That is why the police are profoundly baffled when Sebastian Locke is found dead at his country estate under mysterious circumstances. Has he been murdered? And if so, who would have wanted to kill the world's greatest philanthropist? Could such an upstanding man have had enemies? As in all of her previous bestsellers, Barbara Taylor Bradford engages you from the very first page in this startling new novel. From Connecticut to Provence, Paris, London, and Africa, Bradford masterfully steers you through the turbulent emotional gamut of Locke family life -- the love, lust, and passion, the ambition, jealousy and pain.
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.
Mallory Keswick can't imagine how her life could possibly be better. She has a wonderful, fulfilling marriage to a man who loves, supports, and nurtures her. She has a lovely home and beautiful twins who bring joy to her days, to all of which she devotes herself wholeheartedly. Mallory feels she has finally found the elusive sense of family that never quite rang true in her own childhood-until an exceptionally cruel act of violence tears apart the fabric of her happiness. Devastated, distraught, and wondering how she will ever go on, suddenly Mallory's spirit is being tested as never before, forcing her to discover new reserves of courage and strength to confront the darkness that has left her with nothing more to lose and . . .
When you lose yourself in a novel by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, you surrender to real emotion, heartbreaking crisis, unassailable love, triumphant reawakening, and the breathtaking power of an exceptional story beautifully told. Now two of her classic novels have been combined in one magnificent volume, offering incontrovertible proof why this unparalleled dreamspinner is one of the most beloved and successful authors of our time. With wealth, a beautiful home, a caring, supportive husband, and two wonderful children, Mallory Keswick's life is a constant joy -- until her spirit is brutally tested, forcing her to discover new reserves of courage and strength when violent tragedy leaves her with nothing more to lose and . . . Everything To Gain In Venice, a chance encounter between a fearless television war correspondent and a lovely, unhappily married glass designer from New York leads to unanticipated affection, irresistible passion, and . . . A Secret Affair Two classic novels in one volume!
Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England--that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary--and extraordinary--men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s--despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.
Meredith Stratton worked hard to become a successful businesswoman-and now she owns six elegant inns all over the world. But on a trip abroad she is struck by a strange illness, one that seems to have no physical cause. Meredith has always played by her own rules-and won-and now she must uncover the roots of this mystery ailment that threatens her future happiness. The answers lie buried somewhere in her forgotten past. And with the help of a caring psychiatrist, Meredith will have to peel back the layers of her most carefully designed and constructed creation: herself.
One of the world's most beloved and successful novelists, the incomparable Barbara Taylor Bradford has the golden touch-creating powerful stories of love and deception, crisis and triumph, that resonate with real emotion . . . and remarkable characters that live in the heart and memory for months after the final page has been turned. Now two of her strongest New York Times bestselling masterworks have been combined in one volume-to be savored anew or for the very first time by fans young and old. Successful businesswoman Meredith Stratton has always played by Her Own Rules and won. But when she's struck by a mysterious illness, she fears the roots of her ailment are buried somewhere in her forgotten past. And, with the help of a caring psychiatrist, she must uncover them-while peeling back the layers of her most carefully designed creation: herself. Who would want to kill Sebastian Locke, charismatic millionaire and universally admired philanthropist? Journalist Vivienne Trent is determined to find out, following a twisted trail of secrets to the startling truth about the death-and the life-of her enigmatic ex-husband, a man who was easy to love but . . . Dangerous to Know
"Hold the Dream is Barbara Taylor Bradford's gift to every fan of A Woman of Substance. In this stunning, sweeping sequel, readers watch as Paula McGill Fairley, Emma's granddaughter, tries to 'hold the dream' for the empire that Emma has entrusted to her. ... What makes Hold the Dream a highly successful sequel is that Ms. Bradford has included all the members of the cast of A Woman of Substance. ... A captivating, riveting, enthralling story that no reader of big, rich, passionate sagas should miss. This is the perfect book to curl up with.
6th and final book in the Emma Harte series
On his twenty-ninth birthday, Jake Cantrell feels that his life has completely stalled. Saddened and disappointed by the failure of his marriage to Amy, his childhood sweetheart, #11;wanting to put more distance between them and #11; needing to concentrate on his new business, Jake moves to another town: Kent, Connecticut. A brilliant and imaginative electrical engineer #11; who has an extraordinary talent for creating special #11;lighting effects, Jake becomes involved with an #11;amateur theatrical group in his spare time. At the #11; first meeting of the group, Jake encounters Maggie #11; Sorrell, an attractive, charming woman, who is soon #11; to be forty-four years old. Maggie, an interior designer, works with Jake on the sets of the play. #11;Little does Jake know on the night of their introduction that he has just come face-to-face with his #11;destiny and is about to set out on the journey of his #11; life. #11; Maggie has recently moved from Chicago to #11; Kent, after her lawyer husband left her for a #11; younger woman. Divorced and painfully out of touch with her two grown children, Maggie hopes #11;to start life anew in Kent. In the process of renovating an old farmhouse #11; for a client, Maggie hires Jake to be the electrical #11; contractor. Working together on a daily basis and #11; watching the old farmhouse transform into a warm, #11; enduring home, they fall in love. Ahead lie obstacles--the fifteen-year difference in their ages, #12;(Amy's sudden illness and her reluctance to divorce Jake, and Maggie's own inner turmoil. But together they ultimately overcome the odds and find happiness in another town. A touching and moving story, this dramatic and inspiring page-turner is a rare offering from the pen of bestselling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford.
No Matter How Much a Woman Has, There's Always too Much to Lose Stephanie Jardine is at the apex of her career and life running the American branch of Jardine's, the prestigious Crown Jewellers of London. A young widow, she has three grown sons and one very precious teenage daughter, Chloe. Then one day, an unexpected act of violence committed by a stranger on the other side of the world plunges Stevie into turmoil and despair. To save her injured daughter's life and ensure her future, Stevie must go back to her own past and confront a relationship that has only brought her heartbreak. As she battles for her daughter, Stevie comes to understand how fragile life is and how it can be forever changed by others when least expected. A moving novel about family secrets, betrayal, and redemption, Power of a Woman is the story of an innocent victim of a stranger's vengeance, who manages to triumph through her own inner power as a woman.
Seeking some much-needed rest and relaxation after a long stint as a TV-news war correspondent in Bosnia, 33-year-old Bill Fitzgerald travels to Venice. There he is struck by the dark beauty of a young American woman, Vanessa Stewart, a 27-year-old glass designer from New York.Unhappily married, she welcomes a no-strings friendship with Bill. Soon they embark on an illicit affair and find themselves desperately in love. They vow to see each other whenever and wherever they can. But on their third meeting, one of them does not show up. Once again, Barbara Taylor Bradford weaves a love story of uncompromising ardor, this time taking readers through secret trysts in Venice, Manhattan and Southampton. In A Secret Affair, she touches on subjects that will stir the hearts and minds of her readers -- unconditional love and devotion, loyalty and loss.
In the blockbuster storytelling tradition that is Barbara Taylor Bradfordâ s hallmark, here is an extraordinary novel about a remarkable young woman who finds a new life when her old one shatters. Laura Valiant is a successful art historian, running her own company. She and her husband, Doug, a Wall Street lawyer, share an idyllic marriage. But Lauraâ s trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers he has a secret life apart from her â " a life which will rock their love. Clare Benson is Lauraâ s childhood friend. Theyâ ve been together through thick and thin, good and bad. When Clare asks Laura the biggest favour and greatest honour of all â " to be guardian to her teenage daughter, Natasha â " Laura discovers her personal and professional lives become dramatically intertwined. But in true Valiant style, Laura rises to the challenges ahead and, eventually, succeeds in achieving the happiness and fulfilment she craves. From the streets of Paris and London to the art galleries and art auctions of New York, A Sudden Change of Heart takes the reader on an unforgettable journey where secrets, survival, love and redemption mesmerize the reader from the first page to the last. This is Barbara Taylor Bradfordâ s fifteenth novel and it is told with the emotion and feeling readers have come to expect from one of the worldâ s most beloved authors.
As students of Anya Sedgwick's prestigious Paris art school, Alexandra, Kay, Jessica and Maria became close friends, sharing a rare opportunity under Anya's loving care. But by the time graduation came along, the four women had become fast enemies. Seven years later, they're invited to attend the 85th birthday of their adored teacher in Paris. What should be a joyous occasion becomes a source of conflict for the four successful designers, now scattered around the globe and pursuing their careers. Can they summon up the courage to deal with old hurts- and face the demons that still haunt them? And, most of all, can they rekindle the warmth of their old friendship?
Paula McGill O'Neill learned her grandmother's lessons well. As the head of the thriving Harte department store chain, Emma Harte's favorite grandchild wields her power with a masterful and compassionate hand. Yet even as she keeps Emma's visionary dream alive, Paula dares to set out in a bold new direction... to create something she can truly call her own. But instead she finds herself faced with the ultimate challenge, a diabolical enemy who vows to wrest control away from her... an enemy she knows too well.
Ten years later, Katie, a struggling actress in New York, is still haunted by the tragedy. Her friend Carly remains in a coma, and Katie desperately wants to achieve success and stardom not only for herself but also for her two old friends. Her big chance comes when she is discovered and wins a major role in a Broadway play. A promising love affair adds to the excitement of working in the theater; but Katie must face the demons of the past before she can embrace the possibilities of the future. In sixteen previous bestselling novels, Barbara Taylor Bradford has enthralled millions of readers with page-turning plots and characters that linger in the heart and mind long after the book is closed. "The Triumph of Katie Byrne" will captivate her devoted fans and win her a whole new audience. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Evan, Tessa, Linnet and India: 4 remarkable women. 3 generations of Hartes. One family whose loyalty binds them together as their enemies try to tear them apart.
With all the glamour, drama, and passion that have made Barbara Taylor Bradford an international favorite,Where You Belongis the captivating story of a beautiful young woman making her way through a world filled with the dangers of war. A talented young American photographer, Valentine Denning leaves behind the comforts of her home in Paris to record the war in Kosovo from the front lines. Drawn together by the perils of war photojournalism, Val and one of her colleagues, the British Tony Hampton, find themselves in the throes of a romance that is tragically cut short when Val, Tony, and their American colleague Jake Newberg are caught in a nightmarish ambush. When Val wakes up in a Belgrade hospital, she learns that Tony has died. Later, when she and Jake attend Tony's memorial service in London, Val's memories of Tony are gravely shaken by the realization that throughout their relationship he had lied, telling her that he was divorced. Reeling from his death and betrayal, Val and Jake return home to Paris, where they recover from their wounds and try to make sense of Tony's lies to both of them. As they begin to build a relationship and leave the events of the war behind them, Jake confesses his longtime love for her. But for Val, peace with herself is elusive, as she tries to reconcile her love of photography with the perils of her career, not to mention the claims on her heart. The desire for a fresh new beginning leads her to trade the grueling world of war photojournalism for a glamorous position as a photographer of celebrities--which lands her in Mexico, snapping the dashing Alexander St. Just Stevens (born Bill Smith in Leeds, England), an artist of international renown whose reputation as a playboy doesn't steel him against a powerful attraction to Val. Finding a new mode of photojournalism--and a new admirer--still can't ease her sense of searching for something, a sense that will lead her to retrace paths she thought were left behind. Where You Belongis a moving story about a young woman's realization of her own inner strength and her ability to find her way to where she belongs in life. . . in love. . . and within herself.
Young and impoverished Emma Harte embarks on a journey first of survival, then of unimaginable achievement. Driven to succeed, the iron-willed Emma parlays a small shop into the world's greatest department store and an international business empire: Harte Enterprises. Unhappily married twice, loving only the one man she can never marry, personal happiness eludes her. Harte Enterprises, the realization of her grand dreams, is her all: her heart, her soul, her life. When those closest to her threaten to destroy her empire through their greed and envy, Emma brilliantly outwits her enemies. She wreaks her devastating revenge on those who would betray her in a way only she knows how.
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