Emma Harte, the original Women of Substance, created an extraordinary empire. Now her new-found great-granddaughter, Even Hughes, is in love with Gideon Harte and part of the powerful family business. But can she make her mark on this inimitable clan?
When Even finds letter that Emma wrote to her grandmother in the 1950's, and Emma comes vividly back to life, she realizes that the Harte women have always had to match adversity with bravery.
Emma's other great-granddaughters are strong, passionate women too. There's Tessa Longden, battling for her daughters and her own future; Linnet O'Neill, a brilliant but envied business women; and India Standish, who surprises everyone with a shock decision. With a much anticipated family wedding approaching, their collective strength will be needed more than ever when a deadly enemy vows to destroy everything that Emma's descendants hold dear…