A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor-Bradford
The first novel I ever read. I actually stole this book from my high school library. I mention this book in the introduction to Book 1 as I explain my journey to writing. All of the books in this series are great. If you’re a woman and love to read, I suggest this series, which is about Emma Hart, a very strong woman. She was my very first role model!
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About: (Borrowed from Amazon.) The definitive biography of Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of twenty-one top-of-the-lists blockbuster bestsellers, starting with A Woman of Substance. For the first time ever, take a fascinating look at the remarkable life of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her first book, A Woman of Substance, is one of the bestselling novels of all time and has made her one of the most successful authors in the world. Yet her rise to fame and fortune was not an easy one. Barbara came from humble beginnings in Yorkshire, the only daughter of a laborer and a nanny. From an early age, her mother Freda had marked her daughter out for glory – at any cost. This drive, ambition, and desire to triumph helped Barbara take the Yorkshire Evening Post and Fleet Street by storm. But her biggest achievement was undeniably A Woman of Substance. The novel’s unforgettable heroine, Emma Harte, was a powerful, success-fueled woman whose rise from kitchen maid to international business woman was an inspiration to women the world over. Emma’s life is a testament to Barbara’s imagination but here, for the first time, Piers Dudgeon unearths amazing parallels in the lives of Barbara’s fictional characters and her real-life family. More remarkable still is that Barbara herself was previously completely unaware of these deeply buried secrets. In this incredible story, fact and fiction exist side by side and art unwittingly imitates life. This is the first time Barbara Taylor Bradford has collaborated on a memoir of her amazing life. Full of revelations, it’s as absorbing a read as any one of her bestsellers.
A Woman of Substance Trilogy: A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream, To Be the Best (Kindle)
(Books) A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford (2009-09-03) Paperback – 1865 (Special Collector’s Edition)