Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss
and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a
remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very
different young women come together under one very lively roof.
Candy–it’s the only name she needs—is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s latest international supermodel. . . .
Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. . . . In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. . . . On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family’s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed.
Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives—on opposite sides of the world—reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings—as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope.
With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other’s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility—and the wonder—of life.
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 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.
Four stunningly beautiful Connecticut-bred sisters pursue their disparate careers in prolific Steel's (H.R.H.) latest. There's Candy, 21, a supermodel with an eating disorder, on location in Paris; Annie, 26, a RISD-grad studying painting in Florence; Tammy, at 29 an L.A. TV producer with a new hit and no life; and Sabrina, 34, a workaholic, commitment-phobic family attorney. No matter what, all meet at Mommy and Daddy's for July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. During one of the reunions, a disastrous car accident kills their beautiful, dutiful mother and leaves artist Annie blind. Sabrina comes up with a plan for the sisters to live ensemble in a New York brownstone, so that they might grieve and ease Annie's transition into the sightless world. The questions then become Will Candy eat? Will Sabrina commit? Will Tammy have a hit? Will Annie transition? And will Dad love again? Legions of fans expect an emphatic yes, and they won't be disappointed. But they can also expect decapitation, rape and emotional betrayal, which work like little shocks to keep pages turning. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
-- Publishers Weekly
Sizzling model Candy. TV producer Tammy. Lawyer Sabrina. And Annie, who worships art in Florence. Four sisters charging to the top on different tracks, but when tragedy strikes one, they gather for mutual support. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
-- Library Journal
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. The beautiful, surprisingly down-to-earth Adams sisters are blessed with fabulous careers. Sabrina, the eldest, is a New York divorce attorney. Workaholic Tammy produces a popular TV drama in LA. Supermodel Candy jets around the world to pose for pictures. Painter Annie isn't as rich as the others, but she lives a charmed bohemian life in Italy. No matter where they are, nothing keeps the four from coming together every Fourth of July at their childhood home in Connecticut to celebrate with their beloved parents. During preparations for the annual party, a car accident blinds Annie and kills their mother. The sisters, led by Sabrina, sublet a furnished house for a year so they can support the severely depressed Annie as she learns to live with her disability. The other surviving family members have issues to sort out as well. Naive Candy has a weakness for European playboys and doesn't eat. Single Tammy, who finds a less glamorous job in reality TV, is so used to attracting weirdos and narcissists that she nearly despairs of finding Mr. Right. Sabrina is so terrified of committing to her marriage-minded boyfriend Chris that she risks losing him. Their lonely father, Jim, quickly falls into the clutches of a young divorcee who went to high school with Sabrina. But if fate does occasionally deal harsh blows to the Adamses, they always have each other (and their cute little pet dogs) to keep even the saddest situations from becoming too dark. By the close of this momentous year, the sisters are even tighter, and better equipped to go forward withtheir lives. Female bonding with a cozy slumber-party vibe.
-- Kirkus Reviews
Number Of Pages: 413
Published: 29th January 2008
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.218