A guide to Danielle Steel's latest books & bestsellers

Danielle Steel is the world's bestselling living author, and has sold one billion copies of her books worldwide. 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, and has sold one billion copies of her books worldwide: if stacked, they would reach higher than 60,000 Eiffel Towers or 45,000 Empire State Buildings. 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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Never Too Late

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Never Too Late

After relocating from San Francisco to Manhattan after her husband's death, Kezia is watching the 4th July firework display from her terrace, when she sees smoke and flames pouring from famous landmarks across New York City. Her neighbour, the famous movie star Sam Stewart, is also aware of the crisis, and watches in horror as the terrifying drama unfolds. They rush to the affected site and join the rescue operations. The harrowing event and their intense shared experiences in the following weeks foster a profound bond between Kezia and Sam, offering a touching tale about human connection and courage amidst crisis.

Published on the 4 January, Upside Down is Danielle Steel's latest novel. The Ball at Versaille was published on 23 November, and Second Act on 12 October.

Upside Down

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Upside Down

In the glitz of Hollywood, Ardith Law, a 62-year-old Oscar-winning actress, shines bright. Her aide, Josh Gray, who is many years her junior, stirs unexpected feelings while her partner is away. In New York, her daughter Morgan falls for Ben Ryan, a famed news reporter. But when a blackmail plot shakes their world, Morgan must decide: can she forgive the past, and can Ardith follow her heart? After all, age has no boundary in finding true happiness and the right partner.

The Ball at Versaille

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Ball at Versaille

The Palace of Versailles in 1958 hosts a memorable soiree, where debutantes meet with royalty. Among them are: Amelia Alexander, a poor single mother's hopeful child, strives for a better life; Caroline Taylor, enmeshed in a love affair with an emerging actor; Felicity Smith, a nuclear physics undergraduate attending the party to satisfy her family and Samantha Walker, the beloved, over-protected daughter of a wealthy businessman. What they don't know, is that an exclusive invitation, a trip to Paris, and one spectacular, show-stopping night will change these young women’s lives forever. 

Second Act

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Second Act

Andy Westfield, a once prestigious movie studio head, loses everything when the company is sold. Seeking solace, he escapes to a small English town. There, he meets Violet Smith, a former journalist with her own struggles. An unexpected twist occurs when Violet's unfinished novel captivates Andy, presenting a chance for redemption and a potential cinematic miracle. In Second Act, Danielle Steel presents a heartening tale of how challenging times give way to opportunities and an original outline does not always contain the perfect ending.


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Happiness

Happiness is an uplifting novel about the choices we must make to find the life we want and the rejuvenating power of love. After a dark and unhappy childhood and two failed marriages, bestselling thriller author Sabrina Brooks has finally found the life she’s always craved. However, this is suddenly disrupted when she receives a mysterious letter informing her that she is now the sole heir to her recently deceased uncle’s title and manor house in southern England. After she travels to England, things take a dark turn as she learns more about her family's history and her father's secrets are revealed . . . 


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Palazzo

After her parents perish in a tragic accident, Cosima Saverio assumes leadership of her family’s haute couture Italian leather brand aged only twenty-three. Looking after the business and her two younger siblings, Allegra and Luca, comes at a cost: Cosima's needs are never a priority. . .until she meets Olivier Bayard, the founder of France’s most successful ready-to-wear handbag company. Get ready for a riveting novel about family, legacy and what you do for those you love, set in the cut-throat world of Italian fashion.

The Wedding Planner

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Wedding Planner

Faith Ferguson is one of New York’s most sought after wedding planners. Usually, she thrives on realizing dreams and making magic happen, but this year she faces both professional and personal challenges. And when the Alberts' showstopper wedding is nearly derailed by both a last minute invitee and the groom himself, Faith cannot avoid the warning signals. Desperate to provide the perfect day for all her clients, Faith has often neglected her own love life, but amidst planning –  and saving – this tumultuous wedding she will learn to 'never say never'.

Worthy Opponents

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Worthy Opponents

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.

The Whittiers

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Whittiers

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

Book cover for The High Notes

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

Book cover for The Challenge

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. When Juliet visits her father for vacation she falls in love with both the way of life and the neighbouring rancher’s son, and she ddecides 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. 


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Suspects

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


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Beautiful

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. But then a terrible explosion at Brussels Airport changes her life entirely: she is left hospitalised, alone, bereaved, and with her appearance altered forever. Veronique starts to rebuild her life until a letter from her mother reveals some deep secrets she could never have imagined. 

High Stakes

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for High Stakes

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.


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Invisible

The child of a loveless marriage between a young model and wealthy entrepreneur, Antonia Adams is unprotected and unloved. 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 and during a summer job at a Holly wood 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. Will Antonia face her demons and achieve her true dream of becoming a filmmaker?

Flying Angels

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Flying Angels

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, they resolve to play a worthwhile role towards the war effort. 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. In doing so, they will come to understand the importance of friendship, respect, bravery and being true to yourself. 

The Butler

by Danielle Steele

Book cover for The Butler

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, Liese is left 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. 

All That Glitters

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for All That Glitters

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? 


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Royal

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.

Daddy's Girls

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Daddy's Girls

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?

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.

The Wedding Dress

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Wedding Dress

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.


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Spy

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.

Expect a Miracle

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Expect a Miracle

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.' 

Child's Play

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Child's Play

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’?

Lost and Found

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Lost and Found

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. 

Moral Compass

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Moral Compass

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.

The Dark Side

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Dark Side

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.

Blessing in Disguise

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Blessing in Disguise

Isabelle McAvoy has three daughters with three different fathers. Her relationships with the elder two's fathers end up failing – for different reasons –  and Isabelle finds herself single once again. With two young daughters Isabelle unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. Her three girls grow up to be very different women and Isabelle’s relationship with each of them is unique. When one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light.

Neighbours is Danielle Steel's most popular book since 2022. 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

Book cover for Neighbours

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 Affair

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for The Affair

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.  

Nine Lives

by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Nine Lives

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

Book cover for Finding Ashley

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. 


by Danielle Steel

Book cover for Complications

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. That is until the hotels is rocked by the events of one fateful night. As the guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, it quickly becomes apparent that there is much more drama in store.