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Summary

Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable novel continues the story of an unorthodox and endlessly fascinating family. As the spirit of Emma Harte lives on in her granddaughter, Paula O’Neill, an engrossing drama is played out in the glamorous arena of the wealthy and privileged, underscored by a cutthroat world of jealousy and treachery.

Paula must act with daring and courage to preserve her formidable grandmother’s glittering empire from unscrupulous enemies - so that Emma’s precious dream lives on for the next generation.

©1988 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A compulsive read." (Daily Mail

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Good but not as good as the first two

Worth listening to it, but keep expectations kinda low...read for character development. 3.5 stars

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Such a disappointment

I loved reading a woman of substance, hold the dream was a bit “meh” but to be the best was truly awful, the story line was drawn out and dull. I felt compelled to read the last two books to complete the trilogy but really wish I hadn’t bothered.