This is an epic sweeping story of forbidden love set in the Argentine. Sofia and Santi are first cousins, growing up surrounded by an enormous family. Their lives seem idyllic but as they grow older, the love between them deepens into a passion neither can ignore.
Thwarted love, the abiding theme of so much women's fiction, is served on a refreshing palette here - Publishing News
'A good book for the beach bag.' Aberdeen Evening Express
'Forbidden love that really tugs the heart strings.' Your Wedding
a kind of Anglo-Argentine DYNASTY, with lots of smouldering Latin boys swinging their polo mallets about. Very readable. - Telegraph Magazine
Certainly puts the raunch into ranch. . . an enjoyable tale of heat, dust and lust that maintains the tension to the very end. - The Mail on Sunday
All the ingredients of a classic romantic read - thwarted love, exotic locations and lifestyles of the rich and famous. - Daily Mail
The descriptions of Argentina are fascinating, there is enough of a sprinkling of politics to keep readers on their toes and, as ever, the predicament of star-crossed lovers is the stuff of delicious escapism. - Sunday Times
A brilliant first novel and a classic piece of storytelling. - OK Magazine
Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. After a year teaching English on an Argentine estancia, she spent much of the nineties in Buenos Aires. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their daughter, Lily.