Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore

Lindsay’s review

A charming historical fiction tale set in the early 1900s in Ireland and England. The story follows three young women whose connection weaves thick and thin throughout several years and many life-changing situations. One of the best aspects of this novel is that it largely revolves around an old family castle in the countryside in Ireland. There is love, loss and death. There are ghosts, love triangles and hidden secrets. All of these ingredients add up to one enticing tale that kept me curious to the end. 

While I enjoyed this generational saga, it did feel quite lengthy. My attention did waver in and out as far as feeling truly connected to the characters and storyline. It almost felt as though there was one too many storylines involved that made the novel spread a little too far. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Canada and Santa Montefiore for providing me with an ARC to read and review!

Have you read this one? Want to read it? Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!

12 thoughts on “Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore

  1. I have seen that in some of the books I have read, too many story lines and characters. It’s a shame really because it usually can spoil a book. Glad that you mostly enjoyed this one, Lindsay.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Marialyce!! 💜

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  2. Cozynookbks says:

    I think I’ll pass on this one, Lindsay. I don’t like ghosts in my stories, and too many storylines confuse me. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Thanks for reviewing.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re reading something wonderful now!!

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      1. Cozynookbks says:

        I’ve been on a winning streak so far this year as regards books. 😃

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  3. Thanks for your thoughtful review, Lindsay! I don’t mind multiple storylines but there is an art to pulling them off.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I completely agree Jonetta! 💙

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  4. Love and honest review. While I love a long book, I don’t love a long book that is slow and disconnected. A pass for me, though the premise sounds interesting.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Munro! I love a long book too but only if it keeps me fully engaged throughout. Hope you’re reading something fantastic now!! ❤️

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Myndi – So sorry my auto correct changed your name to Munro in my reply 😝🙃

      Like

  5. Tiffany says:

    I love such good honest reviews like these!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Tiffany!

      Like

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