Emma's Secret : Emma Harte

  • by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Emma Harte
  • 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 wartime 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.


What the Critics Say

"Barbara Taylor Bradford is the storyteller of substance." (The Times [London])


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Customer Reviews

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I am a fan of Emma Harte so I really enjoyed this book about her brood. There is a large section in the middle that goes back to Emma's day which is a bit repetitive if you've already read the other books, but overall the book was still lovely.
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- Kristina


Where does Emma's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is book four in a series of seven I really wish audible would do the first 3 books A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream and To Be the Best. This is a wonderful series an I have read all sevon books many times and would be ready to purchase the first 3 in the series if they came to Audible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emma Harte

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- Sheila

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio