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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a stunning and dramatic saga of love and loyalty. The aristocratic Inghams have been served by the Swann family for centuries. The Cavendon Women follows these two families' journeys from a weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the financial crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a stunning and dramatic saga of love and loyalty. The aristocratic Inghams have been served by the Swann family for centuries. The Cavendon Women follows these two families' journeys from a weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the financial crash of 1929. 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. Everyone is intrigued by the invitation, and everyone has their own reasons for accepting it. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. And as old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Inghams gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it is up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life. Told with Barbara Taylor Bradford's trademark attention to detail and passionate prose, The Cavendon Women will grip readers as they follow the beloved characters through times of triumph and turmoil.


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a stunning and dramatic saga of love and loyalty. The aristocratic Inghams have been served by the Swann family for centuries. The Cavendon Women follows these two families' journeys from a weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the financial crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a stunning and dramatic saga of love and loyalty. The aristocratic Inghams have been served by the Swann family for centuries. The Cavendon Women follows these two families' journeys from a weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the financial crash of 1929. 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. Everyone is intrigued by the invitation, and everyone has their own reasons for accepting it. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. And as old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Inghams gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it is up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life. Told with Barbara Taylor Bradford's trademark attention to detail and passionate prose, The Cavendon Women will grip readers as they follow the beloved characters through times of triumph and turmoil.

30 review for The Cavendon Women

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    This was definitely a huge disappointment after how good the first book in the series was! I was really looking forward to continuing the series but after this let down, I definitely won't be reading the final book! The only thing saving this book from being one star is that it did manage to keep me somewhat entertained until about half way through. But from then on I completely lost interest and the story really started to go downhill! The characters became extremely predictable and suddenly ev This was definitely a huge disappointment after how good the first book in the series was! I was really looking forward to continuing the series but after this let down, I definitely won't be reading the final book! The only thing saving this book from being one star is that it did manage to keep me somewhat entertained until about half way through. But from then on I completely lost interest and the story really started to go downhill! The characters became extremely predictable and suddenly everyone was falling in love, left right and center... It was just all too perfectly set up and it quickly became extremely annoying. Quite honestly, I'm surprised I even managed to make it through to the end of the book, that's how annoyed I became with this book!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I think I gave this book a fair shake at 31% completed before dropping it like a hot potato. It, unfortunately, has all the problems of book one and even slides down another notch by killing one of the nicer points of that same book. So here ya go on why I dropped this one… The one bright point in this whole debacle of a book is the author still takes her time in the descriptions and beauty of 1920s rural England. The estate of Cavendon is beautifully described, and the fashions of the era are al I think I gave this book a fair shake at 31% completed before dropping it like a hot potato. It, unfortunately, has all the problems of book one and even slides down another notch by killing one of the nicer points of that same book. So here ya go on why I dropped this one… The one bright point in this whole debacle of a book is the author still takes her time in the descriptions and beauty of 1920s rural England. The estate of Cavendon is beautifully described, and the fashions of the era are also lovingly brought to life. I could see everything in my mind’s eye, no problem. Sadly, everything else in this book that I was exposed to sucks. The characterizations…. Oy vey! Just like in book one, everybody is two-dimensional (at best!) and stereotyped. There were no “Daphne” and “Hugo” equivalents in this book to save this side. Everyone was either super beautiful, courageous, loyal, and true to the family OR you were evil, ugly, and an egg-sucking traitor. Even just having a dissenting opinion was enough to label you a traitor to the family and enough to get the cold shoulder from everyone. The individuals with this dissenting opinion was villainized and ostracized as soon as those opinions were voiced. Talk about “family loyalty”… I mean if you can’t have a different opinion and still feel loved with family members, than who can you with?? Then there’s the story itself. We’re right back to the inane melodramas of the first two thirds of book one, only without the powerful events like Daphne’s “devastating” event. The biggest plot points by the time I quit was petty theft and marrying outside your class. Maybe in another work, these might have been enough to carry the story, but not with this work or author. I’m sorry to say that these two works were my introduction to the author. Sad to say, they don’t shine a good light on her as a writer. Maybe she was just in slump when these works oozed out of her pen, but don’t start with them if you haven’t read the author before. Horribly flat characterizations, inane plot points, and just bad writing bog this work down, like book one. Pass on this one. Note: Book received for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review. (Again, very honest, was I!!)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*

    Setting: England late 1920s 3 1/2..maybe Stars The women of Cavendon have always stood up to be counted for in good times or bad, and in The "Cavendon Women" whether the Ingham family or the Swann's, owner or servant, there is no tougher times than the late 1920s. The story opens with the Earl planning the first family reunion in many years, bringing Cecily Swann back to Cavendon. When Cecily lost her childhood sweetheart, Miles Ingham, to another woman, Cecily heartbroken left for London, and becam Setting: England late 1920s 3 1/2..maybe Stars The women of Cavendon have always stood up to be counted for in good times or bad, and in The "Cavendon Women" whether the Ingham family or the Swann's, owner or servant, there is no tougher times than the late 1920s. The story opens with the Earl planning the first family reunion in many years, bringing Cecily Swann back to Cavendon. When Cecily lost her childhood sweetheart, Miles Ingham, to another woman, Cecily heartbroken left for London, and became a renowned fashion designer, But when it is revealed the famed Cavendon jewels have been stolen and financial ruin is possible, the women band together to keep the family and their home together. With their cleverness, the Cavendon women prove that loyalty, family devotion and love make them powerful indeed. This is the sequel to Cavendon Hall...or maybe there will be a third book, but I enjoyed this one a tad better than the first. The things I liked were, characters that were appealing, strong loving women, a lot more power and emotion was put into the story as well than the first book. What I wanted more of was, historical detail to evoke the era as it would have added color and flavor to the story and all that was happening around these characters to round it all out. And although I didn't get that, the remarkable characters made up for it. But..barely (There was also a nod to Emma Harte from A Woman of Substance)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lauraelisabeth (fashion-by-the-book)

    As longtime followers know, I am ALWAYS on the search for something to fill the Downton Abbey void. So when this arrived in my mailbox, I was sure this was it. Fancy, amazing house? Check. Romance? Check. Inter-class relationships? Check. Intrigue, a wide selection of characters, and historical amazing-ness? Sadly, no. The Cavendon Women starts off on a good note; Cecily, a fashion designer, going back home, to the place she fell in love. But the storyline falls quickly. You may have noticed that As longtime followers know, I am ALWAYS on the search for something to fill the Downton Abbey void. So when this arrived in my mailbox, I was sure this was it. Fancy, amazing house? Check. Romance? Check. Inter-class relationships? Check. Intrigue, a wide selection of characters, and historical amazing-ness? Sadly, no. The Cavendon Women starts off on a good note; Cecily, a fashion designer, going back home, to the place she fell in love. But the storyline falls quickly. You may have noticed that I don't have a summary in this review like I normally do. This is because I have literally no idea what the plot was suppose to be. (Maybe "The Story of how a bunch of rich people had sex and fell in love with the perfect people and nothing went bad that couldn't be fixed with a good attitude!") So the characters: I immediately liked Cecily.... until I realized she and ever other female character were pretty much the same person! None of the characters had any depth to them, and there were way too many of them, so it quickly became confusing to read. And the sisters all had names that started with "D" so I don't even have to tell you how confusing that could be. The book kept acting like something horrible, terrible, UNTHINKABLE(!) would happen, but nothing did. Ok, so someone died but it was glazed over so you didn't even feel that bad. Positive things that could be mentioned is that fashion was spoken a lot about, and the author is very accomplished, even being given a OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    When we left the Inghams and Swanns it was after WW1. This 2nd book in what is soon to be a trilogy (3rd book due out June 7, 2016) continues a theme of family loyalties. It begins in summer 1926 through the devastating stock market crash of 1929, the major event signaling the start of a 10-year Great Depression. This is a predictable and at times cheesy read, but that is to be expected when reading BTB books. It is decent escapist fiction with drama and romance and fine detailing of time and pl When we left the Inghams and Swanns it was after WW1. This 2nd book in what is soon to be a trilogy (3rd book due out June 7, 2016) continues a theme of family loyalties. It begins in summer 1926 through the devastating stock market crash of 1929, the major event signaling the start of a 10-year Great Depression. This is a predictable and at times cheesy read, but that is to be expected when reading BTB books. It is decent escapist fiction with drama and romance and fine detailing of time and place. If you enjoy reading about privileged and beautiful people during the influential Roaring Twenties and a breezy story line, you should enjoy this. As with the first novel, I got confused with the numerous characters. It would be helpful if the next edition includes a list of characters in the introduction (or one can be found online?). I recommend others read the first read book in the series (Cavendon Hall) prior to reading this.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Yukino

    SERIE CAVENDON HALL n. 2 Rispetto al primo volume, su cui avevo alcuni dubbi, questo mi è piaciuto molto di più. Ma nonostante ciò, non sono proprio quattro stelle piene. Sono passati sei anni e adesso siamo nel pieno degli anni 20 "gli anni ruggenti". Con la scusa di una riunione di famiglia Charlotte porta tutti gli Ingham e gli Swan sotto lo stesso tetto. Così Myles e Cecily si rivedono. E da qui parte tutto. Le protagoniste qui sono le donne di Cavendon. Bello davvero. Non me lo aspettavo. Fi SERIE CAVENDON HALL n. 2 Rispetto al primo volume, su cui avevo alcuni dubbi, questo mi è piaciuto molto di più. Ma nonostante ciò, non sono proprio quattro stelle piene. Sono passati sei anni e adesso siamo nel pieno degli anni 20 "gli anni ruggenti". Con la scusa di una riunione di famiglia Charlotte porta tutti gli Ingham e gli Swan sotto lo stesso tetto. Così Myles e Cecily si rivedono. E da qui parte tutto. Le protagoniste qui sono le donne di Cavendon. Bello davvero. Non me lo aspettavo. Finalmente ci lasciamo tutte le spiegazioni sul rapporto padrone/servitore fedele. E finalmente lasciamo spazio ai sentimenti, agli intrighi e al fascino della vita di quegli anni. Il libro anche se ha una trama intrecciata è molto semplice. Le situazioni si risolvono in un baleno. Ed è questo quello che non mi ha fatto dare le stelle piene. Materiale ce n'è, ma davvero a parte la situazione Miles e Cecily che dura tutto il libro, per il resto in due pagine viene risolto il problema. Cque come spegni cervello è perfetto. Descrizioni luoghi, vestiti e modi di vivere di quel tempo perfetti. E poi ora voglio sapere come va avanti. L'idea di scrivere la storia tutte le generazioni degli Ingham e degli Swan mi piace parecchio. Siamo passati dagli anni 10 del primo libro. Passando per la prima guerra mondiale e per arrivare ora al crollo della borsa del 29. E non finisce qui! Un terzo libro è già uscito e quest'anno uscirà un quarto. Devo recuperarlo al più presto!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and if I didn't feel that I owed it a review as a result, I likely wouldn't have finished it. When I pick up a book to read, I'm not inclined to be impressed by the author's NYT bestseller status or other laurels. Instead, I look for an engrossing story to capture my interest as I would in any book by any author, known or unknown. Even though I am a Downton Abbey fan and enjoy Edwardian romances, this book just didn't do that for me. The conflicts are alm I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and if I didn't feel that I owed it a review as a result, I likely wouldn't have finished it. When I pick up a book to read, I'm not inclined to be impressed by the author's NYT bestseller status or other laurels. Instead, I look for an engrossing story to capture my interest as I would in any book by any author, known or unknown. Even though I am a Downton Abbey fan and enjoy Edwardian romances, this book just didn't do that for me. The conflicts are almost nonexistent and are easily resolved, so easily that I almost wondered why the author bothered to introduce them. As a result, the characters' emotions come across as flat, because nothing really challenges them. It's all lightness and ease and fluffy fashion, food and weddings that's liberally sprinkled with repetition (how many times must I be told that Lady Gwendolyn likes to get right to the point?) and salt-and-pepper dialogue (as in please pass the salt and pepper--or tea, or may I take your coat?). I was bored. The writing is competent and the characters are fully drawn, though uninteresting, but the storytelling falls flat.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    The Cavendon Woman gave you a further look into Ingham and Swann families and how very intertwined the families have been for generations. Barbara Taylor Bradford gives us another wonderful saga of a family's hopes, dreams, sorrows and rise from the ashes of heartache. Love that spands time and brings these two families together by marriage and birth where Love prevails. I am hoping we get more of Cavendon Hall in future... The next generation of Ingham's and Swann's.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    Loved!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Mac

    In the immortal words of Luke Skywalker: what a piece of junk. I wasn't particularly wow'd by Book 1, but this took bad writing, tell-not-show, "As You Know, Bob," & tedious Bertie Small-esque descriptive repetition to new heights. I can't even summon the effort to write the scathing review such god-awful prose demands. It was just plain bad. Really, REALLY bad. Also: naming four flatly-defined, visually-identical daughters such similar names (all starting with D *eyeroll*) might sound cute In the immortal words of Luke Skywalker: what a piece of junk. I wasn't particularly wow'd by Book 1, but this took bad writing, tell-not-show, "As You Know, Bob," & tedious Bertie Small-esque descriptive repetition to new heights. I can't even summon the effort to write the scathing review such god-awful prose demands. It was just plain bad. Really, REALLY bad. Also: naming four flatly-defined, visually-identical daughters such similar names (all starting with D *eyeroll*) might sound cute in theory, but in practice? So very confusing & bland. A book is NOT a tv show. Visual cues that work onscreen aren't a part of the reading experience, y'know? If these samples are true to form, how BTB became such a 'beloved' author is beyond my comprehension. I still have my secondhand copy of A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE, & I'll give it a go because it's such a famous touchstone of 70s chick-lit soap, but BTB...you're officially on notice. The DNF is strong with this one. 😑

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I was so hoping this book would improve off of its prequel, but unfortunately, there was little difference. Yet again, the Inghrams and the Swanns are navigating the early decades of the twentieth century, and yet again things seem to magically go their way at the most convenient time. (view spoiler)[Miles, the heir, has been unhappily married for several years and with no children of his own to show for it. His wife (who is conveniently a witch with a b - never let it be said that the first wife I was so hoping this book would improve off of its prequel, but unfortunately, there was little difference. Yet again, the Inghrams and the Swanns are navigating the early decades of the twentieth century, and yet again things seem to magically go their way at the most convenient time. (view spoiler)[Miles, the heir, has been unhappily married for several years and with no children of his own to show for it. His wife (who is conveniently a witch with a b - never let it be said that the first wife via arranged marriage has any redeeming qualities) refuses to agree to a divorce. Meanwhile, Miles and Cecily, who became estranged at the end of the previous book due to him caving to pressure to make a 'suitable' match, get back together with only token hesitance from Cecily. Then, after they "suffer" through most of the book until the wife conveniently dies in an avalanche in France - right when Cecily gets pregnant, of course. And the other Inghram ladies go through their own lackluster tribulations. Daphne and Charlotte struggle to run Cavendon Hall on an ever-tight budget, while Dierdre deals with someone whispering dire things at the War Office that could damage her reputation (only to see it get swept away with perhaps a page devoted to the resolution). She also gets married after briefly worrying about whether or not to tell her fiancé about an affair she had with another woman some years before (said woman is conveniently dead). DeLacy finds love, only to lose it to her stepfather who is sexually obsessed with her (said stepfather gets his comeuppance when he is conveniently murdered just before he can murder his wife, Daphne's mother). Dulcie, the youngest, goes to the theatre and falls in love at first sight with the lead actor. He too falls in love with her. It's all very romantic if you can stomache the sugar. You notice I use the word 'conveniently' a fair bit in the above paragraphs? Because that that pretty much describes everything that happens in this story. Cavendon Hall is suffering many of the troubles that plagued so many of the great houses nad families of that time period, but they're *conveniently* saved due to the fact that Cecily Swann is filthy rich from her clothing lines and other ventures (and she's something of a financial genius, apparently). It's almost like Bradford was afraid to have something too horrible happen to these people, and thus the entire book was completely lackluster. (hide spoiler)]

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brigid Keely

    "The Cavendon Women," by Barbara Taylor Bradford, is a book about super rich people complaining about how hard it is to not be super mega rich anymore and how expensive it is to run a manor/estate and "be on a budget" when they have literally millions of dollars worth of "investment" jewelry and art in their vaults. Gosh it's hard to be rich! The language was incredibly stilted and repetitive and I gave up maybe a quarter of the way in. I kept going thinking the book might get better, but it neve "The Cavendon Women," by Barbara Taylor Bradford, is a book about super rich people complaining about how hard it is to not be super mega rich anymore and how expensive it is to run a manor/estate and "be on a budget" when they have literally millions of dollars worth of "investment" jewelry and art in their vaults. Gosh it's hard to be rich! The language was incredibly stilted and repetitive and I gave up maybe a quarter of the way in. I kept going thinking the book might get better, but it never did. There's divorced couples, which should be interesting given the time and setting but it wasn't. There were people dealing with the devastating after effects of WWI and the Spanish Flu and that seemed like nothing more than scenery, not anything affecting the characters other than as a bit of bother (oh darn, my brother died in the war, now I'm forced to marry a bitchy heiress instead of my One True Love, how inconvenient). It's like the most boring parts of "Downton Abbey" and random "Masterpiece Theater" presentations, except the only thing we really know about the characters is the clothing they're wearing, their skin color (pale), their hair color (golden blonde or russet), and maybe their eye color if it's OMG LAVENDER!!!!! SO SPECIAL! I imagine this book will be right up somebody else's alley and I wish you joy in it. I really like reading about this era, both the history of it and fiction set in it but this just really fell flat for me. I might enjoy it better if I'd read the book before it (I wasn't aware there's a book set before it, it didn't show up in the list of published works by the author in the book). Instead it gets a resounding "meh." It's rare I don't finish a book. This one just feels like a waste of time.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Connie Fischer

    Cavendon Hall, England - 1926 Cavendon Hall is now 175 years old and consists of over 180 rooms. Charles Ingham, the Sixth Earl of Mowbray, is currently head of the family. A widower, he has one son and heir, Miles, and four grown daughters, Daphne, Dulcie, DeLacy, and Diedre. For years and years, the Ingham family has been served by the Swann family and both families have always been true and faithful friends. To this end, Charles Ingham has fallen in love with Charlotte Swann and plans to marry Cavendon Hall, England - 1926 Cavendon Hall is now 175 years old and consists of over 180 rooms. Charles Ingham, the Sixth Earl of Mowbray, is currently head of the family. A widower, he has one son and heir, Miles, and four grown daughters, Daphne, Dulcie, DeLacy, and Diedre. For years and years, the Ingham family has been served by the Swann family and both families have always been true and faithful friends. To this end, Charles Ingham has fallen in love with Charlotte Swann and plans to marry her. His son, Miles, is estranged from his wife who left him and who never could conceive. He is in love with Cecily Swann but cannot persuade his wife to give him a divorce. The daughters all share beautiful blond hair and clear blue eyes. Each of them has established their own lives and are happy. The novel takes us through the daughters finding the man of their dreams. Along the way, the family meets with pain and sorrow, yet manages to stick together and maintain their close family and their huge home. The book spans the time from 1926 to the disastrous financial crash of 1929. We get to know the members of the Ingham and Swann families and how their lives all intertwine. The Cavendon women prove themselves to be very strong and able to keep their family together as they enter the new decade. This book is a follow-on to the author’s first novel, “Cavendon Hall.” I enjoyed that novel very much and truly looked forward to reading this new one. Barbara Taylor Bradford is an author that does not disappoint. I am sure that readers will enjoy reading about this time period and the vast changes that occurred then.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I knew when I chose to read this novel that it would be light fare, probably peppered with silly soft porn lovemaking scenes with everyone following in love the first hour they meet. And it was. However, my rating doesn't reflect The Cavendon Women being held up to great literary standards. After all, sometimes you want cotton candy, and the writer did a nice job giving me time period details that I enjoy. It receives two stars from me because I compare it to its predecessor, Cavendon Hall. Once I knew when I chose to read this novel that it would be light fare, probably peppered with silly soft porn lovemaking scenes with everyone following in love the first hour they meet. And it was. However, my rating doesn't reflect The Cavendon Women being held up to great literary standards. After all, sometimes you want cotton candy, and the writer did a nice job giving me time period details that I enjoy. It receives two stars from me because I compare it to its predecessor, Cavendon Hall. Once again, predictably light fare, but Cavendon Hall was not as repetitive, and I mean excessively repetitive...beat-over-the-head repetitive. Silly characters I expected, but these were just insipid. Why two stars, not one, then? It is because despite all the flaws of the series, I ashamedly admit I still will probably read the last novel of the series when it is available. So Barbara Taylor Bradford must have given something to these women, evidentally, that makes me want to check in on them...or maybe I just have a sweet tooth.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Do people honestly think this is a well written book? I read it because I stubbornly needed to know what happens with the characters, but the writing is just awful. Instead of letting the reader decide if someone is being truly genuine, the author says 'this character was being genuine'. Every major emotional obstacle is easily smoothed over. Haven't been friends for six years? Bring it in girl - I've missed you! Or hey, our sister is pregnant and getting married - to which the other characters Do people honestly think this is a well written book? I read it because I stubbornly needed to know what happens with the characters, but the writing is just awful. Instead of letting the reader decide if someone is being truly genuine, the author says 'this character was being genuine'. Every major emotional obstacle is easily smoothed over. Haven't been friends for six years? Bring it in girl - I've missed you! Or hey, our sister is pregnant and getting married - to which the other characters reply by CHANGING THE SUBJECT. And the worst of it all is the world's most annoying nickname that didn't even exist in the first book - Daphers. Every time a character utters that nickname, it feels like forced intimacy. I sincerely hope this is the end of the line for the Cavendon women, but regardless, it's definitely the end of the line for Bradford and I.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ad�le

    Is there a less than one star? Silly and directed at, I can't imagine. No character development. Starting a dramatic scene with what everyone is wearing, the colour of their eyes and the colour of the room was just ridiculous. Will never pick up a book by this author ever again. I was trapped in a car by the way, and it was read or be anxious about the traffic.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Barb Kelownagurl

    Sigh, this is really 2.5. I wanted to like it and I wanted to know what happened to the family as time went on. But honestly, so much of it is just over the top. Every person is the most beautiful or the most handsome that had ever been seen - the most wonderful, kind, thoughtful, caring, loving etc.... Yeah, there are a few "bad guys" but everyone else is perfect. The character descriptions get tiresome after awhile. I listened to this as an audiobook. The narrator's voice is ok but some of her Sigh, this is really 2.5. I wanted to like it and I wanted to know what happened to the family as time went on. But honestly, so much of it is just over the top. Every person is the most beautiful or the most handsome that had ever been seen - the most wonderful, kind, thoughtful, caring, loving etc.... Yeah, there are a few "bad guys" but everyone else is perfect. The character descriptions get tiresome after awhile. I listened to this as an audiobook. The narrator's voice is ok but some of her character voices are irritating. That could have also impacted my opinion of the story as well.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carla Marques

    Este é o segundo livro desta série e é ligeiramente melhor do que o primeiro, na minha opinião. Continuamos a seguir a evolução destas duas familias que estão interligadas e desta vez a história é mais sobre Cecily. Opinião completa em: https://aviciadadoslivros.blogspot.co...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I had the pleasure of reading CAVENDON HALL some years ago and decided to give this installment a go. Ms. Taylor-Bradford did not disappoint. I love the era in which the book was written. Aristocrats. Intrigue in the 1920's. These elements and others made the book a breeze to read through. Let it also be said that Ms. Taylor - Bradford is a literary giant without comparison. Two thumbs up!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sierra Smith

    Love this series! If you like Downton Abbey, you will love this.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mirella

    Barbara Taylor Bradford is one of my long-time favorite authors. She writes wonderful character driven family saga novels, bringing out the best and worst of the people in her stories. Cavendon Women is the sequel to Cavendon Hall; a tale of two families - the Swanns and the Inghams. This novel focuses on the aftermath of World War II and how adversely the aristocratic families were affected. There is plenty of intrigue and secrets, but they become stronger near the end. Because the book is char Barbara Taylor Bradford is one of my long-time favorite authors. She writes wonderful character driven family saga novels, bringing out the best and worst of the people in her stories. Cavendon Women is the sequel to Cavendon Hall; a tale of two families - the Swanns and the Inghams. This novel focuses on the aftermath of World War II and how adversely the aristocratic families were affected. There is plenty of intrigue and secrets, but they become stronger near the end. Because the book is character-driven rather than plot-driven, the plot unfolds at a slower pace. This is typical for all such novels. I found the characters extremely well developed, in fact, to describe them as larger than life would not be an understatement. Coupled with a great deal of historical detail and descriptions, I am very impressed with the story telling and the fascinating servants and aristocracy. The book has an engrossing climax and satisfying ending. I highly recommend this book for all readers who love the early 20th century and who adore family sagas and character driven stories! Thank you to the author and publisher. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Suk Harn Wong

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    My God. I mean, just awful. What published author genuinely writes the sentence "And the sapphire earrings I gave you, when we were married, match your eyes"? The quality is something you'd expect from a sixteen-year-old attempting their first story. The characters are cardboard cut-outs of each other, all 'incomparably' beautiful and with no personality to speak of, and they all constantly find it necessary to explain to each other things that would be obvious to a character - like Miles explai My God. I mean, just awful. What published author genuinely writes the sentence "And the sapphire earrings I gave you, when we were married, match your eyes"? The quality is something you'd expect from a sixteen-year-old attempting their first story. The characters are cardboard cut-outs of each other, all 'incomparably' beautiful and with no personality to speak of, and they all constantly find it necessary to explain to each other things that would be obvious to a character - like Miles explaining to his sister "I have to be here (some unnecessary gathering) because I'm the heir". As if any aristocrat in the 1920's would utter such a sophomoric, useless sentence. This is clearly an attempt to make a buck off the Downton Abbey-hungry American audience without actually having to reach a Downton Abbey level of sophistication in the writing.

  24. 5 out of 5

    January

    Yet another disappointing read Cavendon Hall, the prequel to The Cavendon Women, was sorely disappointing in my eyes. (My full review of Cavendon Hall here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) I picked the sequel up, praying for some sort of redemption on Barbara Taylor Bradford's part. I am sorry to report that my expectations were not met. Like the first book, there is no real conflict. The plot is predictable, details are repeated to no end, and dialogue comes off as pretentious. The cha Yet another disappointing read Cavendon Hall, the prequel to The Cavendon Women, was sorely disappointing in my eyes. (My full review of Cavendon Hall here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) I picked the sequel up, praying for some sort of redemption on Barbara Taylor Bradford's part. I am sorry to report that my expectations were not met. Like the first book, there is no real conflict. The plot is predictable, details are repeated to no end, and dialogue comes off as pretentious. The characters had so much potential, but Bradford fails to develop them.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Barbara Taylor Bradford's Cavendon Woman is the continuing story of Cavendon Hall. The unlikely friendship between the Inghams' and their subservient Swanns' strengthens as the years go by but the Inghams' begin having difficulty keeping their royal lifestyle. Their trusty Swanns' are there to lend a hand and the line between servant and master begins to blur.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    The story of the Ingham and Swann families continues from 1926-29. Marriages, scandals and the challenges of maintaining a storied estate are all showcased through the eyes of the Earl's daughters and daughters-in-law. This is a god addition to this series and Emma Harte of another series is involved tangentially.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Once again, this author did not disappoint. This is the second book in what I hope is a continuing series (that is her pattern). I really couldn't put it down - great characters and nice to get back into all of their lives after reading the first book last year.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Enelita Hermens-Latoza

    Very entertaining indeed! No dull chapter!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Have Loved BTB since my first read "Woman of Substance" ... I am a fan of the ongoing Family Sagas, and I don't want the book to end

  30. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    A sequel to Cavendon Hall. Kind of Downton Abbeyish.

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