Dimensions: 368 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385343205
ISBN - 13: 9780385343206
About the Book
Olivia, an enormously successful businesswoman, missed out on much of her children's lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Steel's character-rich new novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present, and makes amends where due.
From the Publisher
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult
choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful
businesswoman missed out on much of her children's lives while she
built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel's
character-rich new novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance
the present, and makes amends where due, while still running her
vastly successful business.
THE SINS OF THE MOTHER
As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months
every year planning a lavish holiday that everyone in her family
will enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip in the
Mediterranean on a luxurious yacht, which she hopes will be the
most memorable vacation of all. Her lavish gesture every year
expresses her love for them, and regret at all the important times
she missed during her children's younger years. Her younger
daughter, Cassie, a hip London music producer, refuses the
invitation altogether, as she does every year. Her older daughter,
Liz, lives in her mother's shadow, with a terror of failure as she
tries to recapture her dream of being a writer. And her sons, John
and Phillip, work for Olivia, for better or worse, with wives who
wish they didn't. In the splendor of the Riviera, this should be a
summer to remember, with Olivia's children, grandchildren, and
daughters-in-law on board. But as with any family gathering, there
are always surprises, and no matter how glamorous the setting
things don't always turn out as ones hopes.
Family dynamics are complicated, old disappointments die hard, and
as forgiveness and surprising revelations enter into it, new bonds
are formed, and the future takes on a brighter hue. And one by one,
with life's irony, Olivia's children find themselves committing the
same "sins" for which they blamed their mother for so many years.
It is a summer of compassion, important lessons, and truth.
The Sins of the Mother captures the many sides of family
love: complex, challenging, funny, passionate, and hopefully
enduring. Along the way, we are enthralled by an unforgettable
heroine, a mother strong enough to take more than her fair share of
the blame, wise enough to respect her children for who they really
are, and forgiving enough to love them unconditionally.
About the Author
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the
world's most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her
novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Friends
Forever, Betrayal, Hotel Vendôme, Happy Birthday, 44 Charles
Street, Legacy, 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, and the memoir A Gift of Hope.