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Danielle Steel

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming-out ball in New York-and chaos erupts all around her. One twin's excitement is balanced by the other's outrage; her previous husband's profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband's flat refusal to attend. For Olympia's husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born rebel, agrees- while Veronica's identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress. Then there's Olympia's ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud. And amid all the hubbub, Olympia's college-age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life-and may need his mother more than ever. But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed. From a son's crisis to a daughter's heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender. And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue-haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic. As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love. In a novel that is by turns profound, poignant, moving, and warmly funny, Danielle Steel tells the story of an extraordinary family-finding new ways of letting go, stepping up, and comi

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming-out ball in New York-and chaos erupts all around her. One twin's excitement is balanced by the other's outrage; her previous husband's profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband's flat refusal to attend. For Olympia's husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born rebel, agrees- while Veronica's identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress. Then there's Olympia's ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud. And amid all the hubbub, Olympia's college-age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life-and may need his mother more than ever. But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed. From a son's crisis to a daughter's heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender. And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue-haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic. As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love. In a novel that is by turns profound, poignant, moving, and warmly funny, Danielle Steel tells the story of an extraordinary family-finding new ways of letting go, stepping up, and comi
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Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming-out ball in New York-and chaos erupts all around her. One twin's excitement is balanced by the other's outrage; her previous husband's profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband's flat refusal to attend. For Olympia's husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born rebel, agrees- while Veronica's identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress. Then there's Olympia's ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud. And amid all the hubbub, Olympia's college-age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life-and may need his mother more than ever. But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed. From a son's crisis to a daughter's heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender. And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue-haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic. As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love. In a novel that is by turns profound, poignant, moving, and warmly funny, Danielle Steel tells the story of an extraordinary family-finding new ways of letting go, stepping up, and comi

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Garrison

Length:

4h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:43