Master of His Fate

Master of His Fate

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the first book in a stunning new historical saga. Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. Even as a boy working in his father's market stall in From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the first book in a stunning new historical saga...

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Title:Master of His Fate
Author:Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1250187397
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Master of His Fate Reviews

  •  Martin
    Nov 20, 2018
    What can I say? It's Barbara Taylor Bradford, folks, the queen of riveting historical romance sagas. Once again you'll be transported into the lives of two fascinating protagonists meant to be together but at a big cost. I won't focus on the plot. I'll let you discover it for yoursel...
  • Tammy
    Nov 17, 2018
    I have been a fan of Barbara Taylor Bradford since Woman of Substance. Master of His Fate is the first in a sweeping new family saga. The story is told from two viewpoints and I couldn't wait to find out how the two intertwined. I was quickly transported back in time to Victorian Engla...
  • Rebecca
    Nov 07, 2018
    Ever since devouring The Woman of Substance series over a decade ago, I have loved everything written by Barbara Taylor Bradford. After reading some low reviews of this one, I was nervous to start it. My fears were soon allayed, however, as I became lost in the setting and the deliciou...
  • Tina
    Nov 04, 2018
    In this epic new family saga by master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford, we meet the Falconer clan, James, is the golden boy, the one groomed to lead his family into the future. We are also introduced to Alexis Malvern, only child and heir to the family business, the Malvern company...
  • Cindy Roesel
    Dec 01, 2018
    ** DARK ** TWISTED ** ADDICTIVE ** The grand dame of historical fiction is back with a new series ? House of Falconer. It brings two highly different people together: Commoner: James Falconer and Noble: Alexis Malvern. Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between ric...
  • Kelsie
    Nov 10, 2018
    Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford is the first novel in a four-book series, tentatively titled The House of Falconer. This novel, set in Victorian England from 1884 to 1889 centers around two seemingly disparate characters, James Falconer and Alexis Malvern, whose stories a...
  • Charlotte Lynn
    Nov 23, 2018
    Barbara Taylor Bradford is amazing. She takes a time that is so far into history and brings it to life. As a fan of hers, I know that when I pick up one of her amazing books I will be taken back in time to a land that I am not familiar with, customs that are not known to me, and a way ...
  • Olivia Farr
    Oct 06, 2018
    "Master of His Fate" begins a new historical fiction series. We begin with James Falconer as a boy- already he has big dreams. He currently helps his merchant father to sell wares at the market, and he absolutely loves what he does. He dreams of owning a big shop and stores to sell war...
  • Linda Zagon
    Nov 10, 2018
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews " Master of His Fate" by @Barbara Taylor Bradford, St. Martin's Press, November 20, 2018 Barbara Taylor Bradford, Author of "Master of His Fate" has written an intriguing, intense, emotional, riveting, and captivating novel. Barbara Taylor Bradford is...
  • Julia
    Sep 03, 2018
    I loved BTB's "A Woman of Substance," but unfortunately did not enjoy the author's first installment in her newest series. Review to come in Historical Novel Society. ...
  • Susan Peterson
    Nov 10, 2018
    Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced me to grand sagas with her first book A Woman of Substance, along with its sequels. I?m thrilled that she is continuing this tradition with Master of His Fate. I was intrigued by the two storylines; James Falconer, a poor but ambitious and bright yo...
  • Karma♥Bites ^.~
    Sep 16, 2018
    16 Sept 2018: FYI for HF &/or Barbara Taylor Bradford fans: Currently 'Read now' @ NG: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/boo... ...
  • Kate Vocke
    Dec 17, 2018
    Adding another new, shiny check to my historical fiction column of books that I love! Master of His Fate is an expansive historical saga, the first of a series, that follows a rich cast of characters in the most vivid settings in Victorian England. I adored both James Falconer and ...
  • Karen Trosterud
    Nov 28, 2018
    I have not read a Barbara Taylor Bradford book in a while.. I really enjoyed this book of good family saga! I?m excited that there will be more books of James and Alexis!! I loved the history behind this book!! I was given an advanced copy to read! ...
  • Lori Winslow
    Oct 21, 2018
    I won this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. I have always loved Barbara Taylor Bradford, and this story did not disappoint. This book is the first of a series of 4 books set in Victorian England, and introduces what I assume will be the main characters going forward. Without g...
  • Shivangi
    Oct 12, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Either it's been too long and I've forgotten, or my tastes have changed a lot, but I felt like I've read much more interesting things by this author while reading this book?...
  • Sarah Davies
    Oct 06, 2018
    Great storyline, with a really good mix of characters. The story of James Falconer is really interesting with him growing up as a barrow boy but with the dream of working in his own arcades. His grandparents willing to help him with his dream. Then the side story of Alexis who is ca...
  • Cheryl Schlesinger
    Jan 20, 2019
    I was never a Taylor Bradford fan thinking I have only read ?Woman of Substance? years & years ago. I saw this new book of hers on my Amazon suggestion list and I think the time period of Victorian age England 1880?s is what caught my eye and had me reading the synopsis and ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 17, 2018
    4 Victorian stars! ? ? ? ? Master of His Fate, the first in a new series by Barbara Taylor Bradford, is actually my first book by this beloved author of historical fiction! Set in Victorian England, there is a deep and wide distinction between the haves and the have-not...
  • Melissa Dee
    Nov 16, 2018
    I loved the detailed descriptions of the homes, dresses and surroundings of Victorian London. Once I realized that this was number one of a series, I relaxed into the plot lines and realized that that many would be left unresolved. I was annoyed by the anachronisms, which a careful ...
  • Laura Spira
    Oct 08, 2018
    When my children were young enough for me to be still suffering from baby brain I read and enjoyed "A Woman of Substance". I was surprised to see that Barbara Taylor Bradford is still publishing novels so thought I would give this one a try, courtesy of an ARC from Netgalley and St Mar...
  • Michele Benchouk
    Oct 18, 2018
    I have never read anything by Barbara Taylor Bradford before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I found her descriptions of clothing, jewelry, interiors, gardens, landscapes, and so on to be exquisite. I could easily picture the scene and her attention to detail was amazing in really pu...
  • Bernadette
    Dec 16, 2018
    I stopped at page 71. I think I would have liked the story - but the writing and the conversations were too fake. ...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Dec 30, 2018
    Lovers of Downton Abbey and Upstairs/Downstairs will enjoy the latest novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford Master of his Fate (the first in a new series). Set in Victorian England, the story focuses of James Falconer, a young man determined to rise in the ranks and make something of himsel...
  • Lois Sittu
    Nov 27, 2018
    Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford was a waste of my time. It was an advanced reader's edition and I felt obligated to read the entire book. I could not connect to any of the characters and do not care what happens in the continuing saga. After forming my opinion, I read man...
  • Deb M
    Feb 07, 2019
    Rating: 4.5. Waiting for the sequel ...
  • Ritika Chhabra
    Nov 15, 2018
    Follow Just A Girl High On Books for more reviews. I received a digital copy of this book on Netgalley. "She was an independent woman with her own fortune, and thankfully the freedom to do what she wanted. She was the mistress of her fate." Master of His Fatewas the first Ba...
  • Mary Cronin
    Dec 28, 2018
    Vanilla I was disappointed with this book. The characters were too perfect in every way. There was little turmoil to create interest. It just coasted along in a rather dull manner. I expected more than this vanilla story. ...
  • Lynn Horton
    Apr 02, 2019
    I have great respect for the career of Barbara Taylor Bradford, and read historical and contemporary fiction by other authors so am accustomed to the more formal, detailed genre in which she writes. But I just could not get into Master of His Fate. The writing is so rudimentary and ...
  • Bookreporter.com Historical Fiction
    Dec 10, 2018
    Ever since devouring the Harte Family Saga a decade ago, I have loved anything and everything written by the talented Barbara Taylor Bradford. After reading quite a few negative reviews of her latest effort, I must admit that I was a bit nervous to start it. However, from the initial p...