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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes. But with Secrets she takes her readers beyond the tightly knit world of the family, into the heart of the nation’s most glamorous industry: television.

Here is the drama behind the creation of Manhattan, a first-of-its-kind p...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Dell (first published 1985)
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I am a huge fan of Danielle Steel, and none of her books ever disappoint me, including this. Secrets had a great story line with amazing characters. Bill and Jane were my favorite characters because they both had traumatizing lives that turned around in the end. One thing that I was not impresses by was how predictable everything was. I always knew what was about to happen, and when I read books I like to be surprised by what is happening. With that being said, it was still a great book!
Words cannot explain how in love I am with this book, I literally cannot stop thinking about it. I have never read a book that had characters that were so different yet fit together with ease. I do not know how Danielle Steel does it, but I hope she never stops.
Secrets is a complex character study, 6 people with intricate detailed histories and everybody is guarding a secret, except one. It is interesting to see how one person's secret affects another and yet other times where the secret is more mortifying to the holder while others think of it as inconsequential.

This is a powerful plot that reflects how our past and present situations help to shape us into the people that we are today. There is also a subtle lesson that sometimes we can think that w...more
Charity Yoder
i FREAKIN love this book, save most of the stuff that goes on in it. even though i sometimes wonder why certain sentences are placed where they're placed (in all of her books, not just this one), it comes off ok. but what i really enjoyed was the storyline. everyone had secrets, and not just small ones, either. how they managed to hide them from the media, i don't know.
was it slightly cheesy? yeah. was the development not fully there? probably. was it a bit predictable? deff. like come on... th...more
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Sep 06, 2012 ℘~®~i~ ツ ~ $☻L☺ ~ ☾ℜ€D€ℜ€ ♥ ~!! rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Young Adults, Adults
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The most intriguing book ever! I seriously couldn't bare to put this down for once. My friend brought it to school one day and I was like, why not try it out? I didn't fall in love with the cover, and I usually DO judge a book by it's cover at times, but then I got to reading it during the boring periods, and I found myself really starting to like this book. And the title describes the book perfectly. Danielle Steel keeps you hooked till the very end, and all the characters have their own person...more
One of the. First books I read from Danielle Steel. She is an incredible writer. You can get lost in her writings. Ni would read again!
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Chrystal Rose
The only Danielle Steele book I've every read and probably will ever read.
Frivolous, easy reading for when you want light entertainment without having to think too much.
Asra Ghouse
This was the first Danielle Steel I'd read (if I remember correctly)
At that time I found it really an obvious sort of story with decorated characters. Soon I found out that is the only thing one can read about in a Danielle Steel.
Anyway, Secrets leaves a stupid smile on the reader's lips as the book ends.
WTH! Just read it if you have lots of time to kill.
Carrie Cuevas
I "borrowed" this book from my mom when I was in 4th grade because she said I couldn't read it. I read it and was fascinated by the adults and their lives. This is the book that got me started on romance novels. I can't really read Steele anymore because all of her books are so formulaic. All rich beautiful and powerful woman who fall in love.
A very dated book. While some 80's references (Perrier! Giorgio!) made me smile, some of the 80's attitudes, specifically toward the gay community, made me uncomfortable.
Otherwise, it held my interest but felt a little uneven.

However, if you're in the mood for a soapy, glitzy 80's escape, give it a try. It's a pleasant evening's read.
I loved how all of the characters are introduced individually and you get to know about each of their backgrounds before they are brought together to produce a new television show called Manhattan. There's also the perfect combination of romance, drama, and comedy. My favorite book thus far!!!
Sara Williams
Enjoyed this book. Not really what I was expecting to happen in it.
I read this book back in high school and I must say it was my favorite book by Danielle Steel thus far. It is a little like a Jackie Collins book, and maybe that's why I like it. Still, it was a good read. I recommend it those for a summer reading.
I inadvertently read this for the 2nd time. This was an easy read and the characters were a little more likable than many of Danielle's characters (in other words, these folks were far from perfect). However, I won't be reading it a third time.
This was another long one. 442 pages. It was good but not too many surprises. I really liked reading about all the inner workings of Hollywood. You get really involved with the characters but I think the book was a little rushed.
I read this book back in high school. Thought i would read it again however i couldnt get into it this time. This hollywood story was easy to read but some characters like bill, gabby and mel were more interesting than others in the book.
This is her best story. For some reason this one I can read again and again usually while soaking in a tub or watching it snow. All of her other books seem very formulaic and and try to be thought provoking as opposed to story driven.
I remember the character names but not much about the book itself. Must have been pretty good if I remember the names! The movie was good.

M. J.
This was the first Danielle Steel novel I ever read, and obviously holds a special place in my heart. Very rich with details, very Hollywood. Strongly recommended for anyone who loves the ins-and-outs of the celebrity lifestyle.
I got it free with a magazine as a young teenager. I feel like Danielle Steel furthered my sex educationand encouraged me to accept the entertainment value of bad books. Thank you.
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Suzette St. Hillaire
Oct 13, 2011 Suzette St. Hillaire rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: passionate people
Recommended to Suzette by: friend
This book is about how actors shared their passion of their lives and being involved in something like that meant a chance of a lifetime, if they were prepared to pay the prize.
Mandy Kaelen
I liked it a lot, but my question after reading this book.. Is Steel against homosexuality? Hmpf.. She gave me that idea, and I don't like it. Otherwise, 5 stars.
Manina Fitzgerald
slow start kind of but getting there first time with this author and i didn't realise she was romantic blah blah but i don't want to quit reading it you know
Mary Lou
Danielle Steel is an excellent writer, I read this book in one week. It was very entertaining.
Pragti Rathore
Steele is a wonderful writer and she proves that again with this book!
Loved it!!
Really interesting and one of those unable-to-be-put-down-books:D
Was the only book I could get in English in Brazil...decent read but nothing special. A little too dramatic style of writing for me.
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