My first time reading a Barbara Taylor Bradshaw novel and I have to say it was a refreshing chance of pace from the books I usually read. I’ve read so many political thrillers (the US vs. Russia/China), murder mysteries and romantic novels. This story doesn’t really have a plot. It continues the tale of the Cavendon series of characters over the span of a year and what’s going on in their lives. I have never read any of the previous books in the series but look forward to hopefully more in the series.
It’s 1949 and things are going okay (things could be better thou) for the Swann Ingham clan. The story follows the various people in the family and their lives. There is money issues, new responsibilities, a tragic death and love stories that are too good to be true for one member (who’s being used) and soul mates for another. When a family secret comes to light it could cause a scandal for the family and they band together to stop it from becoming public knowledge.
The story of Cavendon is one of family and love. They will always be there for each other through thick and thin. Barbara Taylor Bradshaw’s continues with a sweeping saga that makes you want more. In reading her acknowledgments at the end of the book she says she is sad when she finishes a book and has to say goodbye to her characters. I feel the same way after reading this novel and hope that the story will continue (and one day I can go back and read the previous stories).
You can pick up Secrets Of Cavendon in stores from St. Martin’s Press; in stores Tuesday, November 21st).