ARC Review: Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford

This is my first review for an ARC received through Netgalley and I was very excited to read the book. I remember reading the author’s books a couple of years back and I recollect them as feel good romance novels. I was expecting a similar kind of experience from this book as well.

Even though I haven’t read the other books in this series, it was easy to get into the details and figure out most of the characters within the first couple of chapters. Though the story is set immediately after WWII, most of the characters are women from the English upper class who are working in various different professions and fairly independent for the time period; this was the best part of the book. However, the book doesn’t offer much in terms of plot or conflict. Everyone is gorgeous and good looking, most of them are very good people, most of the romances are love at first sight, all problems get solved by applying the first idea that comes to the character’s minds. Even the suspense and murder mystery was quite expected. Everything just feels too easy.

On the whole, this book is good for a breezy read when you have no expectations or for anyone who likes the Cavendon Hall series. It just wasn’t for me.

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️

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