Living on the crest of a highly successful career, he was moving too fast to realise that he had everything - except what he wanted most . . .
Sent to San Francisco to open the smartest department store in California, Bernie Fine becomes aware of the hollowness of his personal life.
Despite his success he grows increasingly disenchanted with his existence - until five-year-old Jane O'Reilly gets lost in the store. Through Jane, Bernie meets her mother Liz, who finally offers him the possibility of love. But the rare happiness they find together is disrupted by tragedy and Bernie must face the terrible price we sometimes have to pay for loving...
Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Bungalow 2, Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.
d Fine is happy with his life. In his early 30s, he has just been made senior vice-president of Wolff's Department Store in his hometown of New York. He is not pleased, therefore, when he is sent to California to open up a posh new Wolff's in San Francisco. His luck changes, though, when he falls in love with an enchanting five-year-old named Jane, and with her mother, Liz O'Reilly. Jane adores strong, sensitive Bernie and all three are blissfully happy until tragedy strikes the Fine family. In short, this is a story about the power of love and the unity of family to surmount grief and misfortune. The narrative moves slowly in parts and the dialogue is somewhat trite, but the characters are likeable and the story entertaining. Sure to be in demand by Steel fans. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections.Maria A. Perez-Stable, Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo
-- Library Journal
" Steel is one of the best." -- "Los Angeles Times"
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: February 1988
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.204