Release Date: November 20, 2018
About The Book:
MASTER OF HIS FATE (St. Martin’s Press) is the first book in an expansive and intricately detailed new historical fiction series from master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford – filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford’s trademark cast of compelling characters.
Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is determined to become a merchant prince. Even as a boy working in his father’s market stall in Camden, he is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence.
Through hard work and a single-minded determination, James rises quickly through the ranks, catching the eye of a famed real estate tycoon. But when back-to-back tragedies strike the Falconer home, shattering this idyllic life, it seems as though James might never recover his former glory…until a royal summons gives him the chance to prove that he truly is a master of the game.
About the Author :
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England and started her writing career as a journalist. She has written thirty international bestsellers. MASTER OF HIS FATE is her thirty-third novel. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her literary achievements. She lives in New York with her husband, TV and film producer Robert Bradford.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and raised in England. She left school at 15 for the typing pool at the Yorkshire Evening Post. At 16 she was a reporter, and at 18 she became the paper’s first woman’s page editor and, at 20, moved to London and became a fashion editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She now lives in New York with her husband of over 50 years, television producer Robert Bradford.
Barbara started writing fiction when she was just seven years old and sold her first short story to a magazine for seven shillings and sixpence when she was 10 years old.
Lindas Book Obsession Reviews ” Master of His Fate” by @Barbara Taylor Bradford, St. Martin’s Press, November 20, 2018
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Author of “Master of His Fate” has written an intriguing, intense, emotional, riveting, and captivating novel. Barbara Taylor Bradford is an amazing author that vividly describes her unique characters and dramatic settings. The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women’s Fiction, with a touch of Romance and Mystery and Suspense. The timeline for this story is set in Victorian England where there is a huge diversity between the very wealthy and the very poor. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated possibly due to circumstances and events. This is the first in a series, and I look forward to the next book.
Alexis Malvern is a beautiful and intelligent daughter next in line to inherit her father’s extremely successful and lucrative business. Tragedy occurs that forces Alexis to step back, and recover.
James Lionel Falconer should credit his grandparents for bring up to learn the ways of a gentleman. James has excellent manners and is educated through books in his grandparents house, where they are the head servants given much respect. As a boy, James watches and helps his father in the market stalls. When James is asked what his dream is to be he will say a “Prince Merchant”. As James matures, he works his way up the ranks and is honest and hardworking. He is determined to make something of himself. When Alexis is recovering, James works at the Malvern company. James has a head for business and notices that there is something wrong with the books.
There are twists and turns, danger, mystery, suspense and murder. I would recommend this novel to readers who appreciate a book of substance.