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A tender and passionate story exploring what it really means to have magic in our lives . . . The inspiring and uplifting new novel from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

It starts on a summer evening, with the kind of magic found only in Paris. Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark. Selected by secret invitation, the guests arrive dressed in white, and when the night is over, hundreds of white paper lanterns bearing everyone’s fervent wishes are released into the sky. Amid this wondrous White Dinner, a group of close friends stand at the cusp of change.

Jean-Philippe and Valerie are high-flying, successful and devoted to their young family. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation – and temptation.

Bernadetta and Gregorio run an Italian clothing empire in Milan, but Gregorio has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company, and their marriage.

Screenwriter Chantal and Indian tech entrepreneur Dharam arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the night ends.

A transformative year of successes and heartbreaks is to come, until the next White Dinner . . .

Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 18, 2017


    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    July 14, 2016

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

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The Award
Rushing Waters
Pretty Minnie In Hollywood
The Apartment
Property of a Noblewoman
Precious Gifts
Prodigal Son
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A Perfect Life
Power Play
Pure Joy
First Sight
Until The End Of Time
A Gift of Hope
The Sins of the Mother
Friends Forever
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To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Dragonfly In Amber
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Fifty Shades Darker
Norwegian Wood
The Lost Symbol
Ready Player One
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
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