NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Danielle Steel’s soap opera contains family tragedy, exotic locales, and secret identities. During her heartbreaking childhood, Alexandra Winslow escaped into the mystery novels she loved. As a young woman, she's a successful crime writer who publishes under a male pseudonym, Alexander Green. From Hollywood to London, Alex poses as the mysterious Green's assistant, enjoying a jet-set lifestyle and passionate love affairs. We found Steel's examination of sexism in the publishing industry fascinating—we were all in as Alex seeks a way to claim her writing as her own.
Danielle Steele Does It Again
Loved every page, and the connection I felt with the characters.
The Right Time.
I don't know how she does it but once again I have just competed one of her best books.
It was another great book!!! Danielle has never let me down...