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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel’s deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything—except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.
 
FIRST SIGHT
 
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion shows—the famous prêt-à-porter. At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie O’Neill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life.
 
With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success. In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart.
 
But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie O’Neill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick. At first, Timmie and Jean-Charles Vernier are only patient and physician. They become confidants and friends, corresponding at a safe distance between Paris and Los Angeles once she goes home. There is every reason why they must remain apart. But neither can deny their growing friendship and the electricity that sparks whenever they meet.
 
First Sight is as complex and compelling as modern life itself. Careers, families, histories, losses, duty, obligation, and fear of losing control and getting hurt. It is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy—or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's A Perfect Life.

Praise for First Sight
 
“A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Steel is one of the world’s most popular authors, and this poignant romance is sure to thrill her many loyal fans and reach many new readers, too.”Booklist
 
“Steel deftly stages heartstring-tugging moments.”Publishers Weekly

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First Sight
Average rating
4.2 / 5
Too repetitive
March 11th, 2015
I used to love Daniele Steele's love stories, but she is so repetitive, it makes me crazy! Nice storyline, just didn't love it.
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Love, Love, Love
February 4th, 2015
What an incredible love story. I was captivated from the start and hated to get tired and have to go to sleep and stop reading. This is my favorite kind of read!! An incredible journey of Love!!
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First sight
July 12th, 2014
Loved the book
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January 24th, 2014
I think this is one of Danielle Steel's better books!
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January 24th, 2014
Great story. IreLly enjoyed reading this book
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January 24th, 2014
I LOVE THIS BOOK ACTUALLY PRETTY MOST ANY DANIELLE STEEL IS A GOOD READ I ENJOYED THIS ONE AND WISH THERE WAS A #2
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January 24th, 2014
Love her books but the older ones are my favourite
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January 24th, 2014
Love Danielle Steele ! Interesting to read about the fashion industry . Great love story!
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January 24th, 2014
I have read this book which I enjoyed very much along with all Danielle Steel 's books. I have and read all Danielle Steel's books. Danielle Steel is My favorite author.
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January 23rd, 2014
Love this author! The story is entertaining and the characters are rich! I love the way the she makes things come to life and keeps you want to read and never want to put the book down!
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January 23rd, 2014
very talent author her book are very good and relaxing to read
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January 23rd, 2014
I love every Danielle Steele book that I have read which is all of them. I have never had a time when I was into a book that I felt I had read this story before. She holds my interest until the finish, loved the insight to the Fashion World and the way she always pulls it all together. Will read it again another time.
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January 23rd, 2014
Very interesting book as are all of Danielle Steel books are. It's a pleasure to read her books.
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January 23rd, 2014
A definite must for Danielle Steele fans. This book will not leave you disappointed. Love and fashion, what more could a girl want?
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January 23rd, 2014
Always a good read with Danielle Steel. This is similar to most of her books as in it is easy to read and makes you believe it is a true story. The difficult childhood of Tammie is interesting and leads well into the story. A light read for a break on the weekends, but will never give you a "deep and meaningful" story, but I am not looking for that either! I did like the ending, but it was to be expected also. Overall, I loved it
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January 23rd, 2014
This was another one of Danielle Steel's excellent novels. I enjoyed it so much and could hardly put it down. From Paris to LA she did again. What a great author, I have read every one of her books and just love her writing. This was definitely a ten out of ten in my opinion.
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January 23rd, 2014
Great book, another exc!ellent plot line by Danielle Steel
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January 23rd, 2014
Love this book! Actually I love all Danielle Steel books. She has an amazing way of drawing you into the story so that as a reader you feel you are actually part of the ongoing storyline.Most of the time the ending surprises you and you say "Oh right, I should have seen that coming" The star of this book "Timmie" is a beautiful character that you are very strongly drawn to and you become very protective of .Can't wait for the next book to come.Love them all.
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January 23rd, 2014
Another fantastic book by Ms. Steel. Like all of her books, this is so well written that the reader can relate to the characters and feel like you are living amongst them.
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January 23rd, 2014
Another great read from Danielle Steel. Although the endings are predictable, the story to get there never disappoints.
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January 23rd, 2014
I love this book!!❤️❤️ I probably reread at least 7 times. When im looking for a book to read i take this one out!
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January 23rd, 2014
Danielle Steel has done it again. Another page turner that takes you away.
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January 23rd, 2014
This is another great read by Danielle Steel it has a very interesting story line and I couldn't put it down wanting to know the ending.Would Highly recommend this book.
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January 22nd, 2014
Danielle Steel back to her best again..................such a lovely story I couldn't put down and wanted to know the ending but didn't want it to end well done
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First sight
January 15th, 2014
This novel was a little emtional for me. Timmie's whole life was very similar to what I myself went through. Her young life and the tragedies throughout. The major difference is that I have never run a huge fashion empire.
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First Sight
December 31st, 2013
No one should have to endure this much.
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Nothing wrong with title
November 2nd, 2013
There was far to much repetition of lines in this book. I kept thinking to myself... Okay I get it already.
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October 4th, 2013
I love all Ms. Steel's books, but some of the newer ones have been too prredictable with their endings or else when I had finished them, my first thought was, "I cannot believe I sat up all night to finish this and it had such a dumb ending!", however, FIRST SIGHT was wonderful, intriguing, captivating and entertaining from page one through the end. An EXCELLENT read. Yoh won't want to put it down for,a second.
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First sight
August 16th, 2013
Hokey and predictable.
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1 review
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
August 10th, 2013
Good, buy not one of her best. Too much reputation with the descriptive sections
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