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Unexpected Blessings (Emma Harte, Bk 5)
Unexpected Blessings - Emma Harte, Bk 5
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN-13: 9780312307042
ISBN-10: 0312307047
Publication Date: 1/14/2005
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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The next sequel from the original "Women of Substance", Emma Harte. This book revolves around three of her great grand daughters. Tess is battling her husband for custody of their daughter. Linnet, the brilliant business women of the group is trying to prove she is the logical one to run the Harte Empire. And India is falling in love with a British artist and she is determined to marry him..no matter what. And there is Evan Hughs...Emma's American great grand daughter-trying to fit into the Harte family.The ambition, passion and volitile women of the next generation.
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The next generation of the Harte family. Sequel to Emma's Secret.
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Emma Harte, the redoubtable heroine of veteran novelist Bradford's 1976 bestseller, A Woman of Substance, has been dead for 30 years, but she's still a player in the continuing family saga. Her pronouncements and unwritten rules are well remembered by all the descendants in the dynasty and business empire she founded. This installment begins where Emma's Secret (2004) left off, with Evan Hughes, the young visitor from the U.S., obtaining a dream job in fashion at the renowned London department store, Harte's, and beginning a romance with Gideon Harte, heir apparent to the family newspaper enterprise. In the previous volume, Evan learned that her own father was the illegitimate child of another Harte scion (making Evan and Gideon cousins a few times removed), and now she wonders whether she should divulge this secret to her father, who is soon to arrive in London. A true crisis distracts her, however: the disappearance of three-year-old Adele, adored daughter of store manager Tessa, one of Emma's great-grandchildren. Linnet, Tessa's half-sister and sometimes business rival, comes to the rescue and Adele soon reappears, but tensions between the sisters persist. Meanwhile, Linnet's cousin India has fallen in love with a painter from a working-class background, and India must battle her family's disapproval. The exploits and adventures of Bradford's indomitable heroines continue to make for lusty escapist fiction in this robust fifth novel in the series
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Didn't hold my interest.
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The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the lives of Emma Harte - the original Woman of Subtance - and the ambitious, passionate and volatile women of the next generation.
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This is my favorite book in the series so far. This book was very involved and I was grateful for the little family tree at the beginning. This author is great with her happy endings and "Unexpected Blessings" did not disappoint.
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A sequel to Emma's Secret follows the same family, danger and romance.
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for me it was a little hard to follow
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"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 her new love. But a dangerous enemy hovers in the background.
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This is the fifth book of the Harte series. The order is as follows:

Woman of Substance
Hold the Dream
To Be The Best
Emma's Secret
Unexpected Blessings
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Very Good Book. Has a lot of substance.
Happy Hoildays!:)
J Stephens
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a story about fighting for children
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an exstravagant, absorbing noval of love, courage, ambition, war, death, and passion
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5th book in the harte family
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part of a series and really enjoyed
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If you have read Woman of Substance or any more of the Emma Harte books by Barbara Taylor Bradford, you should read this one, too. I could not put it down; it is
a wonderful saga and all of the characters are memorable!!!
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"Well written and full of emotion..completely riveting." Miami New Times
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I enjoyed the family ties and the mystery in this book. A dood one to read on a cold day in front of the fire.
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Evan, Tessa, Linnet & India four remarkable women.
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Continuation of the series about the Harte family. Focuses on Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India. Great read!
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Continuation of the saga of the Hart family. Retail department store owners whose decendents are in the business, too. This covers the four granddaughters, their careers and love-lives.
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This is the latest book in the woman of substance series
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a good read about the continuation of the Hartes, O'Neill's & the Kallinskis families. Looking forward to the last one. Just Rewards
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A great sequel to "Emma's Secret"! Leaves an opening for future books with these wonderful characters.
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great read in the series of emma harte
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A good book by a really good writer.
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excellent saga in the Bradford traditon
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"Even, Tessa, Linnet and India: four remarkable women Three generateions of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them toegether and whose enemies want to tear them apart"

Good read!
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This is the first of this series I have read. I plan to read the rest as soon as I finish all the other books I have.
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Another great book in the Emma Harte series. Even if you have not read any of the other books in the series, you will enjoy this one. It has everything it needs to stand on it's own without you feeling like you have missed something..
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The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the lives of Emma Harte--the original Woman of Substance--and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations.
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The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the lives of Emma Harte--the original Woman of Substance--and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations. Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart.
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Four remarkable women One legacy that can unite or divide them....
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I have loved every sequel of the Emma Harte dynasty. Great read!
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Millions of readers will remember Emma Harte, the staunch lady introduced in Bradford's hugely successful A Woman Of Substance. We now meet her decedents, all born into wealth, all facing life altering situations.

India, much to the chagrin of her family, has fallen for an artist from not so privileged parents. Evan, another of Emma's great-granddaughters is an American who crosses the ocean to work for Harte's department store. What a shock to discover that her father was not precisely who she believed him to be.

And, there's still more woe to come: Tessa is enmeshed in a custody battle for her daughter who seems to have disappeared, and Linnet, the business woman of the group, must learn that she can't have it all.

Someone, somewhere is trying to harm all of these women. The question is who and why?

by Gail Cooke
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If you have read Woman of Substance, you must read this book!!! It is wonderful and contiues the Emma Harte family story! I could not put it down until I finished it, and although it is long, I read it in 3 days!!!
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Audio Renassaince - 5 CDs. "Evan, Tessa, Linner, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart."

"India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls for a famous British artist from a working-class background. Evan Hughes, Emma's American great-granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the Harte family. She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, adn a new love. Tessa Longden, Evan's cousin, is battling for custody of her daughter, Adele. When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa is forced to seek help from her half-sister, Linnet - awoman who has been her rival all their lives. Linnet is the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great-granddaughters, her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices, perhaps even the loss of her sister's fragile trust."
"As confilict and danger swirl around the Harte women, someone is pulling the strings to make sure none of them finds happiness. Who among them will rise to the challenges as only a true Harte can do?"
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There is a phone number on the back and front cover.
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The sequel to other books about the life of Emma Harte, even though the story is somewhat unreal, it's fun to read about a successful woman's life even if it's just fiction.