Shelf Envy [29]: Santa Montefiore

 


My mouth literally fell open when I saw this gloriousness in my mailbox.

I have Ms. Santifiore today to talk about what she’s been reading nowadays. It looks like she’s fast at work with the fourth Deverill novel! The work of a writer never stops. But seriously, though. Your bookshelves are to die for. Sigh.

I’m researching my new novel at the moment, which is the fourth in the Deverill series, based in Ireland and London in 1992.   So, Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy, which is about the wealthy American girls who came over to do the London Season and catch aristocratic Englishmen. It’s a really fun book, with wonderful anecdotes. As well as research, it’s a really entertaining read; The Diary of Lady Carbery – this is a fascinating diary giving insight into the daily life of an Anglo Irishwoman who lived in Castle Freke in West Cork.

I’m also reading for pleasure: Joe Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural, this is a really amazing book. Joe Dispenza is a brain scientist who teaches you how to manifest the life you want and to heal your body with your mind. For people who enjoy books by Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle like I do, Joe Dispenza is one of the best. I went to a workshop of his last week here in London and I am so inspired. Meditation is the key – with a new puppy in the house, it’s difficult to find the time to do it, but I know that, if I do, I can take control of my life. I highly recommend this book!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Love, love your bookshelves! And your book. 🙂