August 30, 2005
August 30, 2005
Emma Harte rises from an impoverished, pregnant servant to the heights of wealth and power as she parlays a small shop into the world's finest department store, outwitting her enemies, seeking revenge on her betrayers, and realizing her greatest dreams.
In this sweeping saga spanning both world wars, Emma Harte conquers abject poverty, harrowing circumstances, and ill-fated love to climb from her life as a poor shop clerk to the seat of power of an international empire. Beginning humbly in service to the wealthy Fairley family on the moors of Yorkshire, Emma eventually finds her way to Leeds. There, through the kindness of the Kallinski family, she works as a humble buttonhole maker. Through strong-willed perseverance, she eventually sets up her own modest food shop which blossoms into a prosperous department store. In spite of her own private sorrows, Emma's intense commitment to her beloved business is the only thing that keeps her sanity and well-being intact when everything that she's ever worked for is threatened. Emma Harte's gripping story, told over a period of 60 years, is that of an ambitious woman who will let nothing get in the way of her aspirations and desires.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Romance, General, Money + Finance, Family + Friendship, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
- Online Item #: 11827126
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-6434
- ISBN: 9780312935573
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported