Hollywood, 1945. Shipping heir Ward Thayer and screen star Faye Price are reunited after a chance meeting. Unable to forget the connection they shared, romance quickly sparks. But for Faye, the life she's heading for with Ward is a threat to her ambition. How can she decide between Hollywood and motherhood? Faye is on the brink of an impossible choice that will shape her life - and the lives of those she loves - in ways she could scarcely have imagined.
44 CHARLES STREET
Everything is falling to pieces for Francesca Thayer. Her relationship collapses and she can't possibly manage the mortgage alone, so she is forced to do the one thing she never imagined she would: she advertises for lodgers. But soon she finds that her tenants have become the most important people in her life and Francesca discovers that she might be able to open her heart again after all...
Page Clarke is a good mother to seven-year-old Andy and fifteen-year-old Allyson. Page's husband Brad is frequently away on business trips, but overall Page feels blessed with her comfortable life in her suburban San Francisco home. Then one Saturday night everything falls apart as, in an instant, the lives of five families are changed forever.
At JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security. Someone's planning something terrible and these passengers' lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Kate Madison’s family are grown up and ready to forge lives of their own, but she can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. The hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect them from the choices they make.
Throughout her life Faith Madison has concealed a secret she could reveal to no one. At a funeral she meets an old friend, Brad Patterson. Through a renewal of their friendship she finds the courage to make decisions she should have made earlier, and she opens her heart to share her haunting secret.
Winona Farmington can’t help but feel that life is passing her by in her backwater Michigan town. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favourite TV show 'Beauchamp Hall', an English period drama. When she makes a shocking discovery, Winona knows it’s time to make a change and travels to the picturesque English village that’s home to the world of Beauchamp Hall, in pursuit of a new adventure . .
Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. An ambitious and passionate film director, her award-winning productions achieve the rare combination of critical and commercial success. But her once safe world of trusted associates is suddenly shaken to its very core - and Tallie is in shock, trying to figure out who has betrayed her among those she trusts and holds dear...
Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes...
Beautiful and successful television news anchor Melanie Adams falls in love with renowned heart transplant surgeon Peter Hallam. After a whirlwind romance, they marry. Each has children from previous marriages. The strain of a new marriage and attempts to blend a family jeopardize their happiness.
Cooper Winslow, star of the silver screen, has received a shock - he is broke. He is faced with selling his beloved home or renting out part of it. His two new tenants, both coping with their own problems, have teenage children who also move in and suddenly The Cottage is transformed!
When his wife of eighteen years walks out, leaving him to bring up three children, Oliver struggles to cope.
Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, television correspondent Alix Phillips revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own..
THE DARK SIDE
Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister died of a rare illness and her parents turned into people she didn’t know. As an adult, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York. Here she meets her first love and the man she marries. Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and feel their family is complete when a baby daughter arrives. But it is only then that the devastating psychological impact of her sister's death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined. Will Zoe's obsession with motherhood tear her family apart?
At eighteen Angélique Latham is her father’s closest, most trusted child. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out. Angélique makes her way to Paris, and with her impeccable style and her father’s bequest, she creates Le Boudoir, a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires and beautiful women come together.
After graduating from Stanford, Camille Lammenais returns to Napa Valley to help manage Chateau Joy, her parents’ renowned winery. Then, their fairytale suddenly ends with her mother’s death. Six months later her father, Christophe, is easy prey for a mysterious, charming French countess visiting the valley. As Camille’s world falls apart, it will take all of her strength to fight for her family’s legacy.
FALL FROM GRACE
Sydney Wells' perfect, golden life vanishes when her devoted husband dies suddenly and she discovers that he has failed to include her in his will. Sydney is removed from her beautiful house and despite warnings from her own daughters, she returns to the world of fashion she'd enjoyed as a talented young designer. Her girls only want the best for their mother, but they are concerned she's back in a world she is no longer familiar with.
Sent to open the smartest department store in California, Bernie Fine becomes aware of the hollowness of his personal life. Despite his success he grows increasingly disenchanted with his existence - until five-year-old Jane O'Reilly gets lost in the store, and Bernie meets her mother....
FIVE DAYS IN PARIS
Peter and Olivia, two strangers, meet at the Ritz in Paris and their lives briefly become enmeshed. After five days they go back to their separate lives, but nothing is the same.
After the unexpected break-up of his marriage, Charles Waterston's comfortable existence comes to an end. He finds himself living in a remote chateau which had once belonged to a woman whose presence is still in evidence after 200 years. Charles's fascination with her diaries leads him deeper into the quest to discover more about her.
THE GOOD FIGHT
America in the 1960s. A new generation of women are breaking the boundaries – and Meredith McKenzie wants to be one of them. Determined to become a lawyer, Meredith discovers her passion for justice, fighting for civil rights and desegregation. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss. Meredith will have to do anything she can to keep her family together while she fights for what she believes in.
When Granny Dan died she left a box containing ballet shoes, a locket and letters. From these clues her grand-daughter discovers the life and love of a young ballerina who left Russia at the start of the Revolution.
For April Wyatt, turning thirty is not what she had expected. Her successful restaurant in downtown New York consumes every ounce of her passion and energy. Ready or not, though, April’s life is about to change, in a tumultuous discovery on the morning of her milestone birthday.
Adrian Townsend thought she had everything: a job she liked as production assistant for a network TV show...a handsome husband she loved. It was an enviable life - the American Dream. Until she got pregnant, and Steven gave his ultimatum. Him or the baby.
Swiss-born Hugues Martin transforms a small, run-down hotel in New York into a beautiful boutique hotel, run with the precision and attention to detail he learned through his hotelier training in Europe. A single parent to four-year-old Heloise, the hotel is the centre of their world. And when Heloise grows us, she longs to follow in her father’s footsteps and one day run the Hotel Vendome.
Sarah Whitfield is looking back over seventy five years, as she waits for her family to arrive to celebrate her birthday. It is a journey through five eventful decades, telling a story of war, passion, international intrigue, and the strength of family through it all.
To everyone Madeline and Jack Hunter are the perfect media couple with a storybook marriage, but in private Jack's cruelty towards Maddy is destroying her. Only when she joins a Commission on Violence against Women does she learn to stand up to him.
LEAP OF FAITH
Marie-Ange had an idyllic childhood in France until tragedy struck and she was sent to live in America with an elderly aunt. Her dream was to return to France, but even when she achieved this her life was still troubled!
This is the story of an extraordinary man, the woman who loved him, and finding the courage to let someone you love fly free!
LOST AND FOUND
Madison Allen is a renowned, career-driven photographer. Sifting through old photos in her fashionable New York apartment, she reflects on what could have been. She’d had three men in her life who were very important to her, but it was the fourth love, her job, which always won in the end. Consumed by old memories, Maddie sets off to reconnect with her past and hopes to learn that the decisions she made long ago were the right ones.
The compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal and the cruellest kind of "malice". Strong language.
After a carefree childhood, Maggie Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a pilot, died when she was nine and Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. Her mother warned her about daredevil men and to avoid risk at all cost, so Maggie married a good, dependable man. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life – until tragedy struck again. Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from the US to Rome, Paris, London and Monaco.
When Blake Gregory is offered a dream job in San Francisco, he accepts it without consulting his wife, and buys a magnificent, historic mansion as their new home in Pacific Heights. But past and present collide when they meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago. All long dead but very much alive in spirit-visible to the Gregorys and no one else...
Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse, with a personality that could light up an entire room: Minnie’s adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives, and how they become part of the family.
Three women, inseparable 20 years ago at College, meet again at the ranch and find their friendship is still a bond.
Peter Morgan and Carl Waters are both released from prison in California. In San Francisco detective Ted Lee comes home to an empty house, whilst in Pacific Heights Fernanda Barnes faces bereavement and debt. Soon the lives of these four people will collide in ways they couldn't have foreseen.
THE RIGHT TIME
As Alexandra Winslow climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father’s caution; men only read crime thrillers written by men. She publishes under the pseudonym of brilliantly successful Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her. This creates an isolating double life, but the right time to open up always seems just out of reach and the price of the truth always too high...
In the turbulent days of Germany in the thirties, Kassandra von Gotthard met the man who would change her life: Dolff Sterne. She was the beautiful wife of a wealthy Berlin banker. He was a famous Jewish writer. Together they shared a love that happens only once in a lifetime. But theirs was a love fated to end in tragedy.
Eleven year old Pip's life was touched by tragedy, when nine months earlier a terrible accident had plunged her mother into inconsolable grief. One day on the beach Pip meets Matt Bowles, an artist who teaches her to draw. Gradually Matt is drawn into the lives of Pip and her mother.
Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy. Now Emma is living with her Aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from Paige. Whitney was always the career-driven older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped her family. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney must change her life in every way. Will the rewards of motherhood make up for the life she left behind?
SUNSET IN ST TROPEZ
Three couples, lifelong friends, are struck by tragedy when one of their number dies. To heal their wounds they take a holiday in St Tropez where nothing is what they expected, and the sun brings secrets, surprises and new beginnings.