Letter from a Stranger

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Letter from a Stranger

Barbara Bradford

Justine Nolan is a documentary filmmaker who lost her cherished grandmother a decade ago—the only source of love and comfort in her life. Her own mother, Deborah, has always been distant, focusing on her career as an interior designer. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother alive, but that Deborah has deliberately distanced her from the family for all these years. Justine’s search for her grandmother takes her to Istanbul, where she begins to uncover secrets that stretch all the way back to World War II. As layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand a woman she never really knew…and she begins to ask questions about the true desires of her own heart.

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The view from the second-floor terrace was panoramic, and breathtaking. Justine Nolan, who knew it well, was nevertheless startled when she saw it even after a short absence, and today was no exception.
She leaned against the white-painted wooden railings, gazing out at the sweeping line of the Litchfield Hills flowing toward the distant horizon. Their thickly wooded slopes rolled down to verdant meadows; beyond them Lake Waramaug, set deeply in the valley, shimmered in the sunlight like a great swathe of fabric cut from cloth of silver.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Letter from a Stranger, narrated by Nicola Barber. Bradford delivers a lush and evocative new novel of family secrets and betrayals that stretch from the streets of World War II Berlin to the winding alleys of Istanbul to the present day.

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PRAISE FOR BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD’S RAVENSCAR SERIES

 

“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

 

“Rife with dastardly internecine struggles, smoldering illicit passion, and cowardly insidious betrayals…[the Deravenels] pack as much intrigue as any Shakespearean royal drama.”
Booklist on Being Elizabeth

 

 “The queen of the bestseller list still rules with The Heir.”—Miami Herald

 

Bestseller Bradford’s dynastic epic spanning the 20th century should tide over her fans…”
Publishers Weekly

 

“Bradford’s characters are so real, readers clamor to know them better.”—USA Today

 

“This expertly crafted epic novel further explores the triumphs and tragedies of the Deravenel family. It will enthrall readers with its vivid characters and fast-paced, larger-than-life plot.”
Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 ½ stars) on The Heir

 

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 Dynasty...is the first of a planned trilogy of novels, all destined for best-sellerdom.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

 

 

…AND THE NOVELS IN THE ACCLAIMED HARTE SAGA

 

“The Harte saga is as much a force of nature as a work of fiction…the issues at stake still compel readers after 25 years. Bradford understood early on readers’ hunger for depictions of women who are strong and powerful and whose values embrace family. A quarter-century ago, Emma Harte crossed the no-woman’s-land that once divided family and business, and now generations of readers consider her a role model in their own lives.”—The Washington Post

 

“A truly remarkable conclusion to her beloved Harte family saga…riveting and intense. Not many novels have the ability to completely immerse the reader, but this one draws you into the story from the very first page.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Just Rewards

 

“Bradford gives her readers more of what she does best—strong, savvy female protagonists who relentlessly pursue great destinies, characters much like the author herself…well-written and full of emotion…completely riveting…the plot, while always complex, has suspenseful moments to keep the pace sharp…good reading…Unexpected Blessings clearly shows why Bradford is still the premier writer of family sagas.”—Miami New Times


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Barbara Taylor Bradford

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England, and started her writing career as a journalist. She has written twenty-five international bestsellers. This is her twenty-sixth novel. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the Order of the British Empire for her literary achievements. She lives in New York with her husband, TV and film producer Robert Bradford.

 

 

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Letter from a Stranger
Barbara Taylor Bradford

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St. Martin's Press
March 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466802988
ISBN10: 1466802987
448 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
March 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427221605
ISBN10: 142722160X
Audio Run Time: 13:00
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Macmillan Audio
March 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427221612
ISBN10: 1427221618
Audio Run Time: 13:00
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St. Martin's Press
March 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312631680
ISBN10: 0312631685
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312631697
ISBN10: 0312631693
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 432 pages
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