Search Results: "Barbara Taylor Bradford"


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THE CAVENDON WOMEN by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A novel that could have used more melodrama or even drama."
Second installment of Bradford's answer to Downton Abbey.Read full book review >

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THE HEIR by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Bradford's plodding exposition—she's no exponent of late-in, early-out scene-crafting—makes for novelistic terrain almost as rock-strewn as Ravenscar."
Second in the Ravenscar trilogy (after The Ravenscar Dynasty, 2007) draws more tortured parallels between the über-rich Deravenel clan and the Plantagenet and Tudor monarchs. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Stronger and simpler than Bradford's recent others. (Literary Guild main selection; $450,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Gauzy romancer Bradford (Angel, 1993, etc.) offers a middling grabber in which a woman's great loves and happy life are destroyed by violence and death, and she begins the long climb back. Read full book review >

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PLAYING THE GAME by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Vintage Bradford, with lavish descriptions of the pleasures of palate and palette, victims as virtuous as they are gorgeous, cruel lotharios and a satisfying if somewhat far-fetched resolution."
Bradford's latest rags-to-riches heroine is a London fine-art consultant with a dark secret—several of them, in fact. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU BELONG by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Afterward she returns to New York to begin her life anew—a long and tortuous process that seems more agonizing and dangerous than the worst assignment Val ever took on."
Where You Belong ($24.95; Mar.; 416 pp.; 0-385-49275-8): The latest from the prolific Bradford (A Sudden Change of Heart, 1999, etc.) that follows the adventures of Valentine ("Val") Read full book review >

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POWER OF A WOMAN by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Released: July 30, 1997

"For Bradford's devoted fans, which by now number in the millions. (First printing of 400,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour; TV & radio satellite tour)"
Received too late for a full review, Bradford's newest romantic suspense yarn (Her Own Rules, 1996, etc. etc.) begins during one Thanksgiving in Connecticut and ends, some months later, in the Grill Room of the Dorchester Hotel in London. Read full book review >

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CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Barbara Taylor Bradford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"But, still, all the Bradford stylistic pontoonsgarrulous smoothies holding forth in luxurious settingskeep this afloat for the waiting fans. (Literary Guild main selection; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The tenth romantic leviathan from Bradford (Everything to Gain, 1994, etc.), now with more than a bit of mystery thrown in. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Clunky structure and tedious exposition will not deter Bradford's fans."
A woman recovers from a traumatic assault by becoming a top model, with no help from her illustrious kin. Read full book review >

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A SUDDEN CHANGE OF HEART by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1999

"A tired (very tired) homage to sisterhood. (Author tour)"
A listless sojourn in the social realm of ample income, accommodation, and achievement, as Bradford (Power of a Woman, 1997, etc.) visits such hot issues as art stolen from Holocaust victims, incest, and breast cancer. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN ANOTHER TOWN by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"Love Story mixes with Embraced by the Light mixes with lots of phony psychologizing—and, yes, huge-seller potential. ($1,000,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Hopelessly contrived, soapy little romance between interior- decorator 43-year-old recent divorcÇe with two estranged college- aged children, and her soulmate Jake, a 28-year-old Tom Cruise look-alike whose own bad marriage—to Amy, who's ``too negative,'' who doesn't ``look on the bright side''—has also collapsed. Read full book review >

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JUST REWARDS by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Marriages, babies, rivals—and none of it will leave the slightest trace after the book is closed."
Weightless entry in the florid Emma Harte saga (Unexpected Blessings, 2005, etc.) follows the machinations of envious grandson Jonathan Ainsley as he plots revenge on the inheritors of a landmark London store. Read full book review >