Book review

44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel  The plumbing leaked; the furniture was rescued from garage sales. And every inch was being restored to its original splendour—even as a relationship fell apart. Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend; Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable.

44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel

The plumbing leaked; the furniture was rescued from garage sales. And every inch was being restored to its original splendour—even as a relationship fell apart. Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend; Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable.

She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world. First comes Eileen, a pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father struggling for custody of his seven-year-old son.

The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to heal after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable life-changing year, the house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and, always, hopes. In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.

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