Emma's Secret, Paperback
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The book the fans have been waiting for: the much-anticipated sequel to the phenomenally successful A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE.

The legendary Emma Harte, the heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in this sweeping saga of power, corruption, love and secrets...Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma Harte and the guardian of her vast business empire, believes all that Emma left to the family is secure.

However, beneath the surface tension is mounting and sibling rivalry brewing.

Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer.

Her grandmother's dying wish was that Evan find Emma Harte.

But Emma has been dead for thirty years...Troubled by Evan's presence, and her uncanny resemblance to the family, Paula turns to Emma's war-time diaries.

Emma Harte comes vividly back to life. It is London during the Blitz. As bombs drop, sirens wail and her sons go off to war, Emma's trademark resilience, will power and strength all come to the fore. And as the pages unfurl, Paula discovers the secret Emma took to the grave.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Romance
  • ISBN: 9780006514411



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Not impressed in the least with this book. Characters popped up out of nowhere, the storyline was dry, and I just lacked any kind of care at all for any of these characters. The climax of the story was the biggest disappointment. You figure that Bradford builds you up so much on who the father is going to be just to find out that it's someone that hasn't been mentioned in this novel until the last few pages. Horrible.

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