Emma Harte Books In Publication Order
- A Woman of Substance (1979)
- Hold the Dream (1985)
- To Be the Best (1988)
- Emma’s Secret (2003)
- Unexpected Blessings (2005)
- Just Rewards (2005)
- Breaking the Rules (2009)
- A Man of Honor (2021)
House Of Dravenel/Ravenscar Books In Publication Order
- The Ravenscar Dynasty (2006)
- Heirs of Ravenscar (2007)
- Being Elizabeth (2008)
Cavendon Hall Books In Publication Order
- Cavendon Hall (2014)
- The Cavendon Women (2015)
- The Cavendon Luck (2016)
- Secrets of Cavendon (2017)
House of Falconer Books In Publication Order
- Master of His Fate (2018)
- In the Lion’s Den (2019)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Voice of the Heart (1983)
- Act of Will (1986)
- The Women in His Life (1990)
- Remember (1991)
- Angel (1993)
- Everything to Gain (1994)
- Love in Another Town (1995)
- Dangerous to Know (1995)
- Her Own Rules (1996)
- A Secret Affair (1996)
- Power of a Woman (1997)
- A Sudden Change of Heart (1998)
- Where You Belong (2000)
- The Triumph of Katie Byrne (2001)
- Three Weeks in Paris (2002)
- Playing The Game (2010)
- Letter from a Stranger (2011)
- Secrets from the Past (2012)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Hidden (2013)
- Treacherous (2014)
- Who Are You? (2016)
- Damaged (2018)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Fashions That Please Him (1970)
- Easy Steps To Successful Decorating (1971)
- How to Solve Your Decorating Problems (1976)
- Making Space Grow (1979)
- Luxury Designs for Apartment Living (1981)
- Decor Idea Casual (1984)
- Living Romantically Every Day (2001)
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Barbara Taylor Bradford Books Overview
In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford’s dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream and to triumph against all odds…
. On the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley Hall. There, Emma Harte, its oppressed but resourceful servant girl, acquired a shrewd determination. There, she honed her skills, discovered the meaning of treachery, learned to survive, to become a woman, and vowed to make her mark on the world. In the wake of tragedy she rose from poverty to magnificent wealth as the iron willed force behind a thriving international enterprise. As one of the richest women in the world Emma Harte has almost everything she fought so hard to achieve save for the dream of love, and for the passion of the one man she could never have. Through two marriages, two devastating wars, and generations of secrets, Emma s unparalleled success has come with a price. As greed, envy, and revenge consume those closest to her, the brilliant matriarch now finds herself poised to outwit her enemies, and to face the betrayals of the past with the same ingenious resolve that forged her empire.
Barbara Taylor Bradford’s enthralling New York Times bestseller A Woman of Substance introduced a remarkable hero*ine and her rise to fame, power, and wealth. Now the triumphant story and unpredictable heritage of Emma Harte continues
A LEGACY TO SHARE
As the strong willed force behind a thriving international business empire, Emma Harte built a life rooted in a single minded purpose, one of unyielding determination and terrible sacrifice to achieve the stunning pinnacle of success. But the most difficult decision of her
hard won life is yet to come
AN INHERITANCE TO PROTECT
There s only one way for Emma to ensure the promise of Harte Enterprises by relinquishing control of the mighty empire to her beloved granddaughter, Paula McGill Fairley, a woman with her own dreams, and her own resolve to make them come true. But for Paula, with an extraordinary opportunity comes the professional and personal challenges of a lifetime
A DREAM TO HOLD
Supported and encouraged by a lifelong friend, Paula strives to be all that her grandmother was. But victory comes with a price, and Paula is put to the ultimate test as devastating greed and jealousy, scandalous lies, and flesh and blood betrayals threaten the very foundation of her future and a grand and true love that has flourished in silence and secret
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford has captivated millions of readers with her sweeping saga of power, wealth, and family secrets. Now the legacy of matriarch Emma Harte lives in one woman’s inspiring challenge To Be the Best DRIVEN BY LOVEPaula McGill O Neill learned the lessons of success from the master merchant princess Emma Harte, her grandmother, her teacher, her idol. Left to Paula, the legacy of Emma s international empire still thrives as the strong willed heiress wields control with hard earned compassion and well earned suspicion of every secret threat. INSPIRED BY SUCCESSBlessed grandchild, super wife, and loving mother, Paula has one desire to keep her grandmother s visionary dream alive, and through sacrifice and ambition carve out an empire of her own. But every move has been shadowed by two families whose fortunes are intertwined with hers and by an unscrupulous blood enemy moving in for the kill CHALLENGED BY BETRAYALOnce banished from the family fold, Paula s cousin Jonathan has emerged from the darkness to wrest control of everything he wants and destroy all that Paula has fought for. Now, sweeping across the world, and testing her most intimate fears and emotions, Paula s struggle to safeguard her happiness and her family s future becomes her ultimate challenge.
The legendary Emma Harte, hero*ine 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.
The new blockbuster from one of the world’s greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte the original Woman of Substance and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations. Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart. Evan Hughes, Emma’s American great granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family. She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, and her new love. But a dangerous enemy hovers in the background. Tessa Longden, Evan’s cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele. When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa is forced to seek help from her half sister Linnet a woman who has been her rival all their lives. Linnet, the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great granddaughters, is desperately trying to show that she is the natural heir to her mother, Paula. But her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices, perhaps even the loss of her sister’s fragile trust. And India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls in love with a famous British artist from a working class background. Madly in love, India is determined to marry him, no matter what her family thinks. It is Evan who finds new perspective about her own life from the revelations in letters that Emma wrote to Evan’s grandmother decades ago. But they may come too late…
. As conflict and danger swirl around the Harte women, someone is pulling the strings to make sure none of them finds happiness. Who among them will rise to the challenges as only a true Harte can do? This latest dramatic story in the ongoing saga of an extraordinary family dynasty is full of love, passion, jealousy, and ambition. It is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her inimitable best.
The new blockbuster from one of the world’s greatest storytellers concludes the extraordinary tale of Emma Harte, the original Woman of Substance, and the powerful Harte clan…
Linnet O’Neill, great granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to save the family business. She and Emma’s other great granddaughters are tested to the limit as the final chapter in the extraordinary story of the Harte family draws to a dramatic close! Returning from from her honeymoon full of fresh ideas for bringing the Harte empire into the new century Linnet and her mother, Paula, lock horns in a battle about the future. When Paula falls ill, Linnet finds herself alone at the helm, just as her great grandmother once was. Will she become the new Emma Harte? Evan Hughes, American great granddaughter of Emma, is pregnant and planning her small family wedding. Life seems good until a harsh confrontation with her adopted sister puts Evan in hospital. Tessa Fairley, Paula’s daughter, is ready to start a new life after an acrimonious divorce. But having always believed herself to be her mother’s rightful heir, Tessa is reluctant to forego her chances of the top spot. India Standish, in the midst of planning her own glamorous summer wedding in Ireland, is thrown off balance when her fiance Dusty’s daughter Atlanta comes to live with them closely followed by Dusty’s unstable ex girlfriend, intent on trouble!. However, it is Evan’s sister Angharad who makes the most ripples within the family, trying to infiltrate the quartet of young women and latching on to Jonathan Ainsley, deadly enemy of the Hartes, in the process, putting them all in danger. Then two beloved members of the Harte family unexpectedly die, causing grief and heartbreak. And Jonathan Ainsley seems ever closer to wreaking his revenge!
Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a young woman flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, and reinventing herself, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris, where she becomes the muse and star model to France’s iconic designer Jean Louis Tremont. When M meets the charming and handsome actor, Larry Vaughan in New York they fall instantly in love and marry. Soon, they become the most desired couple on the international scene, appearing on the cover of every celebrity magazine, adored by millions. With a successful career and a happy marriage, M believes she has truly put the demons of her past behind her. But M s fortunes are about to take another dramatic twist. A series of bizarre events turn out not to be accidents at all, but assaults on M and her family. The dark figure from M s past, a psychopath with deadly intent, has made a vow: to shatter M s world forever. But M also makes a vow: she will do everything to keep them all safe. When those you love are threatened and at risk, there s nothing you won t do to protect them…
you ll even resort to Breaking the Rules! Moving from New York to the chic fashion capitals of London and Paris, to the exotic locations of Istanbul and Hong Kong, this new tale from a renowned storyteller is a genuine pageturner
Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced the illustrious Harte family in her blockbuster A Woman of Substance. Now she has created an unforgettable new dynasty: the Deravenels. On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family’s future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her eighteen year old son Edward of the death of his father, brother, uncle, and cousin in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward and his cousin Neville Watkins are suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and retake control of their family’s business empire. As he grows into a handsome, charismatic man, Edward is torn between duty and desire. There are women in his life for whom he’ll risk everything and one woman who might destroy him. But madness and secrecy lie at the heart of the family, and Edward’s enemies are far more ruthless than he knows. He will need his strength more than ever when the house of Deravenel is fatally rocked by betrayal from within. Who will become the ultimate ruler of the Deravenels? Power and money, passion and adultery, ambition and treachery all illuminate a dramatic epic saga that brings to life the glittering Edwardian Era. The Ravenscar Dynasty is based on the familial factions of England’s Wars of the Roses, brought to life by the magical, memorable storytelling power that is Barbara Taylor Bradford.
At the age of thirty three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It’s 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self destruction…
but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward s relationships with other women arise.
Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before.
Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we re forced to make for power and love.
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford now sets her enthralling storytelling talents against a glittering tapestry of love and success as an ambitious beauty strives to make her dazzling dreams come true at any cost
EVEYTHING A WOMAN WANTS
Rising from unknown actress to Hollywood star, internationally renowned Katherine Tempest has the world at her feet. Envied by her peers, worshipped by all men, and applauded by fans worldwide, Katherine’s magnetism is spellbinding. While everyone knows the legend, only a select few are privileged enough to know the woman. And her secrets
EVERYTHING A WOMAN NEEDS
For behind the fa ade of the world s most famous beauty is a life as carefully constructed as her flawless image. Perfectly ruthless, determined, and manipulative, she has irrevocably changed the lives of everyone she touched. Now, with one terrible lie she has set her own life on a grand course of self destruction, and is desperately in need of the one thing that can save it: the trust and forgiveness of each friend and lover she has betrayed.
EVERYTHING A WOMAN RISKS
Moving from the intimate stages of London to the dazzling lights of Hollywood to the private quarters of the rich and famous, Katherine must now give the performance of a lifetime as herself when the final curtain threatens to come down on all she has fought for, aspired to, and dreamed of.
From beloved bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the enthralling saga of three generations of extraordinary women of the fate that befalls them, and the choices that define their lives
IN THE NAME OF LOVE.
Orphaned after the death of her mother, well bred Audra Kenton rose from selfless nurse to servant of an affluent suffragette, to a fiercely independent bride whose passionate marriage was overtaken by an unforeseeable tragedy. Now Audra has but one dream to bestow upon her brilliantly artistic daughter, every opportunity that she was denied
AT THE HEART OF AMBITION.
Given the world, the stubborn Christina has forsaken the wishes of her noble mother to forge the career of her choice that of a glittering Manhattan fashion empire she hopes to bequeath to her own daughter. But in young and beautiful Kyle stirs a spirit that is inherently headstrong, equally independent, and just as ironically resistant to the sacrifices made in the name of love.
FOR THE SAKE OF A DREAM.
From the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the haute couture luxuries of Paris and London to the bittersweet respite of home and family, three women face stunning betrayals and astonishing reversals of fate as each brings her own intimate struggle to their need of personal success and to a triumphant and heartening understanding of devotion, duty, and destiny.
A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
He is Maximilian West billionaire tycoon and corporate raider extraordinaire. He is a figure of almost mythical power an enigma to all who know him. But when his world is suddenly shattered, Maxim must make peace with his turbulent past and begin to understand the remarkable women who have loved and protected him.
From the streets of London to the suites of New York, from the rise of Na*zi Germany to the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Women in His Life takes us on an unforgettable journey of survival, secrets, love and redemption that mesmerizes from first page to last.
An electrifying new novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, who demonstrates her superb storytelling gifts in this passionate tale of Nicky Wells. Beautfiul and fabulously successful as a television war correspondent, she deeply mourns the loss of her great love, only to be confronted with disturbing suspicions that this remarkable man led a mysterious double life…
. From the Paperback edition.
All were orphans when they met in their teens in the late seventies, and they vowed to be a family. As they reunite at a film party in London, it is Rosalind Madigan, the Angel of the title, who holds them together. An Academy Award winning designer blessed with innate goodness, Rosie is troubled by commitments that leave her feeling estranged from herself and her friends: Gavin Ambrose, a Hollywood megastar, a brilliant actor/producer whose personal life is not as successful as it appears Nell Jeffrey, head of an international public relations firm and Rosie’s best friend, a glamorous woman having a secret love affair and Kevin Madigan, Rosie’s brother, an undercover cop in the NYPD Crime Intelligence Division who specializes in fighting organized crime, an assignment that threatens his life. Into their midst come a dashing French aristocrat and the world’s most successful popular singer, two men who disrupt and irrevocably transform ‘the family.’…
AngelTold with the power that only Barbara Taylor Bradford can bring to the page, this stunning novel is about a group of friends and also about individuals who, facing their own mortality, must reevaluate their lives and strengthen their commitments. Exciting and moving, it will fascinate you from beginning to end. From the Paperback edition.
Master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford’s novels have delighted millions around the world. Everything to Gain, her latest book, is in a class all its own. Set in New York, London, Yorkshire, and Connecticut, this is a story that celebrates family, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit. 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 beautiful twins who bring joy to her days and a lovely home, 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. Life seems almost perfect until an exceptionally cruel act of violence tears apart the fabric of her happiness, leaving her wondering how to go on. Speaking in the voice of her hero*ine, Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of a remarkable woman who has yet to discover her own strength, a woman who doesn’t yet realize that if she has the courage to take it, she has Everything to Gain.
As he approaches 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, wanting to put more distance between them and needing to concentrate on his new business, Jake moves to another town: Kent, Connecticut.
A brilliant and imaginative electrical engineer who has an extraordinary talent for creating special lighting effects, Jake becomes involved with an amateur theatrical group in his spare time. At the first meeting of the group, Jake encounters Maggie Sorrell, an attractive charming woman, who is soon to be forty four years old. Maggie, an interior designer, works with Jake on the sets of the play. Little does Jake know on the night of their introduction that he has just come face to face with his destiny and is about to set out on a journey of his life.
Maggie has recently moved from Chicago to Kent, after her lawyer husband left her for a younger woman. Divorced and painfully out of touch with her two grown children, Maggie hopes to start life anew in Kent.
In the process of renovating an old farmhouse for a client, Maggie hires Jake to be the electrical contractor. Working together on a daily basis and watching the old farmhouse transform into a warm , enduring home, they fall in love. Ahead lie obstacles’the fifteen year difference in their ages, 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 a bestselling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford.
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.
Meredith Stratton, at forty four the owner of six elegant international inns, is about to celebrate her daughter’s engagement. At this seemingly happy time in her life she begins to suffer from a strange illness that baffles everyone. Her doctor cannot find a physical cause for her debilitating symptoms, and desperate for answers, she seeks the help of a psychiatrist. Through therapy, Meredith peels back the layers of her life to discover the truth behind her most careful creation herself. Determined to get well, Meredith traces her roots back to another country, where she learns about childhood experiences that dramatically changed her life. What she discovers is the key not only to the past but to her future happiness and fulfillment as a woman. Told with the power, drama, and emotion found in her previous bestsellers, Barbara Taylor Bradford addresses the universal themes of love and loss, passage and renewal, and the inexplicable twists of fate that shape our lives. She has once again created a memorable character with whom readers will empathize and admire a woman who has always had the courage to live by Her Own Rules. Moving from the Connecticut countryside to the busy streets and suites of London, Paris, and New York, to the pastoral beauty of a chateau in the Loire Valley, Her Own Rules is an exciting and suspenseful novel about secrets, survival, redemption, and love. Performed by Lynn Redgrave
Two titles together in one volume from the author who has become synonymous with entertaining heartfelt bestellers. A Secret Affair Bill Fitzgerald is an acclaimed American television foreign correspondent. Exhausted after a long stint in Bosnia, he travels to Venice to meet Francis Xavier Peterson, an old friend. Whilst at the bar of the Gritti Palace Hotel on the Grand Canal with Frankie, Bill is struck by the dark beauty of a young woman seated alone. Vanessa Stewart is a glass designer from New York who is visiting the glass blowing works in Murano. The three expatriates meet and decide to celebrate Thanksgiving together. And that evening, full of warmth and camaraderie, begins an illicit though fateful love affair. Love In Another Town Jake Cantrell is suave, charming and a brilliant electrical engineer saddened by the failure of his marriage to Amy. Maggie Sorrell is a bright and elegant interior designer. She, too, has suffered a broken marriage. In picturesque Kent, Connecticut, Jake and Maggie join a local amateur dramatics group, and are introduced. The relationship blossoms, but ahead lie obstacles the fifteen year difference in their ages, Amy’s sudden illness, her reluctance to divorce Jake, and Maggie’s own inner turmoil. But together they overcome the odds and find the ultimate: love in another town.
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.
Barbara Taylor Bradford has become one of the world’s most cherished storytellers, having written fourteen bestselling novels that went on to become enduring favorites. In A Sudden Change of Heart, readers are once again invited to fall under the spell of a magical weaver of tales at her most seductive. Laura Valiant and Claire Benson are best friends from childhood and have remained exceptionally close through the turmoil of adult life. They have much to celebrate: Laura is a partner in a challenging and successful art dealership in New York, and her marriage to the handsome and always amiable Doug seems to come right from a storybook. Though divorced from her French husband, Philippe Lavillard, Claire delights in her precocious daughter, Natasha. But the two friends’ lives do not follow the paths we imagine they will, and when Claire is confronted with sudden tragedy, she naturally turns to Laura for help. When the long hidden history of the Lavillard family intersects with Laura’s investigation into artwork stolen by the Na*zis during the war, Barbara Taylor Bradford’s gripping tale reaches a dramatic and unexpected crescendo.A Sudden Change of Heart revolves around overcoming adversity as well as celebrating life’s joy; ultimately, it is a moving expression of the triumph of the human spirit and the healing power of love.
With all the glamour, drama, and passion that have made Barbara Taylor Bradford an international favorite, Where You Belong is 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 Belong is 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…
and within herself.
Barbara Taylor Bradford takes her legendary storytelling to an exciting new level in this stunning, suspenseful tale about a young woman whose life is shattered by an unspeakable crime. Seventeen year old Katie Byrne stands shivering in the cold Connecticut woods, her flashlight illuminating a scene out of a nightmare. Carly, one of her two closest friends, lies beaten and unconscious, her face covered in blood. Moments later, the horror escalates when Katie’s brother discovers the lifeless body of Denise, the third member of their inseparable trio. Nearby is the old barn where only hours before the three girls joyfully rehearsed Shakespearean speeches for an upcoming school performance. For Katie, who returned to the makeshift theatre to retrieve schoolbooks she had forgotten in her haste to get home early, the tragedy marks the end of a long shared dream. The girls began acting together as ten year olds with stars in their eyes, fantasizing about the day they would all move to New York and take Broadway by storm. Now, only Katie can realize the dream. Ten years later, Katie, a tall, lanky beauty with reddish gold hair, is a struggling actress in New York. Haunted by the memory of Denise’s death and by thoughts of Carly, who still lies in a coma, she longs for the fame and celebrity they imagined together so long before. After an acclaimed performance Katie finally wins a starring role on Broadway and begins a promising love affair. But before she can step into the spotlight, Katie must escape the dark shadows of the past. 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. In The Triumph of Katie Byrne, romance, the theatre, and murder and mystery from the past all collide in a tale that will keep readers spellbound until the very last page.
Read by Kate Burton4 cassettes, 6 hoursLegendary storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford presents a spellbinding story of four women transformed by old memories and surprising revelations when they meet again at a school reunion in Paris. As students at the prestigious Anya Sedgwick School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Alexandra Gordon, Kay Lenox, Jessica Pierce, and Maria Franconi share the challenges and excitement of developing their various artistic talents to the fullest under Sedgwick’s caring and demanding guidance. Once best friends, they part enemies, and after graduation go their separate ways, pursuing careers and establishing lives in different corners of the world. Alexandra, a set designer, becomes a leading figure in New York s theater world. Kay, who marries and moves to Scotland, designs a successful line of clothing. Jessica, an interior designer, makes her home in California, while Maria returns to her native Italy, where she continues to work in her family s textile business. For each of them, the arrival of an invitation to Paris to celebrate Anya Sedgwick s eighty fifth birthday stirs up complicated feelings: Nostalgic memories are colored by poignant regrets, and the reluctance to revisit their own pasts mixes with curiosity about their former friends. It is ultimately their desire to deal with unfinished business that convinces all of them to attend the party. During three eventful weeks in Paris, they visit their old haunts, rekindle ties, and awaken in one another the sense of wonder, adventure, and possibilities they had shared so long ago. Barbara Taylor Bradford has long been recognized as one of today s finest chroniclers of women s lives. From her blockbuster debut novel, A Woman of Substance, to her most recent bestseller, The Triumph of Katie Byrne, her books have sold more than 61 million copies worldwide. Three Weeks in Paris is vintage Bradford, filled with the emotional power and captivating plot twists her readers cherish.
Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world.
Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it’s with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all?
Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing The Game has never been so thrilling.
Why can’t life be more like a great love story? In the perfect novel, lovers devote themselves to bringing each other happiness. An authority on romance her best selling novels of love, passion, money, and power delight millions of readers Barbara Taylor Bradford reveals a magical blend of her most treasured secrets for creating romance, every day. From the moment they open the book, readers are given hundreds of easy ideas to infuse their lives with romance, including tips on: Prioritizing time for romance; Sharing romantic rituals; Indulging in breakfast in bed, midnight snacks, picnics, and other delights; Removing the ‘clutter’ from your relationship; Celebrating your own special days; Discovering the power of spontaneity; Dining a deux creating an old fashioned Yorkshire tea for two, an elegant chateau lunch du amour, and more; Enjoying romantic customs from around the world, such as the Victorian ‘language of flowers,’ updated for today’s lifestyle; Finding romantic inspirations to make love last. In chapters like ‘Living for Romance’ and ‘Romance Can Be Simple’ the author shares her thoughts about the integral role romance plays in her own marriage, how to overcome obstacles to romance, and how love is nourished by the simplest gestures. A feature entitled ‘Secrets to Love’ focuses on the essential traits for a strong relationship. Breathtaking full color photographs transport readers to such romantic locales as Paris, Provence, New York, London, and Capri. Readers will undoubtedly find that the pleasures of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Living Romantically Every Day will inspire the Cupid in their own imagination to keep their relationship undeniably romantic forever.