Emma's Secret (eBook)

Description


The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in Emma's Secret, a novel that showcases the storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma Harte and the guardian of her vast business empire, believes that everything Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface, sibling rivalry and discontent flare. Linnet and Tessa, her daughters, are as different as two women can be. One of them wants desperately for the empire to be hers but has a devastating secret that may put her very life in danger.

Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer who is looking for 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 her grandmother's recently discovered wartime diaries to find the truth, and Emma comes vividly back to life¿.

The decades fall away. It is London in 1940: the Blitz. Emma, working hard under war-time conditions, is also holding her family together as bombs drop, sirens wail, and her sons go off to war. While she struggles with grief, her indomitability, willpower, and strength come to the fore. As the pages unfurl, Paula discovers the secret Emma took to the grave to protect others, a secret whose repercussions inevitably change lives and may shake a dynasty to its very foundations.

Emma's Secret is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford. Emotion, drama, suspense, intrigue, and passion fill the pages in a spellbinding novel that only she could write.

About the Author


Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 25 bestselling novels, including Playing the Game, Breaking the Rules, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.  Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 82 million. Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini-series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley. She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.  She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated, and their Bichon Frise dogs, who sit under her desk while she writes.

Praise for Emma's Secret…


Praise for Emma's Secret
"Readers who loved A Woman of Substance will enjoy Emma's Secret."-Denver Post

"Promises to tantalize, mesmerize, and titillate readers of all ages. It has all the Bradford touches: strong and swift plot, hints of secrets about to be revealed...spellbinding...destined to fly off bookseller's racks and be passed around many book clubs. It is a darn good read."
-Roanoke Times

"It will be...appreciated by those with an irresistible desire to follow the further adventures of the Harte clan."-Publishers Weekly

"You're certain these are living, breathing people."-USA Weekend

"[An] original story with new energy. Emma Harte is one of those characters whom we never want to leave behind, and thank goodness Bradford has brought her back to us with a story worthy of this truly remarkable woman." -Romantic Times,"Top Pick"

"Promises to breathe new life into the popular series." -Fort Myers News-Press (Florida) "Barbara Taylor Bradford has woven yet another enchanting episode in the continuing saga of the Harte
family .... It is no surprise that Barbara Taylor Bradford's books have sold more than 70 million copies in over ninety countries and forty different languages."--Bookreporter.com
More praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford and her Novels:
"Barbara Taylor Bradford is the storyteller of substance." -The Times (London)

"An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death and passion."--The New York Times on A Woman of Substance

"Pure gold." -Cosmopolitan on Act of Will

"Legions of readers will be satisfied by the romantic fortunes of the cultured, wealthy and powerful people she evokes."--Publishers Weekly on The Women in His Life

"Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best at spinning yarns."--The Guardian (UK) on Dangerous to Know

Product Details ISBN-13: 9781429901826
Published: St. Martin's Press, 04/01/2010
Language: en