A Woman of Substance
Harte Family Saga Book no1
Determined to rise above all that she has ever known, a young and impoverished Emma Harte embarks on a journey first of survival, then of unimaginable achievement. Driven to succeed, the iron-willed Emma parlays a small shop into the world’s greatest department store and an international business empire: Harte Enterprises.
Unhappily married twice, loving only the one man she can never marry, personal happiness eludes her. Harte Enterprises, the realization of her grand dreams, is her all: her heart, her soul, her life. When those closest to her threaten to destroy her empire through their greed and envy, Emma brilliantly outwits her enemies. She wreaks her devastating revenge on those who would betray her in a way only she knows how.
Drawing us into the mesmerizing life of a remarkable woman who dared to seize a dream and was willing to pay any price to make it come true, Barbara Taylor Bradford’s deeply involving novel is a celebration of an indomitable spirit.
A Woman of Substance is as impossible to put down as it is to forget. This multi-million copy bestseller is truly a novel of our times.
Trailer for the Emmy award winning mini-series A Woman of Substance
Barbara Taylor Bradford on A Woman Of Substance
The New York Times:
An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death and passion.
The stortyteller of substance.
The Denver Post
A wonderfully entertaining novel.
Los Angeles Times
A long, satisfying novel of money, power, passion and revenge, set against the sweep of 20th century history.
A spellbinding family saga…a tour de force.