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The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building - and transforms it into one of the world’s finest luxury hotels.
Under Hugues’s tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion - the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues’s beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise - who will grow up happily regardless, amid a fascinating milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her.
As the years pass, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise’s life, a universe of unexpected mysteries and pleasures, crises and celebrations that make every day magical. She longs to follow in her father’s footsteps and one day run the Vendôme with him. New challenges mark her way: an unexpected romance for Hugues and her own journey to hotel school in Switzerland. The lessons she has learned at her father’s side, in their exciting upstairs-downstairs world, will carry her through it all, as they illuminate a story no listener will forget.
Welcome to the Hotel Vendôme.
©2011 Danielle Steel (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Jan on 12-04-11

Love this one

I really enjoyed this book there was a lot happening slightly unbelievable the main character brings up his daughter alone and is too frightened to tell her he wants a life of his own when she is an adult. However I did enjoy it very much.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful


By Christine on 05-27-12

Repetitive, boring, repetitive

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Everything.

Would you ever listen to anything by Danielle Steel again?

Don't think so.

How could the performance have been better?

Need to find a more vibrant narrator. Stella is too monotone. No emotion.

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed. Needs to go back to writing books comparable to her first novels.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Chris 043 on 11-16-17

most enjoyable .

Another enjoyable book by Danielle Steele. Narrated very well. couldn't stop listening. would thoroughly recommend.

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By osteo1 on 10-07-17

A really nice story to drift away with

A lovely story with some nice under lying themes. Only one occasion when it tended to go on a bit with the same issue but other than that, its a great book to listen to.

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