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Barbara Taylor Bradford - Author

About the Author

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by many others, most recently Letter from a Stranger. Her books have sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford.

Featured books by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3)

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3)

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, the next generation must step forward...

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Other books by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Cavendon Hall

Cavendon Hall

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling 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. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of the Earl's daughters, is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. 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. Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best, and its sweeping story of secrets, love, honor, and betrayal will have readers riveted up to the very last word.

Secrets of Romance

Secrets of Romance

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2014

<p>If youre always disappointed that real life isnt like a romance novel, this is the book for you. Best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford, a veteran writer of stories devoted to love and passion, shares her secrets for bringing romance into the everyday moments of your life, as well as a whirlwind tour of the worlds most romantic places and romance throughout history.</p><p> From the power of spontaneity to planning ahead to steal back time in little ways, this book shares with you the indulgences, celebrations, rituals, and simple gestures couples can bring into their lives to increase their shared fascination with each other. This book offers inspiration, encouragement, and advice to help you make your relationship more romantic, passionate, and presentevery day.</p>

Voice of the Heart

Voice of the Heart

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2014

<p>A woman of relentless passion and legendary allure, Katherine Tempest rises from obscurity to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She has two great loves, and one great friendship, with a woman who trusts her with her life. But not even the deepest friendship or most undying love can compete with Katherines career. And when the choices she makes change the lives of those closest to her, Katherine must live with her mistakes.</p><p> A sweeping saga that stretches from the London stage to the silver screen, beloved best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford once again tells the story of an indomitable woman who gets everything she wants--but not without great personal sacrifice.</p>

Hidden

Hidden

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2014

Drama, heartbreak, redemption - condensed into an unputdownable novella from the master storyteller.On the surface, Claire Saunders has it all. She has a rewarding career in fashion and a talented concert pianist daughter. Her loving husband is one of the country's most trusted diplomats.But every now and again, she has to plaster her face in heavy make-up and wears sunglasses. She thinks she's hidden her secret from her best friends, but they know her too well.Can her friends get her out of harm's way and protect her from a man who is as ruthless as he is charming and powerful? And along the way, can Claire learn to stop protecting the wrong people?

Cavendon Hall (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 1)

Cavendon Hall (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

BTB at her superb best. A sweeping saga set around the aristocratic Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and the Swanns who serve them, set on the eve of World War 1.Two entwined families: the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve themOne stately home: Cavendon Hall, a grand imposing house nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire DalesA society beauty: Lady Daphne Ingham is the most beautiful of the Earl's daugthers. Being presented at Court and then a glittering marriage is her destiny.But in the summer of 1913, a devastating event changes her future forever, and puts the House of Ingham at risk. Life as the families of Cavendon Hall know it - Royal Ascot, supper dances, grouse season feasts - is about to alter beyond recognition as the storm clouds of war gather.

Women in His Life

Women in His Life

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2014

<p>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.</p><p> 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, <i>The Women in his Life </i>is a story of indomitable will, glittering wealth, and turbulent passion.</p>

Hidden

Hidden

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

SHORT-LENGTH NOVELLA exclusive on EBOOK only. Drama, heartbreak, redemption - condensed into an unputdownable novella from the master storyteller.On the surface, Claire Saunders has it all. She has a rewarding career in fashion and a talented concert pianist daughter. Her loving husband is one of the country's most trusted diplomats..She thinks she's hidden her secret from her best friends, but they know her too well.Can her friends get her out of harm's way and protect her from a man who is as ruthless as he is charming and powerful? And along the way, can Claire learn to stop protecting the wrong people?

Barbara Taylor Bradford's 4-Book Collection

Barbara Taylor Bradford's 4-Book Collection

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

Four novels from the master storyteller, Barbara Taylor Bradford, bestselling author of A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCEVOICE OF THE HEART tells the story of two brilliant women and the men to whom they ransomed their hearts. With her stunning beauty, brilliant talent, and almost magical allure, irresistible Hollywood legend Katherine Tempest has the world at her feet. But Katherine irrevocably changes the lives of her closest friends: the two men who love her, and the woman who trusts her implicitly. She never looks back until she needs the one thing they alone can give her - forgiveness.ACT OF WILL tells the story of three generations of beautiful women and their journey from rags to riches. Moving from the bleak Yorkshire Dales, through London, to the glamorous world of haute couture, this classic novel sparkles as it entertains.THE WOMEN IN HIS LIFE is a glittering tale of a billionaire tycoon and the women that define him. Maximilian West appears to have everything. But in reality Maximilian is riven with internal conflict and torn apart by personal doubts. Many women have strived to reach his fortress heart, but only one woman holds the key that will unlock Maximilian's secret - and set his soul free...DANGEROUS TO KNOW is a compelling story of old loves and old secrets. Sebastian Locke is handsome, charismatic, a man of immense charm and intelligence and head of the philanthropic Locke Foundation. But now, he is dead - murdered in mysterious circumstances that have the police at a loss. Who would want to kill the world's greatest philanthropist? Could such an upstanding man have enemies? Vivienne Trent, his ex-wife and close friend, sets out to find the truth about his death - and about Locke himself.

Secrets from the Past

Secrets from the Past

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2013

With Secrets from the Past, Barbara Taylor Bradford delivers her most powerful and emotional novel yet, about one woman uncovering the secrets surrounding her motherAt thirty, 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. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she's forced to leave the safety of her new life, and head back to a place she was trying to escape...and her life will never be the same again. She brings Zac back to health, first in the agency's bolthole in Venice, and later at her family home in France. It is there that she discovers a shocking secret in the huge photographic archive of her late father's work. It is a secret that will propel her back to war-torn Libya, risking her life looking for clues that she hopes will piece together the mystery surrounding her parents' marriage and the part of their life together she never knew about.Well-kept secrets, passionate love, obsession, betrayal, redemption, and the power of the past to control the future propel this new novel from #1 The New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Secrets from the Past

Secrets from the Past

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

A glittering brand new novel of deeply-buried secrets, passionate love, obsession and redemption from the master storyteller.Thirty-year old Serena Stone is a talented war photographer who has followed in her famous father's footsteps. But when he dies unexpectedly, she steps away from the war zone to reassess her life.Drawn to writing her father's own story, Serena approaches Harry Redford, his best friend and front line colleague. Harry has a request of his own. He wants her to go take care of Zachary North, her former lover, who has come out of Afghanistan suffering from mental and physical exhaustion.Serena and Zac inevitably rekindle their passion - and together tackle her father's huge legacy of iconic photographs. But one collection about Venice has never been seen before. It is among these images that Serena stumbles across photos that turn her world upside down.In search of the truth about her father, her family and her own life, Serena begins a desperate quest to uncover a story from decades earlier. Moving from her family's home in the hills above Nice to the canals and romance of Venice and the riot-filled streets of Libya, Secrets from the Past is a moving and emotional story of secrets, survival and love in its many guises.

Remember

Remember

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

A woman, an obsession, an unforgettable story. Television war correspondent Nicky Wells is a media superstar. Courageous, beautiful and renowned for her hard-hitting reports from the world's most dangerous trouble spots, her life is shattered when she loses the only man she ever truly loved - a dashing English aristocrat, Charles Devereaux. Nicky seeks solace in her work and friendship with photographer Cleeland Donovan and, after a romantic interlude in Provence, begins to think she may fall in love again. But she is forced to remember Charles when confronted with disturbing evidence that he led a secret double life... Packed with passion, intrigue and suspense, Remember is an unforgettable story of a charismatic and sophisticated woman at the height of her professional career.

To Be the Best

To Be the Best

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. 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 cut-throat 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...

Angel

Angel

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

A captivating story of family and friends, innocence and corruption. Four friends swore eternal friendship when all they had was each other. Now their dazzling careers, their seemingly successful lives, are to be disrupted by a devastating singer - and by the shadow of their past. Rosie Madigan is the angel... an Award-winning costume-designer, she is blessed with worldly goods yet troubled by personal commitments. Gavin Ambrose is the Hollywood megastar: talented and idolized, true love has eluded him. Nell Jeffrey is the glamorous head of an international PR company: her secret love for Rosie's brother Kevin pierces her usual shrewdness. Kevin Madigan, undercover cop, inhabits a world of danger from which he tries to shelter his friends - but evil has a way of spreading. Angel is the stunning novel of family and friends, of love and loss, of innocence and corruption: it will captivate you from the first page.

Everything to Gain

Everything to Gain

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

Absorbing and heartrendingly real tale of one woman's life and feelings laid bare. Mallory Keswick is a woman with the world at her feet. Then out of the blue, that world is shattered by violent tragedy and she loses all that she holds dear. Torn by grief, Mal knows that she must rebuild her life. She flees to a village on the Yorkshire moors where she learns to draw on the deepest reserves of her spirit. Returning to Connecticut, Mal opens a cafe and shop selling gourmet food and kitchenware and turns it into a highly successful venture. But there remains in her life an aching void, a grief that no individual, nor her new-found business acumen, can assuage. Then she meets Richard Markson, and once more, Mal's life has come to a crossroads. It is he who shows her that she has everything to gain - but only if she has the courage to take it.