The Ravenscar Dynasty

The Ravenscar Dynasty

By Barbara Taylor Bradford

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312354664, 556pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2007


"Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced the illustrious Harte family in her blockbuster "A Woman of Substance." Now she has created a powerful new cast of characters whose lives are filled with drama and danger, romance and revenge: the Deravenels."

When Cecily Deravenel tells her eighteen-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother, uncle, and cousin in a fire, a part of Edward dies as well. Not only is he too young to shoulder the responsibility for an entire family, Edward is also suspicious of the deaths. So he vows to seek the truth. Avenge the deaths. And retake control of their global business empire.

As he grows into a handsome, charismatic man, Edward is torn between duty and desire. There are women in his life for whom he'll risk everything and one woman who might destroy him. But madness and secrecy lie at the heart of the family, and Edward's enemies are far more ruthless than he knows. He will need his strength more than ever when the house of Deravenel is fatally rocked by betrayal from within. Who will become the ultimate ruler of the Deravenels?

About the Author
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at sixteen. By the age of twenty she had graduated to London's Fleet Street as both an editor and columnist.

In 1979, she wrote her first novel, A Woman of Substance, and that enduring bestseller was followed by 12 others: Voice of the Heart, Hold the Dream, Act of Will, To Be the Best, The Women in His Life, Remember, Angel, Everything to Gain, Dangerous to Know, Love in Another Town, Her Own Rules and A Secret Affair.

Of these titles, ten have been made into television miniseries or are currently in production. Her novels have sold more than 56 million copies worldwide in more than 88 countries and 38 languages. Barbara Taylor Bradford lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband, film producer Robert Bradford.

Praise For The Ravenscar Dynasty

"The queen of the sweeping saga is back with what promises to be another of her blockbuster series."--The Gazette (Montreal)
 "Bradford's characters are so real, readers clamor to know them better."
--USA Today  "A wonderful,, historical tale starring a strong cast...readers who appreciate deep, early twentienth-century eipcs will enjoy."--Feminist Review
"Her most exciting series yet...It's filled with romance, suspense and intrigue, and the richly detailed characters come vibrantly alive as expert pacing captures your attention from the very first page."--RomanticTimes BOOKreviews, Top Pick
"A plot rich with period detail."--Pubishers Weekly
"The Ravenscar Dynasty has it all--power, betrayal, mystery...The characters are all complex, dynamic, and powerful, leading us through Edward Deravenel's struggles one exciting step at a time."--Romance Reviews Today
"Bradford's fiction has long focused on strong heroines who succeed against great odds. Her latest novel, The Ravenscar the first of a planned trilogy of novels, all destined for best-sellerdom."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Those sorry to see the [Harte] drama conclude will be happy to have a new saga to sink their teeth into."--Booklist