2003 / 2004
A sweeping novel of money and power, passion and revenge and family secrets that span decades and brings Emma Harte, star of A Woman of Substance, back to life.
It's 2001, and at the head of the Harte family dynasty is Emma's favorite granddaughter, Paula McGill O'Neill. Like Emma before her, Paula runs the business and family with an iron hand and a velvet glove. However, beneath the surface there is trouble brewing about who should take over the mantle when Paula retires.
Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer, who on the instruction of her dying grandmother, has come to London to seek out Emma Harte. Paula immediately takes to Evan and hires her, but is troubled just who is she and what is her connection to the Harte family? A trop back in time, seen through Emma's wartime diaries, reveals all...
Emma's Secret is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford a spellbinding novel, only she could write.