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The right time : a novel

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2017
"Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father--and soon she was writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, violent, complex crime stories that reflected skill and imagination far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. As she climbs the ladder of publishing success, however, she does so with her father's admonition firmly in mind: men read crime stories by men, only--and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonyn Alexander Green, her true identity known only to a few close associates. Moving from Alex's childhood to her forties, through loss and triumph, the inner workings of the publishing world and Hollywood adaptations--with the truth behind the celebrated Alexander Green concealed at all costs"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

  • 9781101883945
  • 1101883944

Edition: First edition.

Description: 325 pages ; 25 cm

LCCN: 2017002297

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Collins, Jackie — Entertaining tales of tawdry affairs, tragic circumstances, and scandals are bread and butter for fast-paced authors Jackie Collins and Danielle Steel. These prolific authors write about the dramas of modern women, though Collins' novels are more risque and Steel's are more melodramatic. -- Tara Bannon Williamson
Delinsky, Barbara — Like Steel, Delinsky writes romantic stories focused more on women and issues in their lives. Delinsky's books feature more ordinary women, while Steel often mentions the brand names and details of elegant living. -- Katherine Johnson
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- — Although Barbara Taylor Bradford previously concentrated on family sagas. More recently, however, she has followed the example of Steel and focused more on the stories of individual women. Rich and famous trappings, along with strong working women protagonists and their emotional stories make her an excellent choice for Steel's fans. -- Krista Biggs
Sparks, Nicholas — Steel's legion fans should also be introduced to Nicholas Sparks and his contemporary, romantic, emotional stories of love lost and found. Although he sets his novels in small towns, away from the bright lights and brand names, they touch on the same heartfelt dilemmas. -- Krista Biggs
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-; Cook, Claire, 1955-; Woodhouse, Sarah — These authors' works are Moving, Engaging, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's romantic fiction' and 'Women's lives and relationships' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Richards, Emilie, 1948- — These authors' works are Moving, Heartwarming, and Engaging, and they share: the genres 'Women's romantic fiction' and 'Women's lives and relationships' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Mothers and daughters'.
Mapson, Jo-Ann — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's romantic fiction' and 'Women's lives and relationships' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Mothers and daughters'.
Robinson, Holly, 1955- — These authors' works are Moving, Engaging, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's romantic fiction' and 'Women's lives and relationships' and the subject 'Mothers and daughters'.
Meaney, Roisin — These authors' works are Moving, Heartwarming, and Engaging, and they share: the genres 'Women's romantic fiction' and 'Women's lives and relationships' and the subjects 'Men/women relations', 'Friendship', and 'Families'.
Gruen, Sara — These authors' works are Moving, Engaging, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subject 'Mothers and daughters'.

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★★★★★ the right time

By Westerville89339 on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:53:59

This is by far spell bounding. I couldn't put it down--I cried at times, smiled at others--the main character is put thru so much, I couldn't help wonder if she was ever truly going to find peace and happiness. Danielle Steel has another GREAT hit!

★★★☆☆ The Right Time

By Patron90485 on Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:01:42

Since I've been very critical of Danielle Steel I think it only fair that I review this book as being in my opinion the best she has written in a number of years. In particular I found the first half of the book to be quite interesting, although I started to lose interest as it progressed.

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