As editor-in-chief of New York’s leading fashion magazine,
Fiona Monaghan lived a life as hectic and high-toned as the fashion world
itself, jetting back and forth between her stylish Manhattan brownstone and the
couture shows of Europe. With closets stuffed with Fendi, a snoring bulldog
named Sir Winston sharing her bed, and a houseman who favors gold lamé and
borrows her shoes, Fiona was utterly content with her life. Until the
sweltering June day John Anderson strolled into her office.
After a dinner date left them both wanting more, Fiona
impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows. And in the most romantic
city in the world, somewhere between the magic of the runway and the stroll
along the Seine, Fiona let this man into her heart. A widower with two
daughters, John Anderson was nearly Fiona’s opposite in every way. As
conservative as she was freewheeling, John was both amused and appalled by
Fiona’s world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, and high-heeled
housemen. But within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends
with Sir Winston—and Fiona was making room in her closets.
It didn’t take long for the dominoes to start falling.
First, John introduced Fiona to his daughters, their blood-thirsty Pekingese,
and a snarling housekeeper straight out of Hitchcock’s Rebecca. It was hate at first sight. Then, after a dinner party
with John’s biggest client goes disastrously awry, Fiona and John’s
relationship began to unravel with alarming speed. What happens next will set
Fiona on a journey filled with pain and revelation, awakening and change…For
when she returns to Paris alone and takes an amazing risk, an extraordinary
series of events begins to unfold. And as the snow falls on the city of light,
Fiona is about to get the surprise of her life: a second act she never saw
In a dazzling tale of modern misadventures and
career-crossed relationships, Danielle Steel brings us into the lives of two
unforgettable people as they love and laugh, struggle and survive. With
unerring insight, she captures the heady magic of instant attraction, the
challenges of change—and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over
again. Download and start listening now!