A perfect life : a novel / Danielle Steel.
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- ISBN: 9780345530943 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 0345530942 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
- Physical Description: 306 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2014.
|Summary, etc.:||A mother and daughter confront respective challenges, cope with celebrity and work through tragedy while maintaining an idyllic facade to the outside world, in an uplifting tale.|
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|Subject:||Mothers and daughters Fiction
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A Perfect Life
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
New Yorker Blaise McCarthy is a successful television journalist in her midforties, but her professional accomplishments come at the expense of her personal life. Her last relationship was with a married man, and her 19-year-old daughter, Salima, has lived at a boarding school for the blind for most of her life. When Salima's caretaker dies, she moves home. Her new caretaker, a charismatic young man named Simon, isn't what Blaise or Salima expected, but he wins them over, encouraging Salima to become more independent and befriending Blaise. Love blossoms, and they have to decide whether their 15-year age difference and their difference in social status are insurmountable. Blaise's vulnerabilities make her likable her confidence is shaken by an attractive young woman who may be her replacement, and her love for Simon forces her to examine her past. However, Salima steals the show as she blossoms from a coddled teen to an independent young woman chasing her dreams in the big city. Another sudsy glitz-and-glamour love story from the inimitable Steel; her fans will love it.--Donohue, Nanette Copyright 2010 Booklist