The Women in His Life Author:Barbara Taylor Bradford Beginning with A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling bestsellers have captivated millions of readsers around the world. Now she gives us her most ambitious, astonishing, and satisfying novel yet, the electrifying story of one remarkable man-and the women who have loved him. — The man is Maximilian West, billionaire tycoon and c... more »orporate raider extraordinaire, a living legend, a man of almost mythical power and glamour, blessed with irresistible charm to women. Yet despite his glittering success in Europe and America, Maxim is a troubled man, an enigma to his friends and fragmented family, a stranger even to himself.
It is only when his world is abruptly shattered that Maxim begins to make peace with his turbulent past and to understand the women in his life-the women who have nurtured him, protected him, loved him and lost him.
URSULA. His mother, who brings Maxim up amid the luzuries of prewar Berlin-until the Nazis unleash their savager fury against the Jews.
THEODORA. His devoted nanny, who oversees Maxim's education in England-and remains the only personto know the secret of his past.
ANASTASIA. His first love, an artistic French beauty, who worships him but cannot compete against his ruling passion: the building of an immense international business empire.
CAMILLA. The renowned English actress who befriends Maxim-but secretly loves him.
ADRIANA. An American siren who runs a cosmetics company, she competes with Maxim by day-but plans her best deals for night.« less