As president of a major pharmaceutical empire, Peter Haskell has everything.Power, position, a career and a family, which mean everything to him, and forwhich he has sacrificed a great deal. Compromise has been key in PeterHaskell's life, and integrity is the base on which he lives.
Olivia Thatcher is the wife of a famous senator. She has given to her husband'sambitions and career until her soul is bone dry. She is trapped in a web ofduty and obligation, married to a man she once loved and no longer even knows.When her son died, a piece of Olivia died too.
Accidentally, on the night of a bomb threat, they meet in Paris, at the Ritz.Their totally different lives converge for one magical moment in the PlaceVendô me, as Olivia carefully, silently, steps out of her life and walksaway. As the two strangers meet, their lives become briefly enmeshed. In acafé in Montmartre, their hearts are laid bare. Peter, once so sure ofhis path, so certain of his marriage and success, but suddenly faced with hisprofessional future in jeopardy. Olivia, no longer sure of anything except thatshe can't go on anymore.
When Olivia disappears, only Peter suspects that it may not be foul play. Andif he finds her again, where will they go from there? Five days in Paris is allthey have. They go back to their separate lives, but nothing is the same. Athome again, they both must pursue their lives, despite challenges, compromise, and betrayal. Everything they believe is put on the line, until they eachrealize they must stand fast against compromise and face life's challengeshead-on.
About the Author
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, 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; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children's book Pretty Minnie in Paris.