Act of Will

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Macmillan, Oct 4, 2005 - Fiction - 432 pages
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From beloved bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the enthralling saga of three generations of extraordinary women—of the fate that befalls them, and the choices that define their lives…

IN THE NAME OF LOVE.
Orphaned after the death of her mother, well-bred Audra Kenton rose from selfless nurse to servant of an affluent suffragette, to a fiercely independent bride whose passionate marriage was overtaken by an unforeseeable tragedy. Now Audra has but one dream—to bestow upon her brilliantly artistic daughter, every opportunity that she was denied…

AT THE HEART OF AMBITION.
Given the world, the stubborn Christina has forsaken the wishes of her noble mother to forge the career of her choice—that of a glittering Manhattan fashion empire she hopes to bequeath to her own daughter. But in young and beautiful Kyle stirs a spirit that is inherently headstrong, equally independent, and just as ironically resistant to the sacrifices made in the name of love.

FOR THE SAKE OF A DREAM.
From the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the haute couture luxuries of Paris and London to the bittersweet respite of home and family, three women face stunning betrayals and astonishing reversals of fate as each brings her own intimate struggle to their need of personal success and to a triumphant and heartening understanding of devotion, duty, and destiny.

“This novel continues the Bradford tradition of spirited romances peopled with memorable, self made women…fetching.”Booklist

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
27
Section 4
33
Section 5
48
Section 6
54
Section 7
68
Section 8
90
Section 17
271
Section 18
279
Section 19
288
Section 20
295
Section 21
302
Section 22
327
Section 23
336
Section 24
343

Section 9
129
Section 10
143
Section 11
148
Section 12
156
Section 13
160
Section 14
186
Section 15
206
Section 16
212
Section 25
349
Section 26
360
Section 27
373
Section 28
383
Section 29
388
Section 30
411
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About the author (2005)

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORDwas 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 recentlyUnexpected Blessings. Her books have sold more than seventy-five 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 producer Robert Bradford. Please

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