Peu avant minuit, alors que la fête bat son plein dans les salons du Ritz-Carlton de San Francisco où se déroule un gala de bienfaisance, un tremblement de terre d'une violence inouïe secoue la ville.Au milieu des décombres de l'hôtel, quatre personnes voient leur vie basculer : des individus très différents qui, réunis par les circonstances dramatiques, se lient d'amitié. Quatre êtres pour qui la catastrophe annonce l'heure du changement...
En 1943, à Guadalcanal, alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale fait rage, la jeune actrice Faye Price rencontre un lieutenant issu de la bonne société, Ward Thayer. Deux ans plus tard, leurs chemins se croisent à nouveau : en apparence, ils forment le couple idéal. En apparence seulement.
Une passion folle et brutale entre deux êtres que tout sépare.
Que se passe-t-il quand un homme de quarante ans, blessé par la vie et qui s'est bien juré de ne plus jamais tomber amoureux, rencontre un soir par hasard dans un supermarché de Los Angeles une femme qui le séduit soudain. Une femme encore indifférente car pleinement heureuse...
Coups de coeur, coups de foudre, coups du sort : il faudra beaucoup d'événements pour réunir Adriane Townsend et Bill Thigpen. Écrivain, producteur de séries, Bill n'aurait jamais cru que sa vie allait devenir plus romanesque que les histoires qu'il savait si bien inventer pour la télévision ! Adriane, quant à elle, était loin d'imaginer que sa vie allait basculer parce que son mari refusait sans raison l'enfant qu'elle portait !
À Boston, l'hiver s'annonce difficile pour Brigitte Nicholson : parce qu'elle n'a pas su faire les bons choix, elle se retrouve seule et sans emploi. Alors qu'elle tente de redonner un sens à son existence, sa mère, passionnée de généalogie, lui propose de l'aider à retrouver leurs ancêtres. Brigitte part alors sur les traces de Wachiwi, son ancêtre sioux devenue l'épouse d'un marquis à la cour de Louis XVI - une femme téméraire qui a beaucoup à lui apprendre...
De New York à Los Angeles tout les sépare : une profession absorbante, une famille exigeante et des milliers de kilomètres. Peter, spécialiste de la greffe du coeur, se consacre tout entier à ses patients. Mélanie présente le journal télévisé et vit au jour le jour. Dérober quelques heures à leurs emplois du temps représente un tour de force, et cette relation à distance leur pèse de plus en plus...
Une centaine d'ouvrages publiés en France, 800 millions d'exemplaires vendus à travers le monde : Danielle Steel est un auteur dont le succès ne se dément pas depuis maintenant plus de trente ans.
Coco Barrington est issue d'une famille bien connue à Hollywood : sa mère est auteur de best-sellers ; sa soeur est une célèbre productrice. Quant à Coco, elle a abandonné ses études pour s'installer loin de la futilité de Los Angeles. Dans une paisible bourgade au bord de l'océan, elle gagne sa vie en promenant les chiens de ses riches clients.
Mais sa rencontre avec Leslie Baxter, acteur de cinéma à la renommée mondiale, bouleverse ses certitudes. Par amour pour lui, serait-elle prête à retourner dans le monde qu'elle a fui et à affronter les feux des projecteurs ?
En avril 1912, le Titanic fait naufrage, emportant avec lui le père et le frère d'Annabelle.
Elle n'a alors que dix-huit ans. Pour oublier son chagrin, elle travaille bénévolement dans les hôpitaux et découvre sa vocation : la médecine. En épousant son meilleur ami, la jeune fille pensait enfin renouer avec le bonheur. Mais Josiah lui a caché son homosexualité. Trahie, Annabelle fuit New York et embarque pour la France, afin de soigner les soldats blessés sur le front de la Première Guerre mondiale.
Son destin est en marche...
La vie de Daphné est une accumulation de défis : la perte de son mari et de sa fille lors d'un incendie, la naissance de son fils sourd, la difficulté d'être à la fois une femme et une mère attentive. Daphné est une force de la nature qui demeure fragile. Soutenue par le docteur Matthew Dane, elle va reprendre goût à la vie...
Peut-on vraiment se débarrasser des fantômes du passé ?
Depuis qu'elle a épousé Charles, Grace est persuadée qu'elle n'aura jamais plus rien à redouter. Elle pense avoir enfin écarté les fantômes du passé : les sévices que son père lui a fait endurer durant son adolescence, puis les deux années qu'elle a passées au pénitencier pouir l'avoir tué.
Mais lorsque Charles se lance dans la politique et est élui député, les médias enquêtent sur leur couple et le passé de Grace resurgit et fait la une des journaux. Le scandale est énorme. Grace pourra-t-elle surmonter ce nouveau coup du sort qui risque de réduire sa vie à néant ?
Un simple appel téléphonique va bouleverser la vie d'Annie Ferguson. Sa soeur et son mari ont eu un accident : la jeune femme devient la mère adoptive de ses trois neveux à seulement 26 ans.
Aujourd'hui, Annie a 42 ans. Liz, Ted et Katie sont devenus de jeunes adultes, ils quittent le nid familial, une étape difficile pour Annie...
Fille unique du prince du Liechtenstein, Christianna a obtenu de son père la permission de travailler quelques mois incognito pour la Croix Rouge, en Afrique. Libre, loin de sa prison dorée, la jeune femme s'investit pleinement auprés des plus démunis. Absorbée par sa mission, elle ne voit pas les semaines défiler, et l'heure du retour prévu se rapprocher...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Danielle Steels powerful new novel, four trauma doctors--the best and brightest in their field--confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity. Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Franciscos busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylies popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. As ordinary men and women, they will find that the City of Light opens up incredible new possibilities, exhilarating, enticing, and frightening. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before--with consequences that will last a lifetime.
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.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonovas beauty saved her life. Discovered starving on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislass spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natashas job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimirs ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzos widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husbands paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Lucas artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natashas image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzos works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of a world of freedom she can never experience as Vladimirs mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. From Moscow to the Riviera, London, and Paris, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.
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.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, politics, passion, and ultimate justice, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from Danielle Steel. Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world--from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private exNavy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark. Alix begins with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of Americas most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassins bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix digs deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats start. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Bens help as never before. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined.
They come together by chance in New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly, the aspiring shoe designer in need of a roommate; Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own; Morgan Shelby with a serious finance job on Wall Street; Sasha Hartman, a medical student. The sprawling space becomes a home to friends about to embark on exhilarating adventures.
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>Fairytale/b>b> is a captivating story of a daughter's love and courage, and the hope that good really can prevail over evil./b> Camille Lammenais had a perfect childhood growing up in California's beautiful Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau inspired by Christophe's native Bordeaux. After graduating, Camille returns to fulfil her lifetime ambition - helping to run Chateau Joy. But the fairytale suddenly ends with her Joy's death. Six months after losing his wife, Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming French countess visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked that her father risks being trapped, and cannot seem to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes and elegant manners. As Camille's world falls apart, it will take all of her strength and all the help she can get to fight for her family's legacy.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this rich, involving novel from Danielle Steel, a womans life catapults from the old to the new, as she learns to seize the moment. COUNTRY Stephanie Adams is a devoted stay-at-home mother, married to a successful lawyer in northern California, in a dead marriage shes stayed in for years for the sake of her children. Then, on a ski trip in Squaw Valley, her fifty-two-year-old husband dies suddenly and all bets are off. Despite her childrens grief, and her own conflicting emotions and loneliness, Stephanie tries to move on, but struggles to find herself as an independent individual after years of giving up her life for everyone else. A spur-of-the-moment road trip and fork in the road lead her to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and a chance meeting--and her whole life changes forever. She meets country music megastar Chase Taylor, who opens his whole world to her. Stephanie is no longer the same woman, and cant be anymore. A new man. A new life. The excitement of Nashville. She discovers not only Chase, but herself. The music is bittersweet and the lyrics true in his dazzling, exotic, and honest world. As it deftly explores the complex ties between spouses, children, lovers, and friends, and dances between the past and the future, Danielle Steels moving novel brilliantly captures the shock of sudden loss, and the freedom it can bring. Here Americas most beloved novelist shares the enduring power of seizing the day. Carpe diem.
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.