In her 57th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second time around—and tells a captivating story of the surprises one woman encounters when she’s thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating world of the Dating Game. With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris was happy with her marriage, her family, her life. It was time to move—as far away as possible, just after Peter remarried. Saying good-bye to the world she knew and loved, Paris heads west, to San Francisco, and discovers being single in a world full of men who were too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true.
That’s when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before.
It is a story about a woman overcoming the pain of a divorce after nearly thirty decades of marriage. So when her husband of twenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn’ t imagine what he was about to say. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to “fix her up” with men who paled in comparison to Peter. Finally, Paris realized she was in a fight for her very survival. For Paris, the list seemed endless..charming commitment-phobe..drunken Neanderthal..young Frenchman—so adorably sexy she almost forgot about his age, and did, for a while.
It's a story that many woman can compare to, yet it is also about a woman's strive to success and independence. And just like that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for their future, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get through the next day, let alone the rest of her life. With her dating track record veering between disappointing and disastrous, and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris’s age, Paris finally comes to the conclusion that romance is not in her future.
Steel has also published children's fiction and poetry, as well as raising funds for the treatment of mental disorders.
The secret, she discovers finally, is in finding the gifts in life’s unexpected twists and turns, and turning despair into freedom and loss into joy.In 2002, the French government named her an "Officier" of the Order of Arts and Letters.Her latest novel, Betrayal, was released in March 2012. Steel spends her time between Paris and San Francisco.Steel has also written children's books, poetry and nonfiction.She wrote her first book when she was 19, and now often works on at least five books at a time, still using a typewriter to work on her manuscripts.