44 Charles Street
By Danielle Steel
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Betrayal.
A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.
The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor—even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her boyfriend, is suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse. The struggling art gallery owner does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her home becomes a whole new world.
First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father fighting for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, Francesca discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. The house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and hope—and in the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.
44 Charles Street5By Ramblynmatch15Danielle Steel is top notch - every read. The Nick Traina story is a 'must read' if you've read this book. Daniel has a vast knowledge-base when dealing with medical, psychological and emotional issues.
Slow start and too expensive3By FunFearlessVery slow start with quite a bit of repetition IMHO but got much better towards the middle/end. No worth the price tag though.
44 Charles Street5By Mac Kay kaySlow start...but it's a lovely story. Stick with it.
Hanging on5By Colorado kayakerWould like to have read one more chapter. The one when they do get married!
44 Charles Street3By Barbie DeanThe book was good, but not memorable. I read it in about two days. It was my first i book and I don't think it was worth the price.
44Charles Street5By beb8620An absolute delight. It offered happiness and heartbreak and, again, hope and happiness. It has it's drama, reality of life, many warming moments, laughter, friendship. It made me feel good.
Not a lot of romantic sizzle and dragged2By ThePrincessA typical Danielle Steele book but was slow in parts and very little romantic sizzle.
44 Charles Street4By GirliepotAnother great read. Wished the book could be longer. I did not want it to end.
Great5By PlgzuzLoved this book
CHANGES5By OPTICALLENAll of her books are great. She makes you feel like a part of all her characters and what they are experiencing. If you are broken or injured at the start she is sure to mend you and make you whole again.