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Sisters
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Sisters
Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage...
SISTERS
Candy is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion's latest international supermodel...Her sister, Tammy, has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV...In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American in Florence, living for her art...One Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family'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 lives come together to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. 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, each is forced to confront the direction of their respective lives....
With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other's lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility–and the wonder–of life.
Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage...
SISTERS
Candy is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion's latest international supermodel...Her sister, Tammy, has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV...In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American in Florence, living for her art...One Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family'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 lives come together to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. 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, each is forced to confront the direction of their respective lives....
With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other's lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility–and the wonder–of life.
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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 playing and never have it show afterward. She wouldn't be able to get away with it forever, but for now she still could. If anything, she only got prettier with age, although at twenty-one, one could hardly expect her to be touched by the ravages of time, but some...

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  • Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 530 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Toxic Bachelors, Miracle, ImPossible, Echoes, Second Chance, Ransom, Safe Harbour, 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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    December 11, 2006
    Four stunningly beautiful Connecticut-bred sisters pursue their
    \t\t disparate careers in prolific Steel's (H.R.H.) latest. There's Candy, 21, a supermodel with
    \t\t an eating disorder, on location in Paris; Annie, 26, a RISD-grad studying
    \t\t painting in Florence; Tammy, at 29 an L.A. TV producer with a new hit and no
    \t\t life; and Sabrina, 34, a workaholic, commitment-phobic family attorney. No
    \t\t matter what, all meet at Mommy and Daddy's for July 4, Thanksgiving and
    \t\t Christmas. During one of the reunions, a disastrous car accident kills their
    \t\t beautiful, dutiful mother and leaves artist Annie blind. Sabrina comes up with
    \t\t a plan for the sisters to live ensemble in a
    \t\t New York brownstone, so that they might grieve and ease Annie's transition into
    \t\t the sightless world. The questions then become Will Candy eat? Will Sabrina
    \t\t commit? Will Tammy have a hit? Will Annie transition? And will Dad love again?
    \t\t Legions of fans expect an emphatic yes, and they won't be disappointed. But
    \t\t they can also expect decapitation, rape and emotional betrayal, which work like
    \t\t little shocks to keep pages turning.

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