From the #1 New York Times best-selling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again.
"Sticky Sweet and Shallow"
It is 1938 in England, and Miles and Cecily Ingham have lead the family in bringing the Cavendon estate back from the brink of disaster. But now, with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet. It is a challenge that will push the Inghams and Swanns to protect each other and the villagers, and reveal their true capacity for survival and rebirth.
"Weakest in the series BY FAR!"
On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son, Edward, of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and take control of the business empire usurped 60 years before.
"not that great"
Barbara Taylor Bradford delivers an evocative new novel of family secrets and betrayals that stretch from the streets of World War II Berlin to the winding alleys of Istanbul to the present day. Justine Nolan is a documentary film maker who lost her beloved grandmother a decade ago. Her own mother, Deborah, had always been distant and uninvolved. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother alive, but that Deborah has deliberately estranged the family from her for all these years.
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.
"Interesting but too much detail"
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.
After a childhood of parental neglect, Valentine Denning has finally found happiness through her career as a war photojournalist - and through the love of fellow photographer Tony Hampton. But when Tony is tragically cut down in Kosovo, Val learns that her relationship with him was not what she was led to believe. Healing from both physical and emotional wounds, she must find a way through new loves and more intimate dangers to put back together a life of integrity, truth, and trust.
Edward Deravenel is the king of his company at last: a man who sought and won a business empire and the favors of many women. Now it is 1918, the war is over, an influenza epidemic is sweeping England, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and the treacherous middle brother of the family, George. And the politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor.
"Little payoff for such a long novel"
From the storytelling magic of Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a modern retelling of the drama and intrigue surrounding the 16th century Queen Elizabeth. Instead of England, the throne is the business empire of the Deravenels. And this Elizabeth is the most powerful Managing Director in its history. Surrounded by rumors and betrayal, Elizabeth Deravenel must steer her company clear of takeovers.
"Not much "substance""
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, all of which she devotes herself to 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.
Just Rewards is the dramatic conclusion of the extraordinary tale of Emma Harte's great granddaughters. Linnet O'Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself locking horns with her mother, Paula, in a battle about the future of the family company. Evan Hughes, Linnet's American cousin, is pregnant and planning her small family wedding. But Evan's sister Angharad latches onto the Harte's deadly enemy Jonathan Ainsley, and endangers every family member in the process.
"Enjoyable for fans"
Legendary storyteller and internationally best-selling author of The Triumph of Katie Byrne, Barbara Taylor Bradford returns with the spellbinding Three Weeks in Paris. As four young women cultivate their artistic talents and their friendships at a prestigious art academy, they are blissfully unaware that soon they would part as enemies. Now, years later at a school reunion, they find themselves transformed by old memories and surprising revelations as their friendships are rekindled.
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.
At 30, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she has left her job at the renowned photo news agency that he founded, weary of years of dodging bullets and exploding landmines. Leaving the front lines behind, Serena returns to New York where she starts work on a biography of her celebrated father.
17-year-old Katie Byrne and her friends Denise and Carly share fantasies of making it on Broadway. But when Denise is killed and Carly left in a coma after a savage attack, Katie must reach for the stars on her own. Many years later, an acclaimed Broadway performance ignites Katie's career. And when she falls deeply in love, it seems like icing on the cake. But the crime against her friends has never been solved, and the haunting memories may be too much to overcome.
Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For 20 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. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time.
On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family’s future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-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.
In A Sudden Change of Heart, listeners are invited to fall under the spell of Barbara Taylor Bradford, a magical weaver of tales at her most seductive. This story of lifelong best friends revolves around overcoming adversity as well as celebrating life's joy; ultimately, it is a moving expression of the human spirit and the healing power of love.
A sweeping, multigenerational saga for fans of Downton Abbey, set around the stately home of Cavendon Hall as the roaring '20s change the family's fortunes forever. It's 1926. One stately home's future lies with four very different young women.... On a summer weekend in 1926, the Ingham family gathers at Cavendon Hall, the great house in Yorkshire that has been their family home for centuries, summoned by the earl.
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.... A blockbuster novel about ambition, sibling rivalry, a family business and, most of all, secrets - from one of the world's foremost storytellers.
"Hart Dynasty story telling of the secrets"