Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slick slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel — and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just past the Louvre, a fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives — and leaves Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified in a Paris emergency room.At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone.From California to London, Carole’s friends and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they realize that Carole is in a hospital far from home, fighting for her life. In the days that follow, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger, a man famous in his own realm, quietly visits the hospital to see the woman he once loved and never forgot. Carole’s two grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying — until the miraculous begins to happen . . . But as a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together — from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a fifteen year-old secret love affair that went tragically wrong. But for Carole, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life-threatening crisis: a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love . . . and to live a life that will truly honor others -beginning with herself.A tale of survival and dignity, of small miracles and big surprises, Honor Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears, and heartbreaks are as real as our own.Her courageous journey inspires us all.
New York. Londra. Milano. Paris. Saptamana Modei in patru orase. Timmie O’Neill a construit un adevarat imperiu in lumea modei, o afacere ce o inspira si o consuma deopotriva, si careia Timmie i s-a dedicat complet. Insa ciuda succesului de care se bucura pe plan profesional, Timmie pastreaza in suflet multe rani ramase nevindecate, asa ca nu mai este dispusa sa-si asume, din nou, riscuri pe plan sentimental. Si totusi, in ciuda lumii ei perfect controlate si organizate, se dovedeste ca nu poate fi imuna la magia dragostei cand in viata ei intra fermecatorul doctor Jean-Charles Vernier. La inceput, relatia lor este cea dintre pacient si medic, dar nici unul nu se poate opune atractiei de necontestat care se naste intre ei. Totodata insa, se confrunta cu o dilema veche de cand lumea: pot avea curajul doi oameni puternici, veniti din lumi diferite, sa renunte la siguranta pentru a-si risca inima?La prima vedere este o carte la fel de complexa si de captivanta ca viata insasi: cariere, familii, iubiri din trecut, pierderi, obligatii, bucurii si lacrimi. Este o poveste despre asumarea unor riscuri si despre renuntarea la control in schimbul dragostei si fericirii.
As Diana Morrison laid the table for six at her elegant Central Park apartment, she had no warning of what was to come. Spending New Year’s Eve together was a tradition for Diana, her husband Eric, and their best friends Pascale and John Donnally and Anne and Robert Smith, and as the friends sipped champagne, they talked of renting a villa together in the South of France the following summer. But life had other plans…Just two weeks after New Year, tragedy strikes at the heart of their close circle as Robert suffers a sudden, tragic loss. Diana and Eric, Pascale and John, united in their love and shared grief, rally to his side and urge him to join them on the Riviera in August. But the ramshackle old mansion is far from the exquisite villa they had imagined, and Robert surprises them all by inviting a lovely, much-younger film actress with mile-long legs and a million-dollar smile. Diana and Pascale hate her on sight, but the men are dazzled, and amidst the crumbling furniture and glorious sunsets more surprises are in store. Old wounds are healed, new love discovered, and miracles unfold… all beneath the dazzling sun of St Tropez.
La historia inolvidable de un amor peligrosamente obsesivo. Tras un divorcio demoledor, Hope Dunne ha logrado encontrar la fuerza necesaria para sobrevivir centrndose en su profesion, la fotografa. Desde el refugio de su loft neoyorquino, Hope se ha acostumbrado a la soledad y a sentir emociones solo a traves de su cmara. Pero todo su aparente equilibrio fluctuar cuando acepte un encargo inesperado y viaje a Londres para retratar a un famoso escritor, Finn O’Neill. Hope quedar cautivada por la amabilidad del atractivo autor, que no dudar en cortejarla desde el primer momento y la convencer para que vaya a vivir con el a su mansion en Irlanda. En cuestion de das Hope se enamorar perdidamente de este hombre de carisma e inteligencia arrolladores, y se ver volcada en una relacion que avanza a un ritmo vertiginoso.
Desde las lujosas salas de baile de Manhattan hasta las batallas de la Primera Guerra Mundial, Danielle Steel nos transporta al mundo fascinante de una mujer de espritu indomita que saca fuerzas de sus perdidas y renace en medio de la adversidad. Annabelle Wirthington, de diecinueve aos, nacio rodeada de los privilegios y el glamour de la alta sociedad neoyorquina en una gran casa de la Quinta Avenida. Sin embargo, un da grisceo de abril de 1912 todo cambio: el Titanic se hundio y su mundo tambien. Para olvidarse de sus tristezas, Annabelle se entrega a obras caritativas y a cuidar a los pobres y aqu se despierta su pasion por la medicina. Cuando su primer amor y lo que promete ser un matrimonio idlico tambien se convierten en cenizas, Annabelle se ve obligada a huir a Francia, un pas en guerra donde tal vez podr por no dedicarse a su verdadera vocacion: estudiar medicina, ayudar a los heridos y salvar vidas en la primera lnea de batalla. Cuando termina la guerra, Annabelle comienza una nueva vida en Pars. Ahora es doctora y madre y su pasado en Nueva York queda lejos y casi olvidado hasta que un da un encuentro casual la enfrenta con todo lo que dejo atrs.
Las hermanas Dawson no podran ser ms distintas. Victoria es una chica rellenita y tmida que lucha por lograr la aprobacion de sus padres. Gracie, en cambio, encaja con las exigencias de la familia. Pero el amor que siente la una por la otra siempre ha sido incondicional. Al nacer, Victoria Dawson era una encantadora nia rubia con ojos azules y un tanto regordeta Aunque esto no era as a los ojos de sus padres. Siempre se ha sentido poco valorada por ellos y con la sensacion de que jams estara a la altura de sus expectativas. Con la llegada de su hermana menor, la preciosa y perfecta Gracie, la situacion empeoro y tuvo que acostumbrarse a los comentarios cnicos de sus padres y a que la tacharan de ser ‘;la prueba piloto’ de la descendencia de los Dawson. Crecer en una ciudad como Los ngeles, donde la belleza y el fsico es casi un culto, tampoco facilito las cosas. Victoria siempre haba soado con el da en que pondra tierra de por medio, pero ni siquiera trasladndose a Chicago y cumpliendo sus sueos profesionales puede ahuyentar las crticas de su familia. Gracie es la nica que jams la ha juzgado por el fsico. Con ella siempre haba compartido un vnculo muy especial que pareca imposible de romper o eso crea Las dos hermanas debern superar una prueba de fuego.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel’s Betrayal.A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendoreven as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her boyfriend, is suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse. The struggling art gallery owner does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her home becomes a whole new world.First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father fighting for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, Francesca discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. The house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and hopeand in the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel’s Hotel Vendome.This compelling, centuries-spanning novel brilliantly interweaves the lives of two womena writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the face of the unknown.LEGACYAt the age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book she’s writing that she will finishsomeday.Somedayis Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted will clarify their relationship. Somedayshe will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte’s life is jolted and everything she has counted on changes. As she struggles to plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project and makes a stunning discovery that reaches back to the French aristocracy. How did Brigitte’s mysterious ancestor Wachiwi, a Dakota Sioux, travel from the Great Plains to the French court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? How did she come to marry into Brigitte’s family? What is the truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragmented, centuries-old records? Traveling from South Dakota to Paris, following the threads of Wachiwi’s life, Brigitte finds herself in the forefront of her own story. With a powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, in Danielle Steel’s mesmerizing novel, someday is now.
In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point.Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.
In this spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, Danielle Steel tells a powerful and unusual story of one woman’s journey from darkness into light, as she fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall. . . .Top photographer Hope Dunne has known joy and heartbreak, and finds serenity through the lens of her camera. Content in her SoHo loft, she isn’t looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she flies to London to photograph one of the world’s most celebrated writers.Finn O’Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope’s quiet, steady graceand he’s taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate.Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: Gaps in his history, a few innocent lies, and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Is it possible that this adoring man is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape, as he continues to tighten his grip on her.Danielle Steel delivers an unforgettable tale of danger and obsessive love, as she explores the dark secrets that sometimes lurk just below the surface of ordinary lives, writing about men and women and their courage to prevail even in the face of evil.