The Resource The mistress : a novel, Danielle Steel

The mistress : a novel, Danielle Steel

Label
The mistress : a novel
Title
The mistress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas's spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo's widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband's paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca's artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha's image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo's works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of a world of freedom she can never experience as Vladimir's mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. From Moscow to the Riviera, Paris, and London, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision"--
  • "A dazzling contemporary novel that interweaves the lives of a Russian mistress and the young French painter who falls in love with her. Set in the South of France, London, and Paris, a gorgeous, innocent mistress of a Russian oligarch gradually finds independence via her own efforts and through her friendship with the artist son of a world-renowned painter and his devoted muse/now restaurateur mother, reminiscent of Picasso and La Colombe D'or in St-Paul-de-Vence. A glamorous, elegant story that will resonate with Steel's audience, with an element of intrigue that will keep readers turning the pages"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steel, Danielle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T33828
LC item number
M58 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mistresses
Label
The mistress : a novel, Danielle Steel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280809166
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780345531117
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016029304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 12/16
Label
The mistress : a novel, Danielle Steel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280809166
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780345531117
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016029304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 12/16

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