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Chapter One

The photo shoot in the Place de la Concorde, in Paris, had been going since eight o'clock that morning. They had an area around one of the fountains cordoned off, and a bored-looking Parisian gendarme stood watching the proceedings. The model stood in the fountain for hours on end, jumping, splashing, laughing, her head thrown back in practiced glee, and each time she did it, she was convincing. She was wearing an evening gown hiked up to her knees, and a mink wrap. A powerful battery-operated fan blew her long blond hair out in a mane behind her.

Passersby stopped and stared, fascinated by the scene as a makeup artist in a tank top and shorts climbed in and out of the fountain to keep the model's makeup perfect. By noon, the model still looked like she was having a fabulous time, as she laughed with the photographer and his two assistants between shots as well as on camera. Cars slowed as they drove by, and two American teenagers stopped and stared in amazement as they strolled by and recognized her.

Oh my God, Mom It's Candy the older of the two girls intoned with awe. They were on vacation in Paris from Chicago, but even Parisians recognized Candy easily. She was the most successful supermodel in America, and on the international scene, and had been since she was seventeen. Candy was twenty-one now, and had made a fortune modeling in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, and a dozen other cities. The agency could barely handle the volume of her bookings. She was on the cover of Vogue at least twice a year, and was in constant demand. Candy was, without a doubt, the hottest model in the business, and a household name even to those who knew little about fashion.

Her full name was Candy Adams, but she never used her last name, just Candy. She didn't need more than that. Everybody knew her, her face, her name, her reputation as one of the world's leading models. She managed to make everything look like fun, whether she was running through snow barefoot in a bikini in the freezing cold in Switzerland, walking through the surf in an evening gown in the winter on Long Island, or wearing a full-length sable coat under a blazing sun in the Tuscan hills. Whatever she did, she looked as though she was having a ball doing it. Standing in the fountain in the Place de la Concorde in July was easy, despite the heat and the morning sun, in one of Paris's standard summer heat waves. The shoot was for another Vogue cover, for the October issue, and the photographer, Matt Harding, was one of the biggest in the business. They had worked together hundreds of times over the last four years, and he loved shooting with her.

Unlike other models as important as she was, Candy was always easy—good-natured, funny, irreverent, sweet, and surprisingly naive after the success she'd enjoyed since the beginning of her career. She was just a nice person, and an incredible beauty. She didn't have a single bad angle. Her face was virtually perfect for the camera, with no flaws, no defects. She had the delicacy of a cameo, with finely carved features, miles of naturally blond hair that she wore long most of the time, and blue eyes the color of sky and the size of saucers. Matt knew she liked to party hard and stay out late, and amazingly it never showed in her face the next day. She was one of the lucky few who could get away with pla

Synopsis:

During an annual Fourth of July family gathering, the lives of four sisters--Candy, a supermodel; Tammy, a TV producer; Sabrina, an ambitious young lawyer; and Annie, an artist--are changed forever by tragedy as they come together to support one another and to pick up the pieces, while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Reprint.

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Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel[alpha]s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy1and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof. Candy1it[alpha]s the only name she needs1is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion[alpha]s latest international supermodel. . . . Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.[alpha]s Hollywood Hills. . . . In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. . . . On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family[alpha]s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed. Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives1on opposite sides of the world1reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings1as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope. With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other[alpha]s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility1and the wonder1of life.

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 570 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Amazing Grace, Bungalow 2, Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307566836
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Steel, Danielle
Author:
Danielle Steel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Family reunions
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Large Print-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080129
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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Product details 448 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307566836 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , During an annual Fourth of July family gathering, the lives of four sisters--Candy, a supermodel; Tammy, a TV producer; Sabrina, an ambitious young lawyer; and Annie, an artist--are changed forever by tragedy as they come together to support one another and to pick up the pieces, while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel[alpha]s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy1and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof. Candy1it[alpha]s the only name she needs1is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion[alpha]s latest international supermodel. . . . Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.[alpha]s Hollywood Hills. . . . In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. . . . On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family[alpha]s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed. Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives1on opposite sides of the world1reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings1as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope. With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other[alpha]s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility1and the wonder1of life.
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