Irritating personality traits haven't softened - do friendships change?
Needed but feeling left out - do others feel the same?
Where were you on this day? - moon landing
To celebrate the paperback publication of Sunday Times bestseller The Temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore, we're giving 10 lucky gransnetters the chance to win a copy of the book.
Under the glare of the Italian sun, secrets come to light…
Gracie Burton has been living quietly in Devon for the last forty years. What neither her high-powered and distant daughter Carina, moody granddaughter Anastasia nor her gossipy friends in the Badley Compton Ladies Book Club know is that when Gracie was a young woman, she lived a clandestine life.
Far removed from grey, post-war London, Gracie moved to Italy as an apprentice art restorer for her charismatic yet unscrupulous art dealer uncle, Hans. Under his wing she spent her days immersed in masterpieces against the backdrop of the beatific Tuscan hills and her nights in the arms of her one true love.
But what terrible events conspired to send Gracie running back to England, abandoning everything and everyone, forcing her to bury her past so deeply that she never spoke of it again?
Now, stumbling upon an advertisement for an Italian cookery course in a Tuscan castle she instantly recognises, Gracie ploughs her life savings into one last trip. When Carina and Anastasia dutifully accompany her they have no idea what, or who, has drawn Gracie to Castello Montefosco, a place she once fled from under a cloud and now compels her to confront the truth.
Praise for Santa Montefiore:
"Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart" - Jojo Moyes
"One of our favourite authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades" - The Times
"‘Santa Montefiore is the mistress of sun-soaked escapist fiction" - Good Housekeeping
The Temptation of Gracie is published by Simon & Schuster and is available online and from all good booksellers.
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