A Woman of Substance is a novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, and was published in 1979.
This novel is the first of a saga about the fortunes of a retail empire and the machinations of the business elite across three generations. It is the first of seven novels about Emma Harte and her family. Subsequent novels are Hold The Dream, To Be The Best, Emma's Secret, Unexpected Blessings, Just Rewards and Breaking the Rules.
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