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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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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 life....

The decades fall away. It is London in 1940: the Blitz. Emma, working hard under wartime 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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 2/19/2014

    " Emma's secret was a terrible disappointment.. I have read all her previous books and in spite of that found it difficult to keep track of the vast cast of characters.It took three pages to list all of them. I had to frequently refer to her index. Finally, after nearly 500 pages, the book just fizzled out. After hinting at some devious plot being laid by the villain he just upped and pushed off to Hong Kong. Since this is the fourth book in a series this is probable a precursor to the next book. However it was highly disappointing. I did not expect BTB to do this to her readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥Miyuki♥ Goco | 2/14/2014

    " It's a good book.Definitely a woman substance.Very descriptive throughout the whole story,from face sculpture,hair & eye colors,dress,skin complexion and texture,fashion and even furnitures.So,it basically wind up my imagination.But should get an X-rating for the sexual scenes.But overall it's still good.Main reason I can't sleep lately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/13/2014

    " Another $1 book from the clearance shelf. I guess this is part of a series. It stands alone which is good, but nothing really made me want to hunt down the other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this one and look forward to the next book in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 1/28/2014

    " I have a friend who clued me in to this technique: With some books you just need to read every other page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuela | 1/23/2014

    " Dimenticabile. Forse la Taylor Bradford dovrebbe smettere di prolungare fino alla sfinimento questa saga, che per i primi 3 capitoli poteva essere interessante, ma che ora trovo inutile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/22/2014

    " The historical value is pretty good. It was kind of drawn out a little too much but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirah W | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this book...I read it before I realized it was part of the series that began with Woman of Substance. I would recommend reading Woman of Substance first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 1/11/2014

    " This was the 4th in the Harte series and took you back to Emma's years during World War II. It was about her son Robin who got her young secretary pregnant and how the secretary married someone else from the U S and he became the father of her son. The granddaughter comes back because her grandmother on her deathbed told her to see Emma for the key to her future. It was a little long and not as enjoyable as the others or maybe I just read them to close together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Codi | 1/8/2014

    " This was a good book but does get an X rating for the sexual scenes. But still good overall... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 June | 1/6/2014

    " Lot's of characters. A little hard to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 12/31/2013

    " I loved the early BTB books, and decided to listen to this one on a recent car trip. It was fun to catch up with the next generations of the family, but didn't find the same enjoyment as I did with the first books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/30/2013

    " Good characters and plot potential but the threat if Jonathan Ainsley didn't live up to the hype and kind if fizzled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Dahl | 12/13/2013

    " I actually listened to this book in the car while driving today. It was easy listening and an interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mj | 12/11/2013

    " Better than most TV but I wouldn't rush out to get it to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Takai | 11/26/2013

    " Sequel to a woman of substance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chiara | 11/15/2013

    " The continuing saga of the Harte family and it was wonderful to see Emma again "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn Neyer | 11/6/2013

    " Emma's Secert was a disappointing book. Well written, but I just was not that into the subject material--great descriptions of fancy clothes and furniture. The book is about the rich Harte family. The saga continues through several generations. The only real secret was who the father was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 10/26/2013

    " Coundn't finish reading it. Got halfway through and too many characters to keep up with. Got bored and put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Susanne | 6/14/2013

    " Only one more book in the series and this one was hard to put down... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 3/1/2013

    " I think this is a book in a series. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read previous books. The book talks a lot about Emma and her empire that she created, who is deceased. I think a previous book was based on her life. Otherwise, the book was really good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly | 1/17/2013

    " there was way too many characters to keep straight ~ I gave up 100 pages into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Bradley | 1/9/2013

    " This is the furthest I have ever gotten to read into the series before so I am very excited about the next book and the life of the newest members of the Harte family and the three clans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicky | 10/20/2012

    " A beautiful story for a those who love romance and who belive in true love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadey | 7/23/2012

    " Enjoyed it but quite repetitive in parts and felt it was annoying to constantly refer to the perfection of Emma. Every single character seems to constantly reflect on what an amazing woman she was. The end tended to fizzle out a bit too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 5/5/2012

    " I have gone to the library to get them to order A Woman of Substance, which is her first novel. She keeps the same characters; so I need to read this again to remember the beginning. These are good, a bit too descriptive, but I still enjoy reading her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 4/9/2012

    " It was a bit confusing in the beginning but it WAS really cute but two parts were inappropriate! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jencey/ | 3/21/2012

    " I really liked this new sequel or chapter of the Emma Harte saga. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 3/4/2012

    " would have given a better rating except the author spent too much time on characters irrelevant to this story that i assume were from other books she has written. "

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