I read her most recent book “The Mistress” on a “staycation.” When I take out a novel by Danielle Steel, it is like a weekend trip to the movies without the cost. She takes you into the world of art, romance, riches, betrayal, heartbreak and happiness.
In “The Mistress” Vladimir Stanislas’ total wealth is incomparable to anyone else. He negotiates business deals with presidents and some other shady characters. His beautiful mistress Natasha Leonova lives in isolation on Vladimir’s luxury yacht, complete with a gun room and their private security force. They travel around the world at the spur of the moment. Vladimir enjoys buying her designer clothes and giving her everything but marriage and children.
She encounters Theo Luca, an upcoming artist, and son of world-renowned artist Lorenza Luca. Theo falls madly in love with Natasha, who he cannot get out of his mind; even though several friends and his mother have told him to forget her.
There is always tragedy before triumph in her novels. Ms. Steel has mastered the art of telling a story on a comfortable level. There is a reason she is the fifth all-time best seller author. Numbers may vary but she has maintained a pretty impressive record over the years.
Danielle Steel’s books can be found in more than 47 countries around the world and they have been translated into 28 languages. She has written 84 novels, numerous children’s books, poetry and other non-fiction titles.