A Time for Renewal: Rivenshaw Saga, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The second instalment in the best-selling Rivenshaw series, by beloved saga author Anna Jacobs.
In the wake of World War Two, the whole country is desperate for houses, with very little money available to rebuild. In the town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Mayne Esher has no choice but to turn Esherwood, the war-damaged stately home which has been in his family for generations, into flats.
Rebuilding Esherwood won't be easy, but with Judith Crossley by his side, Mayne hopes to restore it to its former glory. First, he must open it up to some of his long-suffering army friends...and it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing which needs rebuilding.
Victor is fighting his late wife's rich and arrogant mother for custody of his daughter, Betty. Ros has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere to go now she's been demobbed from the army. Daniel is still unsettled after his wartime experiences. He's waiting for his divorce to go through and has family problems that take him away from Rivenshaw. Francis hasn't even been in touch.
On top of these troubles, saving Esherwood proves to be a difficult undertaking for Mayne and Judith. And certain people will stop at nothing to prevent it happening. In this time of renewal, will the group find a way to rebuild their lives, and the old house, as planned?
A heartwarming saga of strong-spirited, resilient women in postwar Lancashire.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 1 minute|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||04 July 2019|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 44,497 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1,128 in Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
3,591 in Family Saga Fiction (Books)
5,620 in Genre Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Set in 1945, these books focus on the economic recovery of Great Britain in the aftermath of the European theatre of world war two. The setting is Lancashire, a small hamlet named Rivenshaw, which is rural enough to be insulated from the direct effects of the war’s catastrophic physical devastation but not from the economic impact and hardship everyone has to shoulder.
Anna Jacobs skilfully weaves a tapestry of characters seeking their own rewards. People longing for what will never return while others harbour a secret dread of not being included in the same scenario.
The focus is a need for affordable housing yet resources remain scarce. And the money trail is changed forever; old money doesn’t have the same clout while new money seems to smell different.
These books are genuine magic. They relate very closely to the romance of where many of us came from, nostalgically referred to as the good old days.
The author focus is on the town and in particular the changing influence and fate of the big house, Esherwood. The characters are woven into the story according to where they serve the community best.
The novel (and series) is pure reading genius. Five stars.
Top reviews from other countries
Enjoyable reading , didn't want the story to finish. Street parties weren't always successful !!!
Bk 1.. a time to remember
Bk 2.. Gifts for our time
Bk 3.. a time to rejoice
No 4..a time for renewal
Anna is one of the very best authors, amazing brain she has to be able to produce brilliant story's loaded with action & never a dull moment & she just keeps writing more..!!