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Publisher's Summary

Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable novel continues the story of an unorthodox and endlessly fascinating family. As the spirit of Emma Harte lives on in her granddaughter, Paula O’Neill, an engrossing drama is played out in the glamorous arena of the wealthy and privileged, underscored by a cutthroat world of jealousy and treachery.

Paula must act with daring and courage to preserve her formidable grandmother’s glittering empire from unscrupulous enemies - so that Emma’s precious dream lives on for the next generation.

©1988 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A compulsive read." (Daily Mail

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Oh what s story ♡

Touched my heart and soul once more, cannot wait to read the next one!♡ Brilliant!

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  • 04-24-22

1st book ok goes downhill from there

When I read a book I long to know what happens to the characters. I listened to this whole series just because A women of substance was so iconic. The first two books are OK, but the author doesn't seem to know her characters, there are so many mistakes and inconsistencies I find myself listening for them instead of enjoying the story. it gets a little repetitive too, all the women glide across the room. I didn't download or listen to the last book I just couldn't cope! I have never read anything else by this author . I wish I had just left it at the 1st really

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  • 12-06-20

Good but not as good as the first two

Worth listening to it, but keep expectations kinda low...read for character development. 3.5 stars

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  • 03-15-20

Such a disappointment

I loved reading a woman of substance, hold the dream was a bit “meh” but to be the best was truly awful, the story line was drawn out and dull. I felt compelled to read the last two books to complete the trilogy but really wish I hadn’t bothered.

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  • Samantha
  • 10-22-20

Another great story from a fabulous Author.

Loved every moment. Couldn't stop listening. I can't wait for the next book in the series!! Very well articulated and fabulous accents.

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