A forgotten past hides the key to the future. Meredith Stratton, a 44 year old owner of six elegant international inns, is about to celebrate her daughter’s engagement. But her happiness is threatened as she begins to suffer from a strange illness that baffles everyone. Her doctor cannot find a physical cause for her debilitating symptoms. Desperate for answers, Meredith seeks the help of a psychiatrist. Through therapy Meredith peels back the layers of her life to discover the truth behind her most careful creation - herself. Determined to get well, Meredith traces her roots back to another country where she learns about childhood experiences that dramatically changed her life. What she discovers is not only reveals the past, but it is also the key to her future happiness. Moving from the Connecticut countryside, the busy streets and suites of London, Paris and New York, to the pastoral beauty of a château in the Loire, Her Own Rules is an exciting and suspenseful novel about secrets, survival, redemption and love.
©2012 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited