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A Sudden Change of Heart
A Sudden Change of Heart
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN-13: 9780440235149
ISBN-10: 0440235146
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Pages: 387
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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I really enjoyed reading his book, but I wasn't satisfied with the ending. Maybe you will be!
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Old secrets, childhood friendships and artwork stolen by the Nazis make this a story with lots of twists and a surprise ending.
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this book is about celebrating life and friendship
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This book was better than I thought it would be. When I read the back cover, I wasn't so sure I wanted to read it but, I am glad I did.

"Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one, not even her best friend, international art dealer Laura Valiant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood, marriage, and divorce is about to meet its greatest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to het dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigation of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end...."
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This is a LARGE PRINT book
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Synopsis: Barbara Taylor Bradford writes dazzling romantic novels of strong women, stout hearts, and fascinating lives. In A Sudden Change of Heart, stolen artwork, intrigue, and tragedy all whirl around two friends, Laura and Claire, their loves, and the lives they forge. Barbara Taylor Bradford rises again to the challenge of writing about women facing adversity and the triumphs of the human heart.

I thought this was a very good book, and found it easy to read and hard to put down. Margart Whitton was a very good storyteller. She kept me intriqued with her soft voice that changed with each character. I would have rather had a unabridged book instead. I felt I was missing most of the story, however the story was still good.
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I always enjoy reading Barbara Taylor Bradford. Suspense, romance -- what more can you ask for?
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Another good story by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
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good read
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Prolific author Barbara Taylor Bradford, riding high on the success of the television adaptation of her bestselling novel A Woman of Substance, introduces her loyal readers to Laura Valiant and Claire Benson, two exceptional women who have been best friends since childhood. Each has grown up and lead interesting lives: Laura is married to the almost-too-perfect-to-be-believed Doug Casson and a partner in a successful New York art dealership, and Claire, long divorced from Dr. Philippe Lavillard, has custody of their enchanting daughter Natasha and a satisfying career as the publisher of a Parisian decorative arts magazine. While in Paris on a shopping excursion for her dealership, Laura is delighted to be able to spend time with her old friend, and when each woman encounters calamity in their personal lives, they are able to turn to each other for help and support. Although their lives diverged many years before, nothing could ever affect the deep bonds of a friendship forged so long ago--not even the disturbing discovery of Nazi-stolen fine art. For fans of Barbara Taylor Bradford, the sometimes-improbable dialogue and tidy plot will not deflect the enjoyment of a unique bond between two remarkable women.
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A mystery involving old friends, secrets and stolen Natzi art work.
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some secrets are too terrible to share even with your best friend
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I just finished reading this book and found it a lighted hearted romance but yet sad and heart warming. A story of family, love, friendship, family history.
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This was a good book, but I expected it to be great. Neither the plot or the characters were as deep or rich as they could have been.
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From the inside jacket flap: Laura Valiant and Claire Benson are best friends from childhood and have remained exceptionally close through the turmoil of adult life. They have much to celebrate: Laura is a partner in a challenging and successful art dealership in New York, and her marriage to the handsome and always amiable Doug seems to come right from a storybook. Though divorced from her French husband, Philippe Lavillard, Claire delights in her precocious daughter, Natasha. But the two friends' lives do not follow the paths we imagine they will, and when Claire is confronted with sudden tragedy, she naturally turns to Laura for help. When the long-hidden history of the Lavillard family intersects with Laura's investigation into artwork stolen by the Nazis during the war, Barbara Taylor Bradford's gripping tale reaches a dramatic and unexpected crescendo. A Sudden Change of Heart revolves around overcoming adversity as well as celebrating life's joy; ultimately, it is a moving expression of the triumph of the human spirit and the healing power of love.
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Laura Valiant and Claire Benson are best friends from childhood and have remained exceptionally close through the turmoil of adult life. They have much to celebrate: Laura is a partner in a challenging and successful art dealership in New York, and her marriage to the handsome and always amiable Doug seems to come right from a storyboook. Though divorced from her French husband, Philippe Lavillard, Claire delights in her precocious daughter, Natasha. But the two friends' lives do not follow the paths we imagine they will, and when Claire is confronted with sudden tragedy, she naturally turns to Laura for help. When the long-hidden history of the Lavillard family intersects with Laura's investigation into artwork stolen by the Nazi's during the war, Barbara Taylor Bradford's gripping tale reaches a dramatic and unexpected crecendo.
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Great book
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Some secrets are too terrible to share-even with your best friend...
Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one., not even to her best friend, international art dealer Laura Valieant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood, marriage, and divorce is about to meet its greatest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to her dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigatin of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end...
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Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one, not even to her best friend, international art dealer Laura Valiant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood, marriage, and divorce is about to met its gretest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to her dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigation of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end....
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"Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one, not even to her best friend, international art dealer Laura Valiant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood is about to meet its greatest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to her dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigation of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end" (jacket cover synopsis)
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From the back cover: "Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one, not even to her best friend, international art dealer Laura Valiant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood, marriage, and divorce is about to meet its greatest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to her dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigation of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end...."
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