Emma Harte

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

A Woman of Substance Summary

The gripping multimillion-copy best seller charting the rags to riches story of Emma Harte.

In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is 16, single and pregnant.

By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. But what is the price she has paid?

A Woman of Substance is as impossible to pause as it is to forget. This multimillion-copy best seller is truly a novel of our times.

©1979 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • A Woman of Substance

    • Emma Harte, Book 1
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The gripping multimillion-copy best seller charting the rags to riches story of Emma Harte. In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is 16, single and pregnant. By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. But what is the price she has paid? A Woman of Substance is as impossible to pause as it is to forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unput downable

    • By Deiana on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Emma's Secret

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns.... At the centre of this sweeping saga stands Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma and the guardian of her vast business empire. Paula believes that all that Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface sibling rivalry and discontent are beginning to flare.

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 5

    • Unexpected Blessings

    • Emma Harte Series, Book 5
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The great-granddaughters of Emma Harte, the heroine of A Woman of Substance and Emma's Secret, follow in her legendary footsteps.... 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. Meanwhile a dangerous enemy hovers in the background.

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 6

    • Just Rewards

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Linnet O’Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to save the family business. She and Emma’s other great-granddaughters are tested to the limit as the final chapter in the extraordinary story of the Harte family draws to a dramatic close....

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 7

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Zoe-Anne Phillips
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris, where she becomes the muse and star model to France's iconic top designer, Jean-Louis Tremont. When M meets charming and handsome actor Larry Vaughan, they fall instantly in love with one another. Soon they become the most desired couple on the international scene.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Mills and Boone

    • By Sue on 01-03-15

    Regular price: £16.99