Barbara Taylor Bradford’s ‘The Cavendon Women’ Is Filled With Intrigue

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford (Photo courtesy Julian Dufort)

Barbara Taylor Bradford fans around the globe won’t want to miss her latest novel, The Cavendon Women.

Bradford’s characters are well developed and demonstrate such emotion in varying circumstances that it is hard not to fall in love with them. Readers will champion every triumph and mourn every disappointment as the tale between the Swann and Ingham clan unfolds.

As the title suggests, it is the many Cavendon women who band together to bring up a new generation in Cavendon Hall amidst passion, revenge, and betrayal.

The Cavendon Women

St. Martin’s Press

Within the walls of Cavendon Hall, Bradford creates a beautiful mix of loyal people who are not afraid to stand for a belief or concept they hold to be true. However, outside influences such as the Wall Street crash of 1929 bring added pressure upon the Swann and Ingham families, thus sowing possible discord among them.

Cecily Swann in particular has other ideas. Ms. Swann has “determination in her strange lavender-grey eyes, the hint of ruthlessness in her” (431) and a sense of duty and inner strength that will stand the test of time.

So don’t be afraid to step back in Edwardian England and find out how The Cavendon Women take England by storm!

By Barbara Taylor Bradford
448 pps. St. Martin’s Press. $27.99.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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