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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.
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.
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.
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."
"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