• Return to Robinswood

  • The Robinswood Story, Book 2
  • By: Jean Grainger
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (428 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, Ireland. 1946. 

Years of neglect and abandonment have left the family seat of the Keneficks almost derelict, but the new Lord Kenefick and his charming young wife Kate are determined to breathe life into the old house once more. 

The war is over, and they have survived, so now they must set about making a bright future for themselves and their family. But the shadows of the past are ever lurking, and there are many who are not willing to see the new Lady Kenefick as anything more than the housekeeper's daughter. 

Kate’s family, the Murphys, find themselves once more inextricably entwined with both the Keneficks and Robinswood, but this time everything is different - or at least they hope it is. 

The legacy of the war cannot be erased, and the events of those fateful years will not be forgotten. Can Robinswood provide a haven for those who need it, or are the scars of the past too deep?

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Never a dull moment!

I enjoyed the first book, and this one was even more exciting. Time flew by when I listened this book!

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I'm hooked again!

Jean Grainger is a lovely storyteller. Being Irish and having read a lot about the uprising in 1916 and the IRA later on, I have found this series to be very interesting. It's fascinating to see the class distinctions crumble due to WWII. In all of Grainger's books there is some intrigue which adds to the story. I have read 8 of Ms. Grainger's books so far and all have been at least highly readable and entertaining and most just wonderful!

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Easy listening

Characters were likable especially as they grew and changed. Appreciated family dynamics. So enjoyed the narration, could listen to all day. Was a fairytale for grownups but a very enjoyable listen

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Theme still holds true today; excellent story and narration

Ms. Grainger’s story is filled with an array of characters from different walks of life, who come together to show that “family” are those you love and who love you, regardless of their backgrounds and past experiences.
The theme of acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness is pervasive and still very relevant today.
It would be wonderful if we could all take these lessons to heart and stop the hate and separation for everyone.
Love these characters so much! I look forward to book 3 and hope she writes more about this wonderful group of people.
Carlene O’Connor is a superb narrator. A bit nervous that the 3rd book has a different narrator.

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Loved it! Again!

Delightful. Love the characters. Love the story. Love Ireland! Things are working out splendidly for everyone -- I hope. Guess I need to wait and see what book 3 brings me? The narration was excellent as usual. Thank you Ms. Grainger. I'm enjoying myself immensely.

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Loved this one as much as the first one!

Loved it! The performance is amazing! Being American, I absolutely love the Irish brogue and other accents throughout! Can't wait to read the 3rd one!

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Enjoying this series

This reader does a great job even with the accents and men's voices.
I like the story line, though there were a couple of inconsistencies from the 1st book. And I do find it odd when a situation is brought up and the character thinks something about it and then the next paragraph the situation is resolved and we never heard about it.
The characters and plot are both really engaging.

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Heartwarming story

This story is full of ups and downs for the Murphy family and the fascinating characters they connect with along the way During and after World War II.disparate group of individuals, all struggling during and after World War II, end up sharing life experiences that strengthen each of them in

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Develops the characters

Jean Grainger does a great job developing the characters in her continuation of Robinswood. She shows how the war has effected them in different ways. Her characters span a wide range of ages, social economic backgrounds, and geographic locations. She weaves them together in such an amazing way that she captures the reader into feeling a part of the group. This is an uplifting book you will want to return to more than once.

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  • Diana
  • 04-07-21

Loved It!!!

Wonderful story - sad to finish it! Brilliantly narrated by Caroline Lennon ! About to download the next in the trilogy - however I am disappointed to see its not read by Caroline.

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  • Jacqueline Rawlins
  • 12-23-20

Easy listening

Nice family story. Great to hear when going off to sleep. Enjoyable comfort listening.

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  • Katie
  • 07-09-19

fantastic book.

i loved the second book in this series. i am disappointed that it's over. i feel i know the whole family and their diverse family they have built :)