In Danielle Steel’s stunning novel, modern relationships come together, fall apart, and evolve over time, proving that age is just a number.
Eileen Jackson happily cast her dreams aside to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul’s late nights in Manhattan are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she questions all those years of sacrifice. On the brink of forty, is it too late for her to start over?
Meanwhile, Paul’s girlfriend, Olivia, lives in the shadows of her mother, a famous actress, and her grandmother, a fiercely independent artist. Considering their unique brands of advice, Olivia takes a major step, expanding her art gallery business internationally. Seeing her mother pursue old dreams and find love, Olivia realizes that there is so much she must learn about herself before committing her life to someone else.
Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams as well. She’s off to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her.
At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover. Danielle Steel creates an illuminating portrait of people driven by emotions and experiences, who realize that it’s never too late for a new beginning.
Story Locale: New York City; Connecticut; Paris
Publication History: Delacorte HC (3/20)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Steel continues to secure top rankings on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
EVERYBODY READS DANIELLE STEEL: Almost a billion copies sold!
STEEL 2021 PUB SCHEDULE: 7 original hardcovers and 6 mass market conversions
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