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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 Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/18/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/12/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Montoya | 1/28/2014

    " Couldn't put it down. It's been years since I've read Ms. Bradford's books. Picked this one up and was caught up again. How she weaves a spell....now I can't wait for the next one... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicky | 1/21/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn Neyer | 1/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/16/2014

    " This was good but don't know if I want to read all the prequels and sequels to this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Codi | 1/15/2014

    " 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 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadey | 1/15/2014

    " 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 Beth | 1/4/2014

    " It was a unique presentation of a unique secret. It was light, fun listening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirah W | 12/30/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jencey/ | 12/28/2013

    " 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 Halli | 12/2/2013

    " Just not as good as the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deema | 7/29/2013

    " i dont realy remember the story but all i can recall is that i liked it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chiara | 7/28/2013

    " 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 Diane | 5/17/2013

    " Reads like a soap opera. The things the characters say to one another can be very corny, overly predictable. I hate to put a book down once I start reading it. That's the only reason I read until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/25/2013

    " 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 Terry | 3/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 8/15/2012

    " 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 Kim | 7/31/2012

    " 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 Rebecca | 6/29/2012

    " Surprise Excellent - Granddaughter Finds Love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya Richter | 6/11/2012

    " With the help of an American cousin the Hartes discover that Emma was keeping a grave secret. How did Emma protect the family this time? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewell | 4/11/2012

    " really 3.5 stars. Still Like Barbara Taylor Bradford.... This was the fourth in a series. The beautiful and powerful are still beautiful and powerful... even after death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne | 10/19/2011

    " "I got this as a book on CD from the library. I started it last night. So far it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Takai | 7/6/2011

    " Sequel to a woman of substance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 7/4/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 6/3/2011

    " 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 Kim | 5/9/2011

    " Couldn't put it down. It's been years since I've read Ms. Bradford's books. Picked this one up and was caught up again. How she weaves a spell....now I can't wait for the next one... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuela | 3/8/2011

    " 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 12/5/2010

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 11/12/2010

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 June | 9/25/2010

    " 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 Beth | 6/27/2010

    " It was a unique presentation of a unique secret. It was light, fun listening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/20/2010

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ava | 5/11/2010

    " The protagonists live in a perfect world. The women are all gorgeous, the men are handsome. Everyone is rich and clad in colour co-ordinated high fashion. After a while it gets boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/25/2010

    " This was good but don't know if I want to read all the prequels and sequels to this. "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford, bestselling author, was born and raised in England where she started her writing career as a journalist. She has written numerous international bestsellers, and a dozen of her novels have made the New York Times bestsellers list, including Hold the Dream, which made the New York Times list of #1 bestsellers. Several of her books have been made into television miniseries.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.