The house: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
The restoration of a majestic old home provides the exhilarating backdrop for Danielle Steel's 66th bestselling novel, the story of a young woman's dream, an old man's gift, and the surprises that await us behind every closed door…. Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. For her and for this house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail, from the endless marble floors to the glittering chandeliers. Almost a century later, with the once-grand house now in disrepair, a young woman walks through its empty rooms. Sarah Anderson, a perfectly sensible estate lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character. An elderly client has died and left her two gifts. One is a generous inheritance. The other, a priceless message: to use his money for something wonderful, something daring. And in this old house, surrounded by crumbling grandeur, Sarah knows just what it is. A respected attorney and self-described workaholic, Sarah had always lived life by the book. With a steady, if sputtering, relationship and a tiny apartment that has suited her just fine, Sarah cannot explain the force that draws her to the mansion and its history--to the story of a woman who once lived in the house, then mysteriously left it, to a child who grew up there, and a drama that unfolded in war-torn France…and to a history she never knew she had. Taking the biggest risk of her life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who shares Sarah's passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to life. As she and Jeff work to restore the home's every detail, as one relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a series of powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying man's last gift…about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from generation to generation…and about a future she's only just beginning to imagine. In a novel of daring and hope, of embracing life and taking chances, Danielle Steel brilliantly captures one woman's courageous choice to pour herself into a dream--and receive its gifts in return. From the Hardcover edition.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385338288
9780440242031
9780739325971
9780307566911
9780739327043
9780385339995
9781415947876
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 918173b2-9ef7-92db-0636-cc3a16a17966
Full title house
Author steel danielle
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-19 23:57:49PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Steel, Danielle.
author_display Steel, Danielle
available_at_catalog Bordeaux, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Bordeaux - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Looby - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description The restoration of a majestic old home provides the exhilarating backdrop for Danielle Steel's 66th bestselling novel, the story of a young woman's dream, an old man's gift, and the surprises that await us behind every closed door....

Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. For her and for this house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail, from the endless marble floors to the glittering chandeliers. Almost a century later, with the once-grand house now in disrepair, a young woman walks through its empty rooms. Sarah Anderson, a perfectly sensible estate lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character. An elderly client has died and left her two gifts. One is a generous inheritance. The other, a priceless message: to use his money for something wonderful, something daring. And in this old house, surrounded by crumbling grandeur, Sarah knows just what it is.

A respected attorney and self-described workaholic, Sarah had always lived life by the book. With a steady, if sputtering, relationship and a tiny apartment that has suited her just fine, Sarah cannot explain the force that draws her to the mansion and its history--to the story of a woman who once lived in the house, then mysteriously left it, to a child who grew up there, and a drama that unfolded in war-torn France...and to a history she never knew she had.

Taking the biggest risk of her life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who shares Sarah's passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to life. As she and Jeff work to restore the home's every detail, as one relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a series of powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying man's last gift...about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from generation to generation...and about a future she's only just beginning to imagine.

In a novel of daring and hope, of embracing life and taking chances, Danielle Steel brilliantly captures one woman's courageous choice to pour herself into a dream--and receive its gifts in return.

From the Hardcover edition.
format_catalog Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 918173b2-9ef7-92db-0636-cc3a16a17966
isbn 9780307566911, 9780385338288, 9780385339995, 9780440242031, 9780739325971, 9780739327043, 9781415947876
item_details ils:CARL0000259849|35192034216121|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Steel|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000259849|35192035081961|Looby - Adult Fiction|Fiction Steel|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LO||, ils:CARL0000259849|35192035563497|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Steel|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000261590|35192036490807|Bordeaux - Adult Large Print|Fiction Steel Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, overdrive:04f34d0f-e111-4ac2-8778-34d79b06e7f0|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||, overdrive:0faa2297-9b3b-4608-bb9e-1350a562c16f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-05-20T04:57:49.766Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Steel, Fiction Steel Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bordeaux, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780385338288
publishDate 2005, 2006, 2009
record_details ils:CARL0000259849|Book|Books||English|Delacorte Press,|2005.|343 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000261590|Large Print|Books|1st large print ed.|English|Random House Large Print,|2006.|480 p. (large print) ; 24 cm., overdrive:04f34d0f-e111-4ac2-8778-34d79b06e7f0|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2009|, overdrive:0faa2297-9b3b-4608-bb9e-1350a562c16f|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000259849|35192034216121|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000259849|35192035081961|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000259849|35192035563497|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000261590|35192036490807|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:04f34d0f-e111-4ac2-8778-34d79b06e7f0|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:0faa2297-9b3b-4608-bb9e-1350a562c16f|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Abandoned houses -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction, Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, American
title_display The house
title_full The House, The House A Novel, The house / Danielle Steel, The house [text (large print)] / Danielle Steel
title_short The house
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Abandoned houses, Dwellings, Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, American, Remodeling, Romance