The Triumph of Katie Byrne Author:Barbara Taylor Bradford With the unique blend of drama and romance that has made her one of the world's most cherished novelists, Barbara Taylor Bradford adds an element of suspense to her always-captivating, passionate storytelling. — At 17, Katie Byrne had always dreamed of being an actress. A tall & lanky beauty with reddish-gold hair, she & her two best friends spe... more »nt much of their childhood rehearsing plays in an old barn in Connecticut. On one terrifying afternoon, however, the barn, the setting of so many happy dreams, became a place that would haunt Katie forever. Departing early one day to help her mother prepare dinner, she left her schoolbooks behind, and she and her older brother returned later that evening to retrieve them. When they arrived, they found that the barn had become the scene of a terrifying nightmare: while she was gone, both of Katie's friends were brutally attacked, leaving one dead & the other unconscious.
Ten years later, Katie, a struggling actress in NY, is still haunted by the mysterious tragedy. Her friend Carly remains in a coma, and Katie desperately wants to achieve success & stardom for not only herself, but also to live the dream for her 2 old friends. Her big chance comes when she is discovered on a trip to London & wins a major role in a broadway play. A promising love affair adds to the excitement of working in the theater, but Katie must face the demons of the past before she can embrace the possibilities of the future. In The Triumph of Katie Byrne, romance, the theatre, and the past all collide in a tale that will keep listeners spellbound until the very last word.« less