The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers continues where 'Unexpected Blessings' left off, charting the varying fortunes of the great-granddaughter of Emma Harte - the original 'Woman of Substance' - and the powerful Harte clan.
Love, passion, duty and honour collide as Linnet, the great-granddaughter who inherited all Emma's business flair, tries to protect the Harte family name at all costs. Barely 30, Linnet is lined up to take over as head of Harte's. But the business is troubled, and she believes radical change is needed. Her aunt, Paula, disagrees. A bitter falling-out creates a rift - one Linnet has no time to heal - then tragedy strikes.
Linnet must dig into the past and discover how Emma herself faced adversity to build her empire, in order to survive the challenges ahead of her. Her cousins, Emma's other great-granddaughters, are supportive, but Tessa is in love with a Frenchman, and India dreams of a new life in Ireland, so Linnet can no longer rely on them to help with the business. Evan, Emma's American great-granddaughter, also has concerns: her sister has formed an alliance with a sworn enemy of the Harte clan. A bitter divide threatens the security of the entire family.