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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  611 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Barbara Taylor Bradford, the internationally beloved bestselling author of A Woman of Substance, The Women in His Life, Remember, and other novels, now captivates us once again with Angel. A contemporary, compassionate drama, Angel probes the lives of four unforgettable characters. All were orphans when they met in their teens in the late seventies, and they vowed to be a ...more
Paperback, 495 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers
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“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, becau ...more
When I read the blurb about the book, I was intrigued. I thought it would be a good story. I guess it was, but I was some disappointed in it. Too predictable. Too, I don't know, too....
Anyway, I think 3 is generous. Sorry Ms Bradford.
Anish Antony
My first novel of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Rosie Madigan is the Angel. Everyone wish to have a girl like Rosie. She is good at heart and always wants to see goodwill around. Barbara Taylor Bradford sewed a story through the life of Rosie Madigan, Kevin Madigan, Gavin Ambrose and Nell Jeffrey. Rosie accentuated in every phase of their life and every nooks and crannies of the novel.

I had seen an elegant and alluring picture of Barbara Taylor Bradford o the back cover of this book, that made my
I really enjoyed reading Angel.

It does go on a little with certain desciptions of things which i didn't think was necessary but the story itself was interesting, funny at times, sad, and thrilling.

I'd recommend to give it a go :)
Very interesting book. Good read.
Anne Marie
Even though this book got off to a slow start, and it seemed to have too many characters at first to keep track of, overall I liked this book. I liked that it had a little bit of everything... Romance, suspense, sadness, happiness, and then everything coming together in the end. The main character, Rosie, got her love life straightened out too...finally getting divorced from Guy after being estranged for years, having a fling with a mega singing star, and finally going back to her first love, Ga ...more
Mildred mccraw
Love and tragedy, moves with great characters

reading is for entertainment, the characters move with every word.
love is lost and found for long time friends and all they come In contact with.
family can be whom ever we love..........
Great reading...........

This one is from 1993 so I'm not sure how I missed reading it earlier. Anyway, the usual epic story with successful characters meeting all over the world. Falling in and out of love, advances in careers, etc. Still, it was a good read!
Donna Halloran
It was good. The ending was pretty abrupt so that was a big part of the rating. The characters were interesting but it felt stilted... there were "key" characters but we never got to know them which was frustrating. It almost felt like it was part of a series and I missed the beginning
Hyderali Shaikh
I don't want to write anything more degrading about this book, as you can see from the ratings. The story & the plot of the story is awful but I finished it because I challenge myself that I'll read every book which I pick up.

Carol Hassett
I've read a couple of her books and Woman of Substance was a great read but this one not so much. Reminded me of a bad Danielle Steel book.
Four high-powered friends feature in this exciting book which has some surprises and a shocking climax. However it's unfortunately padded with a lot of detail about the past lives of all the characters, which was tedious and unecessary. Hard to relate to any of them, too.
This book was good, but I felt it was a bit predictable. It had a lot of good parts but I was a little bored part of the time. Maybe I've read so many intense books recently that this one seemed a little less interesting.
As much as I could tell what was coming, I was still pulled into the story revolving around the four friends. I loved the twist in the end! It really tied up any confusion that may have arisen the way the plot was going!
Nathalie T
After I had finished this book, I could barley remember what it was about. It's not a bad story, just boring. There's justsomething missing.
did not like this book. could not get into the story.
Brilliant, really enjoyed
Michelle Mercer
A comfy read, feel good too
Nancy: 2 stars
Nancy: 2 stars
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7th one, ok
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Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon Women, Cavendon Hall, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman ...more
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