From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a captivating epic saga of courage and honor, following the aristocratic Inghams and the loyal Swann family who have served them for centuries.
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. But now, with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet. It is a challenge that will push the Inghams and Swanns to protect each other and the villagers, and reveal their true capacity for survival and rebirth.
Told with Bradford's deft, evocative prose and featuring a beloved cast of characters, The Cavendon Luck is a story of intrigue, romance, sorrow, and joy that readers won't soon forget.
About the Author
Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of more than 25 bestselling novels, including Playing the Game, Breaking the Rules, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.
Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 82 million. Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini-series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley. She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated, and their Bichon Frise dogs, who sit under her desk while she writes.
Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford
Since the publication of "A Woman of Substance," Bradford has set the bar for what a saga should be: sweeping, fascinating, and dramatic. She s done it again in this wonderful series with a cast of strong, loving women The power and emotion of Bradford s novel comes through on every page. "Romantic Times" (4 1/2 stars) on "The Cavendon Women"
True love conquers all and loyalty reigns supreme in Bradford s dishy continuation of the Cavendon saga. "Kirkus Reviews" on "The Cavendon Women"
There is just enough historical detail to evoke the era and add the color readers savor, but it is the remarkable characters readers will carry in their hearts. -"RT Book Reviews" on "The Cavendon Women "
First there was "A Woman of Substance . . . "and now from the same author comes an evocative and captivating story, filled with fascinating and compelling characters, drama, intrigue, love, passion, and revenge . . . Vintage storytelling from Britain's premier romantic novelist. " "Daily Mail "on "Cavendon Hall"
A master at wonderfully detailed, inspiring sagas Bradford completely captures the atmosphere of the country and the ordinary families caught in the struggle. Readers will rejoice and eagerly await the sure to follow sequel. "Romantic Times "(4 1/2 stars) on "Cavendon Hall"
""Cavendon Hall" is such fun to read You will become absolutely immersed in the lives of the Ingham and Swann families. You'll love the kind and decent Earl of Mowbray, adore the four daughters, respect the Swann family and their loyalty, and fall in love with dashing cousin Hugo. These are characters that draw you in. Examiner.com on "Cavendon Hall"
"Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world s best at spinning yarns." "The Guardian "on "Secrets from the Past"
"Every novel from this acclaimed and beloved author is avidly read, and its engrossing historical dimension, family traumas, romance, and vivid setting will prove irresistible." "Booklist "on "Letters from a Stranger""