In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Yesterday had all the Summer feels, today it’s feeling like Fall!


I fell right back into step with IN THE LION’S DEN  – I missed these rich and vivid characters and although it can be read as a standalone – I recommend starting with the first book because you will love James and Alexis’ story!

Check out my review of Book 1 in the House of Falconer series – Master of His Fate here!


Master of His Fate was one of my first ever Suzy Approved Book Tours and here we are almost 2 years later with the second story in The House of Falconer series… a sweeping Victorian family saga that continues to follow James and his dream to start his own empire, but as with any great historical and epic tale, danger and secrets loom in the shadows.

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the highly anticipated second book in the House of Falconer saga. 


The story definitely has some suspenseful scenes as well as others that will have you laughing out loud. The Falconer family is such a supportive and loving cast and I really enjoyed getting to know them more and some new fresh faces as well! It’s very easy to root for them, James’ success, and watching Alexis’ rise up after tragedy. 


I definitely think fans of this series will be thrilled with the story arc and how things end up. It picks right back up where the first book left off and it’s full of love, ambition, and quite a bit of mystery! 

“Bradford’s many fans will find a vast new cast of characters to connect with.” ―Publisher’s Weekly on Master of His Fate

Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours, St. Martin’s Press and Barbara Taylor Bradford for the gifted book. Can’t wait for book 3!

In the Lion’s Den releases on November 10th! You can grab it here!

What’s your favorite season?

  • Item Weight : 1.74 pounds
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1250187427
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1250187420
  • Product Dimensions : 7.87 x 5.51 x 1.57 inches
  • Publisher : St. Martin’s Press (November 10, 2020)


About the Book:

James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern’s daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James’ ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James’ is not without its setbacks. 

A terrible fire threatens to end his merchant career before it’s had a chance to truly begin. Mrs. Ward, James’ former paramour, has a secret that could change his life forever. And his distaste for Alexis Malvern is slowly growing into feelings of quite a different sort. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate, or will all of his charm, intelligence, and wit finally fail him when he has to enter the lion’s den? 

Spanning the years from 1889 to 1892, In the Lion’s Den is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her historical storytelling best.


About the Author:

Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of more than 25 bestselling novels, including Playing the GameBreaking the Rules, 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 of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller. Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 82 million. Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini-series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley. She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated, and their Bichon Frise dogs, who sit under her desk while she writes.


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