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Unexpected Blessings

by Barbara Taylor Bradford

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

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Her first book, A Woman of Substance, introduced us to Emma Harte and although Barbara Taylor Bradford has written some twenty blockbusters, it’s the Harte family ones that really stand out. Last year Emma’s Secret appeared and we were drawn back into a new generation of the powerful dynasty. This one follows Emma’s great-granddaughters with equal drama, passion and intrigue, especially when letters are discovered from Emma to her daughter and we are swept back to the 1950s.

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Unexpected Blessings Synopsis

The great-grandaughters 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-grandaughter, 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.

 

Tessa Longden, Evan's cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele. When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa seeks her sister Linnet's help.

 

Linnet O'Neill, the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great-granddaughters, is the natural heir to her mother, Paula. But her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices.

 

India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls in love with a famous British artist from a working-class background. Madly in love, India is determined to marry him.

 

When Evan discovers letters from Emma Harte to her grandmother, the story is swept back to the 1950s. But it is the revelations in Emma's letters to her grandmother that give Evan a new perspective and help to set her free from her own past.

 

This latest dramatic story in the on-going saga of an extraordinary family dynasty is full of love, passion and jealousy and is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her inimitable best.

 

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Unexpected Blessings Press Reviews

‘The storyteller of substance.’ THE TIMES

 

‘Queen of the genre.’ SUNDAY TIMES

 

‘Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world’s best at spinning yarns.’ GUARDIAN

 

‘A sweeping saga full of passion and intrigue… a gripping read.’ HELLO

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ISBN: 9780006514428
Publication date: 28/02/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780006514428
Publication date: 28th February 2005
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 640 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Barbara Taylor Bradford

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.

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