Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the worlds most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, Friends Forever, Betrayal, Hotel Vendome, Happy Birthday, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Trainas life and death, and the memoir of her work with the homeless, A Gift of Hope.
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Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steels deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everythingexcept the ability to erase her past and trust relationships. FIRST SIGHT
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion showsthe famous pret-a-porter. At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie ONeill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life.
With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success. In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart.
But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie ONeill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick. At first, Timmie and Jean-Charles Vernier are only patient and physician. They become confidants and friends, corresponding at a safe distance between Paris and Los Angeles once she goe...