A Sudden Change of Heart
Barbara Taylor Bradford has become
one of the world's most cherished storytellers, having written fourteen
bestselling novels that went on to become enduring favorites. In A
Sudden Change of Heart, readers are once again invited to fall
under the spell of a magical weaver of tales at her most seductive.
Laura Valiant and Claire Benson
are best friends from childhood and have remained exceptionally close through
the turmoil of adult life. They have much to celebrate: Laura
is a partner in a challenging and successful art dealership in New York,
and her marriage to the handsome and always amiable Doug seems to come
right from a storybook. Though divorced from her French husband,
Philippe Lavillard, Claire delights in her precocious daughter, Natasha.
But the two friends' lives do not
follow the paths we imagine they will, and when Claire is confronted with
sudden tragedy, she naturally turns to Laura for help. When the long-hidden
history of the Lavillard family intersects with Laura's investigation into
artwork stolen by the Nazis during the war, Barbara Taylor Bradford's gripping
tale reaches a dramatic and unexpected crescendo.
A Sudden Change of Heart revolves around overcoming adversity as well as celebrating life's joy. Ultimately, it is a moving expression of the triumph of the human spirit
and the healing power of love.