Home > Book Review > A story of treachery and triumph

A story of treachery and triumph

Monday, November 01, 2010

Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford is a suspense-filled story that departs from the novels that feature the rich Harte family with the girls running their department store empire.

A young woman is sexually assaulted in the woods. She flees to New York City hoping to start a new life, even changing her name to ‘M’ to maintain some anonymity. After some attempts at modelling, she succeeds in getting selected as the new face of a Parisian fashion house. A photographer she befriends pulls all the right strings in order to help her gain a proper foothold in the industry.

She also chances to meet English actor, Larry Vaughan at a party. M has had a crush on Larry ever since she was a child. Even as love blossoms, she cannot rid herself of the trauma of the rape attack back in England. Things suddenly take a turn for the worse when Larry gets back into substance abuse problems, and the fashion photographer who was such a good and trusted friend to M, dies in a car accident in Europe. When she goes to Paris for a fashion show, a catwalk collapses, a bomb blows up at Harte’s department store, and an explosion at home seriously injures older sister Tessa.

M still tries to stay on course, inspite of all the difficulties. It seems that someone dangerous is out to get her. There is also a mystery about her family that is in danger from the same stalker. By now a famous model, she has to get back to London to face up to the past and a whole lot of situations keep unravelling, making for a very gripping read.

Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford
HarperCollins
Price Rs.299
 

Facebook   Delicious   Delicious   submit to reddit reddit
COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
Email:    
Comments:
 
- Advertising -
Leisure
SAMURAI SUDOKU 130
CODE WORDS 13
DOMINOES 130
Responsibility of the consequences
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)Meetings and talks will go off very well. Be patient and consider all factors before making a decision. An advance payment will materialize. Loved ones may feel that fun and laughter times are missing. It may be an effort for you to comply but is worth it for all-round happiness.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)What the cards say: This not a good week to take risks Path: You need to gather yourself and build your relationship to feel secure. Don’t react just because you feel threatened Ally: Take help from Leo. Avoid getting into a tangle with Sagittarius Card for the week: Tarot key VII The Chariot indicating that you need to first of all conquer yourself to realize your potential of great success
- Advertising -
With Christmas only two weeks away, many of us ar
If you want to get a feel of Goa, Tarkarli is the
Shalvi Mangaokar finds out what's in store at Roc
Read More