Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Natasha leonova’s beauty saved her life. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.
Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Vladimir, enraged that lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members.
She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. 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 Vladimir’s mistress.
And there, vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Paul de vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. 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.
Dangerous Games: A Novel
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. Olympia foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America’s most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin’s bullet felled him.
Alix begins with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Then the threats start. 1 new york times bestseller • bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, passion, and ultimate justice, politics, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from Danielle Steel.
And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined. Since then, olympia has found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben’s help as never before.
With her daughter in college, a deeply private ex–Navy SEAL, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. When alix digs deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. 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.
Against All Odds: A Novel
And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Kate—loving, supportive, and outspoken—can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often—as her children have to learn for themselves. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case.
For kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make—but can only love them as they make them. New york times bestseller • the wise, whose many bestselling tales have made her one of America’s favorite authorsTaking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, moving novel from Danielle Steel, it’s a high-risk game.
Kate madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now her children are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. She tells herself she can make a life with him—but can she? Julie, a young designer, 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 at his side—but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, the youngest, with a woman twelve years older.
The Apartment: A Novel
She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Dell. Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures.
Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. New york times bestseller • this vibrant, as danielle steel explores twists of fate, in special places, and the way that sometimes, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, friends can be the family we need most.
They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began.
From the Hardcover edition. Claire kelly finds the walk-up apartment—a spacious loft in Hell’s Kitchen. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. She meets abby williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.
The Duchess: A Novel
With her upper-class breeding, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, secret desires, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. Dell. Angélique latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother.
But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own—or regain her rightful place in the world? From England to Paris to New York, Danielle Steel captures an age of upheaval and the struggles of women in a male-ruled society—and paints a captivating portrait of a woman of unquenchable spirit, who in houses great or humble is every ounce a duchess.
To survive, she will need all her resources—and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam—and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients.
At eighteen she is her father’s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. New york times bestseller • the incomparable danielle steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, sensuality, where a high-born young woman is forced out into the world—and begins a journey of survival, and long-sought justice.
Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence.
Magic: A Novel
But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation—and temptation. Spanning the globe, this breathtaking novel follows these indelible characters through a transformative year of successes and heartbreaks until the next White Dinner. From the world’s most beloved writer, here is a tale told with extraordinary tenderness and passion, as Danielle Steel explores what it really means to have magic in our lives.
Dell. And when the night is over, each with a flame within, hundreds of white paper lanterns, bearing everyone’s fervent wishes, are released into the sky. Amid this wondrous White Dinner, a group of close friends stands at the cusp of change. Gregorio projects strength, but has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company and their marriage.
He is a rising star in the financial world, she, an editor at French Vogue. Dell. As the sun sets, thousands of candles are lit. They arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the White Dinner ends. Chantal giverny, one of india’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, and Dharam Singh, an award-winning screenwriter, are singles paired for the evening.
A new setting each time.
Rushing Waters: A Novel
British investment banker charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife in SoHo. And in a matter of hours, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, along with their families, six people, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.
New york times bestseller • danielle steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, losses, regrets, and hopes. Nyu students peter holbrook and ben weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse.
Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother. Should they swim for it or not? A day of chaos takes its toll. Juliette dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail. And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist.
But despite ellen’s urging, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, when the storm hits, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside. And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal.
Hurricane ophelia is bearing down on New York City.
The Right Time: A Novel
Abandoned by her mother at age seven, alexandra winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father—and soon she is writing them herself, imagination, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, and talent far beyond her years. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly.
Dell. Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented young woman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.
New york times bestseller • filled with heartbreak and betrayal, triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novel about pursuing one’s passion and succeeding beyond one’s wildest dreams. Dell. Midway through college, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher.
But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father’s admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only—and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life that isolates her.
. After her father’s untimely death, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind.
Fairytale: A Novel
Dell. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, and elegant manners of the countess, designer clothes, while her innocent father is trapped in her web. Dell. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess’s elderly, clever mother becomes her only ally, kind, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale.
New york times bestseller • a wonderful, beautifully told tale from america’s favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end. Camille lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards.
The countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. Camille needs to fight—first for her legacy, and then for her very life. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother’s mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear.
Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. Her parents, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, Christophe and Joy, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley.
Blue: A Novel
Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. Dell. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. Dell. Thirteen-year-old blue williams has been living on the streets, rarely attending school, abandoned by his family, and utterly alone. Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years.
1 new york times bestsellerginny 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 life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again? Blue is #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel at her finest, second chances, a probing and emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, and the power of love and courage to overcome life’s greatest challenges.
But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again.
But just as blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding.
The Award: A Novel
Conducted in secret, her missions will mark her for years, flawlessly carried out, when she is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of the war. And gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing, dangerous plan to save part of France’s artistic heritage.
New york times bestseller • capturing historical events, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, tragedy, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers—Danielle Steel’s finest, the price of war, terrifying moments of danger, most emotionally resonant novel yet. Gaëlle de barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur.
Orphaned and alone, she begins a new life in Paris, with the ghosts of the past always close at hand. The local german military commandant makes Gaëlle’s family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Dell. But her label as a collaborator remains, a respected political journalist, until her granddaughter, ensures that her grandmother’s brave acts are recognized.
She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness.