A world renowned actress falls victim to a terrifying explosion in Paris and begins a courageous journey of survival, memory and self-discovery in Danielle Steel’s mesmerising new novel.
Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slick slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. On this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just past the Louvre, a fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives and leaves Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified in a Paris emergency room.
At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone. From California to London, Carole's friends and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they realise that Carole is in a hospital far from home, fighting for her life.
In the days that follow, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger, a man famous in his own realm, quietly visits the hospital to see the woman he once loved and never forgot. Carole's two grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying until the miraculous begins to happen . . .
As a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together. From a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career. From the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a fifteen year old secret love affair that went tragically wrong.
But for Carole, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life threatening crisis. A second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love .... and to live a life that will truly honour others … beginning with herself.
A tale of survival and dignity, of small miracles and big surprises, Honour Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears and heartbreaks are as real as our own. Her courageous journey inspires us all.
About the Author
Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international best sellers 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.
"Steel never goes rusty, producing regular bestsellers on tricky subjects" Daily Echo
Number Of Pages: 507
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.9 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.252