The Right Time

The Right Time

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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"Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father--and soon she was writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, violent, complex crime stories that reflected skill and imagination far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. As she climbs the ladder of publishing success, however, she does so with her father's admonition firmly in mind: men read crime stories by men, only--and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonyn Alexander Green, her true identity known only to a few close associates. Moving from Alex's childhood to her forties, through loss and triumph, the inner workings of the publishing world and Hollywood adaptations--with the truth behind the celebrated Alexander Green concealed at all costs"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Random House Large Print,, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525501251
Branch Call Number: LP FIC STE
Characteristics: large print.,rda
417 pages (large print) ; 24 cm


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Jan 05, 2018

Found this to be one of her best. Interesting story that has its twists and turns. Interesting read.

brookse0518 Dec 31, 2017

Disappointing, since The Right Time is another instance of an author writing about a writer's life. However, it made me realize that there is a subset of readers who prefer their fiction to be written by men. I just thought this was a singular hang-up of one of my acquaintances.

Nov 08, 2017

Loved it - I could not put this book down once I started reading it. Great characters

Oct 29, 2017

Just like her heroine, Alex Winslow, Danielle Steel may have found her touch again. I did not particularly care for the last few Steel books I read but this one struck a chord. Alex is orphaned at fourteen but not before her father bequeathed a love of mystery thrillers. Alex is a born writer and becomes a successful writer albeit under a pseudonym since she is convinced only men can write thrillers - another legacy of her father's beliefs. She gets a thriller published under the pseudonym A. Green when she is still in college and it is a runaway success. Only her friends the nuns at the convent she lives in, her editor, and her agent know the true identity of A.Green. Despite this she is unlucky in men- -from a TA at college to a successful magnate she meets in London everyone is threatened by Alex. Will she ever find true love? A book worth reading to find out.

Sep 22, 2017

Really enjoyed this book, a great novel and keeps your interest.

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