The popular fiction of both Danielle Steel and Sidney Sheldon is characterized by broad, passionate, dramatic stories, often set in the contemporary worlds of the very rich and the very powerful. Think of television’s Dallas or Dynasty or Rich Man, Poor Man! Steel and Sheldon have both explored other styles of writing, as have many of the authors in the list below. However…many of the works from the following authors may satisfy your thirst for dramatic, emotional stories featuring powerful, influential characters. The author names are hotlinked to their holdings in our catalog, so that you may check on the availability of their titles in print or audio formats.
Judy Blume [also writes for youth and teens] Pat Booth
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Nora Roberts [writes in a variety of styles] Rosemary Rogers
Helen Van Slyke