Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Born in Britain, she began her career as a typist at the Yorkshire Evening Post at the age of sixteen, later serving as the fashion editor of Woman's Own Magazine and a feature writer at the London Evening News. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and became one of the top ten bestselling novels ever written.


Bradford has written 28 subsequent books that have sold over 89 million copies in more than 90 countries around the world. Several of her novels have been made into television miniseries and movies. In 1999, she became the first living female author to be featured on a postage stamp; in 2003, she was awarded a place in the Writers' Hall of Fame of America, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Order of the British Empire.

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Barbara Taylor Bradford Harte Family Saga: A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream, To Be the Best

Encompassing Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling novel A Woman of Substance, the Harte Family Saga details the generations of strong women who built an empire, only to have to defend it from threats within their own family.
A Woman of Substance: From the servants' quarters of a manor house on the brooding Yorkshire moors to the helm of a profitable international business, Emma Harte's life is a sweeping saga of unbreakable spirit and resolve. There is only one man the indomitable Emma cannot have--and only one she yearns for.
Hold the Dream: As the founder and head of the indomitable business empire Harte Enterprises, Emma Harte is a woman of purpose. She has sacrificed everything to make sure her granddaughter, Paula McGill Farley, inherits her wealth and her corporation. But Paula has already inherited Emma's unbreakable will, and she has dreams of her own.
To Be the Best: The heiress to Emma Harte's international retail empire, Paula McGill O'Neill has grown to fill her legendary grandmother's shoes. But unbeknownst to her, new threats and old are converging to threaten everything Paula has fought for, and shake the very foundations of her grandmother's legacy.

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A Woman of Substance

One of the top ten bestselling novels ever written with more than 32 million copies sold!


This record-shattering New York Times bestseller was Barbara Taylor Bradford’s breakout novel. It tells the story of a determined woman who will face betrayal from those closest to her, as well as the loss of a great love, only to emerge triumphant.


From the servants’ quarters of a manor house on the brooding Yorkshire moors to the helm of a profitable international business, Emma Harte’s life is a sweeping saga of unbreakable spirit and resolve. Rising from abject poverty to glittering wealth at the upper echelons of society, there is only one man the indomitable Emma cannot have--and only one she yearns for. The novel was also the subject of a popular 1984 miniseries starring Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr.

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The Women in His Life

Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders--and no woman can resist him. But those who have dared to love him have broken themselves against his most secret defenses. When he meets the woman who finally wins his heart, he must come to understand how the women of his past have sacrificed for him, before he is ready for lasting love.

From the wreckage of post World-War II Berlin to the helm of an international corporation, this sweeping narrative tells the story of a man whose choices have led to his greatest professional successes and his greatest personal failures. Spanning over forty years, The Women in his Life is a story of indomitable will, glittering wealth, and turbulent passion.

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