Book Reviews of Act of Will

Act of Will
Act of Will
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN-13: 9780553265439
ISBN-10: 0553265431
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Unbound
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This author's approach to the issue of this book is to do something out of the act of love, from the heart, with no regrets. The basic of this book is to set out to have a strong willingness to accomplish something important no matter what the cercumstances. Christina wanted to become a landscape artist, but her mother was terribly ill from working so hard as a nurse trying to put Christina through art school, so Christina decided after graduation to become a garment designer instead, but envolving her painting into her designs, and to repay her mother all that she had done for her. Audra had disaproved because she wanted to help her daughter without being repayed, but later reconsidered her feelings for her daughter's decision. Christina became a famous garment designer. Christina's daughter didn't want to be a garment designer to carry on her mother's dream. She wanted to become a landscape artist and just paint landscapes like her mother did and her grandfather. There was compromise between mother and daughter, and Christina let her daugher go to art college and when Kyle was ready to to carry on the business when she was ready. The story was very impressive and a re read for sure. The author's mood to this story was sad, hurt, happy, and the story was moving. The aspects the author emphasize are set out what your heart tells you to do and make the very best of it. The conclusion the author makes is live life to the best of your ability, set out what your intentions in life are and be happy.
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This book is about a family in the fashion design business and how their lives affect the business. It is very interesting and keeps you in suspense. It is also a love story.
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Moving from 1926 to the present, from the Yorkshire Dales to London, Paris, and New York, here is a deeply personal story of love, power and commitment. The triumphant drama of three generations of remarkable women, each of whom commits an act of will that boldly changes her life and her world.
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Barbara Taylor Bradford is excellent as always.
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Very much a Woman's story. Good read
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This is Act of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
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three extraordinary women - a mother and her two very different dayghters....
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Audra's story, begun in 1926 England, is one of struggle. After the great passion of her marriage is replaced by tragedy, she vows to give her precious daughter Christina the world. Repaying the benefits of her mother's iron-willed promise, Christina rises to the top of the fashion industry as the head of her own business empire in New York. But in the most fateful decision of her life, she sacrifices her real dream in the name of love. With her daughter Kyle, the story comes full circle. Will her mother's dream be Kyle's own? Or will she tear the family apart with a single, momentous decision of her own?

As powerful and personal a tale as any Barbara Taylor Bradford has ever written, this is a wonderfully involving and sweeping novel of three remarkable women, each committing an act of will that will define their lives forever.
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From Library Journal
In another well-written novel Bradford deals with the often-troubled lives of three generations of strong-willed women. Artistically talented orphan Audra Kenton leaves nursing to serve as nanny to precocious Theo Bell. Soon she meets and weds handsome Vincent Crowther, and they begin a long but unstable life together. Obsessively determined to give her daughter the best art education possible, Audra toils long and hard only to see Christina forsake painting for haute couture as a way to repay her mother's untiring sacrifice. At length Christina must allow her own headstrong daughter, Kyle, to determine the direction her own life will follow.
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In another well-written novel Bradford deals with the often-troubled lives of three generations of strong-willed women. Artistically talented orphan Audra Kenton leaves nursing to serve as nanny to precocious Theo Bell. Soon she meets and weds handsome Vincent Crowther, and they begin a long but unstable life together. Obsessively determined to give her daughter the best art education possible, Audra toils long and hard only to see Christina forsake painting for haute couture as a way to repay her mother's untiring sacrifice. At length Christina must allow her own headstrong daughter, Kyle, to determine the direction her own life will follow.
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Back Cover:
Audra..a hospital nurse who knows the pain of poverty, who experiences great love and great sacrifice to forge her dream for the daughter she adores above all else. Christina, her brilliantly gifted daughter who rises to build a fashion empire, denying her own desires in order to repay her beloved mother. Kyle..Christina's gorgeous daughter who performs a shocking act of rebellion against her devoted family to follow her star-an act that will ultimately reveal the true destinies of all three extraordinary women.