25 years after the original sensational publication of A Woman of Substance, the #1 bestselling author delivers a new blockbuster tale chronicling the lives of the Harte family—and Emma Harte herself
Barbara Taylor Bradford’s beloved character Emma Harte and her triumphant story turned A Woman of Substance into a literary classic. The saga of Emma Harte and her descendants also graced the pages of the bestselling novels Hold the Dream and To Be the Best. Now Bradford returns to the spellbinding Harte family with Emma’s Secret. The story begins with a dying woman imploring her granddaughter to find Emma Harte in London. Evan Hughes has no idea who Emma Harte is, but the lure of London beckons. Soon she finds herself thrust into the Hartes’ world. She meets Linnet, the heiress apparent. Tessa, her jealous sister. Gideon, the dashing heir to a family’s fortune. Paula, the matriarch. And even Emma Harte herself, whose secrets turn the story back to World War II and an unknown part of Emma’s life. Emma’s Secret vividly describes the worlds of the Harte holdings: fashion, newspapers, and hotels. It also brings to life the Hartes themselves—the loyalties, the betrayals, and the passions of a dynasty.
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Barbara Taylor Bradford captivated millions of readers with her saga of the indomitable Emma Harte. Now her unforgettable story continues in this novel of the sacrifice and secrets that shadow her extraordinary heritage...
A Legacy For Three Women...
Paula O'Neil has inherited her grandmother Emma Harte's dream for success-a magnificent business empire in London shared by Paula's daughters, Linnet and Tessa. Yet their future is far less secure than any woman imagines. For beneath the dazzling surface, flares a rivalry and discontent that leave them vulnerable to the dreams of others.
A Mystery For One Stranger...
Into the fray arrives enigmatic American fashion designer Evan Hughes seeking employment. But her interest in the Harte dynasty is a personal one. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Harte lineage, Evan's arrival begins to unravel a mystery that hides in the family's shadows, and that waits to be revealed in Emma's long-lost diaries.
A Secret That Could Define Or Destroy Them All...
Now as the past unfolds, so emerges an extraordinary tale of money and power, passion and revenge, and survival and triumph at any price-one that will irrevocably change the lives and loves of four women and shake an empire to its very foundation.
"An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death, and passion."
--The New York Times on A Woman of Substance
"Barbara Taylor Bradford is the storyteller of substance."
--The Times (London)
Barabara Taylor Bradford is the bestselling author of eighteen novels and a 2003 inductee into the Writer’s Hall of Fame. A native of Yorkshire, England, she now lives in New York with her husband.
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