Danielle Steel Books

Danielle Steel is a wildly successful American novelist who has sold more than eight hundred million copies of her books, this making her one of the bestselling fiction authors to ever live.

Order of Danielle Steel Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Going Home 1973
2 Now and Forever 1974
3 Passion's Promise 1976
4 Golden Moments 1976
5 The Promise 1977
6 Summer's End 1979
7 Season of Passion 1979
8 Daddy 1979
9 Loving 1980
10 To Love Again 1980
11 The Ring 1980
12 Palomino 1981
13 Remembrance 1981
14 A Perfect Stranger 1981
15 Crossings 1982
16 Thurston House 1983
17 Changes 1983
18 Full Circle 1984
19 No Greater Love 1985
20 Family Album 1985
21 Wanderlust 1986
22 The Gift 1986
23 Fine Things 1987
24 Kaleidoscope 1987
25 Zoya 1988
26 Bittersweet 1988
27 Star 1989
28 Lightning 1989
29 Message from Nam 1990
30 Mixed Blessings 1992
31 Jewels 1992
32 Vanished 1993
33 Wings 1994
34 Accident 1994
35 Five Days In Paris 1995
36 Malice 1996
37 Silent Honor 1996
38 Special Delivery 1997
39 The Ghost 1997
40 The Ranch 1997
41 Granny Dan 1998
42 Mirror Image 1998
43 The Long Road Home 1998
44 The Klone and I 1998
45 Dating Game 1999
46 Irresistible Forces 1999
47 The Wedding 2000
48 Leap of Faith 2000
49 Sunset In St. Tropez 2000
50 Journey 2000
51 Journey 2000
52 The House on Hope Street 2000
53 The Kiss 2001
54 The Cottage 2002
55 Answered Prayers 2002
56 Safe Harbour 2003
57 Echoes 2004
58 Miracle 2005
59 Toxic Bachelors 2005
60 Coming Out 2006
61 The House 2006
62 H.R.H. 2006
63 Bungalow 2 2007
64 Sisters 2007
65 A Good Woman 2007
66 Amazing Grace 2007
67 Matters of the Heart 2008
68 Honor Thyself 2008
69 Rogue 2008
70 Southern Lights 2009
71 One Day at a Time 2009
72 Family Ties 2010
73 Big Girl 2010
74 Legacy 2010
75 Impossible 2011
76 Hotel Vendome 2011
77 44 Charles Street 2011
78 Happy Birthday 2011
79 Friends Forever 2012
80 The Sins of the Mother 2012
81 Betrayal 2012
82 First Sight 2012
83 Until the End of Time 2013
84 Winners 2013
85 Once in a Lifetime 2013
86 A Perfect Life 2014
87 Pegasus 2014
88 Power Play 2014
89 Precious Gifts 2014
90 Prodigal Son 2015
91 Undercover 2015
92 Country 2015
93 Blue 2016
94 The Apartment 2016
95 Property of a Noblewoman 2016
96 Magic 2016
97 Rushing Waters 2016
98 The Award 2016
99 The Mistress 2017
100 Dangerous Games 2017

Order of Danielle Steel Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published
1 Love 1984

Order of Danielle Steel Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published
1 His Bright Light 1998
2 A Gift of Hope 2010
3 Pure Joy 2013

Order of Danielle Steel Picture Books

Order of Max & Martha Children's Books Series

Order of Freddie Children’s Books Series

# Read Title Published
1 Freddie's Trip 1992
2 Freddie's First Night Away 1992
3 Freddie's Accident 1992
4 Freddie and the Doctor 1992
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Born in 1947 in New York City, Danielle was the only child of a Portuguese Diplomat’s daughter and a German Jewish Immigrant. Danielle’s roots as a writer can probably be traced all the way back to her days in France where she was afforded the chance to attend her parent’s parties and observe the mannerisms of the wealthy and fortunate.

With her parents divorcing while she was so young, Danielle spent so much time with her father in New York and Europe that she rarely saw her mother. The author’s path to success began after her marriage to an American banker at the age of 18.

This followed stints at Parsons School of Design and New York City University where Danielle Steel studied literature design and fashion design. By the time she was 19, Danielle had finished her first manuscript.

However, she would spend a few more years working as a freelance writer, this while caring for her first child, before Danielle’s fiction work garnered any notable interest.

Danielle’s personal life has consisted of one all-consuming storm of confusion after another, especially when it comes to her many marriages and divorces. Despite her personal turmoil, Danielle’s literary achievements have endured, with the author becoming a near permanent fixture on bestseller lists across the country.

Danielle primarily writes romance. She introduces her characters while they are in a state of crisis and then explores their lives as they try to overcome the impossible. While many have dismissed Danielle for writing fluff, the author hasn’t shied away from tackling difficult subjects such as incest and war.

She has also adapted her writing style over the years, with her heroines growing stronger and showing an unbending will and tenacity. That hasn’t stopped her from eliciting criticisms regarding the redundant nature of her writing and the fact that she tends to tell readers her story rather than showing it to them.

For those fans of her more popular books, especially those individuals looking for a second chance to indulge in the adventures of their favorite characters, Danielle has been very adamant about her disinterest in the prospect of writing sequels.

For Danielle, the idea of having her novels being compared to their predecessors doesn’t appeal to her, which is why she primarily writes standalones.

Danielle Steel Awards

Despite the criticisms her books receive, Danielle has been rewarded with accolades for her efforts inside and outside the publishing field, this including an Outstanding Achievement Award in Mental Health, an Outstanding Achievement award for Work with Adolescents and a Distinguished Service in Mental Health Award, not to mention being decorated as an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France.

Danielle Steel Books into Movies

Danielle’s success is such that nearly two dozen of her book have been adapted into movies and television films of one sort or another, this including Jewels, Crossings, Kaleidoscope, Family Album, No Greater Love, Fine Things, Message from Nam, and Full Circle to mention but a few.

Even Danielle Steel fans will be hard-pressed to admit that they have watched every single one of the movies that have been adapted from her novels, not when new plans are being made to adapt even more of her novels for the big and small screen every single day.

It is difficult to deny the impact Danielle has had on the culture of the world.

Best Danielle Steel Books

Danielle has written so many books that it has become the norm for her fans to argue over which one is the best, with those titles that often receive a mention including the following:

Jewels: Sarah Whitfield met William on a trip to Europe her parents dragged her along for in an effort to banish her dark thoughts over her failed marriage. The two fell in love and married quickly. However, their honeymoon coincided with the start of the war, which saw William join the Allied Forces, abandoning his wife and their first child.

Sarah survived the devastation and desolation of war to create the prestigious Whitefield Jewelry Store. Sarah Whitefield tells the story of her love and loss on her 75th birthday.

Anyone that dismisses Danielle for her cheesy and clichéd stories will be blown away by the depth of this epic tale.

Safe Harbor: Matt Bowles met eleven-year-old Pip one random afternoon and he decided to teach the girl to draw, moved by the beauty of her mother. Since the accident a year ago, Pip and her mother have struggled with inconsolable grief.

Matt cannot help but see his own shattered family in Pip and her mother. Ophelia, on the other hand, cannot ignore the joy that Matt brings into her daughter’s life. She realizes that a ray of hope might have finally pierced her world of darkness.

This is another one of those books that breaks the typical mold of Danielle Steel’s books. Safe Harbor often tops most lists of the best Danielle Steel books.