Danielle Steel is a descendant of the Lowenbrau beer barons. Born in Paris, she left for New York at the age of 20 to work in PR. She started writing in 1977 and has never looked back.
Bernard Fine is happy with his life. In his early 30s, he has just been made senior vice-president of Wolff's Department Store in his hometown of New York. He is not pleased, therefore, when he is sent to California to open up a posh new Wolff's in San Francisco. His luck changes, though, when he falls in love with an enchanting five-year-old named Jane, and with her mother, Liz O'Reilly. Jane adores strong, sensitive Bernie and all three are blissfully happy until tragedy strikes the Fine family. In short, this is a story about the power of love and the unity of family to surmount grief and misfortune. The narrative moves slowly in parts and the dialogue is somewhat trite, but the characters are likeable and the story entertaining. Sure to be in demand by Steel fans. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections.Maria A. Perez-Stable, Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo