Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Woman of Substance” 40th Anniversary Edition, by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Rosetta Books, 9/5/19 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Author of “A Woman of Substance” has written a captivating, intriguing, intense, thought-provoking and memorable novel. The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is mostly in the twentieth century, through two wars, and many relationships. The story takes place in Yorkshire, to America, Australia, and other countries. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Emma Harte is determined, courageous, intelligent and vengeful.
Around 1905, Emma Harte has reason to hate the wealthy Fairley family. Emma is a 16-year-old maid, who has to leave Fairley Hall, pregnant and single. She is determined to be powerful, and do what it takes in a predominantly all-male business to have the wealth and means to get ahead. Emma works hours sewing and doing many things biding her time.
Barbara Taylor Bradford has is an amazing storyteller and I love the way she vividly describes her characters, their actions, their landscape through her writing. I found that “A Woman of Substance ” was so intoxicating and entertaining, that I had difficulty putting this down.
Emma works against all odds to become a “Woman of Substance”, and I enjoyed every moment that she accomplished her goals. I would highly recommend this amazing novel for those readers that enjoy a full-bodied, and thought-provoking novel.