The Apartment - Danielle Steel

The Apartment

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 201 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment—a spacious loft in Hell’s Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures.
 
Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she’s always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions.
 
Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • The Apartment

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    By Bonleigh3
    Excited for this story...but couldn't get past the "male" voice reading it. This is my first audio book, so maybe I was able to chose a different narrator! This is a story of 4 women living in NY.....should be read by a female! Too weird for me, couldn't get into the characters at all. Had to turn it off.
  • The Apartment

    5
    By Carol, Carly
    I so enjoyed the story that extolled the lives Of such interesting human beings. Carolynsroth@ hotmail.com
  • The apartment

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    By cmk81352
    Would someone please correct the detail description of this book? I've no idea who Baxter is. Perhaps wrong book review?
  • Rushed storytelling

    2
    By cfboothe
    Didn't love this book. I only finished it because I have a hard time not finishing a book I've started. It felt rushed and perfunctory, as though Ms Steele was given a deadline by her publisher and had to crank out a book quickly. The characters were likeable, but I didn't feel as though I got to know them that well. I felt rushed through the story, and it seemed like I was being talked at by the author. Instead of letting the stories unfold through dialogue and exchanges between the characters, Ms Steele lectures us on what happens and how the characters are feeling. It's repetitive, and lost me after a few chapters. Her repeated us of starting a sentence with "And" drove me crazy. So, don't recommend.
  • The apartment

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    By Wishiwasinvegas2013
    This is horrible. My first and last Danielle Steel.
  • First book I've read of Danielle Steele's ; won't be the last

    4
    By Nikki Gatsby
    It started out slow but then turned interesting as I got to know each character! Great book!
  • Good beach book

    5
    By Dhdbdhsjajdvahhsja
    I have loved DS books since I was too young to be reading them. Some are great, some are not these days. This one was really good and had me hooked into reading it in one weekend.
  • The Apartment

    5
    By Freespirit2005
    Great story line and I loved the fact, that cussing was rarely used!
  • The Apartment

    5
    By Louise.Rogers
    I loved this book just as I do anything that DS does..with no exception!
  • YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS BOOK!

    5
    By uprise24
    I've been off Daniel Steel for several years BUT I had the flu, was stuck at home for awhile and had accidentally cleared all my library; so in desperation, I got The Apartmnt & was immediately engaged. Don't worry about the 4 main characters, they sort out after a while! Don't be scared to download after the sample, it's worth it. If you don't like it, look me up and I'll send you five bucks😇