Handsome, charismatic, and a notorious womanizer, Edward battles his cousin, Henry Grant, for control of the family empire. Elizabeth Wyland, a young widow and a great beauty, stands by his side, and they are secretly married. She is power hungry and ambitious. But Edward also has a mistress: Jane Shaw, a constant in his life. And as Elizabeth's jealousy damages their marriage, Edward's only solace is Bess, his brilliant first born. But the house of Deravenel is fatally rocked when betrayal comes from within. Soon, catastrophe threatens to destroy the family and the business.
Power and money, passion and adultery, ambition and treachery all illuminate a dramatic epic saga set against the backdrop of the Edwardian era and the belle epoque, just before the First World War.
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"Lusty escapist fiction." (Publishers Weekly)
"Barbara Taylor Bradford is the storyteller of substance." (The Times [London])
not that great of a story - would not recommend spending any money or credits on this story. Too long and just a tale of a man and his family. Doesnt get too deep in with characters other than Ned. You are in the middle of a story line and then all of a sudden it skips to 2 years down the road with no connection of anything. Do not recommend.
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