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Master of His Fate

A House of Falconer Novel

The House of Falconer Series (Volume 1)

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Master of His Fate

Master of His Fate

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In Victorian England, a handsome and ambitious young man seeks his fortune working for one of the most prestigious buinessmen in London when threats again his reputation and his life being to emerge.
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Scandal and romance, tragedy and triumph, and all the drama of the Victorian era. This is the story of the Falconer family—an epic and unforgettable historical saga from #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who spends his days working at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. Even as a child, he is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence.

James quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation—and his life—begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate.

“Bradford’s legions of fans will flock happily to this romantic saga.”—Booklist

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Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford:

"Bradford’s many fans will find a vast new cast of characters to connect with."Publisher's Weekly on Master of His Fate

"The launch of what promises to be another blockbuster Bradford series."Kirkus Reviews on Master of His Fate

"Bradford's legion of fans will flock happily to this romantic saga."Booklist on Master of His Fate

"Through a rich trove of characters who seem to be magnets for high drama, Bradford furthers the Cavendon saga with intricately textured tales of passion and betrayal."Booklist on Secrets of Cavendon

“There is no one writing sagas like Bradford, and no one but the grand mistress delivers this kind of unforgettable, sweeping, dramatic read.”Romantic Times (4 ½ stars) on The Cavendon Luck

“True love conquers all and loyalty reigns supreme in Bradford’s dishy continuation of the Cavendon saga.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Cavendon Women

"Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world’s best at spinning yarns."The Guardian on Secrets from the Past

"Every novel from this acclaimed and beloved author is avidly read, and its engrossing historical dimension, family traumas, romance, and vivid setting will prove irresistible."Booklist on Letters from a Stranger

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