B>An uplifting, inspiring story about taking control of your life, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel./b>Winona Farmington can't help but feel that life is passing her by in her backwater Michigan town. She hates her job, and her boyfriend won't commit. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favourite TV show, Beauchamp Hall, an English period drama.When she makes a shocking discovery, Winona knows it's time to make a change and travels to the picturesque English village that's home to the world of Beauchamp Hall, in pursuit of a new adventure . . .
A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War Two in Spy , by the world's favourite storyteller Danielle Steel. At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary. She is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war and her own quietly rebellious nature lead her down a different path. By 1939, Britain is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire Alex makes her way to London as a nursing volunteer. But her fluency in French and German draws the attention of another, more secret, branch of the service. Within a year, Alex is immersed in a new world, shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. But she is forbidden to tell anyone about her work, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions and a long career in exotic places and historic times. Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures during the war, and afterwards all over the world, when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.
B>Orphaned. Betrayed. Determined./b> Angelique Latham grew up at the magnificent Belgrave Castle with her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally deny her very existence and send her out into the world alone. At eighteen, Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty and an envelope of money her late father pressed upon her. Unable to secure employment, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris. To survive, she will need all her resources - and one bold stroke of fortune. Angelique takes an unfamiliar and unimaginable path in setting up what becomes a highly successful business. But she lives on the edge of scandal; can she ever make a life for herself?br>b>/b>br>b> From England to Paris and New York, Danielle Steel paints a captivating portrait of a woman of unquenchable spirit in The Duchess./b>
B>The Cast/b>b> is an irresistible celebration of the strength of women, finding the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy/b>b>, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. /b>Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love.Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colourful, star-studded world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life, from the reclusive grand dame to LA's hottest bad boy actor. As secrets are shared and revelations come to light, the cast grows closer . . . But in the midst of this charmed year, Kait is forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know and this unforgettable cast becomes more important to her than she ever could have imagined.
B>Danielle Steel tackles major political scandal and a power crisis in the White House in her gripping bestseller, Dangerous Games./b>br>b>/b>br>TV journalist Alix Phillips is always willing to put herself on the frontline for her job. All that matters is getting the story.After a personal tragedy, only her beloved mother and daughter are allowed to get close. And her cameraman, Ben. Neither of them fears death - it's love that is more terrifying.When Alix's boss suspects a major political scandal in the White House involving the Vice-President, he sends Alix to uncover the truth. This story could blow the corridors of power wide open, and this time Alix is feeling the heat. But when Alix receives some shocking news, she must make a decision about where real happiness lies. Those she loves are at risk.For someone who was never scared, Alix now realises that the time has come to play some very Dangerous Games.
B>Past Perfect is a magical story of an unexpected friendship spanning a century, from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel./b>Sybil and Blake Gregory live a well-ordered, predictable Manhattan life -- she as a cutting-edge design authority and museum consultant, he in high-tech investments -- raising their teenagers Andrew and Caroline and six-year-old Charlie. But when Blake is offered a dream job as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco, he accepts it, without consulting his wife, and buys a magnificent, historic mansion as their new home in Pacific Heights.Past and present collide at their elegant mansion, when they meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago. All long dead but very much alive in spirit -- visible to the Gregorys and no one else. Within these enchanted rooms, it is at once 1917 and a century later. Have the Gregorys been given a perfect gift; beloved friends, a chance to relive the past and the wisdom and grace to shape the future?
B>Accidental Heroes/b>b> is a heart-stopping thriller about ordinary men and women who embark on a journey they will never forget./b>On a beautiful May morning at New York's JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security.As the flight takes off each of the passengers is looking forward to reaching San Francisco, whether it's for a family reunion, a wedding, or a new way of life. But as it emerges, there's someone on the flight planning something terrible and these strangers' lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour.Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the plane bears down on its destination of San Francisco, the futures of these strangers will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.
B>In Blessing in Disguise, Danielle Steel's wise, warm-hearted novel, one of her most unforgettable characters discovers the highs and lows of being a mother to three very different daughters./b>As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older and secluded from the world. Her time at his Normandy chateau is the stuff of dreams, for when she learns she is pregnant, she knows that marriage is out of the question.Returning to New York, Isabelle enters a new relationship that she hopes will be more stable but before long she realizes she has made a terrible mistake and once again finds herself a single mother.With two young daughters Isabelle unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, life brings more change . . .Her three girls grow up to be very different women and Isabelle's relationship with each of them is unique. When one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, it bonds mother and daughters closer, turning a challenge into a blessing.
From New York to Santa Fe, Lost and Found by Danielle Steel is a novel about first love, second chances and whether there is such a thing as happy ever after. What might have been ? This tantalizing question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she had loved and let go. Madison Allen is a renowned, career-driven photographer. Sifting through old photos in her fashionable New York fire-house apartment, she reflects on what could have been. She''d had three men in her life who were very important to her in different ways, but it was the fourth love, her job, which always won in the end. Consumed by old memories and with a forced pause in her demanding schedule, Maddie embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she''d loved and might have married in the years after she was left alone with three young children. As Maddie sets off to reconnect with her past in Boston, Chicago and Wyoming, she hopes to learn that the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. And as her life comes into clearer focus, a new unexpected future takes shape, and is a valuable lesson to all of us who have ever wondered ''what if?''
B>The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of loss, motherhood and the innocence of childhood from the world/b>'b>s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel./b>Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn't know, and Zoe's lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies.As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries.Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose's death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.
The story of a family and a special dress, handed down from mother to daughter, during times of fortune, loss, tragedy and victory, by the world''s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter Eleanor to wealthy banker Alexander Allen would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. The wedding, held in the family''s magnificent Pacific Heights mansion, was everything they''d hoped, and Eleanor''s dress was a triumph. Designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, it was exquisite in every way. But the dream life, along with the most perfect honeymoon in Europe, was about to come to an end when Alex received news of the Wall Street Crash. It appeared that the family had lost everything . . . In the years that followed, the Deveraux lived through periods of huge social and political change. What helped to unite them was the beautiful wedding dress, first worn by Eleanor, which remained a family heirloom and continued to hold a special place in the hearts of a family desperate to survive the turmoil and changing fortunes of the times.
B>In His Father's Footsteps is a powerful, compassionate story of fathers and sons, set in the most defining era of the 20th century, by the masterful Danielle Steel./b>April, 1945. As the Americans storm the Buchenwald concentration camp, among the survivors are Jakob and Emmanuelle, barely more than teenagers. Each of them have lost everything and everyone in the unspeakable horrors of the war. But when they meet, they find hope and comfort in each other.Jakob and Emmanuelle marry, and resolve to make a new life in New York. The Steins build a happy, prosperous life for themselves and their new family, but their pasts cast a long shadow over the present. Years later, as the Sixties are in full swing, their son Max is an ambitious, savvy businessman, determined to throw off the sadness that has hung over his family since his birth. But as Max's life unfolds, he must learn that there is meaning in his heritage that will help shape his future . . .
Modern relationships come together, fall apart, and are reinvented over time, in this warm-hearted novel by the world''s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Eileen Jackson was happy to set aside her own career dreams in order to raise a family with her husband, Paul, building an ordinary life in a Connecticut town. But when she discovers that Paul''s late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. On the brink of forty, she fears it is too late to start over. Meanwhile, Paul''s girlfriend Olivia, is struggling to find herself in the shadow of her mother, a famous actress, and her grandmother, a fiercely independent artist in her nineties. With their love and support, Olivia takes a major professional step. But she realizes she still has much to learn about herself before committing her life to someone else. Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams as well, thousands of miles away in Paris. What awaits is an adventure that transforms her life and redefines her. At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover. The Numbers Game shows us that it''s never too late to turn a new page and start again.
You think you know what''s best for your grown-up children. But you''ll find they have lessons they can now teach you. Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she''s successfully raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she slightly smugly feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned. Except why is her eldest daughter, Tamara, a high-flying marketing executive, so secretive and why won''t she commit to a relationship? Then there''s Anthony, Kate''s middle child, who is engaged to a wealthy New York socialite - it will be the wedding of the year, so why doesn''t he seem happy? And as for her youngest daughter, Claire, at twenty-six she''s on a successful career path until she suddenly reveals she''s in love with, in Kate''s opinion, the ''wrong man''. We all know that life rarely turns out the way we plan for our children. But it''s about listening, learning when to let go and letting them live the life that makes them happy.
B>You find strength when you're at your weakest . . ./b>br>b>/b>br>When Sydney's husband dies, she is dealt another devastating blow. He never changed his will and she is forced to leave the beautiful home they shared. On a flight from Paris to New York, an emergency landing forces her into the arms of Paul Zeller. The pair bond over a shared love of fashion, and before long they go into business together. But Sydney's daughters are less than impressed by their mother's mysterious new acquaintance . . . Offered a job at Paul's high-street clothing chain, Sydney thinks her luck has turned. But when a scandal hits the company, it's Sydney in the firing line.Humiliated, publicly shamed, destitute - Sydney hits rock bottom. There are only two choices: giving up or starting over. With the unwavering support of her daughters and the assistance of an unlikely business partner, Sydney discovers that her greatest adventure might still be to come . . .b>Fall From Grace is an inspirational story about turning to family in times of trouble, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel./b>
Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own, and that sometimes the best things happen when we think all is lost . . . Danielle Steel's stunning novel is a deeply moving story of resilience, hope and the importance of family.Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.Now Emma is living with her Aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from Paige. Whitney was always the career-driven older sister, loving a no-strings relationship and hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. But at a moment's notice, Whitney must change her life in every way.b>Silent Night is a powerful family drama and an example of the world/b>b>'/b>b>s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, at her most moving and compelling./b>
B>Danielle Steel proves she is the world's favourite storyteller in this powerful story of love conquering all in Against All Odds./b>br>b>/b>b>/b>br>b>Sometimes it's hard to be a mother/b>Kate Madison lost her husband in tragic circumstances at a young age. Her two loves are her vintage fashion business and her four children. Although, currently, her twenty-something children seem to be causing her anxiety and heartache.Daughter Izzie is a making her name as a top lawyer when she falls in love with bad boy Zach. Kate's son Justin and his partner, Richard are considering surrogacy as a way to have a family. Justin's twin sister, Julie, has met a man who Kate feels is too good to be true . . . Youngest son, William, is dating a woman old enough to be his mother.Between Kate's New York business and the demands of family, Kate's not had time to think of herself. When she allows herself to fall in love again, she wonders if, maybe, this could be her time. If only it were that easy . . .
Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping story of a young woman who discovers a passion to right wrongs and fight for justice.The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil. When her family returns to the United States, encouraged by her liberal grandfather Meredith is determined to become a lawyer, despite her father's objections.As her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, joining a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions.b>The Good Fight /b>b>by Danielle Steel is an inspiring, uplifting story of a woman changing the world as she herself is changed by it./b>