Baker & Taylor Reveals the author's story, from her aristocratic childhood to her four husbands--including a convicted rapist--and nine children
Blackwell North Amer With 215 Million copies of her thirty-two novels in print worldwide, author Danielle Steele is an international household name. While readers have loved her books, few have known anything about the woman behind them - until now. Vickie L. Bane and Lorenzo Benet, both People magazine correspondents, relate the surprising and electrifying tale of a fascinating woman who has endured more dark and stormy episodes in her rise to celebrity and fortune than most of her own heroines. Raised in New York City, Danielle grew up solitary, lonely, and in ill health. At eighteen, she married a wealthy banker and shuttled between Manhattan, San Francisco, and Paris. After the marriage dissolved, she married men of a different stripe - first a convicted rapist and then a recovering heroin addict. Her rocky road to happiness led her through a third divorce, a bitter custody battle, and finally to what looks like a picture-perfect existence. Today she lives with her fourth husband as a devoted wife, mother of seven, a Christian Scientist - and a multimillionaire author.
Baker & Taylor Two People Magazine staff reporters reveal the multimillionaire author's story, from her aristocratic childhood, to her four husbands (including a bank robber) and nine children, to her best-selling novels. National ad/promo. Tour.