The Right Time by Danielle Steel

The Right Time by Danielle Steel

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The Right Time by Danielle Steel
Filled with heartbreak and betrayal, triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novel about pursuing one’s passion and succeeding beyond one’s wildest dreams.

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father—and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father’s untimely 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.

Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind. Midway through college, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher. But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father’s admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only—and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life that isolates her.

Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented young woman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.


Wow, Amazing, Extraordinary, Awesome, Stupendous!!!!!

Well I don't even know if I can do a review to do this book justice, but, I'm going to do my best. This has to be one of my favorites of Steel's right up there with The Duchess.

This story showed just WHY Steel is a Master at what she does. It was like a fine wine and it was smooth like silk or satin. The characters growth are done subtlety but artfully. She did a great job with Alex from childhood to womanhood.

It almost felt as if you knew Alex on an intimate level. You were taken on her journey in such a way that you could feel vulnerable with her. You got to feel her joy, sorrow, loneliness, happiness, love, sexual awareness, her highs and her lows.

I highly recommend this to anyone.Danielle Steel you did an extraordinary job on this one. Thanks for the journey.~Your Faithful Reader
Sometimes you need a book that gets you out of daily life and focused on a character far away. Danielle Steel’s novels are the perfect antidote to a bad day for me; no matter how tired or fed up I am, I can always fully engage with the story. The plot is never too hard to follow nor is the language so complex that you have to read each line several times. They are just easy reads that transport you to a different place and people. Each story is full of over the top drama with the characters often having more than their fair share of hardship.

Alexandra Winslow, the protagonist of The Right Time is no exception. Before she even finishes high school, she’s lost both her parents and is living in a convent. She also has a scarily good talent for writing crime thrillers that freak out her teachers and some of the nuns. But Alex is determined to make it in what her father termed a man’s world – he told her that nobody would read thrillers written by a woman as they would be considered inferior. Alex hangs on to this one statement right through to signing an agent. She won’t publish under her own name, but the nom de plume Alexander Green. Naturally, Alexander Green is the crime world’s answer to J.K. Rowling and Alex is suddenly a very popular writer. Except that no-one knows just who she is – a young woman in college.

The story follows Alex through her life as Alexander Green becomes more and more popular, writing increasingly brilliant thrillers that capture the world by storm. Nearly every man Alex becomes involved with raves about how good Green is but is sceptical of Alex’s writing. They seem to think that all she is capable of writing is women’s fiction and it probably wouldn’t even be very good. This made me wonder if Alex’s story had an autobiographical tinge to it – she gets treated horribly from tutors who belittle her and mark down her work to jealous men who think she can’t even write. Yet Alex keeps it all secret, barely defending herself. It’s quite awkward to read and also made me wonder whether Green would have created if Alex’s father was still alive.

Danielle Steel certainly isn’t afraid to kill her darlings. Alex is put through the wringer many, many times by arrogant, selfish men. Then, of course when she seems finally settled, tragedy strikes. I couldn’t help but exclaim at this point that the poor girl needed a break! But of course, it’s all for the good of the plot and there is a happy ending.

I found the writing in The Right Time to be superior to the last Danielle Steel I read (The Duchess). That seemed stilted at times but The Right Time flows much better with dialogue that is more natural to read. Maybe it’s the modern setting, maybe I’m just getting used to her style. Whatever – I know that if I’m looking for a light, entertaining read that is bigger than life, I’ll turn to Danielle Steel happily.
I'm loving this book; it has to be one of my most favorite Danielle Steel books of all time! And it's inspiring me to want to write my own book, if I could come up with an idea for one!!

I really really liked this book; it spoke to me. It's about a young girl, Alexandra Winslow, whose mother abandons her and then dies when she is only seven, leaving her to be raised by her father, who is a crime novel enthusiast. Alexandra becomes a fan of that genre as well and starts to write (very well, by the way) at a very young age. But as a young teen, at age 14, she becomes orphaned when her father dies. As she has no mother and no other family, her family attorney arranges for her to live in a convent with (modern) nuns, who all become like mothers to her. She publishes her first book as a teenager, but publishes under a pseudonym as a male, because her father told her men would not read crime books by a female author. She becomes wildly successful and writes more books all during college, with only her agent, mentor, the nuns, and finally, her publishers knowing her true identity. I don't want to give away any more of the story, except to say it was wonderful, and I think this is one book I wish DS would write a sequel to! The writing and story just flow along seamlessly; a real delight. Bravo, Danielle Steel!
Every Danielle Steel book I read moves me but The Right Time had me on the first page. 
The story centers on Alexandra Winslow from birth into her 40s. Her mother abandoned her and her father when Alex was 7 years old. Her mother was killed when she was 9 and it was just her and her father until he died when she was 14 years old. Her love of mysteries and crime novels began with her dad reading Nancy Drew books with her and progressed to crime thrillers. Prior to her father's death, she had written some short stories that belied her age. . . Her passion only grew and thus began her career with it's ups and downs. . . I recommend this story where I laughed and cried and hated to reach the end. Thank you Ms. Steel!
This is the story of Alexandra. Her mother leaves when she is 7 and then dies when she is 9. Her father has always loved her and makes sure she knows it when mom is gone. Together they read and dad shares his love of crime thrillers with Alexandra. Soon she is writing short stories and then novels in the genre.
Alexandra suffers the loss of several people in her life, but she is also given the gift of some very special people.
This is the story of a talented author coming into being - the hard work, the sense of fulfillment, the people who hate you and try to undermine you for your talent, the joy when you find that person that loves you for who you are.
This time the adult children actually like and appreciate the parent. And while Alexandra does end up with money, it is not the be all and end all for her - she maintains the sense of what is really important in life - and it isn't money!
I really enjoyed this book - as much for the insight into an author's life (although I am not sure this is what many author's experience) as for the relationships that Alexandra forms and her growth as a person.
I love this book. Alex begins writing crime writer's books. She writes under a pen name.
Her books are a success. It becomes difficult when she has to pretend to be the man's assistant.
She meet and falls in love with Miles and loses him to cancer. She is raising her child by herself and needs to get back to writing

She and Desiree are going to build a lives for themselves.
Alex meet Jerry. They develop a relationship and fall in love. She finally reveals that she is Mr. Green. He is thrilled.
They live and love.

Alex goes to accept an award but not one know who she is. The only people who know are those that mean the most to her.

Alex got a great career at the right time. She found two wonderful men at the right time.
Desiree is her daughter at the right time.

Alex know she has all she needs at the right time for her.
I'm not sure this review will do this book justice. 
This book was magnificent, amazing, astounding.... The emotions I felt while reading this went from joy to heartbreak to amazement to wonder to anger to joy to heartbreak and joy again. I am always amazed that with every book Ms Steel comes out with the storyline is fresh and heart wrenching. This book is a definite must read by everyone. I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. Alex is a wonderful heroine who made me believe in her and cry with her. I shared her joy and her recasting heartbreak. Loved this book!!!!

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