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 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."...
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.

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)

About the Author

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at age sixteen. By the age of twenty, she had become both an editor and a columnist on London’s Fleet Street. In 1979 she wrote her first novel, A Woman of Substance. Since then she has published thirty more works of fiction. Many have been made into television miniseries and movies of the week. Her novels have sold more than 63 million copies in thirty-nine languages worldwide. She lives in New York City.


New York, New York

Place of Birth:

Yorkshire, England


Christ Church Elementary School and Northcote Private School for Girls in Yorkshire, England

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Angel 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EmScape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Angel¿ is an extremely long novel about Rosie, Nell, Gavin and Kevin who are friends. Gavin is a movie star and Rosie designs costumes for his movies and, in theory, other people¿s movies. Kevin is Rosie¿s sister and an NYPD officer. Nell is a successful publicist. The first 140 pages of this book introduce these people and tell us what they all think of each other. The next third of the book elucidates how, even though they are all fabulously rich and successful (except Kevin¿s not rich, because he¿s a cop, but he¿s still very good at it), none of them are very good at having a personal life and managing romantic relationships. In the last third of the book, the four friends seem to begin to suck slightly less, but alas, they do not. The book also begins to suck slightly less, but then, just as it threatens to have some sort of plot, the loose ends are abruptly severed (NOT tied up) and the book ends happily ever after. Wow, was this a giant waste of my time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.