Don’t worry. I haven’t dumped Bill for such a man. I just finished reading a Danielle Steel book by this title, and like her others, it was great. Maxine is a prominent New York child psychiatrist who works with suicidal and traumatized kids. She has three children of her own. Five years earlier, she divorced Blake, a wealthy playboy, because she was fed up with the fact that he was rarely home, traveling around the world to his many houses or sailing on his boat and fraternizing with other women. She meets Charles, another doctor specializing in internal medicine, grounded in his career, a bit of a snob. Thinking he’s just what she needs, she falls in love, and they become engaged. Then after an earthquake in Africa, Blake puts all his time, effort, and money into helping victims and turning a castle into a home for children orphaned by the disaster. Maxine is impressed by his attitude change. The book’s ending will surprise you.
Other books I’ve read by Danielle Steel include Changes, No Greater Love, and Amazing Grace, to name a few. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author. According to Wikipedia, she was born on August 14th, 1947 in New York City. Based in California for most of her career, she has produced several books a year, often juggling five projects at once. All of her books have been best-sellers. She has published children’s books and poetry and raised funds for treatment of mental illness. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and twenty-two of them have been adapted for television with two of them receiving Golden Globe awards.
Most of the Danielle Steel books I’ve read are set in either New York or California and are about families who face one or more catastrophes. One thing I like about them is that conflicts are always resolved one way or another with occasional surprise endings. Most of the time, the endings are predictable, and I like that, too. Another thing I like is that although there is some romance, there aren’t many detailed descriptions of love making. If you like such stories, I definitely recommend you read her books. I guarantee you won’t be able to put them down until you finish them.
If you use BARD, the National Library Service for the Blind’s Braille and audio reading download site, Rogue and many other Danielle Steel books are available there. I’m sure they can also be purchased in print and possibly eBook formats from any bookstore, online or otherwise. The author’s Website contains interviews, movies, videos, and more. Enjoy!