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