Angel

Angel

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by Barbara Taylor Bradford
     
 

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All were orphans when they met in their teens in the late seventies, and they vowed to be a family. As they reunite at a film party in London, it is Rosalind Madigan, the angel of the title, who holds them together. An Academy Award-winning designer blessed with innate goodness, Rosie is troubled by commitments that leave her feeling estranged from herself and her

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All were orphans when they met in their teens in the late seventies, and they vowed to be a family. As they reunite at a film party in London, it is Rosalind Madigan, the angel of the title, who holds them together. An Academy Award-winning designer blessed with innate goodness, Rosie is troubled by commitments that leave her feeling estranged from herself and her friends: Gavin Ambrose, a Hollywood megastar, a brilliant actor/producer whose personal life is not as successful as it appears (Nell Jeffrey, head of an international public relations firm and Rosie's best friend, a glamorous woman having a secret love affair (and Kevin Madigan, Rosie's brother, an undercover cop in the NYPD Crime Intelligence Division who specializes in fighting organized crime, an assignment that threatens his life. Into their midst come a dashing French aristocrat and the world's most successful popular singer, two men who disrupt—and irrevocably transform—"the family."...
ANGEL
Told with the power that only Barbara Taylor Bradford can bring to the page, this stunning novel is about a group of friends—and also about individuals who, facing their own mortality, must reevaluate their lives and strengthen their commitments. Exciting and moving, it will fascinate you from beginning to end.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Once again Bradford's ( A Woman of Substance ) characters are purely secondary to the settings--rather like Architectural Digest married to Vogue . No matter what disaster strikes plucky heroine Rose Madigan--and there are many--every item of her apparel is minutely described, with particular attention paid to its label. This trick goes a long way to cover up the basic superficiality of the dramatis personae. Rosie is a world-famous costume designer for the screen and the sister of an undercover policeman named Kevin. In their early youth, the two were part of a circle of six friends who banded together against the vicissitudes of their respective family lives. One has been lost to drugs, one has vanished without a trace, another, Nell Jeffrey, is a high-powered theatrical agent, and the last, Gavin Ambrose, has become a major movie star. Gavin and Rosie, currently friends and co-workers, were once lovers, as Kevin and Nell are now; Gavin is unhappily married and Rosie is strongly tied to her estranged French husband's family, whose members live in a lavishly appointed chateau. Rosie scuttles off to France whenever she can to offer emotional and financial support to her in-laws. Meanwhile, she makes the acquaintance of rock music megastar Johnny Fortune, who showers her with gifts and passionate declarations of love, little suspecting that her brother is involved in an investigation which will bring disaster to Johnny's mafioso family. The dialogue is even more unbelievable and studded with cliches, while the love scenes are unintentionally hilarious. This is the '90s, though, and at least everyone uses protection as they go from bed to bed. Those who thrive on fantasies about the rich and famous will lap this up. Major ad/promo. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345388599
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.00(d)

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Angel 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I loved Ms. Bradford's Emma Harte series, so I looked forward to reading this book. I was sadly disappointed after reading it! There isn't much of a story, and when it finally does get interesting, it ends! Read Bradford's other novels-don't waste time on this one.