On a summer weekend in 1926 the Ingham family gathers at the great house in Yorkshire that has been their family home for centuries. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again. And, most of all, why the big deal about being attacked. But in young and beautiful Kyle stirs a spirit that is inherently headstrong, equally independent, and just as ironically resistant to the sacrifices made in the name of love. Readers will rejoice and eagerly await the sure-to-follow sequel. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. This is typical for all such novels.
But in the summer of 1913, a devastating event changes her future forever, and puts the House of Ingham at risk. I found the characters extremely well developed, in fact, to describe them as larger than life would not be an understatement. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted. See below for sneak peaks for each book! But in young and beautiful Kyle stirs a spirit that is inherently headstrong, equally independent, and just as ironically resistant to the sacrifices made in the name of love. Turning away from family tradition, he dreams of building an empire of stores like Fortnum and Mason's and believes that Henry, along with his daughter and heir Alexis, could offer him a way to climb beyond his beginnings. Thank you to the author and publisher.
For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926, when, for the first time in years, the Earl has planned a family weekend. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. London 1884: Queen Victoria is Empress of India and Britain is at its peak of worldwide power.
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. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. She writes wonderful character driven family saga novels, bringing out the best and worst of the people in her stories. Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. 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.
Set over a period of sixteen years from 1913 to 1929 , Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best. But James hungers for more. From Victorian London to the vibrant port cities of England and France, from gracious stately homes in Gloucestershire to the decadence of Paris, Master of his Fate launches an unforgettable new historical series. Four young women from both sides of the house must shape its future — Daphne, fighting to modernise her ancestral home; Cecily Swann, flying high as a fashion designer in London; Deidre, the career girl, and Dulcie, the outspoken debutante. The reader was excellent which makes all the difference in an audiobook.
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. I gave the book 4 stars and would recommend it to any of my friends who like Downton Abbey. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. If you know Bradford then you know she has a way with creating worlds to get lost in within the pages. Cavendon Women is the sequel to Cavendon Hall; a tale of two families - the Swanns and the Inghams. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them.
I highly recommend this book for all readers who love the early 20th century and who adore family sagas and character driven stories! A sweeping saga set around the aristocratic Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and the Swanns who serve them, set on the eve of World War 1. It is 1938 in England, and Miles and Cecily Ingham have lead the family in bringing the Cavendon estate back from the brink of disaster. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. But tragedy and betrayal threaten the dreams of both James and Alexis - and jeopardise everything they hold dear. Why would Lady Daphne be afraid to name her attacker? Life as the families of Cavendon Hall know it — Royal Ascot, supper dances, grouse season feasts — is about to alter beyond recognition as the storm clouds of war gather. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl.
This ultimately triumphant novel is a celebration of one woman's indomitable spirit. Title: Cavendon Hall Cavendon Chronicles, Book 1 by Bradford, Barba. But James hungers for more. From the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the haute couture luxuries of Paris and London to the bittersweet respite of home and family, three women face stunning betrayals and astonishing reversals of fate as each brings her own intimate struggle to their need of personal success and to a triumphant and heartening understanding of devotion, duty, and destiny. Orphaned after the death of her mother, well-bred Audra Kenton rose from selfless nurse to servant of an affluent suffragette, to a fiercely independent bride whose passionate marriage was overtaken by an unforeseeable tragedy. A sweeping saga set around the aristocratic Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and the Swanns who serve them, set on the eve of World War 1. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible.