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3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  767 Ratings  ·  30 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 February 4th 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1993)
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Mar 10, 2011 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
“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
May 30, 2015 Frank rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 07, 2013 Tina86 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Bev Taylor
Apr 27, 2016 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
follow the adventures of four friends who have come together as fellow orphans

rosie is an award winning costume designer, gavin is the ultimate hollywood actor, nell is the attractive one who runs her own pr company and kevin works as an undercover cop

follow them thru a few years as they discover friends, family, love, heartache, death, loss of innocence and corruption

exceedingly well written so the characters jump off the pages at u

the only thing i found slight off putting was the amount sp
Katie Rekowski
Apr 30, 2016 Katie Rekowski rated it really liked it
1993. Read by Lorelei King. Four orphans meet as late teens. They promise to be there for each other, always. Rose is an award winning costume designer. Gavin is an actor. Kevin, Rose's brother, is an under cover cop, infiltrating the Rudolfo mafia. And, Nell is an entrepreneur, owning her own business. They have not been forthright about who their true loves are and now in their early thirties are floundering in their personal life. Then, Johnny Fortune comes along; he is a world renown singer ...more
Jul 15, 2013 Lolly rated it really liked it
Very interesting book. Good read.
Anne Marie
Aug 23, 2014 Anne Marie rated it really liked it
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
May 10, 2014 Mildred mccraw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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...........

Oct 29, 2014 Pat rated it liked it
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
Jul 11, 2014 Donna Halloran rated it it was ok
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
Richard Stephens
Jan 03, 2016 Richard Stephens rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Not my usual read but did enjoy it. wasn't a page turner and I wasn't dying to pick it up again but when I did puck it up I disappeared into the lives of Rosie, Gavin and Nell and found time disappeared.

A good holiday read
Feb 11, 2015 Hyderali rated it it was ok
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
Aug 07, 2014 Carol Hassett rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
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.
Not her best work- story line's of characters felt underdeveloped.
Jan 25, 2008 Sue rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2003
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.
Aug 22, 2011 Donna rated it liked it
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.
Mar 22, 2013 Sheena rated it liked it
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
Aug 09, 2008 Nathalie T rated it it was ok
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.
Feb 02, 2010 Mom rated it did not like it
did not like this book. could not get into the story.
Jan 02, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Brilliant, really enjoyed
Mar 13, 2011 Manuela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Inutile e noioso.

Michelle Mercer
Jul 19, 2013 Michelle Mercer rated it it was amazing
A comfy read, feel good too
Sep 26, 2016 MariaElina added it
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Suom. Enkelikasvo
Aug 18, 2012 Ron rated it did not like it
Nancy: 2 stars
Aug 18, 2012 Nancy rated it it was ok
Nancy: 2 stars
Jun 08, 2013 Peggy added it
7th one, ok
Dr. Jefferson
Nov 14, 2013 Dr. Jefferson rated it it was amazing
Good Read
Aug 14, 2008 Cws added it
Shelves: adult-fiction
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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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