The Cavendon Series (books 1-3) by Barbara Taylor Bradford
recommended by Kelley
If you were a fan of Dowtown Abbey this is the trilogy for you. The story follows the lives of the Ingham family (the aristocracy) and the Swanns (the help) over a period of decades during the turn of the century (the 1900 century that is!). The Cavendon women face many challenges as the world around them goes from peace to world war. Family secrets are kept and revealed; fasion is paramount and as always, the help often keeps the family together. A great read in all three books.