The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance,
returns in Emma's Secret, a novel that showcases the
storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford.
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.
Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American
fashion designer who is looking for Emma Harte. But Emma
has been dead for thirty years. And Evan bears an uncanny
resemblance to Paula O'Neill. Troubled by Evan's presence,
Paula turns to her grandmother's recently discovered
wartime diaries to find the truth, and Emma comes vividly
back to lifeż.
The decades fall away. It is London in 1940: the Blitz.
Emma, working hard under war-time conditions, is also
holding her family together as bombs drop, sirens wail, and
her sons go off to war. While she struggles with grief, her
indomitability, willpower, and strength come to the fore.
As the pages unfurl, Paula discovers the secret Emma took
to the grave to protect others, a secret whose
repercussions inevitably change lives and may shake a
dynasty to its very foundations.
Emma's Secret is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford. Emotion,
drama, suspense, intrigue, and passion fill the pages in a
spellbinding novel that only she could write.