Danielle Steel's 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.

Danielle Steel is the world’s bestselling living author, who as of next year, will have sold one billion copies of her books worldwide. She’s written over 200 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.

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What is Danielle Steel's next book?

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Worthy Opponents

by Danielle Steel

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Spencer Brooke grew up knowing she would inherit one of New York's most respected department stores,and when she rushes into an unsuitable marriage and finds herself pregnant with twins, she knows in her heart that she can be a mother and a successful CEO. But when her husband doubts this and pressures her to sell the store, their marriage breaks down, and just when the store is facing financial troubles a potential investor steps into her life, but can she trust him? Worthy Opponents is a riveting and dynamic tale of family, wealth and success.

What is Danielle Steel's latest book?

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

The Whittiers

by Danielle Steel

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Connie and Preston Whittier raised their six children in a once-grand Manhattan mansion. The children are now adults, but the house remains the heart of the family. Then on Connie and Peter’s annual skiing holiday in Europe,  tragedy strikes. As each member of the family faces their own unique struggles, the future of the Whittiers – and their home – is now in question and they must learn that to move forward and face their challenges, they must be true to themselves and come together to support one another. The Whittiers is a heartwarming story about the importance of family, home and being true to yourself, from the world’s favourite author Danielle Steel.

The High Notes

by Danielle Steel

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Iris Cooper grew up dirt poor in Texas. Abandoned by her mother and raised by a father that cared more about whiskey than his daughter, Iris had a rare gift: the voice of an angel. After singing in downtrodden bars across the state and many years on the road, she finally gets a lucky break when she meets Boy, another talented singer. Together they make their way to New York where Iris’s talent is recognized and nurtured, and a star is born. But as Iris finally gets the success she deserves, tragedy strikes, and through it Iris discovers another kind of love.

The Challenge

by Danielle Steel

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Successful financier Tom Marshall is suffering a mid-life crisis and longs to escape the rat race of New York and a loveless marriage. Leaving his wife and fifteen-year-old daughter, Juliet, he moves to the small ranching town of Fishtail, Montana, and is quickly embraced by the local community. When Juliet visits her father for vacation she swiftly falls in love with the way of life and the neighbouring rancher’s son, and the decision is made for her to finish her education in Fishtail.

But when Juliet and the neighbourhood teenagers go on a trek into the mountains, a harmless day of fun turns into a nightmare that neither they nor their families will ever forget . . .

Suspects

by Danielle Steel

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Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty, although she prefers to keep a low profile, especially in recent months. It's been one year since her husband, industry mogul Matthieu Pasquier, and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom – a nightmare that ended in tragedy.

The case has gone cold, but CIA operative Mike Andrews has reason to believe that high-society ‘networkist’ Pierre de Vaumont might be hiding a dark secret. Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a covert mission to uncover the truth and when Mike and Theo meet their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike’s true objective or identity . . . or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.

Complications

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 . . .

Beautiful

by Danielle Steel

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At just twenty-two years old, Veronique Vincent is already a star. She's a high-profile model who sashays down catwalks worldwide. But Veronique, daughter of a hardworking single mother, is not interested in the glamorous lifestyle at her manicured fingertips: she would rather be at home, or on dates with her boyfriend. Veronique plans to duck out of her busy schedule with a quick break. But then a terrible explosion at Brussels Airport changes her life entirely: she is left hospitalised, alone and bereaved, and with her appearance altered forever. Veronique starts to rebuild her life, but a letter from her mother reveals some deep secrets she could never have imagined. . .

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 . . . 

High Stakes

by Danielle Steel

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Driven young woman Jane Addison has bagged a job with renowned talent agency Fletcher and Benson. Her boss Hailey is experiencing chaos and tragedy at home following her husband's death. Head of Department Francine is also a single mother after a bitter divorce, while Allie loves her work and the actors she represents – until an affair with a client throws everything into doubt. Merriwether, the CFO, seems to have the perfect marriage, till her husband's jealousy jeopardizes it. 

Jane knows the problems that lie just below the surface at the agency. But when she tries to address them, the repercussions leave nobody unscathed.

Invisible

by Danielle Steel

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The child of a loveless marriage between a young model and wealthy entrepreneur, Antonia Adams is unprotected and unloved, abandoned in the chasm between her parents. The only way for her to feel safe is to draw as little attention as possible – to be invisible. In her isolation, films are her only companion and escape. She dreams of one day becoming a screenwriter. . . 

During a summer job at a Hollywood studio, she meets a famous filmmaker, and is no longer invisible. He makes grand plans to cast her in a movie, and make her a star. It is a dazzling opportunity but a terrifying one. Suddenly she is thrust into the public eye – even more so when they fall in love. 

Will Antonia face her demons and achieve her true dream of becoming a filmmaker, or will she remain in the entrancing spotlight? 

Neighbours

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. 

Flying Angels

by Danielle Steel

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Best friends Audrey and Lizzie are devastated by the loss of someone they both love, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

As they come to terms with their grief, their resolve to play a worthwhile role towards the war effort is strengthened. As trained nurses they volunteer for the army medivac corps and are sent to England, where they join a specialised team that fly dangerous missions to the Front to bring back wounded soldiers.

Audrey, Lizzie and their fellow medics and pilots will suffer the tragedies of war and experience loss and suffering. They will come to understand the importance of friendship, respect, bravery and being true to yourself. But, once the war is over, can they learn one of the hardest lessons of all: the ability to love again?

The Butler

by Danielle Steele

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The Butler 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. 

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.  

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.

Royal

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.

Spy

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

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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

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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.


Echoes

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.