Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book Review: A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

A Woman of Substance (Emma Harte Saga #1)A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was bored reading the first part. I have to painstakingly encourage myself to read at least a chapter everyday. But, when I got to the part where she got pregnant and had to run away, where I think is just the beginning of her success, I already can't put the book down. All in all, I loved the book. I learned never to rush into marriage if it's not because of love at all.



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Book Summary
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. (from goodreads)

About the Author
Barbara Taylor Bradford worked as a journalist and columnist before publihing her first novel, the bestseller A Woman of Substance (1979). She lives in New York. (from goodreads)

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