Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Review for In the Lion's Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

In the Lion's Den

publication: October 6th,  2020 by St. Martin's Press

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the highly anticipated second book in the House of Falconer saga.

James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern's daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James' ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James' is not without its setbacks.

A terrible fire threatens to end his merchant career before it's had a chance to truly begin. Mrs. Ward, James' former paramour, has a secret that could change his life forever. And his distaste for Alexis Malvern is slowly growing into feelings of quite a different sort. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate, or will all of his charm, intelligence, and wit finally fail him when he has to enter the lion's den?

Spanning the years from 1889 to 1892, In the Lion's Den is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her historical storytelling best. 

My Thoughts…

I am in love with this series.   Barbara Taylor Bradford has brought James Falconer to life in the House of Falconer series and I cannot wait to learn more about this motivated, honest, and hard-working man.   The first book gave us a look at his upbringing and how he has become the man he is.   This book continues that story but also shows his skills as a man who has dreams to achieve. 

In the Lion’s Den is the story of James starting to set the path of starting his own business while being faithful to the Malvern family.    He knows that without the Malvern family he would not be where he is today and shows the respect that they have earned from him.   He never loses sight of his dream of starting his own company but realizes that he can do both if he stays on path.  
The Victorian era setting, the wonderful characters, and the amazing story make this a must-read book.   I do recommend reading the first book as it sets up many of the character's stories.  Book three in this series cannot come soon enough.  I cannot wait for more about James and his path to success.

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Meet Barbara
Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon WomenCavendon Hall, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.

Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 88 million. Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini-series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley. She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.

She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated.

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