On Sale: July 16, 2013
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Romance | Women's Fiction
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
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
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?
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