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DanielleSteel is one of the world's most popularand highly acclaimed authors, with more than a hundred internationalbestselling novels in print and 650 million copies sold. Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Timeshardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in theGuinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on theTimes bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature.The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel’s novels havebeen on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks.Twenty-one of Ms. Steel’s novels have been adapted fortelevision, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim.

Family, children, and young people are the central focus ofher life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing. She dealswith the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, whichmakes her books universal, and touch so many people. Her novels have exploredsubjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce,adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others. She also frequently writesabout historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events withmeticulously accurate research.


44 Charles Street

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A magical transformation takes place inDanielle Steel’s luminous new novel: strangers become roommates, roommatesbecome friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house inManhattan’s West Village.

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. Andevery square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor—even asa relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from herlawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, andsuddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francescadoes the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement forboarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world.

First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York Cityschoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father struggling with a troubledex-wife and the challenge of parenting a seven-year-old son who visits every otherweekend. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping tostart a new chapter in her life after the death of her husband. As Francesca’sart gallery begins to find its footing and Todd moves on to another woman, shediscovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people inher life.

As the roommates bond, and the house fills with the aroma of Marya’s exquisitecuisine, there are shadows as well as light. Naïve Eileen explores theprecarious boundaries of online dating with a series of strangers. Chris’scustody fight for his son escalates to devastating levels. Marya faces anunexpected choice that will take her into untested waters. And Francescaherself will contemplate what had seemed impossible: opening her heart oncemore.

Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year,the house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter,heartbreak, and, always, hope. In the hands of master storyteller DanielleSteel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.
A Good Woman
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Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington, theonly daughter of awealthy New York banker, weathers a life of unexpectedcatastrophe withsuperhuman patience, After her father and brother die in thesinking of the Titanic, Annabelle and her mother go into mourning,andAnnabelle marries the kindly older banker Josiah Millbank. After two yearsofunconsummated marriage, he reveals that he's contracted syphilis and wantsadivorce so he can join his male lover. When Annabelle refuses to divorcehim,Josiah files for it on the basis of adultery, forcing Annabelle, now thevictimof vicious rumors, to flee New York. Alone in Paris, she draws onherexperience volunteering at Ellis Island to pursue a career as a doctor asWWI looms.
APerfect Stranger
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The only daughter of a European bankingdynasty, Raphaella had always been sheltered from the world. Married to a mucholder American, she was kept in the privacy of great luxury, tended to byservants, watched over by bodyguards. She was the beautiful dark-eyed woman theyoung lawyer from San Francisco, Alexander Hale, saw sitting alone one mistyevening. Before he could approach her, she rushed away into the garden. She wasthe "perfect stranger" he couldn't forget. When they met again theirlives would change forever.

Accident

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Accident is a powerful andultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastatingmoment.

Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home,Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. Theyhave a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after theirseven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.

Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an eveningwith her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high schoolboys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy whentheir car collides head-on with another.

At the hospital, Page finds Chloe's divorced father, Trygve, and, unable tolocate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours oftormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagersdrinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Bradby her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced toconfront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never bethe same again.

In an inspiring novel that explores how many people are affected by one tragicaccident and how they survive it, Danielle Steel brings us close to thecharacters whose lives are as familiar as our own... and who live, as we alldo, in a world where everything can change in a single moment.

AgainstAll Odds

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER• The wise, moving new novel from Danielle Steel, whose many bestselling taleshave made her one of America’s favorite authors

Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your futureagainst the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop hasbeen a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’suntimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. Andthey all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay.

Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her WallStreet firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. Shetells herself she can make a life with him—but can she? Julie, a youngdesigner, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell.She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be athis side—but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes forchildren with his partner before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Willthe strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest,a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve yearsolder.

Kate—loving, supportive, and outspoken—can’t keep her children from playingagainst the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often—as her children have tolearn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’tprotect the children she loves from the choices they make—but can only lovethem as they make them.

Amazing Grace
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A Bay Area earthquake that shakes up the livesof three beautiful,talented yet somehow unfulfilled women. Sarah Sloane,30-something wife ofSeth, a wildly successful hedge fund entrepreneur, andmother of two, hasplanned to perfection a high-ticket charity auction. The onlything she hasn'tcounted on is the biggest seismic event to hit San Franciscosince 1906 and theaftershocks it will cause in her marriage. Meanwhile, hotGrammy-winning19-year-old singer Melanie Free, flown in to perform at thebenefit, likewisefinds her life overturned: following an on-stage triumph,Melanie throws awayher platform shoes to assist disaster victims,admitting—much to the annoyanceof her pushy stage mother and her TV actorboyfriend—that she always wanted tobe a nurse. Sarah and Melanie face changewith support from the 40-ish SisterMaggie Kent, a California nun whose gooddeeds draw the interest of recoveringalcoholic and former AP photojournalistEverett Carson, who captures her inpictures. As marriage, faith and vows ofchastity are tested, there's nothingcomplicated to spoil the romance.
Answered Prayers
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Faith Madison is the very picture of asophisticated New Yorker.Slim, blond, stylish, Faith has a life many wouldenvy. Overcoming a childhoodmarked by tragedy, married to a successfulinvestment banker and having raisedtwo grown daughters, Faith has enjoyed herrole as mother and wife, and thegood life that emanates from their bustlingManhattan town house. But everystep of the way, Faith has carried within her asecret she could divulge to noone. And with it, she has kept an even morepainful secret from herself.ForFaith, it is the sudden death of herstepfather—a man who, like her husband,Alex, always remained just beyond herreach—that will touch off a journey ofchange and revelation. At the funeral,painful memories flood back—and an oldfriend reenters Faith’s life. Faith isgreeting mourners, when she hears avoice behind her and a single word thatbrings a quick smile to her face:“Fred.” Only one person aside from her olderbrother, Jack, called her that.Brad Patterson was Jack’s best friend, a long,lanky boy who teased, tormented,and protected Faith when they fanciedthemselves “The Three Musketeers” askids.
Betrayal

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At thirty-nine, Tallie Jones is aHollywood legend. Her work as a film director is her passion and the center ofher life; one after another, her award-winning productions achieve the rarecombination of critical and commercial success. With no interest in the perksof her profession or the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Tallie maintainsclose and loving relationships with her college-age daughter and her agingfather, and has a happy collaboration with Hunter Lloyd, her respectedproducing partner, confidant, and live-in lover. Rounding out the circle andmaking it all work is Brigitte Parker, Tallie's devoted personal assistant.Friends since film school, they are a study in contrasts, with Brigitte'spolished glamour balancing Tallie's artless natural beauty, and her hard-driving,highly organized style a protective shield for Tallie's casual, down-to-earthapproach.

As Tallie is in the midst of directing themost ambitious film she has yet undertaken, small disturbances begin to ripplethrough her well-ordered world. An outside audit reveals troublingdiscrepancies in the financial records maintained by Victor Carson, Tallie'slongtime, trusted accountant. Mysterious receipts hint at activities of whichshe has no knowledge. Soon it becomes clear that someone close to Tallie hasbeen steadily funneling away enormous amounts of her money. In the wake of anescalating series of shattering revelations, Tallie will find herself playingthe most dangerous game of all--to trap a predator stalking her in plain sight.
Big Girl
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Victoria Dawson hasalways felt like an outcast. When her littlesister Grace is born, father Jimtells Victoria she was the tester cake, andthey finally got it right with thebeautiful Gracie. Victoria grows up in hersister's shadow, and though she lovesGracie dearly, she's anxious to leavehome. The pain doesn't stop there, though.Her father calls her first job at aprestigious private school in Manhattanpathetic, and Victoria begins a battlewith her weight and her belief that sheis unlovable (even though men pursueher). The premise of the story is sound,but it doesn't ring true: the parentsare two-dimensional, cruel monsters andVictoria seems to have everything:fantastic job, amazing apartment, perfectbest friends. It's hard to believethat her parents would still wield suchpower.
Bitter Sweet
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Meet India Taylor, thecoulda-woulda-shoulda been a PulitzerPrize-winning photojournalist if it wasn'tfor her meddling husband. Althoughthey met in the Peace Corps 20 years prior,Doug insisted she put down thecamera, pick up a broom, and raise four kids inthe comfy Connecticut burbs.However, after 17 years of carpooling, LittleLeague, and Doug's revelationthat he's happy with a platonic marriage, Indiamoves on to greener pastures.She finds her cash cow in the form of Paul Ward,a.k.a. "Lion of WallStreet," who has a yacht called the SeaStar andlikes to coo such things as "I thinkI'm a little crazy, but I loveyou." Although he may be senile and she isstill married, the duo seemdestined for each other as Paul slowly helps Indiareclaim her past and followher passion.











































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Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news,married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy lifein Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on thefreeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life backtogether and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker inthe worst areas around the globe.

Then, on the anniversary of the fatefulaccident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who willcause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams hasbeen living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school,and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery ofeveryone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and eachtime, their friendship grows.

Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistiblemix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him...

Bungalow 2


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Tanya Harris loves her life as a mother ofthree, wife of adashing San Francisco lawyer and moderately successful writerof short storiesand soap opera scripts. She has long given up on her dream ofwriting ascreenplay, but then her agent calls with a dream offer: a majordirector wantsher and her alone to write the script for a new high-profilefilm. Tanya'sfirst reaction is distress (her twin daughters are about to starttheir senioryear, and her son is making the transition to his freshman year atUC SantaBarbara; how can she leave them?), but her detailed deliberations arecut shortby her husband, who convinces her that this is her big opportunity.InHollywood, Tanya's cosseted in every possible way, and she takes to theworkimmediately. But the weekend flights home aren't enough, and her worst fearisrealized when her husband strays.
Changes
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Top TV anchorwomanMelanie Adams had given up on love after afailed marriage and an unhappyaffair. With her two teenage children and hertelevision news career, she had noroom in her life for a man. Then she metfamous heart surgeon Peter Hallam, awidower with three children of his own.Suddenly Melanie was experiencingfeelings she thought were gone forever. Buttwo families (one in New York andone in Los Angeles), two exciting careers,and two strong-willed people were toomuch to handle. And Melanie faced apainful choice between her glamorous life inthe public eye, her private life,the needs of her family, and the new familyshe took on. Changes lead each ofthem to new places, new problems, new people,and the new life they begin.
Coming Out
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Attorney Olympia Crawford Rubinstein manages tojuggle achallenging full-time job; a loving relationship with her secondhusband, Harry(an appeals court judge who is her former law professor); thecare of theirfive-year-old son, Max, and her three older children from aprevious marriage.Olympia's first husband, Chauncey, is a stereotypical,upper-class snob, withno job but a passion for playing polo. Harry, son ofHolocaust survivors,champions liberal causes. When Olympia's teenage twindaughters, Veronica andVirginia, are invited to an exclusive "comingout" ball, everyone'slives are thrown into turmoil.
Country

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Life for Stephanie Adams is all aboutbeing a devoted mother. For years, she has kept her unhappy marriage a secret,intent on protecting her children from seeing their family break up. ThenStephanie’s husband dies suddenly, and she sees a chance for everything to bedifferent.
Stephanie strives to balance her children’sgrief with her desire to move on from the past – but after years of giving upher life for everyone else, what should she do next? A spur-of-the-moment roadtrip leads her to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and a chance meeting . . . andher whole life changes forever.
When Stephanie meets country music megastarChase Taylor, he opens up his exciting world to her. In Nashville, the music isbittersweet and the lyrics true. Now, Stephanie is no longer the same woman. Byseizing the day, she has found a way to be free and happy.
But can her family find it in their heartsto let her go?
Dancing between the past and present,Country is a moving story of one woman finding the power to seize the day, andfinding herself along the way. Carpe diem.
Crossing
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Sailing to Franceaboard the majestic Normandieamid rumors of an impending world war,the glamorous Liane DeVilliers, wife of the French ambassador, meets a handsomeAmerican steelmagnate trapped in a loveless marriage.
Daddy
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Oliver Watson, a man who thinks his life isperfect--he has agreat job, a beautiful home, a good relationship with hisparents, threehealthy children, and a loving wife. Things change the day OliverWatson comeshome from work to learn that his wife is going away to graduateschool, leavinghim to play full-time daddy, super-employee, and son-on-call;Oliver soondiscovers that it is impossible to "have it all," all byhimself.Through trial and error, and by watching the courageous examples set byhisteenage son coping with his girlfriend's unplanned pregnancy and hisfatherlearning to love again after the death of his Alzheimer's stricken wife,Oliverdiscovers for himself that love can occur more than once and dreams canchangefor the better.
DangerousGame
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Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodgesbullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world fromriots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter incollege, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-NavySEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latestassignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape manylives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vicepresident of the United States, Tony Clark.

Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposingfrightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow ofAmerica's most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency beforean assassin's bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotionalsupport from Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as herprotector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick upthe trail. Then the threats begin.

As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben's help as neverbefore. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far moresinister than they had imagined.


Dating Game
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In her 57th bestselling novel, Danielle Steelbrilliantlychronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second timearound—and tells acaptivating story of the surprises one woman encounters whenshe’s thrust intothe terrifying, exhilarating world of the Dating Game.ParisArmstrong never sawit coming. With two grown children and a lovely home inConnecticut, Paris washappy with her marriage, her family, her life. So whenher husband oftwenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn’timagine what he wasabout to say.“I want a divorce,” Peter tells her. Just likethat, the husbandshe adored had dumped her for a younger woman. And just likethat, Peter andhis thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for theirfuture, leavingParis to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. Within days,Peter was gone.And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get throughthe next day,let alone the rest of her life.The task could not have been morepainful. Firstcame the tears. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaningfriends to “fixher up” with men who paled in comparison to Peter.
Echos
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Raven-haired beauty Beata Wittgenstein meetsdashing Frenchnobleman Antoine de Vallerand while on vacation in Switzerlandand fallspassionately in love. An affluent German Jew whose strict Orthodoxparentsforbid marriage outside the faith, Beata knows that a union with aCatholicfrom war-rival France is out of the question. But love trumps all, andshortlyafter returning to Germany, Beata defies her family, arranging to meetAntoinein Switzerland, where they marry. When WWI ends, the de Vallerandsreturn toGermany and live happily with their young daughters, Amadea andDaphne. Antoinemanages the stables at an old friend's castle, the perfect jobfor him, butjust as all seems well, he's thrown from a headstrong horse.Meanwhile,Hitler's anti-Semitic sentiments spread across Europe, and Beatafears thateven her half-Jewish daughters are no longer safe. Devout CatholicAmadea plansto become a Carmelite nun, but as the Third Reich's campaign ofcrueltyescalates, she finds a greater sense of purpose outside the conventwalls.










































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Fairytale

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Deeply in love, Christophe and JoyLammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley wineryand an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, whotakes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. Butafter Joy’s early death from breast cancer just after Camille’s graduation fromStanford, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of asophisticate from his native France—who moves, with her two reprobate sons, toconsolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killedin a plane crash. With a French “fairy godmother” on the scene, however, theson of a neighboring vintner to assist, and a grand Harvest Ball on thehorizon, lovely Camille may make some potent magic of her own….
Family Album

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Karen, the adolescent protagonist in "TheTalisman," isdoing poorly in Catholic boarding school. Every time sheattempts to memorizefacts, people from her past burst into her imagination: hermother, Natalia,often appears and begs Karen to understand Mark, Natalia's boyfriend;sometimesMark arrives smelling like alcohol and tells Karen stories whichrequire him tofeel her body; always her friends, Missouri and Nicolasa, come tocomfort andadvise. In the title story, anecdotes about Ximena's Nicaraguanfamily are toldthrough memory, conversation and descriptions of often-facelessphotographs.Ximena, a middle-class woman living in Paris, wants to understandtherelationship of her own comfortable French life to the tortured existenceofher relatives in Samoza's Nicaragua. "Village of God and theDevil"is the story of the magic village of Deya, where ghosts are as realas memoryand imagination.
Family Ties

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Annie Ferguson was a bright young Manhattanarchitect. Talented,beautiful, just starting out with her first job, new apartmentand boyfriend,she had the world in the palm of her hand—until a single phonecall altered thecourse of her life forever. Overnight, she became the mother toher sister’sthree orphaned children, keeping a promise she never regrettedmaking, even ifit meant putting her own life indefinitely on hold.Now, atforty-two, asindependent as ever, with a satisfying career and a family thatmeanseverything to her, Annie is comfortable being single and staying that way.Sheappears to have no time for anything else. With her nephew and nieces nowyoungadults and confronting major challenges of their own, Annie is navigatingaparent’s difficult passage between lending them a hand and letting go,andsuddenly facing an empty nest.
Fine Things

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Bernard Fine is happy with his life. In hisearly 30s, he has justbeen made senior vice-president of Wolff's DepartmentStore in his hometown ofNew York. He is not pleased, therefore, when he is sentto California to openup a posh new Wolff's in San Francisco. His luck changes,though, when he fallsin love with an enchanting five-year-old named Jane, andwith her mother, LizO'Reilly. Jane adores strong, sensitive Bernie and allthree are blissfullyhappy until tragedy strikes the Fine family. In short, thisis a story aboutthe power of love and the unity of family to surmount grief andmisfortune.
First Sight

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aris, L.A., and the world of ready to wearfashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel’s deeply involving story of agifted designe rwhose talent and drive have brought her everything—except theability to eraseher past and trust relationships.
Five Day In Paris

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Peter Haskell, the debonair star of FiveDaysin Paris, has it all: a beautiful wife, three children, and adreamy job.He's a magnate at one of the world's largest pharmaceuticalconglomerates,Viotec, on the brink of revolutionizing cancer treatment."It would bePeter's one major contribution to the human race," saysthe narrator--andif he can get it on the fast track toward approval by theFood and DrugAdministration, he can mitigate the hell of chemotherapy for patientsworldwide. Heady stuff, but it's nothing compared to what Peter finds in Parisat his favorite hotel, the Ritz, which he likens to heaven. "The brocadeson the wall were a warm peach ... the fireplace apricot marble and the windowand bedcoverings were in the same matching silks and satins." AllP eterneeds now is a beauty to match such decor, and he finds her in lovely OliviaThatcher, the neglected wife of Anderson Thatcher, a powerful senator. Peterand Olivia meet at the Ritz, fall head over heels at Place Vendome, and have a120-hour affair in the city of love. Back home, they find they cannot livewithout each other--a secret that, once revealed, could wreak havoc.Swirlingwith lust, politics, love, and epicurean appetites for the best lifehas tooffer.
Friends For Ever

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Five children meet on the first day ofkindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more thanfriends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’sadventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In thismoving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author DanielleSteel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boysand two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.

FRIENDS FOREVER

Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean—eachbursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, insports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connectionthat happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright Septemberday, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known tooutsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer,and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gatheringaround them.

As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers,seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunatemissteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turnback to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But asthey emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neithersafe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risksbecome greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in ajourney of friendship, survival, and love.

In what may be her most intricate andemotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching,ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast ofcharacters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’relucky, with a friend forever by our side.
Full Circle

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Coming of age during the turbulent 1960s, TanaRoberts dreams of having a successful career and is willing to sacrificeeverything to achieve her goal, only to discover that she can have a life thatincludes a career, love, and peace of mind.

A Gift Of Hope

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In her powerful memoir HisBright Light, #1 New York Timesbestsellingauthor Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of theloss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope,sheshows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enrichedher life beyond what she could imagine.

For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small teamto help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the“cribs” of the city’s most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness,distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought nopublicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she isspeaking to bring attention to their plight.

In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famouslyprivate author speaks out publicly for the first time about her work among themost desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits ofthe people she met along the way—and issues a heartfelt call for more effectiveaction to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homelesswith the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving themsomething far more powerful: a voice.
Going home

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DanielleSteel, the author of dozens of stunning bestsellers, is one of the world's mostrenowned and popular novelists. Now her devoted readers can once again cherishher very first novel — Going Home. Here, in a special keepsakeedition, is the book that sparked Danielle Steel's sensational career andendeared her to millions of fans worldwide.
In thesunswept beauty of San Francisco, Gillian Forrester is filled with the joy of alove that will surely last. But a painful betrayal forces her to flee to NewYork and a new life. There she discovers an exciting new career and a deep,enveloping passion...only to have her newfound happiness shaken to its core.Now Gillian must choose between her future and her past, to find in the deepestdesires of her heart the one way, the only way of...Going Home.









































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Granny Dan
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For over a decade,young Danina Petroskova has known no life butthat of the ballet and her mentorMadame Markova. When a deathly illness stealsher from the stage, the youngdancer is inconsolable, and, desperate to speedher recovery, Madame Markovaagrees to hand Danina over to the talented Dr.Nikolai Obrajensky for treatment.Convalescing with the Romanovs at theTsarskoe Selo palace, Danina learns tolive in and love the world beyond theballet. And while grateful for Nikolai'scompanionship, she is startled by theintense emotions growing inside her forthe married doctor. Drawn to Danina,Nikolai cannot ignore the passion betweenthem either, and the strength oftheir love quickly overpowers their resistance.Soon Madame Markova andNikolai's wife remind them of their previousobligations, and as the Revolutionhovers on the horizon, the two must make adecision that will change theirlives forever.
H.R.H
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Poor Christianna,princess of Liechtenstein. Fettered by duty andtradition, her existence is an"achingly boring" slog of ribboncuttings and state dinners, furtherstraitened by her ever-present retinue ofbodyguards and the specter ofpaparazzi. She longs to do something meaningfulwith her life; opportunityknocks when she gets a chance to volunteer at a RedCross AIDS clinic in Africa.Bodyguards in tow, Christianna ministers to thediseased, while colleagues andAfrican peasants alike bask in her royal glow:after all, "she was both graceand gentleness itself." There's even ahandsome Doctor Without Borders tofall in love with, but alas! her fatherforbids her to marry a"commoner." There are further obstacles, andfurther globaladventures.
Happy Birthday

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Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious livingand the arbiter of taste. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard toreach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in herFifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours with herpersonal trainer, the careful work of New York’s best hairdressers, cosmeticsurgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge thetruth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty.

Valerie’s daughter, April, has no love life, no rest, and no prospect of thatchanging in the foreseeable future. Her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant indowntown New York, where she is chef and owner, consumes every ounce of herattention and energy. Ready or not, though, April’s life is about to change, ina tumultuous transformation that begins the morning it hits her: She’s thirty.And what does she have to show for it? A restaurant, no man, no kids.

Jack Adams once threw a football like a guided missile. Twelve years afterretiring from the NFL, he is the most charismatic sports analyst on TV, a manwho has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But after aparticularly memorable Halloween party, Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday,his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age.

A terrifying act of violence, an out-of-the-blue blessing, and two extremelyunlikely love affairs soon turn lives inside out and upside down. In a novelbrimming with warmth and insight, beginning on one birthday and ending onanother, Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be acelebration—and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise.

Heartbeat
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Nine years after his marriage crumbles, TVproducer Bill Thigpenenjoys a chance meeting with Adrian Townsend, a successfulwoman who yearns fora family, in a local supermarket, and together the two ofthem build a new lifetogether.
Honor Thyself
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Oscar-winning actress Carole Barber, who, atage 50 and trying towrite a novel, travels to Paris, scene of a tragic loveaffair 15 years before.On her first night in the City of Light, she's badlyinjured during a terroristattack, after which she is left with no memory and nochoice but to rebuild herlife with a new perspective on her career, family andpersonal relationships.Steel flirts with themes of motherhood, second chancesand writing, neversettling on any one for long as Carole discovers theimportance of pursuing herown desires while being generous to others and ofkeeping the men she wants inher life close but not too close. The best part isCarole's rehabilitation; asshe reacquaints herself with family and friends,Carole the patient shows thepatience author Steel lacks to probe beneath thesurface.
Hotel Vendome

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When Swiss-born Hugues Martin sees a small,run-down hotel in New York for the rough diamond it is, he transforms it into abeautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision andattention to detail he learned through his hotelier training in Europe.

Renowned for its unparalleled service, the Hotel Vendôme soon becomes the idealNew York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues'beautiful wife and their young daughter. But when his wife tires of hisobsession for the hotel, she walks out on him for a notorious rock star, leavingHugues a single parent to four-year-old Heloise.

Heloise and her family live happily amid a colourful, exciting and sometimesmysterious milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travellers andhotel employees--and their inevitable intrigues.

As unexpected challenges arise, the hotel is the centre of their world. Andwhen Heloise grows us, she longs to follow in her father's footsteps and oneday run the Hotel Vendôme. The lessons she learned at his side will carry herthrough it all, in a story no reader will forget.
Impossible

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Sasha de Suvery Boardman, the 48-year-oldheroine of Steel'slatest romance, knew she had it all - perfect marriage, twoterrific grownkids, prestigious art galleries in Paris and New York, threeluxury homes -until her husband's fatal heart attack. Now brokenhearted, butstill beautifuland chic, she buries herself in her gallery work, until sonXavier introducesher to bad-boy painter Liam Allison, a gorgeous,"wacky" 39-year-oldwho instantly "[brings] out the mother inher." So she offers him agallery contract, thus igniting a "torridaffair" punctuated byendless arguments about their nine-year agedifference, his severe allergy toall forms of authority and their incompatible"lifestyles and appearances"(including his strong aversion to wearingsocks). Despite Steel's repeatedassurances that Liam is actually "innocentand likable," hispetulance and impulsiveness are seriously off-putting,and the tortured romancehas an icky, near-incestuous quality.
Irresistible Forces
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in the workplace pull two people in differentdirections, sweepingthem into new lives and changed worlds----.IrresistibleForcesFor fourteenyears, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriageof passion andfriendship - despite the demands of twoall-consumingcareers.  Meredith, an investment banker, has achievedpartnership inone of Wall Street's top firms.  Steve A giftedphysician, chose anurban trauma ward over the big money he could have earnedelsewhere.  Theonly thing missing in their lives ischildren.  Steve longs forthem.  But Meredith keeps puttingoff motherhood, saying she isn'tready and doesn't have time.  Notyet.  Especially now thatshe has been offered an extraordinaryopportunity, a chance to reach for thebrass ring - in San Francisco, threethousand miles away.  Meredithis thrilled and surprised when Steveurges her to accept a top position at anexciting young high-techcompany.  Traditionally, men's careersforces families to move to newcities, compelling their wives to abandonfriends, home, and lives tofollow.  But Steve is more than willingto uproot himself. Sayinghe'll join her as he can find a new job himself, theycan begin their family atlast.Neither Steve nor Meredith had reckoned on the frustrationsof a bi-coastalmarriage.
Jewels
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Birthdays are a time for reflection, especiallyfor Sarah, Duchessof Whitfield, who is awaiting the arrival of her far-flungfamily. Yearsearlier, reeling from her pending divorce, Sarah Thompson isforce-marchedthrough Europe on the grand tour by her concerned parents.Disinterested in thesons, grandsons, and nephews paraded before her bywell-meaning acquaintances,Sarah chances upon William Whitfield, the Duke ofWhitfield, 14th in line forsuccession to the English throne. Disarmed by hiswit and intrigued by hisintellect, Sarah allows William to become her companionin London, warning himthey can only be friends. Undeterred, William dismissesSarah's protestationsthat her divorce makes her unsuitable to be his duchessand finally convincesSarah to marry him. While honeymooning in France, Sarahand William happen uponChateau de la Meuze. Enchanted, the Whitfields buy andset about restoring theestate. But World War II looms, threatening theiridyllic existence. Followingthe birth of their first child, Phillip, Williamjoins the RAF when Englanddeclares war on Germany. Reluctantly, he leaves Sarahand Phillip at thechateau. German troops, led by the courtly commandant Joachimvon Mannheim,take possession of the chateau to establish a hospital, removingSarah andPhillip to the caretaker's cottage.
Johnny Angel
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In the 1962 rock ballad, Johnny Angel isn't anangel, but anangelic young dreamboat. In Steel's book, the titular hero isboth-as well asclass valedictorian, a football/track star, a faithful boyfriendand a collegescholarship winner who holds down two jobs to help out his family;on top of itall, he has "great teeth." Killed in a car crash afterhis seniorprom, 17-year-old Johnny Peterson is sent back to earth as an angel.His mission:to fix certain troubles left unresolved at the time of his deathinvolving hisgirlfriend, Becky, her impoverished mother and his dysfunctionalfamily. Theplot may strike TV viewers as little more than a warmed-over Touchedby anAngel rerun, but the theme-the healing power of love-is classic .











































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Journey
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Madeleine and JackHunter are one ofWashington's glittering couples. Jack is the head of a TVnetwork, while Maddyis an award-winning anchorwoman. All around, people regardthem as a goldencouple: he advising the president on media issues, she at thetop of the treein her profession. Needless to say, the relationship we areshown behind theclosed doors of their lavish Georgetown home is far moretroubled than thepublic could ever know. As Maddy enjoys more and more careersuccess, Jack'sresentment and desire for control grow daily, and her lifebecomes hell in thisfracturing marriage.
Kalediscope
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The World War II love affair between lovelyFrenchwoman SolangeBertrand and American GI-turned-actor Sam Walker burned toobrightly and endedin tragedy, leaving their three young daughters orphaned.Megan, the youngest,adopted by a loving family, grows up to be a doctor inAppalachia. Alexandra,adopted by a wealthy family, marries a powerful man withan impeccablepedigree. Hilary, the oldest (and the only one who remembers hersisters),enters the sordid world of foster care before going out on her own towork herway up to being a New York news producer. In the pursuit of successandstability, Hilary foregoes building a personal life, especially whenherefforts to locate her sisters hit a dead end. But when high-pricedprivateinvestigator John Chapman is hired to reunite the three sisters, thesecretsand lies that kept the women apart--and bound them together--arerevealed andthe love only sisters can share blossoms again.
Leap Of faith
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A hasty Cinderella story that begins whenheroine Marie-AngeHawkins goes from an idyllic French childhood to a lovelessupbringing in Iowaafter her parents and brother are killed in a terribleaccident. Only 11, she'ssent off to be raised by her sole relative, cold andcallous great-aunt Carole.The only bright spot in her life is her intimatefriendship with Billy Parker, asolid American farmboy who loves and respectsher from the time they arechildren; she loves him, too, but thinks of him as abrother. When Marie-Angeturns 18 and wins a scholarship to go to college, heraunt does not help, butBilly buys her a car and she is able to attend. Then astranger turns up andinforms her that she is in fact a very rich woman; heraunt sells the farm, andMarie-Ange decides to return to France. There she meetsthe current owner ofher old home, 40-year-old widower Comte de Beauchampcharming, handsome and sovery polite. They fall for one another quickly (thoughshe knows nothing abouthim, as Billy points out), marry within months of theirfirst meeting and havetwo children. But cracks start to show in the comte'ssmooth, convincingexterior: it turns out that her prince charming who neverpays his bills, butdoesn't mind spending her money excessively may be amurderer.
Legacy
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his compelling, centuries-spanning novelbrilliantly interweavesthe lives of two women—a writer working in the heart ofmodern academia and adaring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in theeighteenth century.The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the faceof the unknown.Atthe age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job shelikes, a man sheloves, and a book on the women’s suffrage movement that shewillfinish—someday. Someday is Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted, arisingstar in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship.Someday shewill have children. Someday she will stop playing it so safe. Then,on a snowyday in Boston, Brigitte’s life is jolted. Suddenly everything shecounted onhas changed and she finds herself questioning every choice she hasmade alongthe way. As she struggles to regain her balance and plot a newcourse, Brigitteagrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project. InSalt Lake City atthe Family History Library, she makes a stunningdiscovery—reaching back to theFrench aristocracy.
Lightning
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As a partner at one ofNew York's most prestigious law firms,Alexandra Parker barely manages to jugglehusband, career, and thethree-year-old child she gave birth to atforty.  But Alex feelsblessed with her life and happy marriage--untillightning strikesher.  Suddenly a routine medical check-up turns herworld upside downwhen tests reveal shattering news.Sam Parker is a star venturecapitalist, aWall Street whiz kid, and is as proud of his longtime marriage toAlex as he isof his successful career.  As a major player in NewYork's financialworld, Sam is used to being in control--until he is caught offguard by Alex'sillness.  Terrified of losing his wife and family, andhaunted byghosts from his past, Sam is unable to provide any kind of emotionalsupport toAlex.Unable to cope with her needs, Sam takes his distance from her,and almostovernight she and Sam become strangers.  As lightningstrikes themyet again, Sam's promising career suddenly explodes in disaster,and his verylife and identity are challenged.  With their entirefuture hangingin the balance, Alex must decide what she feels for Sam, if lifewill ever bethe same for them again, or if she must move on without him.Whathappens topeople when every aspect of their lives and well-being is threatened?
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he story of an extraordinary man, the woman wholoved him, and abond so powerful it could never be broken. It is about findingthe courage tolet someone you love fly free....The phone call came on a snowyDecemberafternoon. Kate was certain it was Joe, the brilliant, visionary manwho hadbeen her soulmate, her driving force since the night they met,almostthirty-four years before. What she got was the one call she had neverwanted,and didn't expect. As the snow continued to fall, Kate's mind driftedback, tothe moment when she and Joe first met. She had been just seventeen andhe wasyoung, powerful, dazzling, and different from any man she'd ever known.It wasjust days before Christmas, 1940. The war is raging in Europe when KateJamisonmakes her debut in New York City. In a room filled with the scions ofEastCoast society and the leading political figures of the day, it is JoeAllbright who catches Kate's eye. At twenty-nine, Joe is the brilliant protegeofCharles Lindbergh, and already a legend in flying circles forhisrecord-breaking speed and state-of-the-art airplane designs. All Kate seesis atall, strikingly handsome man who seems at once awkward andlarger-than-life,like a shining star -- just out of reach.

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Bettina Daniels lived a fairytale existence ofglamour, endless parties, and luxury among America's top celebrities--simplybecause she was the beautiful daughter of famous American author JustinDaniels. Then, in one moment of tragedy, her father was dead, and Bettinadiscovered the truth--he had spent every dime he'd ever earned and run upmillions in debt. At eighteen, penniless and alone, she had lost everythingexcept her father's dearest friend, Ivo Stewart. A wealthy, handsome publisherof sixty-two, he offered Bettina a way out: marriage. But only for a time. Whatlay ahead for Bettina was a life filled with shocks and surprises--andeventually a chance to become a playwright, and a writer like her father.Having learned her lessons dearly, Bettina blossoms into her own person atlast.


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The White Dinner is a love poem to friendship,joy, elegance, and the monuments of Paris. And each year it is an unforgettablesummer night, especially for Jean-Philippe Dumas, a longtime participant, andthe three couples he’s carefully selected to attend this exclusive andcherished event. Interweaving the stories of seven individuals, lives will beforever changed on the eve of one such White Dinner; a night that will lead tonew friendships, new love, and of course, magical possibilities.

Matters Of The Heart

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Hope Dunne is one ofthe best photographers in the world, sonaturally National Book Award winnerFinn O’Neill wants herto do the portrait for his next book cover. Hope goes toLondon, expectinga photo shoot that lasts a couple of days, tops, but soonsuccumbs to Finn’sdevilish good looks and endless charm. The trip to love isshort, and Finnsoon talks Hope into staying at his Irish family’s ancestralhome.But Ireland isn’t the paradise Hope imagined. Discovering that Finn hastoldher one untruth after another, Hope has to accept that he is asociopathicliar. To make things worse, Finn’s thoughtful attentions turn toobsession, andhe flies into jealous rages with little or no provocation. Hopeknows thingscould be dangerous in Finn’s country mansion, that she should breakfree, buthe has snared her with good times and great sex.
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Quinn Thompson, a 61-year-old recent widower,has just bought theboat of his dreams—an 80-meter beauty capable of sailing aroundthe world.Because that's all Quinn wants to do besides read his late wifeJane's oldjournals and poetry, which offer an outpouring of love andforgiveness for aman so obsessed with "building his empire" that heignored his wifeand family completely. Less forgiving is Quinn's daughter,Alex, who wantsnothing to do with him. Sure that he is alone in the world,Quinn finds himselfhaving regular Friday dinners with an unlikely San Franciscopair: smart butilliterate carpenter Jack Adams and lonely divorcée MaggieHartman. Full ofself-loathing, Quinn refuses to give in to his desire forMaggie; instead hedecides to teach Jack to read. Readers follow the two througha 150-pagerapturous description of the respect and admiration they have foreach other,while Quinn attempts to forgive himself enough to allow himself tolove Maggie.









































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Malice

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In her 37th bestselling novel, Danielle Steeltells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome ashattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.

At seventeen, the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attacked. It isnot the first time, and a brutal crime ensues.

And to everyone's horror, Grace will not tell the truth. She is a young womanwith secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal. Sheis also beautiful enough for men to want her no matter how much she does notwant them. Whatever the outcome, Grace Adams will have to live with whateverhappened during those terrible years. After a lifetime of being a victim, nowshe must pay the price for other people's sins.

From the depths of an Illinois women's prison to a Chicago modeling agency to achallenging career in New York, Grace must carry the past with her wherever shegoes. And in healing her own pain, she reaches out to battered women andchildren who live a nightmare she knows all too well.

When Grace meets Charles Mackenzie, a New York lawyer, she has found a man whowants nothing from her--except to heal her, to hear her secrets, and to giveher the family she so desperately wants. But, with happiness finally within hergrasp, and precious loved ones to protect, Grace is at her most vulnerable--indanger of losing everything to a vicious tabloid press and an enemy from herpast, an enemy bent on malice at all costs.

With rare insight and power, Danielle Steel writes this extraordinary woman'sstory, portraying her struggle to triumph over malice and betrayal, and totransform a lifetime of pain into a blessing for others. Revealing both thestark reality of domestic abuse and the healing power of love, Malice, ismore than superb fiction. It is a piece of life.

Message from Nam

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As a journalist, Paxton Andrews wouldexperience Vietnam firsthand. We follow her from high school in Savannah tocollege in Berkeley and then to work in Saigon.

For the soldiers she knew and met there, Viet Nam would change their lives inways they could never have imagined. For the men in her life, Viet Nam wouldchange their lives in ways hey could not escape or deny. Peter Wilson, freshfrom law school, was a new recruit who would confont his fate in Da Nang. RalphJohnson, a seasoned AP correspondent, had been in Saigon since the beginning.He knew Vietnam and the war inside out. Bill Quinn, captain of the Cu Chitunnel rats, was on his fourth tour of duty and it seemed nothing could touchhim. Sergeant Tony Campobello had come to Vietnam from the streets of New Yorkto vent a rage that had followed him all the way to Saigon.

For seven years  Paxton Andrews would write an acclaimed newspapercolumn from the front before finally returning to the States and then attendingthe Paris peace talks. But for her and the men who fought in Viet Nam, lifewould never be the same again.
Mirror Image

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To look at one was to see the other. Forfamily, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game. Forstrangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and VictoriaHenderson, two remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century,their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful—a secret realm onlythey inhabited.

Olivia and Victoria were the beloved daughtersof a man who never fully recovered from his wife's death bearing them in 1893.Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over therole of mother in their lush New York estate, managing not only a household buther rebellious twin's flights of fancy. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to changethe world. She embraced the women's suffrage movement and dreamed of sailing towar-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the first world warescalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever.

It began when Victoria's life was about tobecome a public scandal. It led to a painful decision, and brought handsomelawyer Charles Dawson into the Henderson's life and family. Hand-picked by thetwins' father to save his daughter's reputation, Charles was still mourning hiswife's death aboard the Titanic, struggling to raise his nine year-old sonalone, determined never to lose his heart again. Charles wanted to believe that,for the sake of his son, he could make an unwanted marriage work. But in an actof deception that only Olivia and Victoria could manage, the twins took anirrevocable step, which changed both their lives forever; and took one of thetwins to the battlefields of France, the other into a marriage she longed forbut could not have.

From Manhattan society to the trenches ofwar-ravaged France, Mirror Image moves elegantly anddramatically through a rich and troubled era. With startling insight, DanielleSteel explores women's choices: between home and adventure, between the lovefor family and the passion for a cause, between sacrifice and desire. But atthe heart of Mirror Image is a fascinating, realistic portraitof identical twins, two vastly different sisters who lead their lives andfollow their destinies against a vivid backdrop of a world at war.

Mixed Blessings

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After the wedding of Diana Goode and AndrewDouglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But longafterward, she is still not pregnant. As Diana and Andrew wait out each monthonly to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how muchthey are willing to go through to have a baby.

Charlie Winwood dreams of a house filled withchildren. His bride, party-girl actress Barbie Mason, has other ideas. When hediscovers he is sterile, Charlie has to rethink his deepest values--and hismarriage to a woman who shares none of his dreams.

After ten years of living together, PilarGraham, a prominent Santa Barbara attorney, marries Judge Brad Coleman, who isnineteen years her senior and father of two grown children. They are happy withtheir comfortable life together, à deux, until Pilar begins to wonder if shewill someday regret not having a baby with Brad. Are they crazy to beginnow--with Brad about to become a grandfather and Pilar with a busy career, andin her early forties, possibly putting herself at risk?
No Greater Love

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While hearts may go on after a tragedy occurs,they are never the same. Prolific bestselling author Danielle Steel revisitsthis familiar theme in No Greater Love. Twenty-year-old Edwina Winfield isforced to assume the role of head of the household, becoming both mother andfather to her five younger siblings after her parents and beloved fiancé drownduring the disastrous sinking of the Titanic. Determined never to marry, Edwinamust also run the family newspaper until her younger brothers are old enough tostep in. But next-in-line Phillip heads first to Harvard and then is tragicallykilled during World War I. Fun-loving George is wooed by the lights ofHollywood and exquisite sister Alexis follows in his footsteps. While tendingto the youngest children, Fannie and Teddy, Edwina must assist the rest of hersiblings out of their many scrapes and escapades. Along the way, she comes toterms with her loss and is finally able to put the events of the fateful nightof April 15, 1912, the night the Titanic made its final voyage to the bottom ofthe sea, behind her and let love into her heart once more.

One Day At A Time

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Coco Barrington, ayoung and beautiful daughter of privilege. Muchto her domineering mother’sshock, Coco not only drops out of law school butalso rejects her family’swealthy L.A. lifestyle. She chooses, instead, topursue a semi-hippie existencein an artsy Northern California beach town.After her equally footlooseboyfriend dies in a hang-gliding accident, shefinds herself bereft but stillchoosing to live apart from her family, existingon her trust fund and thelittle she makes from her dog-walking business. Oneweekend, while house-sittingfor her movie-producer sister, Jane, she strikesup a friendship with Jane’shouseguest, Leslie Baxter, an impossibly handsomeand witty British actor, whois currently in hiding from a psychoex-girlfriend. Not surprisingly, Leslie andCoco begin to fall in love, andafter overcoming a series of difficulties, theyappear to be headed for“happily ever after.” In addition, by the end, Coco hasalso begun to resolveher other familial difficulties, becoming closer to bothher mother and sister.
Passion’s Promise

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Smart, beautiful, and very rich, Kezia SaintMartin leads two lives: one as a glamorous socialite jetting between theposhest places in Europe and America; the other, under a false name, as adicated journalist committed to justice and her profession.

But the two worlds are pulling her apart,leaving her conflicted about her identity and the lies she tells to every manshe meets. Then she meets Lucas Johns, a bold, dynamic crusader for socialchange--and an ex-con. Their attraction is immediate, but their love may bejust one step from tragedy at any time.

Pegasus:

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Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle,titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends sincechildhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children—Nick’s two livelyboys and Alex’s adored teenage daughter—in peace and luxury on the vastBavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. WhileNick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding therenowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe withtheir ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlinesare rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas’s bloodline that changes everything,when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside theWehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the risingtide of Nazism: Nick’s mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent.

Power Play

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FionaCarson has proven herself as CEO of a multibillion-dollar high-tech company – asuccessful woman in a man's world. Devoted single mother, world-classstrategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona has to keep a delicate balance everyday.

Meanwhile, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his sideis his wife Liz who has gladly sacrificed her own career to raise their threechildren. Smooth, shrewd and irreproachable, Marshall's power only enhances hischarisma – but he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment.

Both must face their own demons, and the lives they lead come at a high price.But just how high a price are they willing to pay?

Power Play is a compelling, heart-rending portrayal of love, familyand career – the perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi, Susan Lewis andLesley Pearce.

Have you tried Danielle's recent bestselling stories FirstSight and Friends Forever?

Precious Gift

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Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterlycharming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughterof an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French artconnoisseur—as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challengingson and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he wasirresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parentingto pursue life as an international bon vivant.

Raised by their mother with all the care andresolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant,self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated socialworker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakeryin Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build anacting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorousfather, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in theirown...








































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Prodigal Son

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Twin boys grow up in the same family, in thesame town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even aschildren: one good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when allelse fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into hisparents' lakeside cottage. But the reunion of the brothers, sweet and healingat first, exposes shattering revelations...

Property Of A Noble Woman

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Faded photographs of a glamorous couple inpostwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array ofmagnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are thecontents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If noheir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the womanwho left such a fortune and no will?

Two people, drawn together by chance, begin tounravel the mystery. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk at the surrogate’s courtand Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert for Christie’s auction house. They aresimply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents ofthe box. But for both Jane and Phillip the search turns personal—and theirefforts to reconstruct an enigmatic life will lead from New York to London andParis, to Rome and Naples, and a series of stunning revelations.

Eighteen-year-old Marguerite Pearson leftAmerica with a broken heart in the shadow of World War II. She found a new lifein Europe but forever mourned what she left behind. As the truth aboutMarguerite’s extraordinary history—her forbidden love affair and her family’streachery—is slowly revealed, more people are drawn into the puzzle that Janeand Phillip have pieced together, and one among them will inherit the mostunexpected gift of all.

Ransom

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A reformed drug dealer, a desperate widow, abigtime crook and acompassionate cop are the players in this perfunctorykidnapping yarn set inSan Francisco. Peter Morgan, a privileged young man, losteverything in apersonal war with drugs, including his wife and two daughters.When he isreleased from prison, he is determined to go straight, but hard timesforce himto seek out Phillip Addison, a business mogul with many shadyoperations on theside. Addison makes Morgan an offer he can't refuse: eitherrecruit some fellowex-cons to kidnap the children of recently deceased dot-commultimillionaireAllan Barnes, or his own kids will suffer. Against his will,Morgan hatches aplan. Meanwhile, Allan's widow, Fernanda, is struggling to makeends meet,since unknown to nearly everyone, Allan lost all his money in badinvestmentsbefore committing suicide. The San Francisco cops, led by Insp. Det.Ted Lee,find files suggesting that Addison is plotting something, but evenheavy policeprotection can't prevent Fernanda's youngest son, Sam, from beingsnatched. Leemoves into the Barnes mansion to oversee the search for thekidnappers andwatch over Fernanda, but in the end Morgan plays the crucial rolein savingSam.
Remembrance

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Impoverished by World War II, PrincipessaSerena di San Tibaldo isworking as a servant in the Italian palazzo once ownedby her family when theAmericans liberate the country. Beautiful blonde Serenacaptures the attentionof U.S. Army Major Bradford J. Fullerton, member of awealthy and powerfulManhattan family. Following a whirlwind courtship andmarriage, Serena and Bradreturn stateside to continue his military career. Lifeseems even more perfectwith the birth of their daughter Vanessa, but then Bradis killed during theearly days of the Korean conflict, leaving Serena with ayoung child to providefor, and no means of support. Drawing on the core ofstrength developed duringWorld War II, Serena parlays her beauty into amodeling career. It is herbeauty that makes Serena the object of obsession fora brilliant but unstablephotographer.
Rogue

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Meet Maxine Williams, a dedicated doctor withthree great kids, achallenging career, and the perfect new man in her life. Heronly problem? Her irresistibly charming, utterly infuriating ex-husband, akathe . . .Rogue Being married to Blake had been an amazing adventure for Maxine.Brilliant,charismatic, and wholly unpredictable, Blake Williams made millionsand grabbedheadlines as a dot-com entrepreneur. His only shortcoming was asahusband—first his work and then his never-ending quest for fun kepthimconstantly on the move, far away from Maxine and his family. For fiveyearsBlake and Maxine have worked out an odd but amicable divorce, withfriendlythough infrequent visits, a yacht he lends her every summer, and three childrentheyboth adore. Blake enjoys his globe-trotting lifestyle—dating a successionofbeautiful, famous, and very young women—while Maxine raises their kidsinManhattan and pursues her passion, working as a psychiatrist, aworld-renownedexpert on childhood trauma and adolescent suicide. Theneverything changes….ForMaxine it starts when she falls in love with Dr. CharlesWest, a man who iseverything Blake is not—mature, grounded, and present.
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Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on NewYork City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families,friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caughtup in the horrific flooding it unleashes.
Ellen Wharton has flown into New York fromLondon, regardless of the weather and her husband’s worry. The successfulinterior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has animportant personal appointment to keep. But despite Ellen’s urging, when thestorm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribecaapartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wadethrough chest-high water to the police boats outside.
British investment banker Charles Williamsis traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who livewith his beautiful, estranged ex-wife in SoHo. Desperate to find them, hechecks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen andher mother.
Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor,fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail.
NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss,living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of theapproaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food andbeer until their building threatens to collapse. Should they swim for it ornot?
A day of chaos takes its toll. Lives,belongings, and loved ones are swept away. Heroes are revealed as the city andNew Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. And thenthe real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage torepair and scars to heal.
Keenly observed and brilliantly told, thisis an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant,even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, resilience, unexpected joy, andnew life. And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerfulforce nothing and no one can resist.

Safe Harbour

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Story of survival...of how two people who losteverything findhope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage thatbring —and keep—families together...On a windswept summer day, as the fog rollsacross the SanFrancisco coastline, a solitary figure walks down the beach, adog at her side.At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's young life has already been touchedby tragedy; ninemonths before, a terrible accident plunged her mother intoinconsolable grief.But on this chilly July afternoon, Pip meets someone whofills her sad grayworld with color and light. And in her innocence and in hiskindness, a sparkwill be kindled, lives will be changed, and a journey of hopewill begin.Fromthe moment the curly-haired girl walks up to his easel on thesand, Matt Bowlessenses something magical about her. Pip reminds him of his owndaughter at thatage, before a bitter divorce tore his family apart and swepthis childrenhalfway across the world. With her own mother, Ophélie, retreatingdeeper intoher grief, Pip spends her summer at the shore the way lonelychildren do: watchingthe glittering waters and rushing clouds, daydreaming andremembering howthings used to be.

Season of Passion

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Kate is only eighteen when she meets TomHarper, one of America's biggest pro-football stars.  They share anidyllic and glamorous first love.  But the bullet that suddenly endsTom's career also ends their life together.  A failed suicide attemptwill leave him mentally and physically disabled forever.  Kate willbe left alone, heartbroken, and pregnant with their son.  Soon she willhave another chance at love, but it will mean learning to let go of the pastand learning to trust again.

Second Chance

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Fiona Monaghan, 42,lives the high life. With six years under her belt as editor-in-chief of ChicMagazine, a high fashion rag, Fiona is wined and dined around the world,has closets full of fabulous clothes and throws spirited dinner parties.Marriage has never been an option for the self-possessed Fiona; her ancientEnglish bulldog, Sir Winston, is her main companion. Then she meets staidadvertising exec John Anderson, head of the new agency handling Chic'saccount. Anderson, a handsome widower with two daughters, is utterly charmed bythe phenomenal Fiona and dazzled by her lifestyle. Sparks fly and, after much innerturmoil, Fiona agrees to marry Anderson. The beginning of their relationship isrocky: Anderson's college-aged girls and housekeeper hate Fiona at first sight,and even the family dog attacks. But it's Anderson who can't handle Fiona’sfrenetic, glamorous life, and less than a year after their marriage he files fordivorce. Devastated, Fiona quits her job and moves to Paris to write a book,finally allowing herself to be wooed again by her chastened ex-husband. Somereaders will bridle at the idea that Fiona must give up her career to find happiness.
Silent Honor

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In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steelcreates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and anation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent Americanhistory.

A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyotohad a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief inancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for thefuture—and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world thatwas changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughterHiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boardedthe SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education andto make her father proud. It was August 1941.

From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, andhis family. To Hiroko, California was a different world—a world of barbeques,station wagons and college. Her cousins in California had become more Americanthan Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle'sassistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and hernew. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs togo home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filledwith prejudice and fear.

On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war isdeclared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified,begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He ispositive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time sheis—until her entire world caves in.

On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, givingthe military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will.Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs,and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese andJapanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Families are divided, peopleare forced to abandon their homes, their businesses, their freedom, and theirlives. Hiroko and her uncle's family go first to Tanforan, and from there tothe detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happenedto them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, dividedloyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners intheir own land. And it tells Hiroko's story, and that of her American family,as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp atTule Lake.

With clear, powerful prose, Danielle Steel portrays not only the human cost ofthat terrible time in history, but also the remarkable courage of a peoplewhose honor and dignity transcended the chaos that surrounded them. Set againsta vivid backdrop of war and change, her thirty-eighth bestselling novel is bothliving history and outstanding fiction, revealing the stark truth about thebetrayal of Americans by their own government...and the triumph of a womancaught between cultures and determined to survive.









































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Sisters
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Four stunningly beautiful Connecticut-bredsisters pursue their disparate careers in prolific Steel's (_H.R.H._) latest.There's Candy, 21, a supermodel with an eating disorder, on location in Paris;Annie, 26, a RISD-grad studying painting in Florence; Tammy, at 29 an L.A. TVproducer witha new hit and no life; and Sabrina, 34, a workaholic,commitment-phobic family attorney. No matter what, all meet at Mommy andDaddy's for July 4,Thanksgiving and Christmas. During one of the reunions, adisastrous car accident kills their beautiful, dutiful mother and leaves artistAnnie blind. Sabrina comes up with a plan for the sisters to live ensemble ina New York brownstone, so that they might grieve and ease Annie's transitioninto the sightless world. The questions then become Will Candy eat? WillSabrina commit? Will Tammy have ahit? Will Annie transition? And will Dad loveagain?
Southern Lights

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he serial killer and the strong single femaleattorney determined to get him convicted. Unfortunately, her focus quicklyshifts away from NewYork ADA Alexa Hamilton and her conflict withrapist-murderer Luke Quentin telex’s 17-year-old daughter, Savannah, and herrelationship with her father, Tom Beaumont, who broke Alexi’s heart when hedivorced her to remarry his first wife. After Savannah begins receivingthreatening letters sent from Luke or an associate, Alexa asks Tom to provideSavannah a haven, which he does over his wife’s objections.
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Deanna was eighteen when she married ahandsome Frenchman, attorney Marc-Edouard Duras. Now, at thirty-seven, sheshould be happy with Marc, her elegant home in San Francisco, and their teenagedaughter, Pilar. But one summer changes it all when she realizes her failingmarriage is a trap she must escape.

The Kiss

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The Kiss is at once a moving testament to thefragility of lifeand a breathtaking story about the power of love to heal, tofree, totransform, and to make broken spirits whole.On a warm June evening, areddouble-decker bus, full of pasengers, speeds down a London street. A fewblocksaway, a man and a woman climb into a limousine, reveling in a magicaleveningof dancing and champagne. As their driver pulls into an intersection,thecouple shares their first, searching kiss. For a moment, etched in time,allstands still—until, in a flash of metal and glass, their limousine is struckatfull speed, crushed under the bus's tremendous weight. And a longjourneybegins—toward healing, toward hope, toward dreams of an infinitefuture..
The Apartment

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Four young women’s lives intersect in theapartment they’ve shared in Hell’s Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, anaspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, aresident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the womenhad become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly inthe years they’d lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, andsurprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outsidethe loft that had become their home.

The Award
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Capturing historical events, terrifyingmoments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of awoman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most giftedstorytellers— Danielle Steel’s  finest, most emotionally resonant novelyet.
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She isshocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend,Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp fordeportation to an unknown, ominous fate.
The local German military commandant makesGaëlle’s family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father andbrother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness and illhealth. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And by accident, Gaëllebegins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives tomake up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help.
Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes avaluable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children tosafety underneath the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Thenshe is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing anddangerous plan to save part of France’s artistic heritage as the Germanswithdraw. And once again, her life is on the line. Conducted in secret,flawlessly carried out, her missions for the Resistance change her life andmark her for years. She is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of thewar, and flees Lyon in disgrace, orphaned and alone. She goes to Paris to putthe war behind her and begin a new life, with the ghosts of the past alwaysclose at hand.
Gaëlle’s life will take her from Paris toNew York, from a career as a Dior model to marriage and motherhood, unbearableloss, and mature, lasting love. She returns to Paris to run a small museum,honoring victims of the Holocaust. She has never sought recognition for hercourage during the war years she can never forget. Her label as a collaboratorremains, until her granddaughter, a respected political journalist, isdetermined that past wrongs finally be made right, and her grandmother’s braveacts be recognized. Now a grateful nation will finally acknowledge thisremarkable woman. At last, she is absolved and honored as the war hero she was.

The Cottage
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This "cottage" is actually the hugeestate of fading movie star Cooper Winslow, who is so down on his luck that hemust rent a part of it to make ends meet. But the two fellows who move inintroduce Coop to something completely different friendship and of course inthe offing there’s the promise of love.

The Duchess:

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Angelique Latham has grown up atmagnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Dukeof Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. At eighteenshe is her father's closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing theirgrand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out,denying her very existence. Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, andan envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need allher resources--and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment withoutreferences or connections, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris, whereshe rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees apossibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women andserve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccablestyle, and her father's bequest, Angelique creates Le Boudoir, soon asensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful,sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can sheever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?

Her secret life as the mysterious andbrilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented youngwoman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who haveno idea who she really is. Always, the right time to open up seems just out ofreach, and would cost her dearly. Once her double life and fame areestablished, the price of the truth is always too high.

The Ghost

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With a wife he loves and an excitingLondon-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfectbalance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden endto his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New Yorkoffice. With nothing left to lose, Charlie takes a leave of absence from hisjob to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself.

The Gift

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A small work, it tells the tale of two16-year-olds whose meeting restores life to both. The death of Tommy's littlesister wrecks a family’s happiness. The unwanted pregnancy of Maribeththreatens to ruin her attempt to lift herself out of an anti-intellectual andsexist environment. But when the two meet, love, support, sensitivity, and somemuch-needed wisdom redeem the bleak circumstances of their lives and bring thestory to its satisfying conclusion. Clich{‚}ed, sentimental? Maybe, butSteel believes in the goodness of her characters and here,more than ever before, shows absolute faith in a simple tale of rewardedvirtue. This is the author at her best: mature, to the point, refreshed by thetale of her young lovers. Not great art, perhaps, but in its own way almostperfect









































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The House

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Sarah Anderson, a beautiful, successfulthirtysomething attorney,is having a midlife crisis. She's become a workaholic,spending 60- to 70-hourweeks at the office, and she is involved in an unhappyrelationship with a manshe only sees on weekends, who refuses to involve her inany other aspect ofhis life. She lives in a dumpy apartment, which contains thesame furniture sheused in college, and she has no outside interests other thanthe sometimeboyfriend and her job. Everything changes, however, when aneccentric, elderlyclient of Sarah's dies and leaves her a small fortune and amessage: to use themoney for something wonderful, to live well, and to thinkabout something otherthan work. Following this advice, Sarah purchases thedilapidated old mansionthe client had lived in (after finding out that it washer own grandfather whooriginally built it), breaks up with the cheatingboyfriend, and focuses all ofher attention on rehabbing the old house.
The House On Hope Street

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Married legal team Lizand Jack Sutherland have a successfulfamily law practice and a house on HopeStreet near San Francisco, where theylive with their five happy children (onewith special needs). Liz and herchildren's lives are changed forever when Jack ismurdered on Christmas Day. Inthe year following the murder, Liz struggles tocome to terms with the loss ofher husband, both personally and professionally,and is dealt anotherdevastating blow when her eldest son has a near-fatalaccident. Divorced doctorBill Webster saves her son and becomes close to Liz,much to the chagrin of herdaughters, who accuse her of betraying their deadfather. Can Liz move on withher life and be happy again without betraying Jack?The House on Hope Street isthe latest short novel by best-selling author Steeland is loaded with theelements her millions of devoted fans expectDcrisis,romance, breakup, andreconciliation. This is a tearjerker with an unbelievableamount of crisis fora story that takes place over one year, which makes forgreat escapist reading.
The Klone And I

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The Klone and I startsoutnormally enough: after a 13-year marriage, Stephanie, 41, gets dumped forabusty young bimbo. "She was gorgeous. And I felt nauseous,"Stephaniereflects--though she admits that things hadn't been going well, whatwith hubbyliving off her trust fund and their having sex every six months orso.Realistically, their farewell hug goes like this: "My nose ran on histie,while ever so cautiously he held me, kind of like a bank robber with sticksofdynamite taped all over his body."
The Long Road Home

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The power of forgiveness, the dark side ofchildhood, and onewoman's unbreakable spirit. From her secret perch at the topof the stairs,Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents'lavish Manhattantownhouse. At seven, she knows she is an intruder in herparents' party, in herparents' life. But she can't resist the magic. Later, shewaits for the click,click, click of her mother's high heels, the angry words,and the pain thatwill follow. Gabriella already knows to hide her bruises,certain she is toblame for her mother's rage--and her father's failure toprotect her. Her worldis a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Herparents' aristocraticworld is no safeguard against the abuse that knows noboundaries, respects noperson, no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try asshe might, there is nosafe place for her to hide. Even as a child, her onlyescape is through thestories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of herlonely world. Andwhen her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given herfirst reprieve, asher father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to aconvent.
The Mistress

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Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginablewealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all.
Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life.Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has livedfor seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while hepursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Herhome is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachtsmanned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha’s job is to keepVladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and therules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not todwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Sheexperiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keepher safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.
Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, worldfamous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with afortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo’s widow, Maylis, hastransformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurantdecorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There,on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite womanhe has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Twodangerous obsessions begin.
Theo, a gifted artist in his own right,finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their firstmeeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determinedto secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannotafford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedomshe can never have as Vladimir’s mistress. She cannot risk her safety foranother man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he cannever have.
From Moscow to the Riviera, Paris, andLondon, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creativegenius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course forcollision.
The Promise

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Determined to getmarried despite parental disapproval, youngarchitect Michael Hillyard andartist Nancy McAllister are separated justbefore their wedding by a crueldeception, and each pursues a new life, untilthey are reunited by fate.
The Ranch

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In her 39th best-selling novel, Danielle Steelbrings to life the story of three women, old roommates from college, who cometogether after twenty years, one summer at The Ranch.

They had been inseparable in college, MaryStuart, Tanya, and Zoe. But in the more than twenty years that followed, thethree had moved on with their lives, settled in different cities, and foundsuccessful careers and new roles as mothers and wives. By chance, each wouldfind herself alone for a few weeks one summer, wrestling with the present andthe past. At a sprawling ranch in the foothills of Wyoming's Grand Teton Range,the three women come together and find courage, healing, and truth, and reachout to each other once again.

Despite the honesty they once shared, nowpretense between them runs high. Mary Stuart Walker, married for twenty-twoyears to a Manhattan lawyer, kept herself busy with volunteer work, and nowmasks the loneliness that consumes her life. A year has past, and Mary Stuartstill hasn't gotten over the guilt, or the fear that her husband will neverforgive her for their son's death... Tanya Thomas, an award winning singer androck star, enjoys all the trappings of fame and success--a mansion in Bel Air,legions of fans, and a broken heart. All the Grammy awards in the world can'tmake up for the children she wanted but never had, the men who have takenadvantage of her, and just gone along for the ride, and still are... Dr. ZoePhillips has her hands full as a single mother to an adopted two-year-old, andas a doctor at an AIDS clinic in San Francisco. Predictably, as they all know,she is as liberal as she ever was, and marriage was never a dream she covetedor shared with them. Tending to her patients is a full-time job that leaves Zoelittle time for herself--until unexpected news forces her to reevaluate bothher future, and her current life.

But despite the changes in their lives, theirfriendship is still a bond they all treasure and share. For each of the women,a few weeks at the ranch will bring healing and release, as old hurts areburied, ancient secrets revealed, and love replaced or renewed. In TheRanch, bestselling novelist Danielle Steel brings reality to the meaning offriendship, with dramas whose truths we all share.

The Right Time

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Filled with heartbreak and betrayal,triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novelabout pursuing one’s passion and succeeding beyond one’s wildest dreams.

Abandoned by her mother at age seven,Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devotedfather—and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complexcrime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years.After her father’s untimely death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns ofa local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of theone she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

Alex writes in every spare moment, grippedby the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind. Midway throughcollege, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then apublisher. But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutelyadheres to her father’s admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only—and soAlexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her trueidentity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life thatisolates her.

TheRing

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An ill-fated affair between Kassandra vonGotthard, a married German socialite, and her lover, a Jewish writer, at thebeginning of Hitler's ethnic cleansing campaign results in tragedy forKassandra's children, especially her beautiful daughter Ariana. When her fatherand brother disappear, Ariana is arrested by the Reich. Facing imprisonment andrepeated rape at the hands of unscrupulous soldiers who desire to humble thelovely blond, Ariana jumps at the opportunity to become a cook for a kind Naziofficer. Gradually, the two are able to put the specter of war behind them andfall in love. But calamity strikes again, leaving Ariana alone once more andrunning for her life. Desperately sick and pregnant, Ariana lands in New York,part of the wave of refugees brought there by relief organizations. Sponsored,then befriended, then betrayed, by the Liebman family, Ariana slowly recoversin time for the Christmas birth of her son. And Noel, a kind man who lovesAriana, gives her the strength to make a life for herself and for him, whichshe does, finally finding true happiness. Danielle Steel creates a tale of thephases of life and love that we all experience against a brutal background thathopefully will not be experienced ever again. --AlisonTrinkle

The Sins of the Mother


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Every woman makes choices. And noone has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormouslysuccessful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while shebuilt her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich new novel, Olivia faces thepast, tries to balance the present, and makes amends where due, while stillrunning her vastly successful business.

THE SINS OF THE MOTHER
As a way of making up to them for timelost, Olivia spends months every year planning a lavish holiday that everyonein her family will enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip in theMediterranean on a luxurious yacht, which she hopes will be the most memorablevacation of all. Her lavish gesture every year expresses her love for them, andregret at all the important times she missed during her children’s youngeryears. Her younger daughter, Cassie, a hip London music producer, refuses theinvitation altogether, as she does every year. Her older daughter, Liz, livesin her mother’s shadow, with a terror of failure as she tries to recapture herdream of being a writer. And her sons, John and Phillip, work for Olivia, forbetter or worse, with wives who wish they didn’t. In the splendor of theRiviera, this should be a summer to remember, with Olivia’s children,grandchildren, and daughters-in-law on board. But as with any family gathering,there are always surprises, and no matter how glamorous the setting thingsdon’t always turn out as ones hopes.
Family dynamics are complicated, olddisappointments die hard, and as forgiveness and surprising revelations enterinto it, new bonds are formed, and the future takes on a brighter hue. And oneby one, with life’s irony, Olivia’s children find themselves committing the same“sins” for which they blamed their mother for so many years. It is a summer ofcompassion, important lessons, and truth.
The Sins of the Mother captures the manysides of family love: complex, challenging, funny, passionate, and hopefullyenduring. Along the way, we are enthralled by an unforgettable heroine, amother strong enough to take more than her fair share of the blame, wise enoughto respect her children for who they really are, and forgiving enough to lovethem unconditionally.











































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The Wedding

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Simon Steinberg and Blaire Scott are among themost respected couples in Hollywood. They have defied the Hollywood cliché andstayed together for decades. Their three children--teenage aspiring modelSamantha, pre-med student Scott, and entertainment lawyer Allegra--aresuccessful and happy. Allegra, as an attorney to the stars, has a career thatconsumes so much of her energy that she has little time for a privatelife--until a chance encounter with a New York writer turns her life upsidedown. Suddenly, she finds herself planning a wedding at her parents' Bel Airhome.

As preparations begin, the chaos of last-minutearrangements, surprise announcements and ever-increasing anxiety brings outboth the best and the worst in everyone. But while couples in each generationof the Steinberg family struggle with broken vows and new hopes, the realmeaning of Allegra's wedding emerges. It is a bridge between the past and thefuture, an opportunity for reconciliation, forgiveness and new hope for thefuture--as weddings often are for us all.

To Love Again

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Isabella and Amadeo were the toast ofinternational society and the undisputed leaders of Rome couture, boundtogether by a deep love. Then suddenly their dream was shattered and Amadeo wasgone forever. Could Isabella say goodbye to the past and dare to love again?
Toxic Bachelors


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Charles Sumner Harrington, born to affluence,has no family and,following several botched engagements, is, at 46, aperfectionist who willprobably never meet the woman of his dreams. Adam Weiss,a Harvard Law–trainedhotshot, was burned by a nasty divorce; at 41, he is asworn bachelor whoparties with the pretty, young and clueless. Gray Hawk, a NewYork artistliving hand-to-mouth at 50, was adopted at birth by globe-trotting,drug-takingrock stars; he's drawn exclusively to women whose middle nameis"victim." The three friends take their annual summerMediterraneanbooze cruise on Charles's luxurious yacht, and in the hubbub thereand back inNew York, each ends up crossing paths with a woman who turns hislife upsidedown. After the initial bliss, there are confrontations, challengesand threatsto promising relationships

Undercover

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For DEA Special Agent Marshall Everett, life ashe knows it is over once a gunshot wound renders his arm useless. Barredforever from the undercover work he loves, he has nothing—no close friends, nofamily, no hometown or base, and no desire to settle for life behind a desk.He’s called to action in the most unlikely of places when he stumbles upon abeautiful girl burying an old steel box in a Parisian park. Drawn into themystery, Marshall soon discovers that she is Ariana Gregory, daughter of theU.S. ambassador to Argentina, who is trying to find herself again after beingkidnapped and brainwashed by radical revolutionaries. But there are powerfulforces at large who will not rest until they secure revenge, and Marshall andAriana will face yet more trials—and another beginning—before they can trulybury the dark past and embark on a new life together.

Until the End of Time:

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Bill, a dedicated young lawyer working athis family’s prestigious New York firm, leaves everything he trained for tofollow his dream and become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his wife, is a stylistwhose heart and soul are invested in fashion. She leaves the milieu and lifeshe loves to join him. The certainty they share is that their destinies arelinked forever.

Fast forward thirty-eight years. Robert isa hardworking independent book publisher in Manhattan who has given up allpersonal life to build his struggling business. He is looking for one big hitnovel to publish. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, living as though in theseventeenth century, caring for her widowed father and three young brothers ontheir family farm. In secret at night, by candlelight, she has written thenovel that burns within her, and gets it into Robert’s hands, wrapped in herhand-stitched apron. He falls in love first with the book, and then with thewoman he has never met, living in the sequestered world of the Amish—a worldwithout telephones, computers, electricity, modern conveniences, or cars.Although Lillibet faces banishment from her family and community, she embracesthe opportunity to publish her novel, and is irresistibly drawn to the man whohas heard her voice. Destiny is at work here. Fate draws her from herhorse-and-buggy life toward his, and the publication of her novel.

Vanished


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When Marielle Delauney marries New York steelmagnate MalcolmPatterson in 1939, she does not tell him of her tragicpast--neither thedrowning accident that claimed her first child, nor thesubsequent beating byher husband Charles that caused her to miscarry, nor thetwo years she spentrecovering in a sanitorium. But what does the enigmaticMalcolm already know?When they have their own child, Teddy, Malcolm, to allappearances, is anadoring father. The still-vulnerable Marielle begins to gainself-confidence,even though she endures daily confrontations with a hostile andeven sinisterhousehold staff. Then the day after Marielle has a chance meetingwith Charles,who drunkenly makes vague threats against Teddy, the four-year-oldis snatchedfrom his room, the nanny and nurse chloroformed and gagged. The FBIissummoned, Marielle's past is exposed by a frenzied media and Charlesisarrested. But where is Teddy?
Wings

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rom a house on the edge of her family's dustyfarmland airstripnear Chicago, the child Cassie O'Malley would sneak into thenight to look atthe planes sitting shimmering in the moonlight. Her World War Iveteran father,Pat, wanted his son to be a pilot, not his reckless, red-haireddaughter. Butit was Cassie who had the gift. Ever since she could remember,Cassie felt thepull of getting in a cockpit and taking to the skies. Observingall the whilewas her father's junior partner, Nick "Stick " Galvin, afellow warace and airborne daredevil. Nick would become her confidant and bestfriend,willing to break all the rules to teach her to fly, knowing that thegreatestgift he could give her was the freedom of flying. When CaliforniaentrepreneurDesmon Williams sees Cassie in a local airshow, he invites her toCaliforniawhere she breaks new ground as a test pilot. Soon Cassie'srecord-breakingflights make her a media darling. Drawn by Desmond's plans forher to breakAmelia Earhardt's records, but determined to avoid her mistakes,Cassie trainsfor the remarkable journey around the world.

Zoya

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Zoya Ossupov, a courageous young woman ofImperial Russia whoexperiences both ecstasy and trauma. Daughter of a count whois a cousin ofTsar Nicholas, Zoya enjoys a privileged, cloistered existence.Zoya, whose namemeans "life," is on intimate terms with the tsar'sfamily. All ofthem, of course, are endangered by the Revolution. The insurgentsslaughter thetsar and his kin, and cause the deaths of Zoya's parents andbrother, forcingher to flee to Paris with her aged but indomitable grandmother.Suffering inunaccustomed poverty, they are sustained by Zoya's wages as adancer with theBallet Russe. Romance brightens her life following a chanceencounter with anaffluent New Yorker, Capt. Clayton Andrews. Enchanted by Zoya,Andrewseventually brings her to Manhattan as his bride, never imagining thetragediesthat will befall them both.


































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