tudor queens series
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford


Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Captivating and evocative, Letter from a Stranger will take you on an unforgettable journey from idyllic Connecticut to exotic Istanbul to war-torn Berlin then back to the present day.When award-winning film maker Justine Nolan returns to her beautiful childhood home, she is intrigued by an envelope she finds in her absent mother's post. But the letter inside contains a shocking revelation. If genuine it will change everything she believes about her family's recent history, her mother and her adored grandmother, Gabriele.With the support of her beloved twin brother, Richard, Justine resolves to uncover the truth. To do so she must travel to Istanbul - the teeming, beguiling city on the cusp of East and West. It is a place which holds its own secrets, leading her to a fascinating man who appears to know more than he is prepared to disclose.Yet even when her quest succeeds, Justine is faced with a further mystery: Gabriele's background is not what it seems. Justine is given a book of memories in which the real story unfolds, taking her back to the darkest days of European history, with its suffering and astonishing acts of bravery. At the heart of it lie the final facts of Gabriele's identity - and her own.The letter from a stranger has brought her not only to the truth about her family but also a chance to heal the wounds of past betrayals, to embrace a new love and new life.


`Another great yarn from the ultimate storyteller
The Sun

`Every novel from this acclaimed and beloved author is avidly read, and its engrossing historical dimension, family traumas, romance and vivid setting will prove irresistible

'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

`dramatic and filled with passion
Fraser Coast Chronicle

`it is this passionate writing style which keeps you enthralled.
Toowoomba Chronicle

`Brimming with a suspense-filled plot, a myriad of secrets, Nazi occupied Germany, intrigue, danger and a once-in-a-lifetime love, this story is unforgettable.
Romance Junkies reviews

About the Author

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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

15th March 2012


Barbara Taylor Bradford

More books by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Author 'Like for Like'

Author's Website



HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


464 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh