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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library BRA (Text) 33500013299755 New Checked out 12/16/2020
Hawley Public Library BRA (Text) 33500013299748 New Checked out 12/11/2020
Greenbush Public Library BRA (Text) 35500006329781 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250187420
  • ISBN: 1250187427
  • Physical Description: xiv, 335 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Honor & loyalty : London-Kent, 1889 -- Part two: True friendship : London-Hull-Gloucestershire, 1890 -- Part three: Unexpected revelations : London, 1890.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    This second book in the Victorian-era House of Falconer saga, following Master of His Fate (2018), sees James Lionel Falconer, of humble origin, swiftly working his way up the ladder at Henry Malvern's shipping company. Young Falconer makes himself increasingly indispensable as the company experiences difficulties and the aging Malvern steps back from the helm. Malvern's daughter, Alexis, showcased as having quite the head for business and who seemed poised to head the company in the previous novel, is now portrayed as rusticating in the country. She is sunk in depression, mourning a lost love, and, as friends point out, she has "let herself go." It would be rhetorical to ask if she can rally, lose weight, and come out the other side of a makeover to resume her acquaintance with the handsome Falconer. The historical framework is decidedly shaky, but In the Lion's Den ticks all the boxes fans expect from Bradford's romantic sagas. Bradford's books continue to be prolific bestsellers; libraries will need to have her latest on hand to meet fan demand. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England and started her writing career as a journalist. She is the author of Master of His Fate and has written more than thirty international bestsellers. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her literary achievements. She lives in New York. Her late husband is TV and film producer Robert Bradford.

Subject: Merchants > Fiction.
Businesspeople > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Sagas.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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