The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Hall)
The Cavendon Luck by Barbara Taylor Bradford reminds me so much of my beloved favorite British TV program,Downton Abbey. Both are about keeping the family place afloat during tough times. There’s always a disaster of some sort just around the corner and right after everything seems to be doing well. Barbara Taylor Bradford lures her audience back to 1938 where it all begins. The Cavendon Luck is an extraordinary historical fiction that will grab readers instantly with its intrigue and fascinating cast of characters. The emotional journey is quite a ride. Just as in real life, times are tough, or easy and joyous.
After reading The Cavendon Luck, I would love to see it as a movie. The story brings readers in emotionally. The scenes are so vivid that they pop off the pages in the reader’s mind. The tightly knit family showered with so much love makes readers’ hearts melt.
When Cavendon Hall is safe, readers will wonder how much longer it will last. Readers will love the two families portrayed in the book. The tale is told from the characters’ points of view, as well as the narrator’s. Livelihoods are all on the line. So many have put in so much to keep Cavendon Hall going. World War II is just around the corner fear, death, and loss will soon be upon them all. Friendship, romance, and courage are all a part of this thrilling novel. I couldn’t put the book down until I read it all. Readers will fall in love with Bradford’s masterpiece. Overall, I highly recommendThe Cavendon Luck.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Press