On Sale: July 22, 2014
Featuring: Blaise McCarthy; Salima McCarthy
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel
comes a heartwarming and inspirational novel about a mother
and daughter who face challenges, cope with celebrity, and
overcome tragedy while maintaining the outward appearance of
. . .
A PERFECT LIFE
The epitome of intelligence, high-powered energy, and grace,
Blaise McCarthy is an icon in the world of television news,
asking the tough questions and taking on the emotionally
charged issues of world affairs and politics with courage
and insight. A single mother, she manages her well-ordered
career meticulously, always prepared on the air or
interviewing world-renowned figures and heads of state. To
her audience, Blaise seems to have it all. But privately,
and off the set, there is another untold story she has kept
hidden for years.
Blaiseâ€™s teenage daughter, Salima, was blinded by Type 1
diabetes in childhood, and her needs have kept her away in a
year-round boarding school with full-time medical care and
assistance ever since. When Salimaâ€™s school closes after a
tragedy, Salima returns to her motherâ€™s New York City
apartment, and suddenly they face challenges theyâ€™ve never
had to deal with before, and that Blaise feels ill-equipped
to handle. A new caretaker provided by Salimaâ€™s school
creates as many problems as he solves. Handsome,
accomplished, thirty-two-year-old Simon Ward, with strong
opinions on every topic, questions how mother and daughter
view themselves and each other. Simon opens new doors for
both of them and refuses to accept Salimaâ€™s physical
limitations. He turns their world upside down, and the three
Then everything starts to unravel and Blaise canâ€™t keep her
two worlds separate anymore. A beautiful young anchorwoman
is hired at the network; it is no secret that she is being
groomed to take Blaiseâ€™s place. Her career as she has known
it is threatened, and her previously well-ordered life feels
totally out of control. For the first time, Blaiseâ€™s life is
not perfect, but real.
In this unforgettable tale, the incomparable Danielle Steel
has written a novel that pulsates with emotion and honesty
as three people face the truth about themselves. A Perfect
Life is about what we do when facades fall away and we can
no longer run from the truth. As old ideas fail, everything
changes, and life is suddenly brand-new.
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