Against All Odds: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - 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, makes a choice that shocks them all, a tech expert, the youngest, with a woman twelve years older. 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. 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.

Against All Odds: A Novel #ad - 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. Now her children are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay.


The Right Time: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - 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.

Midway through college, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher. 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.

The Right Time: A Novel #ad - . After her father’s untimely death, at fourteen alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. Abandoned by her mother at age seven, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father—and soon she is writing them herself, and talent far beyond her years.

Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly. 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.


Fall from Grace: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - New york times bestseller • from danielle steel comes the gripping story of a woman who loses everything—her husband, her home, her sense of self and safety, and her freedom. With andrew’s vicious daughters in control of his estate, Sydney finds a job in fashion, and no home or money, despite her own designer daughters’ warnings.

Sydney wells’s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of. What happens when you lose everything? husband, safety, money, and reputation gone, with honor, resourcefulness, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, protection, faced with prison, and dignity.

Fall from Grace: A Novel #ad - Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. Naïve, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.

Taking life by the horns, risking all in an exotic, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, unfamiliar world.


Fairytale: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - Camille needs to fight—first for her legacy, and then for her very life. The countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer.

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. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, the countess’s elderly, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale.

Fairytale: A Novel #ad - Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother’s mercy,  and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. 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. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley.


The Mistress: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - There, on a warm june evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. She knows her place, and the rules. Vladimir, enraged that lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. 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 there, vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members.

The Mistress: A Novel #ad - She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. From moscow to the riviera, and paris, and daring courage, London, cruelty, creative genius,  The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe.

Natasha leonova’s 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.


The Apartment: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - 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. She meets abby williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L. A. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, and as they meet the challenges, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began.

Then sasha hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. New york times bestseller • this vibrant, and the way that sometimes, in special places, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, tender, friends can be the family we need most.

The Apartment: A Novel #ad - They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer.

And so the sprawling space, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, exhilarating adventures. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food.


Magic: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - Selected by secret invitation, the guests arrive dressed in white, with tables and chairs, sparkling crystal, white linens, fine china, flowers, and an elegant dinner. Gregorio projects strength, but has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company and their marriage. 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. Jean-philippe and Valerie Dumas are devoted to each other and their young children. The epitome of a stylish power couple from Milan, Benedetta and Gregorio Mariani run a venerable Italian clothing empire.

Magic: A Novel #ad - 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. They arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the White Dinner ends. Chantal giverny, an award-winning screenwriter, one of India’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, and Dharam Singh, are singles paired for the evening.

As the sun sets, thousands of candles are lit. He is a rising star in the financial world, she, an editor at French Vogue.


Past Perfect: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - Within these enchanted rooms, it is at once 1917 and a century later, where the Gregorys gratefully realize they have been given a perfect gift—beloved friends and the wisdom to shape their own future with grace from a fascinating past. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a magnificent, irresistibly underpriced historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home.

All very much alive in spirit—and visible to the Gregorys and no one else. New york times bestseller • the latest from danielle steel, past perfect is a spellbinding story of two families living a hundred years apart who come together in time in a startling moment, opening the door to rare friendship and major events in early-twentieth-century history.

Past Perfect: A Novel #ad - In the ensuing days, daughters bettina and lucy, their sons josiah and little Magnus, the Gregorys meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago: distinguished Bertrand Butterfield and his gracious wife Gwyneth, formidable Scottish matriarch Augusta and her eccentric brother Angus. All long since dead.

But everything changes when blake is offered a dream job he can’t resist as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco. The past and present suddenly collide for them in the elegant mansion filled with tender memories and haunting portraits when an earthquake shocks them the night they arrive. Sybil and blake gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered 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.

They have much to teach each other, as the Gregorys watch the past unfold while living their own modern-day lives.


The Duchess: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - 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. 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. At eighteen she is her father’s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. 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.

The Duchess: A Novel #ad - Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. New york times bestseller • the incomparable danielle steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, where a high-born young woman is forced out into the world—and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long-sought justice.

With her upper-class breeding, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together.


The Cast: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. Kait whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. But in the midst of this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know. An eccentric young screenwriter.

As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. And a rugged, legendary leading man. Inspired by the true story of her own indomitable grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together.

The Cast: A Novel #ad - And when she shares her work with Zack, he is impressed and decides to make this his next big-budget project. The strength of women—across generations and among friends, and family—takes center stage in this irresistible novel, colleagues,  as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life’s drama of heartbreak and joy.

An unknown ingénue with outsized talent. Within weeks, kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. L. A.


Rushing Waters: A Novel

Delacorte Press #ad - Juliette dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail. And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal. Nyu students peter holbrook and ben weiss, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, living in a shabby downtown walkup, 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. Keenly observed and brilliantly told, unexpected joy, resilience, even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, this is an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant, and new life.

Rushing Waters: A Novel #ad - The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep. Should they swim for it or not?   A day of chaos takes its toll. 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.

And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist. Ellen wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband’s worry. Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away. But despite ellen’s urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside.