Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel
A Novel


5 Critic Reviews

A novel that will appeal to the most dedicated of Steel’s fans.


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There are some places you visit, and some places you never leave behind. Danielle Steel’s new novel follows a devoted father and the daughter he raises in the fascinating upstairs-downstairs world of a glamorous Manhattan hotel.
The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born hotelier Hugues Martin, it is a rough diamond tucked away on a quiet New York City street. So Hugues scrapes together everything he has to purchase the building—and transforms it into one of the world’s finest luxury hotels.
Under Hugues’s exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its unparalleled service and discretion—the ideal refuge for the rich and famous—and a perfect home for Hugues’s family, until his young wife abandons him, leaving Hugues the single parent to their four-year-old daughter. Still, Heloise grows up happily amid a colorful milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her.
As the years pass and unexpected challenges arise, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise’s life. She longs to follow in her father’s footsteps and one day run the Hotel Vendôme. The lessons she learns at his side will carry her through it all, illuminating a story no reader will forget.
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Sins of the Mother.

About Danielle Steel

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Best-selling novelist Danielle Steel was born in New York City on August 14, 1947. She spent much of her early years in France where as a child she was often included in her parents dinner parties giving her a chance to observe the habits and lives of the wealthy and famous. She was raised in both N.Y. city and Europe by her father. She started writing stories as a child and by her teens had started writing poetry. She attended and graduated from Lycee Francais de New York. she studied literature, design, and fashion design - first at Parsons School of design and later at New York University. Her first novel Going Home was published in 1972. She also wrote children's fiction - authoring a series of 10 illustrated books entitled Max and Martha series aiming to help children face real life problems. In 2002 Danielle Steel was decorated by the French government as an "Officer" of the Order des Arts et des Letters, for her contributions to world culture. Her novels have been translated into 28 languages and are found in 47countries. Twenty-one of her novels have been adapted into TV movies or miniseries.
Published November 1, 2011 by Delacorte Press. 418 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Nov 20 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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on Oct 03 2011

A novel that will appeal to the most dedicated of Steel’s fans.

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on Jul 04 2011

The formula works, and while one can throw the critical book at Steele, she always delivers to her devoted fans. This time out is no exception.

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Reviewed by Amie Taylor on Dec 01 2011

Steel has created a fairy tale world where happy endings are requisite, and warm and tender emotions prevail.

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Reviewed by Rowan Coleman on Oct 16 2011

Hotel Vendome has easily enough plot to be twice as long without slowing down the pace. Danielle Steel opens a window into a rarefied world that few of us ever get to see in real life.

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Above average
Reviewed by Basma Mostafa on Feb 01 2012

Although Hotel Vendome is one of Steel's enjoyably light novels, it is definitely not a page-turner.

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