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Danielle Steel

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Danielle Steel was born in New York City on August 14, 1947. She studied literature, design, and fashion design - first at Parsons School of Design and later at New York University. Her first novel, Going Home, was published in 1972. Her other books include The House on Hope Street, The Wedding, show more Irresistible Forces, Granny Dan, Bittersweet, Mirror Image, The Klone and I, The Long Road Home, The Ghost, Special Delivery, The Ranch, His Bright Light, Southern Lights, Blue, Country, The Apartment, Property of a Noble Woman, The Mistress, Dangerous Games, Against All Odds, The Duchess, Fairytale, Fall From Grace, The Cast, The Good Fight, and Turning Point. A number of her novels have made major bestseller lists and have also been adapted into TV movies or miniseries. She also writes children's books including the Max and Martha series. In 2002, she was decorated by the French government as an Officer of the Order des Arts et des Letters for her contributions to world culture. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Danielle Steel

Sisters (2007) 1,389 copies
The Gift (1994) 1,231 copies
Accident (1994) 1,143 copies
No Greater Love (1991) 1,104 copies
Five Days in Paris (1995) 1,103 copies
The Ghost (1997) 1,098 copies
Zoya (1988) 1,096 copies
Jewels (1992) 1,070 copies
The Long Road Home (1998) 1,066 copies
Daddy (1989) 1,036 copies
Malice (1996) 1,004 copies
Kaleidoscope (1987) 1,003 copies
Heartbeat (1991) 986 copies
Fine Things (1987) 979 copies
Vanished (1993) 977 copies
Amazing Grace (2007) 977 copies
H.R.H. (2006) 953 copies
The Wedding (2000) 945 copies
Echoes (2004) 930 copies
Message from Nam (1990) 926 copies
Granny Dan (1999) 919 copies
The House on Hope Street (2000) 918 copies
A Good Woman (2008) 918 copies
Safe Harbour (2003) 916 copies
Mirror Image (1998) 914 copies
Silent Honor (1996) 914 copies
The Ranch (1997) 892 copies
The Cottage (2002) 890 copies
Mixed Blessings (1992) 878 copies
Star (1989) 877 copies
The House (2006) 867 copies
Lightning (1995) 860 copies
Family Album (1985) 847 copies
Special Delivery (1997) 847 copies
Hotel Vendome (2011) 846 copies
Wings (1994) 841 copies
Answered Prayers (2002) 838 copies
The Kiss (2001) 832 copies
Journey (2000) 830 copies
Wanderlust (1986) 829 copies
Bittersweet (1999) 820 copies
Irresistible Forces (1999) 819 copies
Toxic Bachelors (2005) 813 copies
Big Girl (2010) 812 copies
Lone Eagle (2001) 812 copies
Palomino (1981) 797 copies
One Day at a Time (2009) 796 copies
Rogue (2008) 791 copies
Honor Thyself (2008) 791 copies
The Promise (1978) 789 copies
Southern Lights (2009) 788 copies
Matters of the Heart (2009) 776 copies
The Ring (1980) 775 copies
Coming Out (2006) 763 copies
The Klone and I (1998) 759 copies
Leap of Faith (2001) 757 copies
Dating Game (2003) 752 copies
44 Charles Street (2011) 741 copies
Sunset in St. Tropez (2002) 738 copies
Impossible (2005) 737 copies
Secrets (1985) 734 copies
Family Ties: A Novel (2010) 733 copies
Bungalow 2 (2007) 732 copies
Changes (1983) 727 copies
Johnny Angel (2003) 721 copies
Crossings (1982) 711 copies
Miracle (2005) 706 copies
Ransom (2004) 704 copies
Full Circle (1984) 690 copies
Thurston House (1983) 667 copies
Second Chance (2004) 659 copies
Legacy: A Novel (2010) 653 copies
Friends Forever: A Novel (2012) 643 copies
Summer's End (1979) 616 copies
Once in a Lifetime (1982) 605 copies
Happy Birthday (1999) 596 copies
A Perfect Stranger (1983) 590 copies
Remembrance (1981) 578 copies
Now and Forever (1978) 545 copies
Going Home (1973) 536 copies
Betrayal: A Novel (2012) 519 copies
Winners (2013) 499 copies
Passion's Promise (1977) 471 copies
Season of Passion (1980) 471 copies
Loving (1981) 465 copies
Blue: A Novel (2016) 464 copies
To Love Again (1981) 463 copies
A Perfect Life: A Novel (2014) 443 copies
First Sight: A Novel (2013) 441 copies
Power Play: A Novel (2014) 419 copies
Prodigal Son: A Novel (2015) 404 copies
Fairytale: A Novel (2017) 396 copies
Country: A Novel (2015) 385 copies
The Apartment: A Novel (2016) 379 copies
Undercover: A Novel (2015) 377 copies
Dangerous Games: A Novel (2017) 375 copies
The Mistress: A Novel (1897) 373 copies
Pegasus: A Novel (2014) 368 copies
Rushing Waters (2016) 366 copies
The Right Time: A Novel (2017) 365 copies
The Duchess: A Novel (2017) 358 copies
Beauchamp Hall: A Novel (2018) 357 copies
Against All Odds: A Novel (2017) 349 copies
Magic: A Novel (2016) 345 copies
The Award: A Novel (2016) 324 copies
Accidental Heroes: A Novel (2018) 317 copies
Precious Gifts: A Novel (2015) 312 copies
Past Perfect: A Novel (2017) 286 copies
Turning Point: A Novel (2019) 284 copies
The Cast: A Novel (2018) 282 copies
The Dark Side: A Novel (2019) 273 copies
Royal: A Novel (2020) 270 copies
Spy: A Novel (2019) 270 copies
Neighbors (2021) 268 copies
Lost and Found: A Novel (2019) 264 copies
Moral Compass: A Novel (2020) 259 copies
Daddy's Girls: A Novel (2020) 247 copies
Child's Play: A Novel (2019) 238 copies
All That Glitters: A Novel (2020) 238 copies
Silent Night: A Novel (2019) 233 copies
The Numbers Game: A Novel (2020) 231 copies
The Good Fight: A Novel (2018) 231 copies
The Wedding Dress: A Novel (2020) 215 copies
Flying Angels (2021) 215 copies
Finding Ashley (2021) 214 copies
The Butler: A Novel (2021) 189 copies
Invisible (2022) 186 copies
Nine Lives (2021) 182 copies
High Stakes (2022) 175 copies
Complications (2021) 172 copies
The Affair: A Novel (2021) 171 copies
Beautiful: A Novel (2022) 169 copies
Love: Poems (1984) 167 copies
The Challenge (2022) 152 copies
The Whittiers (2022) 151 copies
Suspects (2022) 143 copies
Without a Trace (2023) 137 copies
The Wedding Planner (2023) 121 copies
Worthy Opponents (2023) 112 copies
The High Notes (2022) 107 copies
The Ball at Versailles (2023) 91 copies
Palazzo (2023) 91 copies
Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love (1800) 89 copies
Happiness (2023) 89 copies
Second Act (2023) 82 copies
Upside Down (2024) 63 copies
Never Too Late (2024) 60 copies
Pretty Minnie in Paris (2014) 39 copies
Martha's Best Friend (1989) 36 copies
Only the Brave (2024) 35 copies
Daddy [1991 TV movie] (1991) — Original book — 22 copies
Max and the Baby-sitter (1989) 21 copies
Max's New Baby (1989) 19 copies
Pretty Minnie in Hollywood (2016) 17 copies
Martha's New School (1989) 17 copies
Martha's New Daddy (1989) 14 copies
No Greater Love [1995 TV movie] (1998) — Original book — 8 copies
Worthy Opponents (2023) 8 copies
The Wedding Planner (2023) 7 copies
Martha's New Puppy (1990) 6 copies
Freddie and the Doctor (1992) 6 copies
Neighbours (2021) 5 copies
Family Album [1994 TV mini-series] (2006) — Original book — 5 copies
Freddie's Trip (1992) 5 copies
Rushing Waters (2017) 4 copies
Danielle Steel Collection (2001) 3 copies
Wanderlust / Fine Things (1997) 3 copies
Resurrection: A Novel (2024) 3 copies
Erfenis (2011) 2 copies
Lo spettacolo (2019) 2 copies
Passion's Power 2 copies
El Fantasma 2 copies
Pora Namietnosci (1999) 2 copies
LEGATURI DE FAMILIE (2011) 2 copies
Big Girl / Family Ties (2011) 2 copies
A bon port (2010) 2 copies
Come una favola (2018) 2 copies
Una magia a Parigi (2018) 2 copies
Palazzo (2023) 2 copies
Podroz (2022) 2 copies
Granny dan 1 copy
Wysoka stawka (2022) 1 copy
De Goede Zaak (2020) 1 copy
Una notte silenziosa (2020) 1 copy
The Whitters 1 copy
Les Voisins (2023) 1 copy
Les Whittier (2023) 1 copy
Héroïnes (2024) 1 copy
COMPLICACOES 1 copy
Menaces (2023) 1 copy
Jamais trop tard (2023) 1 copy
Ashley, où es-tu ? (2023) 1 copy
Scrupules (2023) 1 copy
Royale (2023) 1 copy
Meio Amargo (2001) 1 copy
DARURI DE PRET (2016) 1 copy
O Fantasma 1 copy
Druga szansa (2015) 1 copy
Vanderlust 1 copy
CALATORIA 1 copy
Upside Down 1 copy
Fairytale 1 copy
Joy (2024) 1 copy
A Jornada (2002) 1 copy
À tout prix (2024) 1 copy
Joy: A Novel 1 copy
Secrets 1 copy
Toksyczni panowie (2005) 1 copy
Wiesci z Wietnamu (1998) 1 copy
L'eredità segreta (2017) 1 copy
Agent secret 1 copy
Undercover / Country (2017) 1 copy
Freddie's Accident (1992) 1 copy
The Romance Collection (2002) 1 copy
Initation 1 copy
Crossings / Heartbeat (2003) 1 copy
Brooched 1 copy
Holiday 1 copy
Daddy / Zoya (2003) 1 copy
Max Runs Away (1990) 1 copy
Secrets / Going Home (2005) 1 copy
Wypadek (2001) 1 copy
Stará mama Dan (2000) 1 copy
Tutku Yillari (1995) 1 copy
Onca Sevgiye Ragmen (2015) 1 copy
Mucevherler (1992) 1 copy
MALICIA 1 copy
Dědictví krve (2012) 1 copy
Bezpieczna przystan (2009) 1 copy
Gwiazda (2008) 1 copy
Klon i Ja (1998) 1 copy
Gra z fortuna (2000) 1 copy
Zatrzymane chwile (1999) 1 copy
WEDDING 6C CAS CTR (2000) 1 copy
Amar 1 copy
Brilho da Estrela, O (1992) 1 copy
Segredos 1 copy
WEDDING 4C UAB CAS CTR (2000) 1 copy
FOUDRE (2007) 1 copy
Svatba (2000) 1 copy
Een Rijk Verleden (2019) 1 copy
Coup de grâce (2020) 1 copy
Père et fils (2020) 1 copy
Un mal pour un bien (2021) 1 copy
Quoi qu'il arrive (2020) 1 copy
Rebelle (2022) 1 copy
زويا 1 copy

Associated Works

Jewels [1992 TV movie] (1992) — Original book — 15 copies
Danielle Steel's Safe Harbour [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Original books — 13 copies
Heartbeat [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Original book — 10 copies
The Ring [1996 TV movie] (2006) — Original book — 10 copies
Changes [1991 TV movie] (1997) — Original book — 10 copies
Kaleidoscope [1990 TV movie] (1990) — Original book — 8 copies
Danielle Steel's Fine Things [1990 TV movie] — Original book — 7 copies
Once In A Lifetime [1994 TV movie] (1998) — Original book — 6 copies
Zoya [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Original book — 5 copies
A Perfect Stranger [1994 TV movie] (1994) — Original book — 4 copies
Mixed Blessings [1995 TV movie] — Original book — 4 copies
Crossings [1986 TV mini series] (1986) — Original book — 4 copies
Vanished [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Original book — 4 copies
Remembrance [1996 TV movie] — Original book — 3 copies
Star [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Original book — 2 copies
Full Circle [1996 TV movie] (2006) — Original book — 2 copies
Palomino [1991 TV movie] (1991) — Original book — 2 copies
Secrets [1992 TV movie] (1992) — Original book — 2 copies
Now and Forever [1983 film] — Original book — 1 copy
Danielle Steel: Complete Film Collection — Original books — 1 copy

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betzel | 9 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
I've been going to and going to and going to read a Danielle Steel novel, and now finally...and this wasn't bad! A story that drew me in, and good characters. For such an experienced novelist, I thought the formulaic outline of her plot showed like a pantyline. But the story withstood it.

What I enjoyed the most was the beautiful words, the philosophy in the words. They look underwhelming on the page, but when I heard these words they buoyed me:

"Josh nodded and marvelled as Artis' ability for forgiveness, given how badly Morgan treated her.

Artis seemed to have a remarkable capacity to believe that things would turn out well in the end. He hoped she was right. And so far she had been.

He still couldn't believe all the good things that had happened since he'd met her.

She had a profound conviction that if you did things right, worked hard, were faithful, had integrity, and were an honest person, the right things would come. And it had been true so far."

This is a love story x 2, the other couple being Artis' daughter Morgan and her love interest, Ben. Both matches have 20+ age differences, which once again, shows the protagonists' ages as inspiringly irrelevant in the world of romance writing! The theme: age doesn't matter when the MCs are soulmates.

I admire it but can't help be skeptical when the older MCs are usually portrayed as gorgeous and looking many years younger than they are. This applies to very few people in real life.

Artis, 62, a major Hollywood star, has a personal trainer, and no doubt Ben, 63, a world famous news reporter, did too. But both also had personality and gravitas that outshone their physical appearance - Josh describes Artis' noble character in my cut-and-paste above; and Morgan describes how massively charismatic and attractive Ben is, without specifics. And both older MCs attract via their "importance" - they are both big celebrities - which does not apply to 99.9% of us!

The narrator is Michael Braun. It's a straightforward narration as there is not much direct speech. And there are no "bedroom" scenes to draw on some acting skills. In fact, there is no sex, which made it seem like a 20thC romance novel, yet it was published this year! 2024

PS: I agree with Kris_Anderson's comment below: there was a surprising amount of repetition. As I'm someone who listens intently, it boring and annoying.
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Okies | 2 other reviews | May 7, 2024 |
It's been decades since I've read anything by Danielle Steele. Considering the speed at which she writes, I've been avoiding her, thinking they'd be too repetitive. But no, this was a clever plot and I felt engaged throughout. I'll have to read a few more now until I start recognizing similarities of plots and characters from one book to the next, at which point I generally get bored.
 
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TraSea | 9 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
Well read and well written. This kept my interest.
 
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