By Danielle Steel
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Handsome, widowed, subtle, totally captivating, Paul Parker gained the center of a prosperous younger Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of an enormous French artwork dealer—as his moment spouse. In marriages, he fathered a hard son and 3 very various daughters. yet as irresponsible as he used to be impossible to resist, he finally shrugged off the calls for of marriage and parenting to pursue lifestyles as a global bon vivant.
Raised via their mom with all of the care and get to the bottom of their father lacked, the 3 Parker sisters became shiny, self-reliant younger ladies: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely devoted social employee in ny; candy, nurturing Juliette, owner of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their more youthful sister, pleasure, who's suffering to construct an performing profession in l. a.. whereas they love their commonly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty of their personal relationships with males. And without powerful position version to steer him, Paul’s son has long gone from one failure to a different, even whereas his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his more youthful sisters.
Now, after an extended disorder, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his relatives has collected jointly to learn his will. As his ultimate needs are published, his son is pressured to stand fact as an grownup. And his daughters see a brand new facet to their father—one that indicates a worrying guy attempting to redeem himself with a special, lasting legacy. He has made a truly own bequest to every of his young children, conscientiously designed to assist them in achieving their very own exact desires and locate precise happiness. yet Paul has kept the most important shock for his ex-wife Véronique: a mystery from the earlier that shakes her global and units her unfastened. He leaves her a present that remained a secret for his or her complete marriage, and he or she starts off a seek to find its historical past and rightful owner.
The tale of a man’s final desire to make a difference—and of the family he leaves at the back of gratifying their destinies at last—Precious Gifts is bursting with indelible characters and emotional complexity because it takes readers from manhattan and l. a. to the artwork capitals of Europe and the South of France. Inspiring and uplifting, it's a deeply relocating exploration of the wealthy territory of loss, inheritance, and reawakening—Danielle metal on the peak of her literary prowess.