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.
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.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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.
Any additional comments?
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!
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.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
I truely enjoyed this second book in the series.It is kind of,'Jane Austen Lite'.Mary,Clara and Abigails lives just keep changing.Allyson Vooler was a terrific narrator.I am looking forward to book 3.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I enjoy listening to historical books from time to time and found this one to be very well done. I think this book is a great continuation to the story, but not the full story. I really was engrossed with the first book, and the second book is very good, but not the full story, so it continues again. I think Allyson Voller did a fantastic performance. She is able to put so much into the various characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to the next book in the series.
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.
Interesting story, well-written and enjoyable characters, and great narration. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to more by this author.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it
This book picks up immediately after the end of the first book, the books need to be listened to in order for them to make sense. This book deals with the main characters finding their feet now that they are in control of their lives. Each struggles with carving out a niche for themselves while also figuring out their relationship with the other key characters.
There's a lot of character growth in this book along with some intrigue and it's very enjoyable to listen to. If you liked book one you'll like this one too and I'm eagerly awaiting more parts of this series being available in audio.
The narration is excellent, great character voices and accents and the delivery is smooth and flowing.
I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below.
Where does Davenport House 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Davenport House 2 was a little weak compared to the first one. I felt it was loosely thrown together. However, the talk of phones, electric lights, and automobiles starting into the century made it somewhat historical.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Mary was my favorite character. She took to all the scandal and a half sister quite with class. She is a strong character but like all people she does have her weak side.
What about Allyson Voller’s performance did you like?
I liked Allyson Vollers performance, She does each character very well.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Is Davenport House Cursed?
Any additional comments?
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.