Summary of the dating game by danielle steel
Her mother, born in Portugal, was the daughter of a diplomat.Steel worked for a public-relations agency in New York called Supergirls. With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris was happy with her marriage, her family, her life.So when her husband of 24 years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn't imagine what he was about to say. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. Heading west to San Francisco, Paris discovers a world full of men too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true, and with her dating game score hovering between disappointing and disastrous - and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris' age - Paris determines that romance is not in her future.
She later moved to San Francisco, and worked as a copywriter for Grey Advertising.After years of near-constant writing, in 2003 Steel opened an art gallery in San Francisco, Steel Gallery, which showed contemporary work and exhibited the paintings and sculptures of emerging artists. She continues to curate shows a few times a year for the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco.In 2002, Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for her contributions to world culture.The novel contained many of the themes that her writing would become known for, including a focus on family issues and human relationships.The heroine of Going Home was a divorced single mother.
Her formula is fairly consistent, often involving rich families facing a crisis, threatened by dark elements such as prison, fraud, blackmail and suicide.