A Woman of Substance
From "New York Times" bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a triumphant novel of an unforgettable woman
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing
Emma Harte is an ambitious servant-girl who eventually rises to become a wealthy businesswoman. A little far-fetched at times, but the book was quite readable. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - edachille - LibraryThing
I read this book years ago. It has stood the test of time and is my all-time favorite book. I have always credited this book as what prompted my love of reading about powerful and strong women. If you ... Read full review
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