Books by Danielle Steel

In 1989, Danielle Steel made the Guinness Book of World Records for having a book on the New York Times Bestseller List for 381 weeks, the most consecutive weeks of any author at the time. Since then, she has had novels stay on the bestseller list for more than 390 weeks. Her latest novel, 44 Charles Street will be released next month. Photo credit: Brigitte Lacome


A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"The novel's predictability will likely delight Steel's die-hard fans, but it won't win any new ones."
A highly successful woman ponders romance with a younger man. Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Standard, appealing fare from Steel."
Steel's (Winners, 2013, etc.) latest contemporary romance targets the integrity of corporate executives. Read full book review >
PURE JOY by Danielle Steel
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Featherweight, loving moments of one woman and her many dogs. For Steel's fans and die-hard dog lovers."
The mega-selling novelist shares happy memories of her numerous dogs. Read full book review >
FIRST SIGHT by Danielle Steel
Released: July 16, 2013

"A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms."
The latest from best-selling author Steel. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Danielle Steel
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"This story of romance through hardship and across decades has a spiritual appeal."
Steel's latest novel uses two love stories to pose and answer questions about the meaning of life and love. Read full book review >
A GIFT OF HOPE by Danielle Steel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A simple but moving call for action."
Mega-selling novelist Steel (Friends Forever, 2012, etc.) reveals a hidden chapter from her life: the time she spent assisting the homeless on the streets of San Francisco. Read full book review >
THE SINS OF THE MOTHER by Danielle Steel
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Come to think of it, this feels more like a factory product than a book as such—competent enough, and resembling a book in form, but with a certain emptiness at its heart. Still, if you care about the tribulations of the very rich, this is your book."
A high-toned neogothic yarn by veteran author Steel (Legacy, 2010, etc.), who owns the genre. Read full book review >
FRIENDS FOREVER by Danielle Steel
Released: July 24, 2012

"More about grief and tragedy than romance."
Five friends meet on their first day of kindergarten at the exclusive Atwood School and remain lifelong friends through tragedy and triumph. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

Eccentric movie director falls prey to a sociopath sidekick and a feckless producer/lover in Steel's methodical Hollywood morality tale. Read full book review >
HOTEL VENDÔME by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A novel that will appeal to the most dedicated of Steel's fans."
Can a jilted husband and abandoned daughter learn to trust again and even find true love? Read full book review >
44 CHARLES STREET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

After a breakup, a Manhattan gallery owner takes in tenants at her West Village brownstone. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"The two women's stories are compelling—if only they weren't weighted down by clichés and artless exposition."
In Steel's latest romance (Family Ties, 2010, etc.), a restrained anthropologist discovers her wild side while researching the life of a beautiful 18th-century Sioux Indian. Read full book review >
FAMILY TIES by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"A listless narrative not helped by Steel's plodding prose, but her legion of fans aren't in it for the surprise."
An aunt steps up to mother her orphaned nieces and nephew, in Steel's predictable latest (A Good Woman, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE HAPPIEST HIPPO IN THE WORLD by Danielle Steel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Pedestrian writing, a predictable plot laden with well-meaning didacticism and a not-entirely-believable happy ending prevent this effort by prolific novelist Steel from living up to its limited potential. Read full book review >

A GOOD WOMAN by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"After a slow-moving start, the action accelerates during the war sections, but Steel's tin ear and simplistic prose, even more than the predictable plot, make for a leaden tale."
Manhattan heiress, wrongfully shunned as an adulteress, becomes a medic in the Great War, then a Paris physician, confounding all her detractors, in this cliché-riddled, exposition-bound umpteenth from Steel (Rogue, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
AMAZING GRACE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Similar to a fast-food meal, the book won't meet daily nutritional requirements and just might leave you with a bellyache."
A San Francisco earthquake shakes up the lives of three women in the latest from Steel (Bungalow 2, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
BUNGALOW 2 by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Wholesome Cinderella story for the over-40 set."
Happily married suburban writer goes to Hollywood to write a screenplay and finds her world transformed. Read full book review >
SISTERS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Female bonding with a cozy slumber-party vibe."
In Steel's latest (H.R.H., 2006, etc.), four far-flung adult sisters move into a New York brownstone after tragedy strikes their close-knit clan. Read full book review >
H.R.H. by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2006

"Often silly and hastily concluded tale of love vs. duty."
Lonely European princess finds purpose and romance when she volunteers for a humanitarian organization in East Africa. Read full book review >
COMING OUT by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"A slight confection that spares no heartwarming family cliché, but one that acknowledges the unique challenges of today's mixed families."
Manhattan matron struggles to keep the family peace when her wildly divergent twin daughters are invited to a debutante ball. Read full book review >
TOXIC BACHELORS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"By-the-numbers romance, with pop psychology overtones."
Three die-hard bachelors with issues meet their matches in the publishing titan's latest fairy tale, her third this year (Miracle, June 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
IMPOSSIBLE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Cartoonish prose and skimpy storyline do little for a notably unsexy romance from the indefatigable Steel (Echoes, 2004, etc., etc.)."
Wealthy widow, artist lover. Read full book review >
ECHOES by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Get out your hankies, ladies. Steel put her all into this one."
Skipping the glamour and glitz this time around, Steel (most recently, Second Chance, p. 473) makes a well-meaning attempt at a serious WWII tale (with star-crossed lovers, of course). Read full book review >
SECOND CHANCE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"Derivative and trivial, even for Steel (Ransom, p. 107, etc., etc.)."
Fashion magazine editor turns 40, falls in love. Read full book review >
RANSOM by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Show-and-tell suspenser from Steel, heavily freighted with clumsy exposition. An afterthought romance for Lee and Fernanda is chilly and utterly unconvincing."
Smooth ex-con kidnaps son of bankrupt dot-com entrepreneur. Read full book review >
SAFE HARBOUR by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Steel (Johnny Angel, p. 556) softens her style in this quiet, poignant romance, generally avoiding the glitzy excesses and silly contrivances of some previous titles. Easy to read, easy to like."
Second-chance romance in a windswept beach town. Read full book review >
JOHNNY ANGEL by Danielle Steel
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Simple prose, sentimental, with sure-fire YA appeal: less contrived than most of Steel's work (Answered Prayers, 2002), etc.)."
Prom night crash kills favorite son. Read full book review >
ANSWERED PRAYERS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2002

"Routine fare from megaselling Steel, apparently suffering from plot fatigue."
Glum second-chance romance. Read full book review >
SUNSET IN ST. TROPEZ by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2002

"Fatuous to a fault, sure to sell in the millions."
A life-changing vacation on the French Riviera. Read full book review >
THE KISS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The latest in a long, long line."
Another morbid melodrama from Steel (Journey, 2000, etc.), this one featuring a lonely wife who finds love in the arms of another man. Read full book review >
LEAP OF FAITH by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2001

"Long on exposition, short on character, and sketchy, with a French setting as Gallic as Cheez-Whiz. Even diehard fans of the megaselling Steel may find it thin."
Steel (Lone Eagle, p. 140, etc.) proves you can go home again—provided you have $10 million. Read full book review >
LONE EAGLE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2001

"Perennial bestseller Steel (Journey, 2000, etc.) concentrates on the romance this time around, lending it a kind of quiet intensity that will appeal to her gazillion fans."
Glamorous debutante rues the day she fell for a dashing aviator—but she can't stop loving him. Read full book review >
JOURNEY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Gushy treatment of a very serious and real problem. But given Steel's gadzillion readers, it may well end up doing good somewhere."
A beautiful TV news anchor at the mercy of her rich, cruel, powerful husband discovers that wife-beating isn't just for trailer trash. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE ON HOPE STREET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2000

"This time out, Steel makes an intelligent choice of subject matter—and only occasionally threatens to treacle it to death."
A wife and mother puts the pieces back together after her husband is murdered. Read full book review >
BITTERSWEET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1999

For diehard Steel fans only. Read full book review >

MIRROR IMAGE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

THE KLONE AND I by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1998

Give Steel points for turning from her usual tearjerkers (The Long Road Home, p. 145, etc.) and trying her hand at a playful romantic comedy with a twist. Read full book review >

THE LONG ROAD HOME by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

Steel (The Ranch, 1997, etc.) actually manages to minimize child abuse in this saccharine take on tragedy. Poor little Gabbie is not only a victim. Read full book review >

THE GHOST by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1997

In her 41st novel (Special Delivery, p. 751, etc.), Steel weaves touches of the paranormal into a historical romance. Charlie Waterston's marriage is kaput. Read full book review >

SPECIAL DELIVERY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

No-frills Steel (Five Days in Paris, 1995, etc.) in this uncharacteristically brief tale of a parenting venture by a glittery L.A. couple skidding into their Golden Years. Read full book review >

THE RANCH by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

Predictable Steel (Silent Honor, 1996, etc.)—competent but uninspired—as three fortysomething women find romance, love, friendship, and hope (they already have the wardrobe) at an expensive dude ranch in Wyoming. Tanya Thomas, a rock-and-movie superstar; Mary Stuart Walker, perfect wife to a successful lawyer; and Zoe Phillips, a doctor who runs an AIDS clinic in San Francisco, were dorm mates at Berkeley. Read full book review >

SILENT HONOR by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

A love story of sorts, yes, but Steel's 38th (Malice, p. 328, etc.)—a no glitz, no glamour, color-by-the-numbers historical tract set mostly in the '40s—will have die-hard fans asking: Where's the Steel? When Japanese Masao Takashimaya meets his arranged bride, Hidemi, it's love at first sight. Read full book review >

MALICE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

Steel returns (after last year's Five Days in Paris) with yet another tale of suffering and redemption (this time, perhaps, with a personal edge to it, reflecting Steel's reaction to an unauthorized 1994 biography). Grace Adams overcomes, in the patented Steel manner, a series of almost biblical-level adversities. Read full book review >

FIVE DAYS IN PARIS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

Steel (Lightning, p. 422, etc.), the Queen of Conjunctions (both human and grammatical) returns, this time with a page-turning, incantatory love story that's hard to beat and harder to put down. Two well-heeled lovers meet at the Ritz in Paris, ``and a lifetime forever change[s] in a single moment.'' Successful and immaculately shirted Peter Haskell, pharmaceutical bigwig, has come to France to expedite the manufacturing of Vicotec, a drug that—if the lab tests are positive—will revolutionize cancer care. Read full book review >

LIGHTNING by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

A happy family is shattered and scattered when a career woman is diagnosed with breast cancer: Steel's (The Gift, 1994, etc.) very damp—indeed, heavy-weeping—latest. Beautiful Alexandra Parker (her legs are long, her hair is red)—a top-flight Manhattan attorney specializing in labor law and libel—has been been happily married for 17 years to handsome Sam Parker, a top-flight venture capitalist. Read full book review >

WINGS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

From the Steel (The Gift, p. 504) clichÇ workshop, the romances of a good-hearted, gorgeous girl from Illinois farm country who leaves Dad's tiny airport to become a glamorous aviatrix between World Wars I and II. There's a necessary reference to the workings of planes but nothing to tax the reader bent on romance in this tale of Cassie O'Malley (one of Steel's stunning redheads), who has to fight the prejudice of father Pat, who believes women belong on the ground. Read full book review >

THE GIFT by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

A sugared concentrate of Steel's soothing-syrup craft (Accident, p. 16, etc.), in which a family tragedy, the plight of a unwed teen mother-to-be, and the drift of a grieving teenage boy conclude in a happy ending that, like a technicolor sunset, can be sighted from some distance. The Whittaker family—John (``a warm, caring man''), teacher Liz, 15-year-old Tom (sterling athlete and student), and 5-year-old Annie (quite adorable)—are in the midst of a cozy Illinois Christmas (hot chocolate, skating, the works) when suddenly little Annie is dead of meningitis. Read full book review >

ACCIDENT by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

Lately, Steel's romantic domestic dramas have contained less froth and more hard-working detergent, dealing as they have with such sobersides stuff as kidnapping (Vanished, 1993) or infertility (Mixed Blessings, 1992)—and now the tragedy of highway deaths and the maiming of young teens. Read full book review >

VANISHED by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

Like Belva Plain in Whispers (p. 326), Steel soft-pedals gauzy romance in a fairly tightly plotted story—set mainly in 1930's Manhattan and about a lady wildly unlucky in love who's forced to deal with crime—in this case, kidnapping. Like Plain's battered wife, Marielle once loved unwisely. Read full book review >

MIXED BLESSINGS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

Steel (Jewels p. 282, etc.), our American Cookson (see above), is a marvel among writers of hairdryer-and-beachchair hefty romantic performances. Read full book review >

JEWELS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

At the start, Steel seems to nick Barbara Cartland's preserves: lovely lass is wooed by English duke. Read full book review >