by Danielle Steel

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101884089
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 35,033
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include The Mistress, The Award, Rushing Waters, Magic, The Apartment, Property of a Noblewoman, Blue, Precious Gifts, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67

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Fairytale: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in 2 hours could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good read, enjoyed it. But the Fairy tail ending did not finish. I was looking forward to a wedding, as a way out from under the confines of the will. I was surprised it wasn't thought of by Camilla, since it was one way to get her out. But a great book, thanks again for the entertainment you provide.
Bookworm1951 11 months ago
Don’t waste your time. Nothing new here. Modernized version of an old fairy tale. Follows the old Cinderella plot and makes several references to the story comparing Camille’s life to that of Cinderella. The wicked stepmother and this time, 2 stepbrothers instead of sisters. Camille often refers to Simone (her new step-grandmother) as her fairy godmother! The plot mirrors the old fairy tale even down to some minute details - such as her father is French and they live in a chateau. Then there’s the ball she attends with her shiny stone encrusted shoes that resemble glass. The only real difference is that there were no magic spells performed in the book. Actually, there was no magic to this book at all. Honestly, it was one of the most boring books I’ve ever read. So predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It was very exciting and heartwarming too! I had to find out how the story ended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will recommend it to friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story with a happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Renwarsreads More than 1 year ago
What a sweet story written in modern day but based on Cinderella. I really liked the characters in this book and would love to see a sequel to see how life goes on for them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read keeps you turning the page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. You hear this happening in real life somehow. I was so excited to read this and finally get to the end and what an great wonderful ending.
Winnietl46 More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge of my seat as I read it. Danielle threw in twists and turns and plot twists all the way through it. My mom and I enjoyed this one too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great by Ms. Steel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was aptly named. It has a prince and princess, an evil stepmother, two evil step brothers and a fairy grandmother. The story made you want to continue to read even though the ending was pretty predictable. The characters were believable and you came to care for them. Good story, typical Danielle Steel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read, read it in just a couple days, hard to put down. Story of what some people will do for money. Set in the napa valley region so lots of info about that area and wineries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MJK108 More than 1 year ago
The plot for this very modern recounting of Cinderella includes all the best details from the original fairytale; an evil stepmother, wicked step siblings, and a handsome prince. Camille Lammenais lives a fairytale existence her entire life until her mother passes away leaving Camille and her father, Christophe, alone in their beautiful chateau. Camille loses herself in her work and her father falls under the spell of an unscrupulous gold digger. Set in the lush Napa Valley vineyards, the story unfolds as Camille’s father marries the seemingly well off Maxine, a newcomer to the Valley, and brings her family over from France to live at the estate. When Christophe unexpectedly dies, Camille is left to deal with the stepfamily. Unexpectedly, Camille’s only ally is Maxine’s French mother, who clearly sees her daughter for what she is. I enjoyed the story very much. At times the characters are infuriating. I wanted Christophe to see Maxine in a realistic light, and I wanted Camille to stand up for herself. However, the emotions that the characters elicited made me enjoy the book even more. The novel is truly written life a modern fairytale with romance and intrigue. A captivating read that will pull you right into the story! This ARC copy was received from Delacorte Press and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normal love Danielle Steele novels and the fairy tales that is in them all. Without trying to spoil this, it is not a fairy tale, it is more of a what the hell... not her best work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Story simple and different spin on Cinderella but very enjoyable.
cdjCA More than 1 year ago
Truly one of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. It is so repetitive, without any real interest. I am still trying to finish, of course the ending is a fore gone conclusion. Do not waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Danielle Steele and I really enjoyed this book. It takes the reader up and down and the ending is surprising. I needed a pick me up and this story made my day. Thanks Ms. Steele for another great read. Please keep up the books with realistic storylines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christophe Lammenais’s family has been making fine Bordeaux wines in France for centuries. Some years ago, Christophe began making wine in the Napa Valley with his wife, Joy. They had met at college. Joy wanted to be an artist but fell in love with wine making. Christophe built his own Chateau and called it Chateau Joy. They have a daughter, Camille who has graduated from college and is working with the family’s business. Joy became ill with cancer and was cured but some years later, she has had a relapse and has now died. Christophe and Camille are grief stricken. Some months later, Christophe meets a French woman, newly widowed, who has just moved to Napa from Paris. Her name is Maxine and calls herself Countess de Pantin. Lonely for a woman, Christophe is enchanted by Maxine, falls in love, and marries her. Maxine’s treatment of Camille is cold as she privately tells her that she is the woman of the house now and Camille is not welcome. Maxine charms her husband into giving her whatever she wants. Maxine’s two grown sons and her elderly mother arrive from France to live with them. The sons are spoiled and arrogant, but her mother, Simone, is charming. Maxine does not like her mother and sets her up in a little cottage on the property which suits Simone perfectly. Simone and Camille very close as the older woman cooks French meals for her and confides in her about Maxine. When a disaster occurs that tears Camille up, Maxine is shown up for who she really is. This is a clever story written in the opulent style of Danielle Steel. It is meant to be like a fairytale which I assume is Cinderella. I liked the book but wanted to kick Camille’s butt for allowing Maxine to run all over her. But then again, it is a fairytale. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago