Davenport House 2 : Davenport House

  • by Marie Silk
  • Narrated by Allyson Voller
  • Series: Davenport House
  • 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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A New Chapter

This is book two in the Davenport House series, if you haven't read book one this review will contain spoilers. This book shouldn't be read as a standalone, it's best to read book one first.

Mary and her new sister Clara are settling into their new roles at Davenport House. Mary is now mistress of the house, and Clara is a rich heiress who owns half the land on the Davenport estate. Sweet Abigail is still enlisted to act as Mary's companion, and her riding lessons throw her in Ethan's path. When a stable fire destroys Ethan's home, he moves into the house and Clara jealously notices just how close he and Abigail have become.

Nellie visits and invites Clara to travel to London on the ship Lusitania. Despite her mother's warning about the growing tension spilling over into the Atlantic, Clara decides to go. When Ethan and William discover the trip, they rush to stop the girls from travelling on the doomed ship.

I really liked this second installment in the series. The beginning moved at a sedate pace, but the second half really picked up speed. Mary began to mature and come into her own, while Clara struggled with her jealousy and selfishness. The romance, the mystery, the setting, they all combined to make a really enjoyable read.

The narration was well done, the narrator has the perfect pleasant voice to immerse me in the story. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.
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- HeatherY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2017
  • Publisher: Marie Silk Publishing