That means the first two were as thrilling as watching a mud puddle evaporate.
Emma Harte strong, shrewd business woman who made a fortune creating and running a chain of elegant department stores.
Although she was devoted to her family, Emma didn’t have time to pay much attention to her children or their partners until some of them had run amuck.
Since Emma’s death and those of several other family members who presumably also appeared in earlier volumes, the family business has been run by Emma’s granddaughter, Paula.
This novel sees a series of family tragedies: murder, suicide, hemorrhage, and fire.
And Paula makes a big mistake that almost gives one of the run-amucks control of the corporation.
Despite all their ups and downs, the family sticks together. They’re always there for each other, arriving by a chauffeured limo or private jet, impeccably groomed, attired by the most fashionable designers, glittering with gems, always leaving behind a trace of the most exotic perfumes, always on hand for a happy ending.
To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Doubleday. ©1988. 514 p.
1988 bestseller #8; my grade: C-
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