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Ee by gum – a cast of thousands

AdvantagesIt's chick lit and part of a series.

DisadvantagesIt's chick lit and it isn't a stand-alone novel.

"...War Evan's grandmother had been Emma's secretary and it's hoped that Emma's diaries from that period will provide some clue as to if and how Evan is related to the Hartes. There are far, far too many people in this story. It covers four generations of three families, most of whom seem to have bred prolifically and had no compunction about giving their offspring similar names. It's a big book – 666 pages – but none of the characters are well-developed ..." Read review

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The secret I took too long to uncover!

AdvantagesEnjoyable,addictive,very descriptive,easy to relate to characters

Disadvantagesnot everyone's cup of tea

"...there is a secret of Emma's that is slowly revealing itself. Will it Destroy the Harte empire or will they be able to overcome it? *** About the Book *** 'Emma's Secret' is the fourth in the series which started with 'A woman of Substance' written by Barbara Taylor Bradford. It focuses again on the strongly loved character 'Emma Harte'. Reprinted in 2003 this Hard backed book is split into three parts, all of which are captivating and unputdownable. *** ..." Read review

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The truth comes out

AdvantagesIt is a great book which you can't put down. Really enjoyable and exciting. Barbara Taylor Bradford is an excellent author and all her books make you keep turning the pages and this is no exception

DisadvantagesIt is the fourth novel out of 5 and if you haven't read the first three you would get confused with the story

"The story is based around a girl called Evan whose grandmother dies. When she dies she tells Evan to find an old friend of hers Emma Harte. Evan looks for her only to discover she died some years back. She meets the family and they think she looks a lot like Emmas granddaughter Paula. Evan starts work for Paula and they become friends Paulas cousin becomes aware of the similarities between Paula and Evan. She decides to do some investigating and eventually ..." Read review

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