Beautiful - Danielle Steel


By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 824 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned supermodel’s world is torn apart in an instant, sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery in this masterful novel from Danielle Steel.

Veronique Vincent is a star. At age twenty-two, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants little of the glamorous life that modeling affords her. The beloved daughter of a hardworking single mother, she has always preferred spending time at home or with her kindhearted boyfriend to attending lavish parties. When a quick getaway presents a welcome break on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, and before a Vogue cover shoot in Tokyo, Veronique is thrilled, eager to escape the mayhem of her busy schedule.  Then, out of nowhere, a tragic explosion at Zaventem Airport in Brussels changes her life forever.

The ruthless terrorist attack has the entire world on edge. Veronique finds herself hospitalized and alone, devastated to learn that the blast has killed both of the people she loved most. She is also forced to confront the harsh reality that she has been severely injured, her famous appearance forever altered. As she plunges into seclusion, the industry that once adored her believes her to have fallen off the map.  In truth, she is struggling to find herself again after losing everything, and to discover what truly matters in life. But her mother’s will, accompanied by a letter Veronique never knew existed, reveals long-held secrets, introducing her to a world she hadn’t even known was possible.

As Veronique forges bonds old and new, she begins to see a light beyond the darkness she has come to inhabit, finding peace in opportunities to help others, and redefining for herself what beauty is, and what it truly means to be beautiful. Danielle Steel presents a story of one woman’s breathtaking perseverance in moving beyond tragedy to a life more meaningful than she could ever have imagined.


  • Short but Good

    By LynHS
    A fair amount of repeating of details, but I liked the characters and they story. It was n easy read.
  • Beyond boring

    By Mexedie
    No plot. No real story
  • Beautiful

    By kaiwan1955
    It is really good book,which is encouraging hopeless people get back to real life.
  • Beautiful

    By BostonBentley
    Very emotional reading With a beautiful ending
  • Riveting read

    By hairus$
    Super good read. I felt like I knew the characters. I cried, laughed and pondered life lessons learned previously yet always good to revisit and feel. Thanks Danielle Steel for another great book!
  • Disappointed again

    By HeartHenry
    You know the meaning of insanity…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Every once in a while I’ll pick up another DS book and try again but it’s the same MO. Mostly narrative, little action, no-depth characters. No more.
  • Wow!!

    By msmall50
    I loved this book from the first word to the last word. Tragic circumstances that brought Veronique to where she is now. Could have been a little long, just to see if she fell in love and got married, hope to see an extended epilogue from Tyne author about this character!🙏🙏
  • Easy read

    By deltad46
    I enjoyed the storyline. It was simple and easy to follow. The ending was lackluster and disappointing.
  • Highly Recommended!

    By Ballarddebbie
    Loved reading the engaging and amazing story by the best selling author, Danielle Steel. Veronique Vincent, a well known and most sought after model, is in the explosion at the airport in Brussels with her mother. When the explosion goes off, it kills her mother, a man Veronique was dating, and leaves Veronique with half of her face disfigured, shrapnel fragments all over her body. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, and riveting story of a young woman's struggle.
  • Another great one from Danielle Steel

    By LovetheLordMore
    Beautiful is a wonderful book. The book introduces you to Veronique Vincent. A beautiful and much sought after top model at age twenty-two. Experienced and gorgeous to boot, all the top designers love working with her. Veronique has the world by the tail but in one day, she loses her mother and boyfriend and her gorgeous looks. How does Veronique rebuild her life? You must read the book to find out. As always, Danielle Steel is a masterful storyteller and the book will keep you engaged. Thank you to #netgalley and #randomhousepublishing for allowing me the opportunity to read the eARC of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.