Danielle Steel books: bestsellers, latest books and coming soon

Danielle Steel is the world's bestselling living author. If you're new to Danielle Steel's books, here's where to start and if you're already a fan, here's what's coming next.

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Not only is Danielle Steel the world’s bestselling living author, but she’s also the author most borrowed from libraries in the UK. She’s written over 150 books, all of which are still in print, and 25 of her novels have been adapted into films. If you’re new to Danielle Steel's books and are unsure where to start, look no further. And if you’re already a fan and wondering which book to pick up next, here are Danielle Steel's upcoming releases.

For more inspiration, discover our edit of the best fiction books. 

What is Danielle Steel's next book?

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of Danielle Steel’s upcoming books and pre-order the novels you can’t wait to read below.

The Butler

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for 9781529021691

Publishing 30 September 2021, Danielle Steel's next book delves into the Argentine world of Joachim von Hartmann, his twin brother Javier, and their headstrong mother Liese. Following the death of their father, both boys and Liese are cast out from their wealthy family – leaving Liese to raise Joachim and Javier alone and with no financial support after years of luxury. 

Jumping between Buenos Aires, Paris and England, The Butler follows Joachim as he trains to become a butler and finds his passion working for Olivia, an American who has escaped her life in New York, as an assistant and confidant. Together their destinies entwine and unfold, leaving them to face the consequences of their future. 

What is Danielle Steel's latest book?

Discover all of Danielle’s latest books that are simply not to be missed.


by Danielle Steel

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Discover Danielle Steele's unforgettable story about a famed hotel, where a few complications quickly escalate into a matter of life and death, changing the lives of everyone who passes through its doors. . . 

The Hotel Louis XVI in Paris has attracted an international clientele of the rich and famous for many decades. Now, an esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set to arrive, joined by a group of new faces. Anxiously awaiting the guests is the new manager, Olivier Bateau, and his assistant, Yvonne Philippe. Both strive to continue the hotel's tradition for excellence but even they were not prepared for what happened on that September evening.

Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, as it quickly becomes apparent that there is much more drama in store . . .

Nine Lives

by Danielle Steel

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Maggie Kelly has spent her life dodging daredevil men and avoiding risk at all cost. Forgoing the magic of first love with a high-school boyfriend she thought was too wild, Maggie married a dependable man and found happiness in a conventional, suburban life – until tragedy struck again. Now, on her own Maggie decides to take an adventurous trip only to bump into the irresistible, thrill-seeker she's spent the last thirty years trying to forget . . . 

Finding Ashley

by Danielle Steel

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Danielle Steel's Finding Ashley is a moving story of two estranged sisters who get the chance to reconnect and right the wrongs of the past. Melissa Henderson was once a bestselling author, but following a tragedy six years ago she stopped writing and now pours all her energy into renovating her house in rural New England. When Melissa's house appears on the news, her sister Hattie gets in touch, determined to repair their relationship and help Melissa turn a new page. 

The Affair

by Danielle Steel

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Rose McCarthy is the legendary editor-in-chief of one of New York's top fashion magazines and mother to four successful daughters. When her youngest daughter Nadia – a talented interior designer married to a bestselling novelist – is humiliated by news of her husband's affair, she turns to her family for support. And as mother and daughters spend more time together, they come to realize what is most important in life.  


by Danielle Steel

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When a personal tragedy cut Meredith White’s career short, she shut herself away from the world, safe in her San Francisco mansion. But when a devastating earthquake hits the city, Meredith opens her home, and her heart.  As she ventures back into the world, a shocking truth is exposed . . . This Danielle Steel novel is about what it takes to bring people together, a wonderful story full of friendship and love. 

The Numbers Game

by Danielle Steel

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This is a warm-hearted novel about how modern relationships come together, fall apart and are reinvented over time. Eileen was happy to put her career dreams aside to raise a family with her husband. But when she discovers his affair, she begins to question the sacrifices she's made. When she decides it's time to chase her own dreams, an adventure in Paris transforms her life.

All That Glitters

by Danielle Steel

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When Coco Martin suddenly loses her beloved and wealthy parents, her charmed and privileged life is shattered. Now, in her early twenties and heir to a considerable fortune, she must make her way in a world that no longer makes sense. She begins a new life in London, falling in love with a handsome but penniless aristocrat who introduces her to a glamorous world of parties and extravagance. Coco thinks she's finally found happiness but is this glittering new world blinding her to the way things really are? 

Expect a Miracle

by Danielle Steel

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In her childhood, Danielle began collecting quotations that to her, carried a special meaning. This habit has stayed with her ever since. In Expect a Miracle, Danielle has compiled some of her favourite quotations, proverbs and sayings to live and love by. These are words to comfort, move, and inspire you, and to make you laugh.

Danielle said of the book: 'The quotes in it have served me well all my life, my hope is they will do the same for you. I hope you'll keep the book close at hand, on your desk, in a drawer, where you can reach for it on a hard day. It's an antidote to discouragement, sad days and fear. It means the world to me to be able to share these quotes with you, for yourself, or to give as a gift to someone you love.'

Expect a Miracle is the perfect road map to help you navigate life with grace, courage and humour.


by Danielle Steel

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As the Second World War rages on, the King and Queen decide to send their youngest daughter Charlotte, fiery, headstrong but in fragile health, to the safety of the Yorkshire countryside. With her identity hidden, Charlotte begins to enjoy life away from the spotlight, as she settles into the home of the noble family entrusted with her safety. But when she falls in love with her protector's son, a tragic turn of events leave an infant girl orphaned. No one knows of her lineage, until a stack of secret letters are discovered and the trutyh comes to light.


by Danielle Steel

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Set in 1939, Alexandra has seen her brothers fight and die for their country, and is determined to do everything she can for the war effort. While volunteering for the First Aid Corps she is approached by MI6 to work as an undercover spy, and spends the rest of the war undertaking dangerous missions. She falls in love with a young soldier and they settle down and raise a family, but all the while Alexandra continues her dangerous undercover work.

Child's Play

by Danielle Steel

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Kate, a successful Manhattan lawyer, raised her three children as a single mother following the tragic death of her husband. Her children are now in their twenties and she’s happy with the path she’s set them on. But why won’t her daughter Tamara commit to a relationship? Why does her son Anthony seem so unhappy when his wedding is on the horizon? And what should Kate do when her youngest daughter falls for the ‘wrong man’?

Daddy's Girls

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for 9781509878246

Kate, Gemma and Caroline Tucker are three very different women, but they're bonded as only sisters can be, and are inspired by their father who has done everything he can to give them the life he never had. When tragedy strikes and family secrets are revealed, can the sisters come together to overcome the bad times?

Lost and Found

by Danielle Steel

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Looking through old photos in her apartment, Madison Allen is reminiscing about the past. Though there have been three very important men in her life, her love for her career as a photographer was always her main focus.

With a forced pause in her demanding schedule, Madison takes a road trip through Boston, Chicago and Wyoming, hoping to answer questions about the men she'd loved, and reassure herself that past decisions were the right ones. But then an unexpected future starts to take shape . . .

The Wedding Dress

by Danielle Steel

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The Deveraux family were one of the most prominent members of 1920s San Francisco society, and their daughter Eleanor's wedding to wealthy banker Alexander Allen was the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. But the fairytale soon ends when, on their honeymoon, Alex receives news of the Wall Street Crash.

As the Deveraux family live through huge political and social changes, Eleanor's beautiful wedding dress, exquisitely designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, becomes a beloved family heirloom which unites the family in times of turmoil.

The Dark Side

by Danielle Steel

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This is a powerful, unsettling novel about loss, motherhood and childhood innocence. Ten-year-old Zoe’s life changes forever when her sister Rose dies and grief turns her parents into strangers. Driven to excel in school, she graduates from Yale and takes a job working with abused children, where she meets attorney Austin Roberts. They build a perfect life together, complete with their daughter Jamie, but then the impact of Rose’s death affects them in a way they never could have imagined.

Moral Compass

by Danielle Steel

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This highly topical, thought-provoking novel from Danielle Steel is set in Saint Ambrose Prep, which has been the school of choice for the sons of the great and the good for over a century. Then Saint Ambrose enrolls its first female students. When one of these students is attacked after a Halloween party, the students who were there close ranks. As parents, staff, students and the media try to find out what happened, no-one will escape the fallout.

Beauchamp Hall

by Danielle Steel

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Feeling that life is passing her by in the small Michigan town she calls home, Winona Farmington escapes into her favourite TV show, Beauchamp Hall. After a life changing discovery, Winona travels to the English set of Beauchamp Hall in pursuit of new adventures . . .

Blessing in Disguise

by Danielle Steel

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Isabelle McAvoy has three daughters with three different fathers, and they all grow up to be three very different women. Through the ups and downs of motherhood Isabelle develops a unique relationship with each of her children, but a final twist of fate bonds the family even closer.

Silent Night

by Danielle Steel

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Silent Night is a gripping, moving story about the importance of family, and how sometimes the best things happen when we think all is lost. Paige is the ultimate stage mother, and by the age of nine her daughter Emma has a successful TV career. But then tragedy strikes, and Emma’s aunt Whitney enter the picture . . .

Turning Point

by Danielle Steel

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This highly-charged novel is about how our lives can change at a moment’s notice, and how we can find what we’re looking for in the unlikeliest of places. Four of San Francisco’s best trauma doctors are given a rare and exciting opportunity, but a horrific act of violence forces them into hard decisions with life changing consequences.

In His Father's Footsteps

by Danielle Steel

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This powerful novel follows Jakob and Emmanuel, survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp who have lost everything to the horrors of war, as they marry and build a new life in New York. Their family is a happy one, but the past is never forgotten. Years later, their ambitious son Max will learn that his heritage will help shape his future.

The Good Fight

by Danielle Steel

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Growing up in a family of high-flying Manhattan lawyers during the 1960s, Meredith McKenzie discovers a passion for justice. She throws herself into the most pressing causes of her time, but when violence strikes and her family experiences a devastating loss, they must rethink everything they believed in.

The Cast

by Danielle Steel

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Magazine columnist Kait Whittier loves her job and her grown up children, but after two failed marriages she thinks that the single life is for her. Then she meets television producer Zack Winter, and everything changes as she creates a TV series storyline based on her grandmother’s life and is thrown into a glamourous, star-studded new world.

What is Danielle Steel's most popular book?

Echoes is Danielle Steel's most popular book in the UK, followed by The KissToxic BachelorsThe House and Dating Game. If you’re new to Danielle Steel’s books and not sure which of her extensive collection to pick up first, delve into one of the bestselling novels below – beloved by fans around the world.


by Danielle Steel

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Three generations of women share a story that stretches throughout the two World Wars and across time. Amidst the unease of Europe in 1915, Beata falls in love with a young French officer. But as the years pass she watches, horrified, as Europe descends into the hell of another war. Friends and family disappear and her daughter Amadea is forced into hiding before she begins taking on dangerous missions behind enemy lines . . .

Echoes is out now in paperback.

The Kiss

by Danielle Steel

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Isabella has long been in a loveless relationship with her Parisian banker husband, but finds secret joy in her long-distance friendship with Bill Robinson. When they arrange to meet in London, they realise their feelings run deeper than friendship and share their first kiss, but then tragedy strikes . . .

The Kiss is out now in paperback.

Toxic Bachelors

by Danielle Steel

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One summer three charming, successful friends get together on a luxury yacht, each with their own deep-seated issues around women and relationships. But by autumn their lives will be rocked, and each man will have fallen into a relationship he didn’t see coming.

Toxic Bachelors is out now in paperback.

The House

by Danielle Steel

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When Sarah, a brilliant but sensible lawyer, walks through a house that years before was built by a wealthy man for the woman he adored, she is drawn to the building in a way she can’t explain. Using an unexpected inheritance she buys and renovates the old mansion, and as relationships end and new relationships begin Sarah discovers a future she never thought possible.

The House is out now in paperback.

Dating Game

by Danielle Steel

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Paris Armstrong thought she had a perfect life - a lovely home, grown up children and a happy marriage - until her husband demanded a divorce. Now her husband is marrying a younger new woman, and Paris is back in the dating game. Moving across the country for a new start, Paris discovers a whole world of single men and amazing friends.

Dating Game is out now in paperback.