Saturday, March 23, 2024

This OR That #Giveaway № 143 ~ Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford OR Cartier's Hope by M.J. Rose #CavendonHall #CartiersHope


I have sooooo many books!

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to cull my collection and to share some of the many books I have. I get to clear off some of my shelves to make room for more books and give someone else the chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


Cavendon Hall
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Hardcover ~ Published April 2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. 

Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. 

For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of the Earl's daughters, is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. 

With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again.

Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best, and its sweeping story of secrets, love, honor, and betrayal will have readers riveted up to the very last page.


Cartier's Hope
by M.J. Rose
Hardcover ~ Published January 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of the “lush, romantic historical mystery” (Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale) Tiffany Blues, a gorgeously wrought novel following an intrepid female journalist in Gilded Age New York as she chases the story of the Hope Diamond.

New York, 1910: A city of magnificent skyscrapers and winding subways, where poor immigrants are crammed into tenements while millionaires thrive in Fifth Avenue mansions. Vera Garland is a thirty-two-year-old journalist, fighting alongside hundreds of women for a place in society, only to meet hurdles around every turn. Most female journalists are delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages but like her hero, Nellie Bly, Vera is a fighter.

When news of the Hope Diamond—a jewel whose infamous legends and curses have captured the world’s attention—arrives in the city, Vera is fast on its trail. She’s certain the fabulous jewel will help jumpstart her career but she’s determined to seek revenge against her current employer, a magazine owner whose greed and blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father.

Set against the backdrop of New York’s glitter and grit, this enchanting historical novel explores the very human desire for truth, equality, and retribution.



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  1. Where's your happy place? Mine is the beach.

  2. Have a wonderful Sunday

  3. Did you have a favorite book when you were a young child? My favorite was The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky. My mother told me I asked for her to read it again and again when I was very young.

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    1. The earliest ones I remember devouring was The Bobbsey Twins series. Yeah, that probably dates me. :) Sadly, I don't remember my mom reading to us as kiddos but I have always loved libraries and books, so I got that love somewhere.

  4. Replies
    1. So far, I'd have to say Murder Road by Simone St. James. The year is young though. I'm hoping to read The Women by Hannah this year and from everything I've been seeing, that one could blow me away.

  5. What is the most memorable thing that has happened to you when on a trip?

    1. That's a tough one. I'll have to say one of my most memorable trips was our honeymoon trip to Colorado --- 50 years ago. Yikes! I still remember so much about that trip.


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