slender figure, smiles a lot, and wears a white cashmere jumper which would be too much of a challenge for most mothers with two young children.
Daily Telegraph, Cassandra Jardine, 29 October 2007
Read the full article on telegraph.co.uk