First Sight - Danielle Steel

First Sight

Author: Danielle Steel


  • Publication Date: 2013-07-16
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4
(From 405 Ratings)

Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel’s deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything—except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.
 
FIRST SIGHT
 
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion shows—the famous prêt-à-porter. At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie O’Neill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life.
 
With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success. In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart.
 
But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie O’Neill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick. At first, Timmie and Jean-Charles Vernier are only patient and physician. They become confidants and friends, corresponding at a safe distance between Paris and Los Angeles once she goes home. There is every reason why they must remain apart. But neither can deny their growing friendship and the electricity that sparks whenever they meet.
 
First Sight is as complex and compelling as modern life itself. Careers, families, histories, losses, duty, obligation, and fear of losing control and getting hurt. It is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy—or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's A Perfect Life.

Praise for First Sight
 
“A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Steel is one of the world’s most popular authors, and this poignant romance is sure to thrill her many loyal fans and reach many new readers, too.”Booklist
 
“Steel deftly stages heartstring-tugging moments.”Publishers Weekly

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  • WONDER WHICH ONE....

    1
    By uprise24
    .......of her children wrote this book? Must have been a teenager. I disrespect myself for reading this book - but it's summer after all and nothing on TV. So deadly dull, hope you can only imagine and don't subject yourself to this tedious piece of drivel.
  • First Sight

    5
    By Asst teacher
    I really enjoyed this book. I only have summers off from being a pre school Teacher,so I always try to get some reading in. I couldn't put this book down between trying to get some summer cleaning done.It was easy reading,a light love story and I highly recommend it. TY
  • Wanted more

    4
    By Ruchina
    It was a great story. Very much related to a friend of mine who I admire. But I do agree, I needed one more chapter. The ending was somewhat disappointing.
  • No thank you.

    2
    By Kfourney
    This is easily the most disappointing book I've read in a long time. Do not waste your time or money.
  • Loved this book!

    5
    By AJC12345678
    This book had me interested from the beginning to end... Many moments you can't stop reading as the story has you completely involved.
  • First Sight-

    1
    By R2bbarnes
    So very disappointing.... content was repeated over and over, descriptions reiterated as if a different writer started over! It just makes it uninteresting. Nothing about this felt like a Steele novel. I too would like a refund and I have never felt like that.
  • Awful!

    1
    By Akcamper
    Danielle Steele has disappointed again. Maybe she should take more than a week to write a book, sometimes less is more. I thought each time she repeated Timmie O's past that I was going to poke my eyes out. Enough repetition already!!! I used to love to read her books but after some other disappointing reads I took a long break from her. Thought I'd give her another try and wish I could get my money back. The initial idea of the story is good but from an award winning author I expect more. Her readers should expect more. Don't waste your money on this one.
  • Great read!

    5
    By Joandsophia
    I enjoyed this book immensely. It has some twists and turns that are unexpected, but through out a great love affair. Thanks Danielle, you didn't disappoint. You brought home another success!
  • At first Sight

    5
    By Jharp51
    Excellent, couldn't put it down. What a story teller Danielle Steele is!
  • First Sight

    4
    By Girliepot
    Wished I could rate it a 5, but it was hard to rate it at 5 as I wished you could have written more chapters to read about Timmie and Jean-Charles and baby as a happy happy family. If there were more pages and chapters of happy endings rather than reading few pages of joy, and all through the book a feeling of martyrdom for both, my rating would have been a 5. So please Danielle Steel, give us more pages of more smiles in our faces, ok? With that said, you are still my very best author. I pre-order your books as I want to read it right away, sometimes in one sitting. That's how I just love them. I have a collection of hard covers but with iBooks, my library of your books are read on my iPad. Thanks for writing as fast as you can and awaiting your next one so I can pre-order. You and your family stay well, ok?

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