My Favourite Author

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Danielle Steel

Danielle SteelLet me introduce you to Danielle Steel who is my favourite author, I started reading her books at the age of 14 thanks to one of my aunts who also loved her books.

I have read lots of her books and enjoyed every one. They have been in hardback, paperback and also on my kindle. My favourite book is Remembrance, which was my first ever Danielle Steel book I got. I have read it lots of times and won’t part with my copy in case I want to read it again and again and again.

Danielle’s History

Every one of her books have been best sellers and she has sold about 800 million copies in 69 countries and also in 43 languages. She currently has written 98 novels. and 17 children’s books. She also has books that have gone to the top of the list of Best Sellers as well as the Wall Street Journal.

Danielle lives in San Francisco and Paris. As well as being the mother of 9 children, she is the owner and founder of two organisations. One of which is named the Nick Traina Foundation in honour of her son for who she wrote a very good non-fiction book called ‘His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina’.

This is the story of his life and his battle against darkness (manic depression). The book was a wonderful tribute to her son who died when he was only 19 years old. I highly recommend this book to everyone and it had me in tears a few times.

The Foundation is used to finance Organisations who are involved in both mental illness and child abuse.

Danielle Steel still writes a lot of books and I have read most of them but still have a few to read as she has brought out a lot recently and I haven’t had time to catch up with them all.

Excerpt

Below is an excerpt from my favourite book Remembrance which also has me in tears every time I read it.

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry… and her heart which she gives completely and forever to Major Brad Fullerton.

Not even Brad’s ring–or his child–can protect her from the calculating wrath of the powerful Fullerton dynasty, and the woman who will become Serena’s bitter enemy. Sweeping from the war-torn palazzos of Rome to the glittering avenues of Manhattan and the glamorous world of high fashion. 

Here is the vibrant story of one woman’s triumphant yet bittersweet journey of the heart.

Danielle Steel Books

Listed below are some of her newest books and for more information on them or Danielle herself you can visit www.daniellesteel.net.

  • pegasus by DS2012 – Friends Forever
  • 2013 – Until the End of Time
  • 2013 – Winners
  • 2014 – Pretty Minnie in Paris
  • 2014 – Pegasus
  • 2015 – Prodigal Son

Conclusion

I would finally like to say that I have read lots and lots of books from lots of different authors but have to admit I feel Danielle’s books are so very easy to read and very easy to lose yourself in the stories. While reading a book, I love to let my imagination run wild, deciding how people look, what their houses are like and what their friends/boyfriends (or spouses/lovers) are like. This is something that can’t be done if you are watching a movie.

Click below to see the great selection of Danielle Steel books from Amazon in either paperback, hardback, eBooks for the kindle or audio books.

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Cheryl

(book excerpt courtesy of Danielle Steel’s website)

12 comments

  1. I’m a big reader but surprisingly I had never heard of Daneille. Maybe because I read non fiction more than anything else. It’s so cool to hear that you’ve been reading her books for so long. I feel the same when I read multiple books from a single author over a long period of time. Would you say her books are more girly? Or is it quite fair for men to read them too? Haha, don’t want to be that awkward guy if not many guys read it 🙂

    1. Hi Parmi, thank you for your comment. I was introduced to Danielle Steel at age 13 or 14 and the first of her books I ever read was Remembrance. I have read this book a few times and still love it. This is one I could certainly recommend would suit both male or female and the book she wrote about her son is another one that would suit either. I would tend to say she writes more along the girly style but it depends on how you view the book yourself. 

      If you want to see her writing style then go for Remembrance first and see what you think. If you don’t like the story from this book I would be surprised. Certainly read the one about her son as this is written in a totally different style to how she normally reads. 

      Please let me know what you think of Remembrance if you decide to go ahead and give it a read and enjoy this great book. 

  2. Hey there Chez,

    This is very captivating and informative article, I have learned a lot of new things today, thanks a lot! Going into this article I didn’t know about Danielle Steel, but I am always curious to discover new authors and their creations. I have to say I am very impressed by her achievements as well as mental strenght. To have each of her book as a best-seller is absolutely mind blowing, just wow! I am also very proud of her that she was able to stay strong after the death of her son and write a book in his honor. 

    Keep up the good work

    1. Hi and thanks for your lovely comment. I was introduced to Danielle Steel as a teenager and have loved her books. Nowadays she publishes a lot of books and therefore I haven’t read a lot of her newer books as I can’t keep up with all the ones she has out now. I do have a few other authors I could introduce you too as well but Danielle Steel has been my favourite for the longest time.

      If you have never read any of her books then I would highly recommend the book she wrote for her son and also Remembrance, you will thoroughly enjoy them both. 

  3. Hi Cheryl

    Enjoyed your post.

     I feel, these days,  that it is so easy to just download the books that spike your interest and that’s it,  really, online, what has  happened to the beautiful words  of books!? I personally love to see books in a bookshelf, am I alone in this!?

    We need to cherish our libraries, big or small and keep  them safe,  what do you think!!?

    Michele

    1. Hi Michele, thanks for your comment and pleased to see you enjoyed the post.

      As much as I do like to have books on my kindle (normally the free ones), I do love to hold a real book when I am reading. I love going into a supermarket or book shop and being able to lift the books and read the back of them to see what they are about before deciding whether I want to buy it or not. 

      I do agree that we need to cherish our libraries and keep them safe. Unfortunately though, I have to admit that I haven’t used our local library for a long long time.

  4. Hi Cheryl,

    I have to say that even though I prefer non-fiction books and self-help books, there is nothing like reading a good fiction and get into what you describe in your article, in terms of letting everything go and indulge yourself in the book and just let your imagination create the scene!  I have done that many times and it is the best feeling, especially when the book ends well (for me anyway).  

    I have heard of Danielle Steel through my daughter, who reads probably a book every 2-3 days. She’s 18 and has read far more books than I read in my whole lifetime.  I have never read one of her books because I feel it is written for a female audience.  Am I wrong to think that way?  What is you opinion?

    1. Hi Denis, I love getting lost in a good book and setting up how I imagine my characters in the book look like as well as setting the scene for where it is all happening. I know what you mean when you get to the end of the book and everything is a happy ending. It makes you feel good.

      I would say that Danielle Steel does write more for the female audience however, If you wanted to read any of her books I would suggest the one she wrote for her son as that I would say is a very neutral style but an excellent book and well worth reading. 

  5. I read lots of books, mostly thrillers and horror (Goosebumps), however, my wife probably knows her, I never heard about Danielle Steel myself, I will ask to my wife.

    Anyway, my wife is even more of a bookaholic than me, so i won’t be surprised if she knows any of these titles.

    And if not, the chance is big she will order it.

    Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Hi Emmanuel, thanks for your comment. I do love to read thrillers as well as reading Danielle Steel. Horror however, doesn’t interest me at all. 

      I love to meet people who also love to read and I am sure that your wife will have heard of Danielle Steel but if she hasn’t read any of her books yet, I would highly suggest the first book I read which was Remembrance. There are a lot of good books available out there belonging to Danielle also but Remembrance gave me every emotion going.

      I laughed, cried, was sad, angry and happy throughout this whole book. I also found it rather hard to put down once I started reading as I wanted to know what happened next. 

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