It's no secret that Danielle Steel novels are one mode of relaxation for myself. They are an easy, breezy read. I find her books come in 2 varieties. This one is of the predictable, repeats itself a lot kind. It's easy to get into, has a strong female lead character. You like her, you sympathize with her and you root for her. In this book that character is Annabelle Worthington. Born in the late 1800's she loses her father and brother in the sinking of the Titanic. It becomes up to her to care for her mother and make a good life for herself without the men in their lives to take care of them.