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    • ISBN:9780751556537
    • Publication date:28 May 2015

Thurston House

By Danielle Steel

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A classic title from international bestseller Danielle Steel

Hard work had made Jeremiah rich: at the age of forty-four he was one of the wealthiest mining barons in America. When he married the captivating Camille - less than half his age - he was looking for more than love. He was looking for a woman to found a great family. And for that family, he built a mansion: Thurston House.

The vast mansion was the finest in the city - a palace for a prince, a princess and their children. In bricks and mortar, turrets and columns, it symbolised the great power of the new dynasty it was to house. Many generations would live and love and die in Thurston House. Each generation would ask itself whether money alone can buy happiness, a family and love.

Thurston House is the compelling tale of three generations of the Thurston family: Danielle Steel is a master storyteller.

Biographical Notes

Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular and highly acclaimed authors, with over ninety international bestselling novels in print and more than 600 million copies of her novels sold. 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; and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved.

To discover more about Danielle Steel and her books visit her website at www.daniellesteel.com

You can also connect with Danielle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DanielleSteelOfficial or on Twitter: @daniellesteel

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  • ISBN: 9780751542431
  • Publication date: 22 Jul 2010
  • Page count: 496
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