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Emma's secret [electronic resource] / Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- (Author). Burton, Kate. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781427283481 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1427283486 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio : 2004.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Kate Burton.
Summary, etc.: The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in Emma's Secret, an audiobook that showcases the storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma Harte and the guardian of her vast business empire, believes that everything Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface, sibling rivalry and discontent flare. Linnet and Tessa, her daughters, are as different as two women can be. One of them wants desperately for the empire to be hers but has a devastating secret that may put her very life in danger. Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer who is looking for Emma Harte. But Emma has been dead for thirty years. And Evan bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula O'Neill. Troubled by Evan's presence, Paula turns to her grandmother's recently discovered wartime diaries to find the truth, and Emma comes vividly back to life. The decades fall away. It is London in 1940: the Blitz. Emma, working hard under war-time conditions, is also holding her family together as bombs drop, sirens wail, and her sons go off to war. While she struggles with grief, her indomitability, willpower, and strength come to the fore. As the pages unfurl, Paula discovers the secret Emma took to the grave to protect others, a secret whose repercussions inevitably change lives and may shake a dynasty to its very foundations.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Terminally ill > Fiction.
Businesswomen > Fiction.

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