Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel

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in New York, New York, The United States
August 14, 1947



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Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks.

Twenty-one of Ms. Steel's novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four-hour mini-series that starred Anthony Andrews.

In addition, Ms. Steel is the author of the "Max and Martha" series of books for young readers. They

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Hi Everyone,

I hope you’ve had a nice first few days of Spring, and are enjoying warmer weather somewhere. All the cities I travel to still seem to be in the grips of winter. Paris has cooled down again, New York is still freezing, and had more snow in the past week, and for now Spring is more a hope than a reality.

I had an absolutely wonderful time I wanted to share with you. I took my Godchil...

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Average rating: 3.76 · 412,506 ratings · 19,511 reviews · 256 distinct works · Similar authors
Safe Harbour
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The Gift
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 10,332 ratings — published 1986 — 44 editions
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Fine Things
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 9,017 ratings — published 1987 — 31 editions
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 9,071 ratings — published 1988 — 49 editions
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 8,743 ratings — published 1994 — 46 editions
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The Promise
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The Ring
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,288 ratings — published 1980 — 35 editions
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 7,687 ratings — published 1992 — 44 editions
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More books by Danielle Steel…
Martha's New Daddy Max and the Baby-sitter Martha's Best Friend Max's Daddy Goes to the Hos... Max's New Baby Martha's New School Max Runs Away
Max & Martha (10 books)
4.247787610619469 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 113 ratings

Freddie's Trip Freddie's First Night Away Freddie and the Doctor
Freddie (3 books)
4.3478260869565215 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings

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August 2011, Danielle Steel
"The grande dame of best-sellers talks about her latest novel, Happy Birthday, how persistence wins the prize, and why ghostwriters are simply shocking." ...More

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“Life, a good life, a great life is about "Why not?" May we never forget it.”
Danielle Steel, Happy Birthday

“Things work out the way they're meant to”
Danielle Steel, No Greater Love

“Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever.”
Danielle Steel, The Gift


For our Spell-It-Out: F.I.R.S.T. Q.U.A.R.T.E.R.L.Y. Challenge, help us choose for the letter "S". - Round I.

character: Scottish protagonist (aka highlander☺)
  7 votes 18.9%

  6 votes 16.2%

author: Nalini Singh
  5 votes 13.5%

theme: snowbound
  5 votes 13.5%

author: Gena Showalter
  4 votes 10.8%

author: Danielle Steel
  3 votes 8.1%

author: Susan Mallery
  3 votes 8.1%

setting: sea
  2 votes 5.4%

  2 votes 5.4%

author: Bertrice Small
  0 votes 0.0%

theme: school (or college)
  0 votes 0.0%

author: Sandra Brown
  0 votes 0.0%

author: Stuart Woods
  0 votes 0.0%

37 total votes
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