Key title The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers continues where Unexpected Blessings left off, charting the varying fortunes of the great-granddaughter of Emma Harte - the original Woman of Substance - and the powerful Harte clan. Unexpected Blessings spent five weeks on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list Emma's Secret went to number 4 in the Sunday Times paperback chart and has sold 250, 000 copies to date. Emma's Secret and Unexpected Blessings featuring Emma Harte - the original Woman of Substance - reinvigorated Barbara Taylor Bradford's sales and profile dramatically. The novels featuring Emma Harte - the original Woman of Substance - are the strongest selling. Barbara Taylor Bradford commands sales and star status in ninety countries and forty languages with over seventy million copies of her books in print. Competition: Danielle Steel
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by nineteen others, most recently Unexpected Blessings. Her books have sold more than seventy million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, television produces Robert Bradford.
Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford: 'The storyteller of substance.' The Times 'Queen of the genre.' Sunday Times 'Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best at spinning yarns.' Guardian