Sunset in St. Tropez

Sunset in St. Tropez

by Danielle Steel
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Sunset in St. Tropez by Danielle Steel

In her 55th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel explores the seasons of an extraordinary friendship, weaving the story of three couples, lifelong friends, for whom a month’s holiday in St. Tropez becomes a summer of change, revelation, secrets, surprises, and new beginnings . . .

As Diana Morrison laid the table for six at her elegant Central Park apartment, there was no warning of what was to come. Spending New Year’s Eve together was a sacred tradition for Diana, her husband of thirty-two years, Eric, and their best friends, Pascale and John Donnally and Anne and Robert Smith. The future looked rosy as the long-time friends sipped champagne and talked of renting a villa together in the South of France the following summer. But life had other plans . . .

Just two weeks after New Year’s, tragedy strikes the heart of their close circle, as Robert Smith suffers a sudden, unexpected loss. Without hesitation, Diana and Eric, Pascale and John rally to his side, united in their support, love, and shared grief. Convinced that a change of scenery is just what Robert needs, they urge him to join them on the Riviera in August. But as they soon discover, the ramshackle old mansion they rented in St. Tropez--sight unseen--is far different from the exquisite villa and sun-drenched gardens touted in the brochure. Cobwebs hang from the ceiling. Beds collapse beneath them. All while a would-be housekeeper in a leopard-skin bikini and six-inch heels sashays through the house with a trio of yapping poodles at her heels. But the biggest surprise of all is the woman Robert invites to the villa as his guest--a lovely, much-younger film actress with mile-long legs and a million-dollar smile. Diana and Pascale hate her on sight. But the men are dazzled. And amid the crumbling furniture and the glorious sunsets, the strained relationships and the acts of forgiveness, more surprises are in store for the villa’s occupants. With the last days of summer fast approaching, each couple finds themselves changing in unexpected ways, as old wounds are healed, new love discovered, and miracles unfold...all beneath the dazzling sun of St. Tropez.

By turns wise and moving, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, Danielle Steel’s new novel is about forgiving without forgetting, about the sorrow that shadows our lives and the hope that saves us. And it is about once-in-a-lifetime friendships . . .the kind that heal, sustain, and change us forever.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307566874
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/25/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 52,955
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, and other highly acclaimed novels. 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; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s book Pretty Minnie in Paris.

Hometown:

San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67

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Sunset in St. Tropez 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
SteelYourHeart More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Danielle Steel's is is tough to write a review others won't think has no merit. Steel just tells a good story. To that end, she has no need to use complicated words or long metaphoric sentences to convey human feeling. She tells it like it is and in "Sunset" she writes a great little story of three couples - friends who come together at a house in St. Tropez to heal old wounds and find new happiness. Predictable and ends with hope, but that is the kind of book we want to read sometimes. And what others term as repetitiveness is really just the realism of life. We often say and do things repeatedly and it keeps the story firm. Her longer books have more character depth, but the story was simple and told simply. A wonderful afternoon or beach read.
WalruzFlatz More than 1 year ago
My mom has read many of Danielle Steel's books (she is her favorite author). I got bored one day and noticed this book on the shelf. This is one of Steel's shorter books. I've always wanted to read a novel by her, and I'm glad I read this one. Although I am only sixteen years old, and this novel is about three couples is their 60s, this story was still an absolute page turner. I did a lot of critical lens essays on this novel, too, because each couple overcame different hardships, so it fit into many essay categories. Even though it's an adult novel, Steel's writing can be easily understood by many young people. In addition, this book was quite entertaining too! I didn't expect the maid to dress in high red stiletto's and wear a bikini. I'm sure I will be reading more by her soon in the future.
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"Got a 1930 .44 magnum?" he says walking in.
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"This is one nice store," she says in a deep Southern accent.
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Here! Not AL's no more cause she left.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the yams you'll ever need!
chineeangel More than 1 year ago
simple, sweet and quick read. friends for a life time coming together to find comfort from each other in the magic of St. Tropez!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book about friends, tragedy, loss and being able to start again while having support from ghose you love. Very good and very touching
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This book called sunset at St Tropez was wonderfullly exciting and amazingly inspiratiomal on numerous levels!
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