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Emma's Secret (Hardcover): Barbara Taylor Bradford

Emma's Secret (Hardcover)

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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If you haven't read the first books in the series that began with A Woman of Substance (followed by Hold the Dream and To Be the Best) don't let that deter you from reading this spellbinding novel, the fourth in the set. At the heart of this saga is Paula O'Neill, granddaughter of the remarkable Emma who battled her way out of grinding poverty to build her own retail empire and become a woman of substance. Paula believes that Emma's business and fortune are secure, but bitter sibling rivalry has long divided the family. Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer, walks into Emma's prestigious London store and into this most volatile of situations. On her deathbed, Evan's grandmother had told her she must find Emma Harte, and Evan is dismayed to discover Emma has been dead for some 30 years. However, she decides to apply for a job in the store and is taken on. Everyone who meets Evan is struck by the fact that she bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula O'Neill, and Paula turns to Emma's recently discovered wartime diaries to see if there is any clue to Evan's identity. The narrative switches to London during the Blitz and we see Emma courageously holding her family together as sirens wail, bombs drop and her sons go off to war. It is her indomitable willpower and strength that carry her, and those who depend on her, through. As Paula reads Emma's diaries from beginning to end she discovers the secret Emma Harte took to her grave to protect others. This is a compulsive read; little surprise when one considers that Barbara Taylor Bradford is a gifted storyteller and a bestseller in 89 countries. Her novels have been translated into 39 languages and there are more than 61 million copies of her books in print. (Kirkus UK)
The book the fans have been waiting for: the much-anticipated sequel to the phenomenally successful A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE. The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns...At the centre of this sweeping saga stands Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma and the guardian of her vast business empire. Paula believes that all that Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface sibling rivalry and discontent are beginning to flare. Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer. On her deathbed, Evan's grandmother told her to find Emma Harte. But Emma has been dead for thirty years; and Evan bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula O'Neill. Troubled by Evan's presence, Paula turns to Emma's recently discovered war-time diaries to find the truth...The decades fall away. It is London during The Blitz and Emma Harte comes vividly back to life. Working hard under war-time conditions, she is also holding her family together as bombs drop, sirens wail and her sons go off to war. As she struggles to cope, the indomitability, will power and strength that have forged Emma into the woman she is all come to the fore. As the pages unfurl, Paula discovers the secret Emma Harte took to the grave to protect others. Emma's Secret is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford. Emotion, drama, intrigue and passion fill the pages in a spellbinding novel which only she could write.

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Imprint: HarperCollinsPublishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2003
Authors: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Dimensions: 234 x 159mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-226135-7
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Sagas
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Romance > General
LSN: 0-00-226135-9
Barcode: 9780002261357

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