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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America's favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death from cancer.

Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web.

When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother's mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Camille needs to fight--first for her legacy, and then for her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess's elderly, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101884065
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Fairy tale


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Dec 08, 2017

The condensed version was on the inside flap cover, Having read most of her work I knew what was going to happen.I did not enjoy the read as i already new where it was going.
She is such a prorific writer.She seems to get lost in trying to churn out so many books in a short time, No time to plan really good well thought out works.As so many people snap them up as soon as they are avaible how can one blame her for trying to satisfy the readership.

Nov 18, 2017

Like many of my generation I grew up on fairy tales. As an adult I still enjoy a good fairy tale and who better than Danielle Steel to deliver one. Camlile Lammenais grows up in the fairy tale surroundings of NAPA Valley with very loving parents. Then tragedy strikes and in true Cinderella fashion, complete with a stepmother and two nasty stepbrothers everything changes. Luckily there is a fairy godmother. Will there also be a a Prince charming? It is worth reading this novel to find out and if you loved fairy tales as a child you will love this book as a grownup.

caj1222204441801 Nov 01, 2017

I usually love her books. This one was slow going and okay. Just not as good as her others. I've read them all but this one was hard to get into.


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