Books. An essential part of my life which transports me to a different world, a different time. Having read many books from a wide variety of genres I have come to the conclusion that "The Prodigal Daughter" by "Jeffrey Archer" is my favourite book. Set in a time before I was born, it traces the journey of Florentyna Rosnovski from a daughter to a wife, to a mother, Senator and finally to the President of the United States of America. Here is a woman you can look up to as she fights the world, breaks all norms and traditions and proves herself time and again. She is an achiever, never accepting defeat and in whose vocabulary the word "failure" does not exist. This book teaches me that determination, belief and hard work are the only things needed for a successful life.