Forced to see a psychiatrist, Meredith Stratton traces her past, discovering that she had been placed in an orphanage when she was four years old, and follows her roots to England to find her mother, meeting a man who holds the key to her past--and her future.
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A successful, talented woman's search for her true identity is at the heart of Barbara Taylor Bradford's suspenseful new novel, Her Own Rules. As always, the bestselling novelist, beloved the world over, has captured expertly the soul of her accomplished strong-willed heroine, while infusing her page-turning narrative with unexpected events and taut psychological surprises.
Meredith Stratton us, in many ways, a self-made woman. As the hardworking founder of Havens, Inc., a group of luxury inns in New England, England, and France, she heads a thriving multinational company that is poised for further expansion. A single mother now in her forties, Meredith has raised two gifted children, Cat, an illustrator, and Jonathan, a law student at Yale. But, despite her achievements, Meredith is haunted by an unhappy childhood, much of which she no longer remembers.
As usual, Barbara Taylor Bradford seamlessly weaves extensive research into her narrative to lend her story an unequaled verisimilitude. Focusing on her native Yorkshire, the author recreates a world that holds special meaning not only for her characters, but for the novelist herself. Her Own Rules is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford -- an enduring story of a remarkable woman.About the Author:
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at sixteen. By the age of twenty she had graduated to London's Fleet Street as both an editor and columnist.
In 1979, she wrote her first novel, A Woman of Substance, and that enduring bestseller was followed by 12 others: Voice of the Heart, Hold the Dream, Act of Will, To Be the Best, The Women in His Life, Remember, Angel, Everything to Gain, Dangerous to Know, Love in Another Town, Her Own Rules and A Secret Affair.
Of these titles, ten have been made into television miniseries or are currently in production. Her novels have sold more than 56 million copies worldwide in more than 88 countries and 38 languages. Barbara Taylor Bradford lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband, film producer Robert Bradford.
Lynn Redgrave has had an extraordinary career, encompassing two Oscar® nominations, two Tony® nominations and one Emmy® nomination. She has starred in such films as Gods and Monsters, Shine and Georgy Girl.
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