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Publisher's Summary

Filled with heartbreak and betrayal, triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novel about pursuing one's passion and succeeding beyond one's wildest dreams.

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind.

Midway through college, she has finished a novel - and manages to find a seasoned agent and then a publisher. But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father's admonition: men read crime thrillers by men only - and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her and creating a double life that isolates her. Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green - and her own life as a talented young woman - expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach and would cost her dearly. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

I have read so many well written books.. this one was the least engaging. I believe even the narrator was thinking this as he read without expression. I had hoped it would would become something interesting but it never did.

38 of 40 people found this review helpful

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A good book for a plane

Nothing deep or challenging but readable. You can pick it up and lay it down and not lose your place. Told in one voice

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

I'm an avid recording books reader. I've also been a fan of Danielle Steel for many many years. Unfortunately while the narrator did a good job, the content felt like it was phoned in. The text repeated things over and over again. I would say that the plot was reiterated in every single chapter. While I liked the story, I felt that it treated the reader like they weren't paying attention to previous content or that the content was to difficult to understand. Relationships didn't build, just explained in past tense. Very disappointed.

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I guess I'm not a fan.

I found this book to be very boring. The characters were boring. There was nothing to make you want to keep turning the page.

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  • 11-05-17

this was such a great book.

this book has the right amount of ebb and Flow. I love how it shows how a mystery crime writer started off as a young girl being mentored by her father, to the woman she became entered by many great men in her life. It show how talented she was regardless of her gender that she could do the job of a man. I love how this story rose, and I hate it when it ended great book must read

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely heartfelt!

This book grabbed me from the beginning. I felt as if I went through life with Alex. From childhood, young adulthood, and onto adulthood. Experiencing her griefs, struggles, adventures, and successes. I was sad to see the story end. I wanted more!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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The Right Time

A story of love and deceit as Crime stories a writer under a synonym no one ever guesses who it is. The author was brought up by nuns after her father's death and they play a important role in shaping her into the woman should becomes.

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good read

great read. Thank you for all your great books. really helps with my workouts. keeping me in shape.

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Great book

I enjoyed the voice and mannerisms of this storyteller. The plot was very convoluted and difficult to figure out.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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The Right Time

Excellent, intriguing book. The reader is one of the best I have ever heard, which adds so much to my enjoyment.

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  • Chris 043
  • 11-22-17

Hooked<br /><br />

Loved the storyline, it was so addictive to listen to, couldn't stop listening. sorry it ended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-17

My review

i enjoyed the book but did not like the narrator's voice, i would of preferred a female or Brittish accent.

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  • Sandra A.Lambe
  • 10-23-17

the right time

Danielle you've done it again by writing a book I can read again and again

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  • Hazel Kenny
  • 09-04-18

The right time by Danielle Steele

This book was very enjoyable , it was sentimental but also very true to life and love.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-18

Brilliant as always. A very enjoyable story.

Brilliant as always. A very enjoyable story which takes you through the amazing life if a young girl.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-14-17

didn't like the narrator voice as alex ..didn't wo

at allfir me . it sounds very silly on times tii I think yes

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  • Lesley Owen
  • 10-08-17

top read

another excellent listen can never wait for the next one . get better every book

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  • Joyce
  • 09-29-17

A Nightime Read

Enjoyed this novel of Danielle's, but personally do not feel it is one of her best to date.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-17

Terrific

terrific book, couldn't put it down, ended far to soon, looking forward to reading another

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-18

Excellent Read could not put it down

Excellent story one of DS best and very well read would highly recommend to all her fans .

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  • Jodi
  • 10-25-17

Repetitive and slow

I was hoping that there was going to be a turn in the story and some excitement, like most of Danielle Steels other books, this just didn’t have it.
I felt like the story was stuck in Groundhog Day for 3/4 of the book.