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Kindle Unexpected Blessings Twenty years ago I loved Barbara Taylor Bradford s books I devoured them The strong women and the lives they build for themselves And the saga of Emma Harte was my fa

Kindle Unexpected Blessings Twenty years ago, I loved Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books. I devoured them. The strong women and the lives they build for themselves. And the saga of Emma Harte was my favourite. How she started out as poor as possible, working as a servant girl at 13, getting seduced and abandoned by the son of the house, and working her way up to become one of the major businesswomen in England. And now I recently picked up this book second hand, and within a few paragraphs, I was totally back into the inner workings of this large and convoluted family, and I loved every page of it. I so enjoyed catching up with all the family members, finding out how they are doing, what the evil grandson Jonathan is up to, and how they all work together in the various parts of Emma’s empire.Evan is one of the main focuses, and it kept jarring me because for me, Evan is a man’s name. She is the (illegal) granddaughter of Emma’s son Robin, and Emma’s former secretary Glynnis. And now that her grandmother has died, she has sent her of to England, to meet the Harte family. As Evan was bored in her current job in America, she did as her grandmother requested of her. And there she met Gideon Harte, who works for the newspaper enterprise, and they fell madly in love with each other, on first sight. Still, that romance is not really working for me. Gideon is too highhanded and Evan is a bit too timid and wanting too please. But I did love her interactions with Robin. And I did like how she found her own place in the Harte company, designing new floorplans for the shops, and even her cousin’s wedding dress. And there is Tessa, who as the eldest granddaughter thinks she is entitled to be the new woman in charge when their mother Paula retires (and that won’t happen for a long time!). But her eyes are opened to what is really important to her when her almost ex-husband kidnappes their daughter. And when her twin brother takes her to Paris to recover from the ordeal, her life changes even further. Linnet is a real strong woman, just like her great-grandmother Emma and her mother Paula. She is a cunning businesswoman, she has great instincts and she is the right one for the job. She quickly takes care of the abduction problem while their parents are in America, and she gets it solved and dealt with. India is from the titled part of the family, and she has fallen in love with a highly successful British portrait painter, who seems to be a reverse snob, claiming her family would never approve of him. He doesn’t even want to meet them. Their relationship doesn’t seem to move forward either, and India wants more of him. But will she stay with a man who doesn’t want to commit, and keeps such huge secrets from her? It will take his crazy ex to open his eyes but will it be on time?The evil Jonathan is really plotting something that will kill off his entire family, and will leave him the sole heir. I did not expect that from him! Although I know he is truly evil. I know he is behind Evan’s “accident” as he is Robin’s son and does not want to chance his father getting close to someone else. And the weak husband of Tessa is just the perfect tool for some mayhem in the family. I will certainly pick up some more books in this series soon. I loved meeting all those family members again, I think it would make for a great soap opera on t.v.. Lots of romance, some love scenes, action and business, and never boring. Amazing characters whom I would love to meet and then be too shy to talk to.9 stars.. Unexpected Blessings is Book The new blockbuster from one of the world s greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte the original Woman of Substance and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations.Evan Hughes, Emma s American great granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, anThe new blockbuster from one of the world s greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte the original Woman of Substance and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations.Evan Hughes, Emma s American great granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, and new love But a dangerous enemy hovers in the background.Tessa Longden, Evan s cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa is forced to seek help from her half sister Linnet a woman who has been her rival all their lives.Linnet, the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great granddaughters, is desperately trying to show that she is the natural heir to her mother, Paula But her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices, perhaps even the loss of her sister s fragile trust.India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls in love with a famous British artist from a working class background Madly in love, India is determined to marry him, no matter what her family thinks.Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India four extraordinary women Three generations of Hartes One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart.. Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon Women, Cavendon Hall, and The Ravenscar Dynasty She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Bront sisters By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.Barbara Taylor Bradford s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 88 million Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated uscmillan author barbar. Bestseller Kindle Unexpected Blessings Wonderful read! the drama continues with the families and it's challenges to keep her dream alive...(paperback!)
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    Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon Women, Cavendon Hall, and The Ravenscar Dynasty She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Bront sisters By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.Barbara Taylor Bradford s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 88 million Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated uscmillan author barbar

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  • I don t know how she is a bestselling author Poorly drawn characters Overly dramatized most of the writing was telling, not showing Very annoying Too much telling the reader how we should feel about the characters, especially her villains.


  • Twenty years ago, I loved Barbara Taylor Bradford s books I devoured them The strong women and the lives they build for themselves And the saga of Emma Harte was my favourite How she started out as poor as possible, working as a servant girl at 13, getting seduced and abandoned by the son of the house, and working her way up to become one of the major businesswomen in England And now I recently picked up this book second hand, and within a few paragraphs, I was totally back into the inner workin [...]


  • I never intended to read this series beyond the first book but I saw this one at a used book store for 0.80 and figured what the heck I considered not finishing the book but endured It got mildly interesting by page 300 Tessa s story and the brief tie in to the 9 11 terrorist attacks were the most interesting yet still not good The other story lines were a total bore Why do the Hartes sleep with and marry their second cousins A Woman of Substance was one of the most memorable stories I have ever [...]


  • A Woman of Substance and Emma Harte really influenced me I did not intend to read the others in the series simply because there will not be True Emma Harte in those.But somehow I got hold of this book and read through I found it too much difficult in remembering who is whose son daughter cousin etc But I did enjoy and envy the strong bonding between the siblings cousins of the Harte family.




  • I finished this book before I went on vacation last week, on Saturday the 9th I just didn t have time to write the review before I left because I LITERALLY finished the book a few minutes before heading to the airport to catch my flight to Ohio And, over my vacation, I was too busy being a camel for my niece to ride on, shopping with my sister and mother at Ikea, and going out to eat with my family to have time to get to it So, here I am, reviewing the book a week and a half later, which is real [...]


  • A wonderful continuation of the Harte family saga but also a clever novel that can stand alone as the story is quite well contained in itself.This volume deals with the younger members of the dominant Harte family and also the surrounding offshoot branches.This novel has everything, secret affairs from the past that come to light in the present, insane ex husbands, disgruntled, evil sons, the abduction of a child and running through it all the love affairs of the family members and the dramas th [...]


  • I am really having a hard time ploughing through this book It is so badly written I keep flipping through the front pieces to determine if it is really written by the Barbara Taylor Bradford who wrote the excellent Woman of Substance There are gratuitous sex scenes that read like they are written by barely literate teenagers And some of the sentences put into the mouths of these characters Seriously Oh little petDid you give him your heart Tess Who speaks like that Very disappointing I bought it [...]


  • This is the fifth and, as I understand it, last book in Bradford s series about Emma Harte and her descendants This one features her grandchildren If you like to read family sagas and romance, I recommend this series starting with A Woman of Substance I don t know that you would really enjoy this book as stand alone if you haven t read any of the others Not great literature, but a fun read if you like romance novels.


  • I can t seem to get past the first 100 pages of this book The book started with four and a quarter pages of an intertwined family tree for three clans That was my first turn off The story seems weak and the characters are not developed well There are too many characters I don t even feel bad for not finishing.


  • I enjoyed this fifth and, I believe final, book in Barbara Taylor Bradford s series, The Emma Harte Saga This fifth book, Unexpected Blessings, continues the stories of the difficulties and trials in the lives of Linnet, Evan, Tessa, and Gideon The spirit of Emma Harte continues to stream throughout each tribulation.


  • Enjoyed the beginning with the kidnapping, which I thought would be the main event of the book, but it was over in a few pages And still the evil one hasn t struck not much of a masterplan villain is he Did enjoy the rest of the book, easy to read and onto Just Rewards now.


  • This is a great new book in the Emma Harte series, when there s four others and a new one next summer, to follow and conclude the saga, once and for all Great romance, drama, and lots of bits and action for a good read You ll enjoy this next book in the series.


  • i thought this book was alright its deffenetly not what i usually read its very gossip drama orientated with a side of fashion and glam lots of family drama and people getting married, engaged and split up.


  • 5th in Emmar Harte series This was mostly about Evan, Linnett, India and Tessa It appears everyone is getting married Jonathon wasn t in this one as much, but Tessa has met a Frenchman and plans to marry him even though a bit older then her I think she might move to France.


  • A nice continuation to the Woman of Substance series of books I really wish these last few books had a movie to go with them Currently waiting for the movie to come in the mail from A Woman of Substance.


  • A third generation of strong women continue as a force to be reckoned with Unexpected twists in the storyline kept me engrossed Not high drama, but continued interest generated More turtle than hare, but a good read.


  • There are an extreme number of characters in this book which made it very hard to keep track of everybody It did explain some background, filling in some blanks of a later book that I already read I didn t realize it was a series.


  • Not a book I would pick for myself It was a gift I have never read anything by this author The covers are not interesting to me I was surprised that this held my interest on a long car ride.


  • During her Grandmother s final moments Glynnis tells her Grand daughter Evan to go to London and find Emma Harte Little does Evan know what is in store for her and the family secrets she will uncover.


  • I loved this book fun continuation of the Emma Harte Saga My only complaint was a couple of R rated scenes in the book I always wish the writer would leave a little to the imagination rather than be so descriptive.


  • I loved this book, and I am hooked on Barbara Taylor Bradford emma heart story I am in the mist of reading the first 4 books in the series


  • The extended Harte family goes through love, loss, and triumph in this edition of the Emma Harte series A much lighter read than its forebears, but still delightful.






  • I did not finish reading this book The character development was decent, but the plot was not exciting at all to me I think there are many better books to read than this one


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