Emma Harte

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 251 ratings

A Woman of Substance Publisher's Summary

The gripping multimillion-copy best seller charting the rags to riches story of Emma Harte.

In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is 16, single and pregnant.

By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. But what is the price she has paid?

A Woman of Substance is as impossible to pause as it is to forget. This multimillion-copy best seller is truly a novel of our times.

©1979 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • A Woman of Substance

    • Emma Harte, Book 1
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The gripping multimillion-copy best seller charting the rags to riches story of Emma Harte. In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is 16, single and pregnant. By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. But what is the price she has paid? A Woman of Substance is as impossible to pause as it is to forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By LM Holzman on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Emma's Secret

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Sheila on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Emma's Secret

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns.... At the centre of this sweeping saga stands Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma and the guardian of her vast business empire. Paula believes that all that Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface sibling rivalry and discontent are beginning to flare.

    Regular price: $21.74

  • Book 5

    • Unexpected Blessings

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but too much detail

    • By Deb on 02-05-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Unexpected Blessings

    • Emma Harte Series, Book 5
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great-granddaughters of Emma Harte, the heroine of A Woman of Substance and Emma's Secret, follow in her legendary footsteps.... Evan Hughes, Emma's American great-granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family. She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, and new love. Meanwhile a dangerous enemy hovers in the background.

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 6

    • Just Rewards

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable for fans

    • By Micheline Golden on 08-02-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Just Rewards

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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    Linnet O’Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to save the family business. She and Emma’s other great-granddaughters are tested to the limit as the final chapter in the extraordinary story of the Harte family draws to a dramatic close....

    Regular price: $15.81

  • Book 7

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Karen on 03-07-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Zoe-Anne Phillips
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, 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 top designer, Jean-Louis Tremont. When M meets charming and handsome actor Larry Vaughan, they fall instantly in love with one another. Soon they become the most desired couple on the international scene.

    Regular price: $18.54