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Secrets: A Novel by Danielle Steel
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Secrets: A Novel (original 1985; edition 1986)

by Danielle Steel (Author)

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As the stars of the screen they shared their secrets with millions. Offstage they were ordinary people with homes and dreams, lives and loves, every bit as real... When Manhattan was conceived as a new TV series it offered more than just a chance for a network to make the ratings. For the stars involved it meant the chance of a lifetime - if they were prepared to pay the price. Sabina Quarles saw a second chance to love when it had seemed her life was over. For Bill Warwick it meant salvation from a tangled web of unhappiness he'd been powerless to escape. And as the viewers watched the drama unfold, the actors shared their passion and pain in the performance of their lives. Danielle Steel is a master storyteller and one of the best-known and best-loved writers of women's fiction of all time… (more)
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Title:Secrets: A Novel
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Info:Dell (1986), 442 pages
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Secrets by Danielle Steel is the behind the scenes story of a one-of-a-kind prime time television series. This story features all the drama that surrounds the creation and development of a major hit television series. Now America's number-one best-selling novelist, Danielle Steel, takes her readers from the intimacies and intricacies of family relationships, into the glittering heart of the nation's most glamorous industry: television.

When Melvin Wechsler first conceived the idea of a television show like 'Manhattan', he was a man already known to have the Midas touch when it came to the entertainment industry. Tempered by tragedy, seasoned by success, a man like Mel Wechsler was known to be a star-maker when it came to producing seriously ground-breaking television. In his casting of 'Manhattan', Hollywood's own 'King Midas' will assemble a truly dazzling cast.

For Sabina Quarles, 'Manhattan' becomes the springboard that propels her from respected actress to Hollywood superstar and gives her the money to protect her well-guarded secret. For the ravishingly beautiful Jane Adams, 'Manhattan' will be her chance for escape from a brutal marriage and the secret she's kept for years. For Zach Taylor, Hollywood's sexiest leading man, 'Manhattan' will represent a great personal opportunity. Zach is the paragon of professionalism, the epitome of the charming eligible bachelor - yet beyond his smooth good looks, his easygoing manner, and even with the charming warmth of Hollywood royalty - the man still remains an enigma.

For the young ingenue Gabrielle Smith, 'Manhattan' will represent the role of a lifetime - a stunning dream come true - if no one discovers who she really is. And for Bill Warwick, 'Manhattan' will ultimately become his lifeline. Plucked from the ranks of struggling actors, and propelled to national heartthrob status seemingly overnight, Bill's role in the show will become the key to a completely new life. Yet no one knows that he lied about one specific issue in his background; and when his secret is finally revealed, not only will Bill's future hang in the balance, but the success of the entire series may be jeopardized when he is forced to publicly confront the consequences of his little white lie.

'Manhattan' - it promises to be the hottest television series seen in years. The stars may share their secrets with millions, yet offstage they are just ordinary people with hopes and dreams; lives and loves. People who are every bit as real as the characters they play on television. And as the viewers watch the drama unfold on the small screen, they may never truly understand that the actors are the ones sharing their passion and pain in the performance of their lives.

In my opinion, this book was typical Danielle Steel fare. The story was very good and I must say downright addictive reading for me. Despite Danielle Steel's tendency toward a verbose writing style and her somewhat soap operatic storytelling, I still found Secrets to be immensely entertaining. I would give this book an A! ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | May 6, 2015 |
Secrets by Danielle Steel
Scenes from the background of not only a TV show but from both coasts.
Sabina Quarles is the movie star that came to be from her work up the ladder.
She meets with Mel Welscher, the director who had lost his whole family and just focuses on work, a new TV series that would run forever.
Bill Warwick is desperate and has done some commercials but his wife-that nobody knows of after her last job she neglected to pursue work and turned to drugs. He's worked 10 years doing commercials to no avail.
Jane Adams with 3 kids and a husband, had left NY for LA to make it big. She secretly has worked on a soap opera for 10 yrs without anybody knowing as she was able to take care of the family at the same time.
Zack Taylor is a seasoned actor and free to join the Manhattan set and nobody knows of his private life.
Gabriella is another actress that signs up with them. They all meet in NY to start shooting and it's interesting to see how bus their lives really are-working. Play time is a fun thing to hear about how each of them takes time for themselves.
Tragic deaths occur that effect them all. Secrets of their lives are coming to the public life.
Like soap operas go so much of their onstage life becomes their public lifes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Jan 16, 2015 |
Utterly forgettable book- i less than a week after reading this, and cant actually remember what happens beyond TV, sex, good looking women and rich men falling in and out of love.........decent brain candy but nothing special
  nordie | May 15, 2010 |
I've read so many of Steel's books I forget what they are about, hence no rating. But I enjoy her writing. ( )
1 vote Siusaidh | Jun 1, 2008 |
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To the best and dearest gift of my life, to John, with all my heart and love.
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The sun reverberated off the buildings with the brilliance of a handful of diamonds cast against an iceberg, the shimmering white was blinding, as Sabina lay naked on a deck chair in the heat of the Los Angeles sun.
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As the stars of the screen they shared their secrets with millions. Offstage they were ordinary people with homes and dreams, lives and loves, every bit as real... When Manhattan was conceived as a new TV series it offered more than just a chance for a network to make the ratings. For the stars involved it meant the chance of a lifetime - if they were prepared to pay the price. Sabina Quarles saw a second chance to love when it had seemed her life was over. For Bill Warwick it meant salvation from a tangled web of unhappiness he'd been powerless to escape. And as the viewers watched the drama unfold, the actors shared their passion and pain in the performance of their lives. Danielle Steel is a master storyteller and one of the best-known and best-loved writers of women's fiction of all time

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