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The Secret Hours by Santa Montefiore is an epic family saga, spanning generations and uncovering the devastating secrets that are so often hidden just beneath the surface. To celebrate its release, we're giving you the chance to win a Diptyque beauty bundle including a candle together worth over £100, along with a copy of the book. Five runners-up will also receive a copy of The Secret Hours.
Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable and used to getting her own way. When she dies, she leaves unexpected instructions with her daughter, Faye. Instead of being buried in America, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea.
All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa’s estate?
Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Leaving her own husband and children behind, Faye travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother’s last wish. What she finds there, in the mesmerising Irish countryside, is that which she didn’t know was missing.
For your chance to win a copy of The Secret Hours and a Diptyque beauty bundle including a Baies berries candle, revitalising shower gel and luxurious hand balm, enter the competition below.
The Secret Hours is published by Simon and Schuster and is available to buy online and from all good bookshops.
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