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review Rutherford Park 103 ë ➵ [Reading] ➷ Rutherford Park By Elizabeth Cooke ➪ – Gwairsoft.co.uk Snow had fallen in the night and now the great house standing at the head of the valley seemed like a five hundred year old ship sailing in a white oceanFor the Cavendish family Rutherford Park is muc Snow had fallen in the night and now thE Cavendish name On Christmas Eve Octavia catches a glimpse of her husband in an intimate moment with his beautiful and scandalous distant cousin She then spies the housemaid Emily out in the snow walking toward the river about to make her own secret known to the world As the clouds of war gather on the horizon an epic tale of longing and betrayal is about to unfold at Rutherford Park. It you are a fan of Downton Abbey and are jonesing for a Grantham family like fix until season four premieres next January on PBS Elizabeth Cooke's latest novel Rutherford Park might be just the ticket Set during the Edwardian era at the eponymous estate in the Yorkshire countryside the Cavendish family are as wealthy titled and drama filled as the Grantham's yet we are privileged to be reading a book as opposed to watching a screenplay so the author's historical detail characterizations and compelling narrative make this even intriguingRutherford Park is the seat of the Cavendish family who live their lavish lives by strict rules and obligation Not surprisingly the beautiful Lady Octavia Cavendish is lonely and bored even somewhat envies the servants for their work Her husband William bound by the obligations of his title and his vows unknowingly feels a similar discontent They saw him as some sort of fixed being a symbol a caricature Octavia too perhaps in her great wool and velvet shawl with her pretty little straw colored boots under a cream dress They were both a sort of monument he supposed not real in the same way that the laborers were real p 52 Later when Octavia suspects William of an affair with a longtime family acuaintance from Paris the last remnants of a charmed world seem to disappearThe son and heir Harry has his own dreams of flying aeroplanes but with the tragic death at Christmastime of a housemaid those dreams might uickly disintegrate as well With a house full of guests for the holidays suspicions are evoked while expectations and beliefs are shattered A sort of crazed idea rattled in his brain pressed down on his tongue as if it were going to leap out of his mouth He realized that he was shaking not from cold now but from the sensation of standing on the edge of a precipice where everything hinged on his next reply p 69 Within months all the family is in London attempting to move on from the shocking events and discoveries at Rutherford Louisa Cavendish the innocent and naïve daughter is preparing to make her Presentation and seems the most unlikely candidate to engage in a tryst with a mysterious stranger Wearied in spirits Octavia escapes to the country to wallow in her own self pity leaving her daughters in the care of friendsWhile secrets and fidelity remain in uestion William departs for Paris to attend business and settle personal accounts leaving the family adrift Meanwhile John Gould a handsome rich American houseguest comes to study the history of the Cavendishes and becomes than a distraction to Octavia He hadn't come to England to fall in love with someone else's wife Especially not an unhappy wife A carefree woman who yearned for a little affair maybe maybe he could have happily got himself embroiled for a few weeks though carelessness with a woman was not his nature But this This bloody fever This was what the English would call it bloody And it was p 189Fast on the heals of other Edwardian England series like T J Brown's Summerset Abbey and Phillip Rock's The Greville Family Saga I was somewhat reluctant to read this latest by Elizabeth Cooke As much as I enjoyed the aforementioned series I was skeptical about reading another book seemingly riding the Downton Abbey wave of success But my concerns were for naught Rutherford Park A Novel is an unreservedly gripping drama The strained relationship of Lord William and Lady Cavendish are put to the ultimate test while their children scramble to find how they too fit and the staff and surrounding villages dependent on Rutherford Park toil away with their own struggles Likening to the inevitability of the WWI rumblings in this epic tale could this stand alone novel be the start of a veritable series My source tells me yes Elizabeth Cooke is currently working on a second Rutherford book A must for your summer reading as Rutherfold Park is a regular stunner

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Snow had fallen in the night and now the great house standing at the head of the valley seemed like a five hundred year old ship sailing in a white oceanFor the Cavendish family Rutherford Park is much than a place to call home It is a way of life marked by rigid rules and lavish rewards governed by unspoken desires Lady of the house Octavia Cavendish lives like a bird in a gilded cag. This book was just okay for me 25 stars but I'll round up I think part of the problem was that I wanted it to be Downton Abbey and it just wasn't I can't say that I actually liked any of the characters so it was hard to care what was happening to them I'm not sure if I disliked the characters because of their actions or because they were all written in a very flat way I never got the sense that I was allowed to know the characters outside of the appearance they wanted projected to the world Even when the facade was broken I didn't think any of the characters reacted in a way that showed any real emotion Also the jumping between stories created even of a disconnect for me I felt that it often took a while to figure out which character I was reading about and what was happening sometimes the story would shift time a little making it somewhat difficult to follow along with Overall it was just slow lacked likable characters and just didn't have a spark

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Rutherford ParkE With her family’s fortune her husband William has made significant additions to the estate but he too feels bound by the obligations of his title as well as his vows Their son Harry is expected to follow in his footsteps but the boy has dreams of his own like pursuing the new adventure of aerial flight Meanwhile below stairs a housemaid named Emily holds a secret that could undo th. This is a wonderful book There is something special in this book that really drew me to it On the cover there is a uote that fans of Downton Abbey will love this book and I certainly fell into that category I was worried that the book would be lacking or written uickly to gain on the fame of Downton Abbey but I could't have been wrong This book had me laughing and in tears it was fascinating and interesting Here is the Publisher's synopsisSnow had fallen in the night and now the great house standing at the head of the valley seemed like a five hundred year old ship sailing in a white oceanFor the Cavendish family Rutherford Park is much than a place to call home It is a way of life marked by rigid rules and lavish rewards governed by unspoken desires Lady of the house Octavia Cavendish lives like a bird in a gilded cage With her family’s fortune her husband William has made significant additions to the estate but he too feels bound—by the obligations of his title as well as his vows Their son Harry is expected to follow in his footsteps but the boy has dreams of his own like pursuing the new adventure of aerial flight Meanwhile below stairs a housemaid named Emily holds a secret that could undo the Cavendish name On Christmas Eve 1913 Octavia catches a glimpse of her husband in an intimate moment with his beautiful and scandalous distant cousin She then spies the housemaid Emily out in the snow walking toward the river about to make her own secret known to the world As the clouds of war gather on the horizon an epic tale of longing and betrayal is about to unfold at Rutherford ParkThe Cavendish Family is hard to like but impossible to hate They are rich living off the back sweat and labor of the poor Their charity is not very expansive and is only just the minimum reuired to keep things moving along as they have always been Since this is a historical fiction we already know how that works out for them This period in English history is a fairly new one to me as I am a snob that thinks that history has to be much farther back to ualify This book and another called An American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin have made me excited to have a new category to look for The pulls of the aristocracy to stay the same on one hand balanced by new technologies and wars on the other It is a heady combination The father in this book William is my favorite character He is greatly flawed He holds on to the old ways and wants nothing to change except in minor ways preferably just replacing with exact replicas of the old As the book moves on we learn that it is his great love and pride in his home and family that motivate him to do this Ironically his very stoic nature is what damns him He ruins relationships instead of nurturing them and he expects others to fit into his idea of what a relationship should be After he realizes what his distance has done to his family he has an epiphany and starts to mend the breach with his sonI am sorry he said in a whisper I am sorry for your loneliness I am sorry for the poor girl But than those things I am sorry that you could not come to meWhen he realizes what he has done he immediately tries to change his ways and move forward with his family together That is why I admire him Of all the characters in the book he started out as the most entrenched and least likely to change By the end he was the change that they need to survive as a familyThe other characters in the book are eually well written Harry Louisa Jack Octavia and a few others all come alive for me The dialogue in this book is mostly internal which helps gain a sense of how they each feel in their respective stations This novel leaves us on a tipping point for the family servants and England and I ache to learn about them and see how they are affected by what we all know is comingI am looking forward to the next book in this series The Wild Dark Flowers A Novel of Rutherford which I have on pre order and is currently set to arrive July 1 2014