Looking back at all he missed with his family while he built his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea. But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice - between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart.
Swiss-born Hugues Martin has worked for the world's most prestigious hotels, so when he purchases a small, run-down place in New York, everyone thinks he must be crazy! He alone sees it for the rough diamond it is, transforming it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learnt through his hotelier training in Europe.
The Hotel Vendôme soon becomes renowned for its unparalleled service, and is the ideal New 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 his obsession for the hotel, she walks out on him for a notorious rock star, leaving Hugues a single parent to four-year-old Heloise.
And so the kind hotel staff quickly embrace the little girl, becoming Heloise's family and she has a happy upbringing, adored by the fascinating milieu of high-profile guests. Hugues' commitment to his work has heavily influenced his daughter, so he is delighted when she decides she wants to follow in his footsteps - hotelier training in Switzerland.
But for a father and daughter who have always relied solely on each other, how is Hugues going to cope with his daughter so far away? Will Heloise ever be able to accept another woman in her father's life? And will Hugues have to choose between them?
As life marches quickly on, the close-knit unit at Hotel Vendôme are forced t form new bonds, face the often bitter sweetness of life, and work out the true meaning of love and family against the backdrop of a glamorous hotel.
A riveting tale of unimaginable wealth and power from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Natasha Leonovas beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimirs ruthlessness until she meets Theo Luca.
With unerring insight into the hearts of men and women - and into the soul of the artist - Danielle Steel takes us into a world of glamour and genius, priceless art and dazzling creativity.
After building an empire that has made her a legend in business, Olivia spends months each year planning a lavish holiday for everyone in her family to enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip on a luxurious yacht in the Mediterranean, which she hopes will be the most memorable of all.
Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. An ambitious and passionate film director, her award-winning productions achieve the rare combination of critical and commercial success. But she has little interest in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, instead focusing intently on her work and family.
She has close, loving relationships with her daughter, her elderly father and Hunter Lloyd - her co-producer and partner of four years. Completing her trusted circle is Brigitte Parker - Tallie's best friend and devoted personal assistant. They've been friends since film school, and Brigitte's polished glamour and highly organized style provides a perfect balance to Tallie's casual appearance and down-to-earth approach to life.
However as Tallie is in the midst of directing her most ambitious film to date, small disturbances start to ripple through her faultlessly ordered world. An audit reveals worrying discrepancies in her financial records, which have always been maintained by her trusted accountant, Victor Carson. Receipts hint at activities of which she has no knowledge. Someone close to Tallie has been steadily helping themselves to enormous amounts of her money. Her once safe world of trusted associates is suddenly shaken to its very core - and Tallie is in shock, trying to figure out who has betrayed her among those she trusts and holds dear...
Forging inseparable bonds in childhood that reinforce them throughout their teen years, two girls and three boys go their separate ways as adults and encounter respective tragedies and transformations. By the best-selling author of Happy Birthday . 400,000 first printing.
Taking in three boarders at her turn-of-the-century West Village townhouse, a woman forges ties with strangers who become friends--and then, like family--as each shares respective stories about lives shaped by contemporary issues. Reprint. A New York Times best-seller.
Charlie Harrington, a charming philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal need apply... Adam Weiss, a forty-something celebrity lawyer, prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short term... And, for Gray Hawk, a gifted artist with a knack for attracting troubled relationships, women are fine.
Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy Frenchman for the woman he adored. For her and for this house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail, from the marble floors to the chandeliers. This book captures one woman's courageous choice to pour herself into a dream.
All round high-flier Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has it all, a busy legal career, a solid marriage and a perfect family. Until one day she opens an invitation for her twin daughters to attend an exclusive coming out ball and her good fortune is changed irrevocably. Could one calamitous evening ruin the perfect life?
Fernanda Barnes's life was once graced by security, success and stunning wealth. Now, widowed and with a mounting pile of debts, she is trying desperately to shield her three children from the rising panic within her.
When a file of press clippings and photos of the Barnes family is found in the desk of a convicted criminal, police detective Ted Lee is sent to protect them from potential danger. He is a man of unshakable integrity but even he cannot prevent the devastating events that follow. In a terrifying race against time, Detective Lee is the only man who can save Fernanda and her children from a terrifying fate...
Tanya Harris dreaded being away from her husband, Peter, and three teenaged children. And when Tanya steps into her temporary home, she is amazed at what she finds: lilies, orchids and roses. A pink marble tub. Her favorite chocolates, a cashmere robe, and slippers that fit perfectly. Things are going to be different in "Bungalow 2".
In blue jeans and a pullover, Princess Christianna is a young woman of her times: born in Europe, educated in America, worried about the future of the world she lives in, responsible beyond her years. Now, after four years at Berkeley, life in her father's palace cannot distract Christianna from what she sees outside the kingdom.
Assistant D A Alexa Hamilton has just been handed the kind of case that makes careers: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting through mountains of forensic evidence, Alexa relentlessly builds her case and prepares for a high-stakes trial, until threatening letters throw her private life into turmoil.
On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity auction. The evening is perfect - until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream.
For Maxine Williams, being married to Blake had been an amazing adventure. Brilliant, and unpredictable, Blake Williams made millions and grabbed headlines as a dot-com entrepreneur. His only shortcoming was as a husband first his work, and then his never-ending quest for fun kept him constantly on the move, far away from Maxine and his family.
Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and in Newport, Rhode Island. But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her privileged world forever.