BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England, where she started her writing career as a journalist. She has written twenty-nine international bestsellers. The Cavendon Women is her thirtieth novel. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE for her literary achievements. She lives in New York with her husband, television, and film producer Robert Bradford.
"First there was A Woman of Substance . . . and now from the same author comes an evocative and captivating story, filled with fascinating and compelling characters, drama, intrigue, love, passion, and revenge . . . Vintage storytelling from 'Britain's premier romantic novelist.'" --Daily Mail on Cavendon Hall"Another cracking read from one of the nation's favourite storytellers." --The Sun 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