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In this riveting novel set in Paris, the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, explores a high-profile affair that reverberates throughout an entire family reminding us that mothers and sisters come together when things fall apart.

A year they would never forget . . .


Rose McCarthy is the legendary editor-in-chief at one of New York’s top magazines. Following the death of her husband, she and her four daughters have become even closer. All have successful careers: Athena is a TV chef, Venetia a fashion designer and Olivia a court judge, while Nadia, the youngest, is a talented interior designer living in Paris.

Nadia considers her life perfect – married to bestselling novelist Nicolas Bateau, who adores her and their two daughters – until the tabloids leak a story of Nicolas’s affair with a dazzling young actress.

Heartbroken and publicly humiliated, Nadia looks to her family for comfort and support as she attempts to put her life back on course. As mother and daughters spend more time together, they come to realize the things that matter most in life.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529021486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/01/2022
  • Category: France
    Fiction & related items / Adult & contemporary romance
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Pan
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $19.99

In this riveting novel set in Paris, the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, explores a high-profile affair that reverberates throughout an entire family reminding us that mothers and sisters come together when things fall apart.

A year they would never forget . . .


Rose McCarthy is the legendary editor-in-chief at one of New York’s top magazines. Following the death of her husband, she and her four daughters have become even closer. All have successful careers: Athena is a TV chef, Venetia a fashion designer and Olivia a court judge, while Nadia, the youngest, is a talented interior designer living in Paris.

Nadia considers her life perfect – married to bestselling novelist Nicolas Bateau, who adores her and their two daughters – until the tabloids leak a story of Nicolas’s affair with a dazzling young actress.

Heartbroken and publicly humiliated, Nadia looks to her family for comfort and support as she attempts to put her life back on course. As mother and daughters spend more time together, they come to realize the things that matter most in life.

Author Information

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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