A coming-out ball is at the crux of this poignant family portrait by bestselling author Danielle Steel. The plot revolves around Olympia Crawford Rubenstein, a successful lawyer and supermom whose family life seems practically perfect until her twin daughters receive an invitation to an exclusive debutante affair. Olympia's current husband is dead-set against it, but her aristocratic ex-husband insists that the twins attend. In addition, the twins themselves are split on the issue--and Olympia's other children have problems of their own. Things reach a climax on the night of the ball, when what was a simple family dispute becomes in many ways a life-changing experience.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Types of Characters, Human Qualities + Behavior, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities