Everything to Gain

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HarperCollins, 1994 - Fiction - 361 pages
12 Reviews
Master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford's novels have delighted millions around the world. Everything to Gain, her latest book, is in a class all its own. Set in New York, London, Yorkshire, and Connecticut, this is a story that celebrates family, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit. Mallory Keswick can't imagine how her life could possibly be better. She has a wonderful, fulfilling marriage to a man who loves, supports and nurtures her. She has beautiful twins who bring joy to her days and a lovely home, to all of which she devotes herself wholeheartedly. Mallory feels she has finally found the elusive sense of family that never quite rang true in her own childhood. Life seems almost perfect until an exceptionally cruel act of random violence tears apart the fabric of her happiness, leaving her wondering how to go on. Slowly, Mallory begins to accept that her life has changed, and eventually she comes to know that she must rebuild it. With the help of her dear friend Sarah and her loving mother-in-law, she finds resources she didn't know she had and starts a business, finally believing she can overcome her grief and feel whole again. As for love, she dares not hope. Speaking in the voice of her heroine, Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of a remarkable woman who has yet to discover her own strength, a woman who doesn't yet realize that if she has the courage to take it, she has everything to gain.

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User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

I found the book too slow because of all the flowery language. I probably won't read another book by this author. Read full review

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User Review  - Marina Liliana - Goodreads

The story was so sad but it is also inspiring.there is always hope and you can find love after the passing of your loved one no matter how depressing it can be. This story gives me hope. Read full review

About the author (1994)

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Upper Armley, Leeds, in Yorkshire on May 10, 1933. At the age of fifteen, she was working as a typist for the Yorkshire Evening Post. After six months, she was promoted to cub reporter in the newsroom. At eighteen, she became the newspaper's Woman's Page Editor and at twenty, she headed for London where she became Fashion Editor of the magazine Woman's Own. She also reported for the London Evening News, Today Magazine and other publications, covering everything from crime to show business. In 1961, she met her future husband Robert Bradford and they were married in 1963. After they married, they moved to the United States and she began writing a syndicated column, Designing Woman. The column was published for twelve years and received several awards. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, was published in 1979 and she has since written over 20 novels. Many of her novels have been made into television mini-series including A Woman of Substance, Voice of the Heart, Act of Will, Everything to Gain and A Secret Affair. She also wrote children's books and eight books on decorating. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communication Inc in 1985, the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award in 1995, the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation's Award of Achievement for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Literature in 1997 and the British Excellence Award in 1998. She was inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Writers Hall of Fame of America in 2003. In 2007, she was awarded an OBE (The Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature. She is a member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. She is also involved in several charity projects such as Literacy Partners and the Police Athletic League of New York City. She made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2014 with her title Cavendon Hall.

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