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Publisher's Summary

The family saga continues in this sequel to Davenport House, resuming where book one leaves off in the spring of 1915. The family and servants must face their fears amid love and jealousy, grief and moving forward, and the threat of imminent war with the world.

The restructure of an upper-class family affects all who live on the Pennsylvania estate. Twenty-two-year-old Mary Davenport stays occupied with modernizing the house, but insecurities arise when she develops romantic feelings for the first time.

A wealthy socialite persuades one of the ladies to join her on a voyage aboard the exquisite Lusitania. Handsome Ethan is forced to move into the mansion after a fire destroys his home. Tensions rise as Davenport House enters a new chapter with more challenges than anyone is prepared for.

©2016 Marie Silk (P)2017 Marie Silk

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least favorite in the series

This installment in the series didn't keep my attention as much as the first one. In my opinion, it's the weakest book in the series. I was hoping for as much mystery and intrigue as the first book, and that definitely didn't happen. It was interesting seeing the relationships develop between all the characters though.

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Great historical listen

Great series! This book picks up from the events of the first book and continues the story, so make sure to listen to these in order. Great narrator too! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Another great addition to the story

Definitely read the first book before jumping into this one. Enjoyed the characters. The first part moved a little slowly but picked up. Another great book.

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Interesting

4/5 Stars: Davenport House 2: A New Chapter
Summary:
Mary, Clara, Ethan, and the crew are back. Following the events of the first book pretty tightly, Mary’s mourning her father’s loss. Cecelia is still scheming. Even Nellie’s back, sort of.

Additional Comments:
- The main characters are interesting. It’s kind of amazing how much drama the “does he love me/does he not love me” thing can conjure.
- More money. More problems. Though it’s probably more accurate to say the rich people still have problems, just different problems than normal folk.
- I don’t listen to a lot of historical fiction, so this might be the first series I’m experiencing set in that era, at least that isn’t a Western or WWI story. Here the war’s a rumor of things happening elsewhere. (It’s 1915, so a few years before the US joined.)
- Side characters are okay, but you don’t really know much about them. So, they remain in the stock category. I liked Fiona even though she just falls under the category of “competent, hard-working servant”
- Warning: a few threads of story are wrapped up, but the book might as well end To Be Continued … so, if you want standalone, go elsewhere.

Conclusion:
If you’re coming off the first book and intend to go right to whatever book 3 is, then you’ll be fine.

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Living up to life's challenges!

Life goes on, but new secrets are revealed, and sinister plots are revealed.
People that manipulate others for their own ends, are also brought under the group's scrutiny. A possible disaster is avoided by one and challenged head on by another.
Again we all see the history and new innovations of the times affecting the lives of this somewhat insulated community.

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Great binge series

This was a promotion audio book. That fact has no bearing whatsoever on my voluntary review. Another great book to binge on. Can't wait to hear the third novel, ect. I recommend this book. I will leave a similar review on Goodreads.

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A great continuation

The girls are coming into their own. Now the estate is in Mary’s hands things are starting to work out for everyone. Then again, maybe not everything...there are still people working towards their own gains, and this does not bode well for the girls.
This book also leads into the next and is not a stand-alone.

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would love listen to another. I want to read the entire series. I love the fact Mary has taken control of the household and is a strong character.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator (previously listened to Davenport House Book 1) and I would listen to another. She reads this period well. Her voices for the males and females are discernible and well chosen. Her expression is appropriate and draws me into the stories.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review

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A Sweet Story with Sweet Characters

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It is an ideal world the one that has transformed a house with too many secrets. Now that they are all revealed a benevolent influence seems to permeate most characters with the exception of one or two villains. A relaxing, enjoyable narrative well interpreted by the performer. If you like period novels, you will definitely like this one and will rejoice for the happy endings all around.

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Historic Fiction

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This is the second book in the series and not a stand alone. It is a clean story with no sex. The first book was a mystery and this one leans toward a romance. The time period is just before the beginning of the First World War. The characters are deepening and developing. I was very satisfied with the story conclusion and I am looking forward to the third book in the series, very enjoyable!

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Davenport House 2

This story picks up right where book 1 left off. I enjoyed seeing how the storyline progressed for Mary, Clara, Abigail and all the rest of the characters.

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