The Heir

The Heir

Book - 2007
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At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise.

Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before.

Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312354626
0312354622
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 25 cm.

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ghyslaine
Apr 02, 2013

after a few chapter I realized this story was exactly the same as Henry511 and previous kings, except in present time even the names of the participants, were similar both first and family. I read on to see how far it would go and it got worse as I read on. talk about borrowing story line. sorry but I need more original story line.

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