So when her husband of twenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn' t imagine what he was about to say. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to ';fix her up' with men who paled in comparison to Peter. Finally, Paris realized she was in a fight for her very survival. For Paris, the list seemed endless..charming commitment-phobe..drunken Neanderthal..young Frenchmanso adorably sexy she almost forgot about his age, and did, for a while.And just like that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for their future, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get through the next day, let alone the rest of her life. With her dating track record veering between disappointing and disastrous, and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris's age, Paris finally comes to the conclusion that romance is not in her future.That's when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before.

The secret, she discovers finally, is in finding the gifts in life's unexpected twists and turns, and turning despair into freedom and loss into joy.

In a poignant, wickedly funny novel about getting dumped and getting over it, about tackling life with both courage and laughter, Danielle Steel explores what it means to start over, whether you wanted to or not, and finding something better than you had before.

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“I brought you some pictures of my work,” he said proudly. After that you go home and cry, eventually laugh, and never speak to the friends who set you up again.

His name was William Weinstein, which may have explained why he left Jews off his hate list. “Actually, I use my own.” He thought that hysterically funny and laughed so hard he almost coughed himself to death. And after you forget just how bad it was, you let the same friends, or others, do it to you again.

He had been born in Brooklyn, and moved to Santa Fe ten years before. “It’s very interesting work,” Paris said, pretending to be impressed. Along with the clay under his nails, enough of it to create another sculpture, his fingers were stained with nicotine.

He took an envelope out of his pocket, rifled through some pictures, and handed them to Paris.

A date is when two people, who hardly know each other, go out to dinner, and push their food around their plates nervously, while trying to ask as many questions as possible in the shortest possible time.” ― Danielle Steel, “A blind date is when well-meaning friends select two people from opposite ends of the earth, with as little in common as humanly possible, and lie to each of them about just how fabulous, interesting, normal, well adjusted, intelligent, and attractive the other half of the blind date is. You then pursue the same formula as on a regular date, hopefully in less time, and you pray that they wrote down your phone number wrong.

In her 57th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second time aroundand tells a captivating story of the surprises one woman encounters when she's thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating world of the Dating Game. With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris was happy with her marriage, her family, her life. It was time to moveas far away as possible, just after Peter remarried. Saying good-bye to the world she knew and loved, Paris heads west, to San Francisco, and discovers being single in a world full of men who were too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true.