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About Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her recent many international bestsellers include Against All Odds, The Duchess and The Right Time. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.
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When destiny shines the spotlight on you, do you stay . . . or run?
Antonia Adams is the product of a loveless marriage between a beautiful young model and a wealthy entrepreneur. As a child, she is abandoned in the chasm between them. Unprotected and unloved, she learns that the only way to feel safe is to draw as little attention as possible, to be invisible.
In her isolation, films are her escape, and she dreams of one day becoming a screenwriter. During a summer job at a Hollywood studio, she meets a famous filmmaker, and is invisible no longer. He wants to put her in a movie and make her a star. It is a dazzling opportunity but a terrifying one. Suddenly she is thrust into the public eye – even more so when they fall in love.
Antonia never lets go of her true dream of becoming a filmmaker, but to make that leap she will have to expose herself in ways she never has before. When tragedy strikes, she must decide whether she will remain center stage or retreat to safety once more. Will she face her demons, or run and hide?
In this extraordinary novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of a woman who must decide the price of pursuing her passion, and whether it is possible to stay true to herself while she does.
Success and happiness come at a price . . .
Jane, Francine, Hailey and Allie are successful agents at Fletcher & Benson, one of New York’s most prominent talent agencies. They love their jobs, but, like everyone, they each have complicated lives to juggle, including difficult relationships to manage, children to raise and bills to pay. For different reasons, they can do nothing to jeopardize their careers, and sometimes that means turning a blind eye.
But everything changes when Dan Fletcher, one of the founders of the agency, behaves inappropriately with a young intern. She knows she must be brave, speak out and stand up for what is right, even if it could cost her the job of her dreams. As events in each woman’s life spiral out of control, they learn that family must come first and that you must fight for what you believe in to get the happiness you deserve.
It is 1941 and the devastating loss of life following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor leaves best friends Audrey and Lizzie distraught and bereft as they lose someone they both love deeply. As they come to terms with their grief, their resolve to play a worthwhile role towards the war effort is strengthened. As trained nurses they volunteer for the army medivac corps and are sent to England where they join a team who fly on dangerous missions to the Front to bring back wounded soldiers.
Audrey, Lizzie and their fellow medics and pilots will suffer the tragedies of war and experience loss and suffering. They will come to understand the importance of friendship, respect, bravery and being true to yourself. But, once the war is over, can they learn one of the hardest lessons of all: the ability to love again?
A poignant and funny novel about starting over and the rollercoaster ride of dating from the bestselling author of Finding Ashley and The Wedding Dress.
With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris is happy with her marriage, her family, her life. So when Peter, her husband of twenty-four years, drops a bombshell and leaves her the next day for a younger woman, she must figure out how to piece her life back together.
The task could not have been more painful. First came the tears, then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to 'fix her up' with men who paled in comparison to Peter. Worse yet, she can't get him out of her head. That's when Paris decides that the only way to move on is to start over.
Saying goodbye to everything she knows, Paris heads to San Francisco and discovers being single in a world full of men who are too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true. That's when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before. But life takes another unexpected turn and Paris is faced once more with a life changing decision. And this time, she has to get it right...
A visit to remember . . .
Life is full of complications, and for some of the guests and staff of the Louis XVI, one of Paris’s most famous luxury hotels, it was a year they’d never forget. Among the guests are a distinguished art consultant recovering from a difficult divorce; a middle-aged doctor who receives the news that he has a terminal illness; a senior politician who is being blackmailed; and a couple who think they’ve finally found happiness only to find it taken away from them in one terrifying incident.
But for every difficult question there are answers, hidden solutions and unexpected blessings. All that is needed is the courage to pursue them. In the end, the lessons they all learn from the difficulties they face will benefit their lives in ways they could not have imagined. Their lives have been an extraordinary adventure, and every precious moment, even the hardest, is a gift.
Joachim von Hartmann is born into a wealthy Argentine banking family and spends his early years in Buenos Aires. Blonde-haired and blue-eyed, he has inherited the looks of his German ancestors, while his twin brother Javier could not be more different. Following the death of their father, and when details emerge about Joachim's maternal grandfather's wartime activity, both boys and their mother, Liese, are cast out from the family. After the years of glamour and luxury, she must raise them alone with no financial support.
Eventually Liese meets and falls in love with a French art expert, and she and Joachim move to Paris without Javier, who refuses to leave his beloved Argentina. Rumours soon start to circulate that he's involved in the drugs trade.
Following a whim, Joachim moves to England to train as a butler but on the death of his last employer, Joachim decides to move back to France to spend some time with his mother. He finds a job putting his skills to good use acting as assistant and confidant to Olivia, an American who needed to escape her life in New York.
Both Joachim and Olivia hold secrets about their past, and as reports come through that Javier's life in the Columbian underworld is spiralling out of control, they must, as brave and honourable people, make some difficult decisions.
Sometimes a crisis can be bring people together . . .
Legendary movie star, Meredith White, has spent the last fifteen years living life as a recluse behind the walls of her magnificent mansion in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. She withdrew from public life following the death of her teenage son in a boating accident and blamed his death entirely on her ex-husband Scott for which her daughter, Kendall, never forgave her. Lonely and alienated from her daughter and granddaughter with just the couple who acted as housekeepers, and who she mistakenly trusted, for company, Meredith knew nothing about her neighbours who lived on the same block.
That is until the night a major earthquake stunned the city. Meredith’s stone-built mansion survived the shock, but the imposing Victorian homes in the neighbourhood were mostly wooden structures and were largely destroyed along with the power and gas supplies.
When Meredith opened the gates of her home to help the residents, she also unlocked what was missing in her life. Purpose. Each of her neighbours needed help beyond shelter. Tyla, the wife of a famous surgeon, was the subject of domestic abuse and their two children were consequently suffering. Arthur, a blind concert pianist and Peter, the young lodger who cared for him. And Ava, a model who is made to feel worthless by her rich, self-centred boyfriend. In the weeks that followed, as they spent time together sheltering in Meredith’s home, each of them experienced the rewards and the true spirit of community.
Sometimes good comes out of bad, and it took a disaster for all of these new-found friends to find support, care, trust, and love that had been missing in their lives.
Neighbours, by the world's favourite storyteller Danielle Steel, is a novel of friendship, support, trust and love and what it takes to bring people together.
Nine Lives is a thought-provoking story of lost love and new beginnings, by the number one bestseller Danielle Steel.
After a carefree childhood, Maggie Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a daredevil pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one city to the next, her mother warned her about daredevil men and avoid risk at all cost.
Following her mother's advice, and forgoing the magic of first love with a high school boyfriend who she thought too wild, Maggie married a good, dependable man. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life - until tragedy struck again.
Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from the US to Rome, Paris, London and Monaco. But when her travels reconnect her with the irresistible, thrill-seeking man she's spent thirty years trying to forget, Maggie is terrified that rushing into love and sharing his life may end in disaster. But while Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.
In Finding Ashley, a deeply moving novel from the number one bestseller Danielle Steel, two estranged sisters get the chance to reconnect and right the wrongs of the past.
Melissa Henderson leads a quiet life. Once a bestselling author, she now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house in the foothills of rural New England. Six years ago, her life was derailed by tragedy and she stopped writing. The house has given her new purpose.
When her beloved home appears on the news, Melissa receives a call from her estranged sister, Hattie. They were close once, but that was before Melissa withdrew from the world. Now Hattie is determined to help Melissa turn a new page, even if it means reopening one of the most painful chapters of her life. All these years later, Hattie feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, to find the child that Melissa was forced to give up when she was only a teenager in Ireland. .
Finding Ashley is a powerful love story of two strong, brave women turning loss into reconnection, and a family reunited.