Cavendon Hall

Cavendon Hall

Book - 2014
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of the Earl's daughters, is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again.
Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best, and its sweeping story of secrets, love, honor, and betrayal will have readers riveted up to the very last page.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250032355
Characteristics: x, 406 p


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Jan 09, 2019

This book is number one in a series so don't miss it. If you like stories about families that live in mansions and have servants that are more like family than you will like this book. The story line starts right at the beginning and carries on. A story of two dedicated families.

ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

If you're jonesing for a Downton Abbey book, this will miss the mark. It's got everything you'd expect--wealth, family secrets, a great house--but the writing, plotting, pacing, and character development left much to be desired.

Mar 20, 2015

i don't want large print books

Aggie3 Jul 07, 2014

Great read. The story is captivating and very well written. You feel part of the family, go through their struggles and moments of happiness. It's hard to put down. Loved it!

hgeng63 May 12, 2014

Sedate costume drama where the action is told & not shown. Has a really wonderful romantic confession on page 238.

May 07, 2014

One of the best reads in a long time. Hard to put down. Pity that we have to wait until February 2015 to read the sequel called Cavendon Woman

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