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Neighbors - a famous actress emerges from seclusion to help others after an earthquake.

When you’re in the mood for a quick, light read, a Danielle Steel book always fits the bill. Her latest is Neighbors. Steel brings us the story of Meredith White, a highly acclaimed actress who has been living in seclusion in a large, gated home in San Francisco after a family tragedy. Estranged from her daughter, her only companions are her live-in help, a married couple who have been unscrupulously stealing from her for fifteen years. When a major earthquake takes place, her stone fortress remains intact and Meredith decides to come to the aid of her neighbors whose homes are uninhabitable.


Meredith, now in her sixties and still beautiful and vital, becomes energized by her new friends - a doctor, his wife and two children; a renowned pianist and his helper; a wealthy owner of high-tech companies and his young, beautiful girlfriend. An attractive, retired Air Force Colonel comes to the aid of the group, especially Meredith, with whom he is immediately attracted to.


Lots of drama takes place within the group. Meredith becomes a pillar of strength for her neighbors and starts to come to terms with her past. Some serious topics are addressed. Plus, there’s a little romance.


Neighbors is a perfect weekend read when you need a break from heavier books and the world around us. A good way to start the new year.


Many thanks to NetGalley, Delacorte Press / Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine, and Danielle Steel for the opportunity to read Neighbors in advance of its release.


Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.

Contemporary Women's Fiction.

Publication Date: January 5, 2021.


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