The Heir Author:Barbara Taylor Bradford At the age of thirty-tree, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing of betrayal, threts from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loy... more »al brother Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction....but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise.
Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.« less