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Summary

A sweeping, multigenerational saga for fans of Downton Abbey, set around the stately home of Cavendon Hall as the roaring '20s change the family's fortunes forever.

It's 1926. One stately home's future lies with four very different young women.... On a summer weekend in 1926, the Ingham family gathers at Cavendon Hall, the great house in Yorkshire that has been their family home for centuries, summoned by the earl. With them are the Swanns, who have served the house for generations - and know all their secrets.

The estate is under threat: The aftermath of the Great War has left Cavendon facing ruin. Its heir is pushing for divorce so he can follow his heart. And the earl has a surprise of his own. Four young women from both sides of the house will be the ones to shape its future - Daphne, fighting to modernise her ancestral home; Cecily Swann, forging a path as a fashion designer in London; Deidre, the career girl; and Dulcie, the outspoken debutante. They will change the estate's future for good or ill as the roaring '20s burn towards the Great Depression. Nothing will ever be the same again....

©2015 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue...if you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you." ( Daily Mail)
"A stately home, a dangerous secret and two families whose fates have been intertwined for generations...a gripping period piece set on the brink of the Great War. Exquisite escapism of the highest order." ( The Lady)
"A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans....This is Barbara Taylor Bradford in her element, full of drama, passion, romance and danger." (Sarah Broadhurst, lovereading.co.uk)

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Another great book.

Barbara Taylor Bradford has a way of getting you hooked on the characters she portrays in her books. This was yet another great example, the lives and loves of the family the strong women. Great narrator too, who brought the characters to life.

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a worthy sequel to cavendon hall.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who follows the work of the author.

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Wishy washy

I really like this author but this book was terrible. The story had no substance and the narrator was dreadful

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Another Barbara Taylor Bradford Success Story

This is the second book in a series of four. If you like Downton Abbey you will love these books. Magnificently narrated by Anna Bentinck, she is one of the best narrators on Audible and brings each of the characters to life.

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Anouther great audiobook

Loved it must now look for the next in the series Cavendon Luck. Thanks BTB