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Coco Martin, the adored only child of wealthy parents, has lived a charmed existence in their beautiful Manhattan home, and summers in a fabulous Hamptons house. Despite her privileged upbringing, Coco's parents instilled in their daughter their own values of hard work, honesty and kindness.
But as she's just entering her twenties, Coco's world is devastated by the sudden death of her beloved parents. Now the heir to a considerable fortune, Coco must find her way in a world that no longer makes sense to her. The estate is protected by a trustee, a close friend of her mother and father. But is he the honourable man she believes him to be?
Beginning a new life in London, she falls in love with a charismatic, handsome, penniless artistocrat, who introduces her to a world of fabulous parties and extravagance. Coco's oldest friend Sam fears that this whirlwind romance won't last, but Coco is sure that she has finally found happiness. In the middle of London's glamorous social scene, Coco struggles to see things as they really are . . .
From New York to London to St Tropez, All That Glitters by Danielle Steel is the story of a young woman finding her place in the world and learning the hardest lesson of all - who to trust.
As always, Steel manages to peer into our heart of hearts, to see what we yearn for and believe in, even in the ...
" All that glitters is not gold " is an aphorism stating that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. While early expressions of the idea are known from at least the 12th-13th century, the current saying is derived from a 16th-century line by William Shakespeare, " All that glisters is not gold ".
From New York to London to St Tropez, All That Glitters is the story of a young woman finding her place in the world and learning the hardest lesson of all - who to trust.
It certainly would not be for everyone- with it's insanely angry and jealousy hero and weepy heroine. But it had very good level of angst, hence I persevered.