Cavendon Hall: A Novel

Cavendon Hall: A Novel

by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Cavendon Hall 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
AnnieMcDonnell More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the shows “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs”, so when I read the synopsis of this novel, I knew I would love it or hate it; by comparison. Bradford’s novel is its very own story of a family and their caretakers. Bradford weaves the web of lives, secrets and lies between Servants and the Upper Class at Cavendon Hall, and of English Society from 1913-1920;. I could not believe the abundance of storylines Bradford’s novel had to share. Each of them could have been their own novel. I had to read the last paragraph and line a few times; hoping for a second book. I wanted to know what happens to Miles and his love for Cecily. Occasionally you fall in deep serious like with a novel, and this is one of them! I enjoyed each character in Bradford’s novel, just as you do on the television screen. A great writer helps you paint a picture! Bradford’s was beautiful. I may have disliked some characters, like Deidre and Felicity, but; I will admit if I like everyone something gets lost in the story. I already miss them, as you miss the season break between “Downton Abbey”. The question is, will there be a wine and tea named “Cavendon Hall”! I think there should be, or Bradford needs to consider it! If there is, I would enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea as I learn of the life of Daphne and Hugo. What becomes of Charles? Charlotte? The Ingham’s are the family of the house, while the Swann’s run the house. To be fair, the Ingham’s needed the Swann’s; just as the Swann’s needed the Ingham’s. They share an oath that has been honored for centuries. This Oath has lived on for centuries, and each family member goes through a lot to uphold that solemn vow. The question is, can the deepest secrets between each person regarding an attack on Daphne Ingham before her ‘Coming Out” party. Will any of these lies make its way past the four walls of this house? While I sensed a bit of boredom more than half-way through the novel; I am so pleased that I finished it. Everything was neatly wrapped up in unexpected ways. I believe I got “bored” because I thought I knew where Bradford was going with the storyline. But, I was wrong. Do not compare “Cavendon Hall” to the television shows you believe this novel to be similar to. It stands Alone. Read it. Go Fall In Love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book interesting and keep you going and wanting to continue reading. Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline is interesting, but I could not get past the frankly painfully bad writing. It was as if the writing had been purposefully dumbed down to a children's reading level. I plowed through 100 pages but had to give up. Do yourself a favor and read the sample before buying it, which is what I should have done.
RollTide_San More than 1 year ago
Started off slow but very intense enjoyed a lot ready to read the second book
Picklejuice More than 1 year ago
The thing I loved about this book is that it was one I could read whenever I had a few minutes and still know what was going on. I could lay it down for several days and come back to it just like I had kept constantly reading. Good story line although fairly predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so disappointed in this book, not what I expected or hope for.
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ATatAT More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read 'Cavendon Women' now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a wonderful read. Enjoyed the historical time of WW1 woven into the story and loved her characters. I have enjoyed reading all of Bradford's books. Can't wait for her next book.
emetry More than 1 year ago
If you like Downton Abbey, you will love this book. Personally, I found the prose a bit redundant, over dramatic and a rip-off of Downton Abbey, right down to the location. I'm surprised Julian Fellowes isn't all over this-Legally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for summer read or anytime. For those avid readers of this author, they will notice this will be perhaps another series?! (wishful thinking) Always enjoyed every book Barbara taylor Bradford writes, can't wait till her next book.
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Beachbabe1 More than 1 year ago
Not a fan. She does descriptions of homes, scenery, & clothing well, but this story bordered on ridiculous! She's watched one too many episodes of Downton Abbey and hasn't copied them very well!!
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Mcduzzy More than 1 year ago
Good story and difficult to put down, however the ending was rather disappointing. Hopefully the sequel will provide some resolution to many unanswered questions. I would recommend waiting until the sequel is available before investing in Cavendon Hall.
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A shadow runs in and drags the apprentice back to ThunderClan.
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