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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781441894083
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A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor—even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her boyfriend, is suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse. The struggling art gallery owner does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her home becomes a whole new world.

First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father fighting for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, Francesca discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. The house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and hope—and in the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Floyd | 2/17/2014

    " Had not read any of her books for along time. They seem to be all very predictable to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patty | 2/8/2014

    " I can't believe this book was written by Danielle Steel. It was poorly written, redundant, repetitive, head hopped all the way through it and it didn't hold my interest. I had to struggle to finish it. The story had a good plot line, but the immature writing took away from the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol Lepine | 2/2/2014

    " If you don't have enough material to write a 319 page book then do it. She only had about enough of a story for 100 pages, then just repeated herself every third paragragh. Very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Sharp | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, as I do most all of Danielle Steel books. This made me lol & bring a tear to my eye, which is a very good sign that it's a really good book or movie, for a woman anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/22/2014

    " Easy read and interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Pilcher | 1/21/2014

    " Fairly typical Danielle Steel. Easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anita Mummert | 1/19/2014

    " It's ok. I've never read any Danielle Steele and I have a feeling I won't anymore. The story was interesting, but as others have said, the writing is terrible. So many things were repeated over and over again that it's like she was trying to beat it into the reader's head that: Internet dating is bad, her mom was married a bunch of times and she didn't want to be like her, etc. There were times when a character would say something like "I don't think online dating is safe", which she had to follow up with another explanation of why that person said what they did. Master of the obvious, I guess. Unfortunately I felt like a child having everything explained to me over and over again. I like to think the author believes I'm smart enough to get it the first time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsy | 1/17/2014

    " I used to read Danielle Steel and now I know why I have stopped...poorly written and just plain dumb. Don't read this, you will regret it for wasting your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 1/8/2014

    " macaroni and cheese "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 1/3/2014

    " Nothing really happened in this book, a bit of a waste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimie | 12/30/2013

    " Wonderfully put together. Story of love, laughter, and tears. Shows that family does not have to be blood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Brunnett | 12/18/2013

    " A typical Danielle Steel book. Characters were run of the mill, and I thought the plot was fairly predictable. Don't hurry to read this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 12/10/2013

    " Was not crazy about this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 12/5/2013

    " Well, this was my first Danielle Steel book & it will probably be my last. Francesca breaks up with her live-in boyfriend. When he moves out, she is stuck with the mortgage, so takes in boarders to help with expenses. The story had potential, but the editing was poorly done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/5/2013

    " I always love a good Danielle Steel book and enjoyed this one more than her last few. It also bought in some disturbing storylines which is unlike this Author. I felt this book had a lot more substance as well so hopefully this will continue in her future books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Happyichigo | 7/2/2013

    " This book bore me to tears. I like the plot but Ms Steel keep repeating the same sentence again and again. I used to love Ms Steel's writing but this one might be the last novel for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SuJo | 3/28/2013

    " Danielle Steel has been one of my favorites since I was young. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 2/16/2013

    " I thought this was a Great Danielle Steele book! Easy fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randi | 2/9/2013

    " The characters were warm & loving, willing to help each neighbor out. The storyline was simple to follow and an enjoyable read, like almost all Danielle Steel's book. The ending was somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kathi | 11/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book as I do all the author's writings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail Jorgensen | 8/9/2012

    " It was a nice story but very easy to figure out ahead of time a nice romance story.Her recent books can't compare to Zoya and The Ring her early books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 5/9/2012

    " Typical Danielle Steele book. You can always predict the happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pensacola Helene | 4/8/2012

    " It was another good book by Danielle Steele. Enjoyed the adventures, the characters, and the peaceful ending. Recommended for the light and easy reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 N | 11/6/2011

    " Oy. I read this to understand how Danielle Steele built her empire. I think I get it, and the future looks bleak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Rutherford | 7/1/2011

    " This was okay, but I found the writing rather mundane (I could almost always finish a sentence they were so predictable) and the plot quite predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/1/2011

    " typical Danielle Steel book. Enjoyable, mindless read where all works out in the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/29/2011

    " Yes, I really liked this appealing novel of a diverse group brought together by this house to form a family. Either Steel is getting better or I am getting more tolerant. Easy summer reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/27/2011

    " Another quick read by Danielle Steel. Her books always keep my interest and this is no difference. One of the characters gets involved with internet dating and you could see the outcome early on. The romance between characters is true Steel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 6/23/2011

    " A nice light read book. Read it in just a few days. Wasn't too mushy like she can sometimes be. Enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/22/2011

    " Good story, but in the first part of the book the author repeats herself alot. It seems like she is just filling pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 6/22/2011

    " I thought this was a Great Danielle Steele book! Easy fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denice | 6/22/2011

    " Relly liked this book. Haven't read Danielle Steel in a while but it was entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 6/22/2011

    " Quick easy read. Touches on some tough subjects. Very likeable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2011

    " I used to read a lot of Danielle Steel books years ago and I needed a light read after the last book I read, so I decided to give her new one a try. The story was nice, it was definitely a light read. It was very annoying though how often the author repeats herself from page to page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/19/2011

    " Fairly typical Danielle Steel. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penelope | 6/16/2011

    " Better than a lot of Danielle Steel's books, it is a very quick read but seems to be rushed at the end. Also it gets annoying when the author uses dated words and expressions that show her age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kathi | 6/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this book as I do all the author's writings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 6/14/2011

    " Typical, wouldn't read again. A book where you definately don't have to think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 6/12/2011

    " typical Danielle Steele--"brain candy" easy on the brain and not much substance!! okay for a hot summer afternoon but not much else..... "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards: in 2011 for Biography and History, in for History and Historical Fiction, and in 2009 for Nonfiction and Culture. His work has also garnered multiple AudioFile Earphones awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.