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If You Like Danielle Steel or Sidney Sheldon
Try These Authors
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.
Joseph Amiel
Jeffrey Archer
Judy Blume [also writes for youth and teens]
Pat Booth
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Celia Brayfield
Jacqueline Briskin
Sandra Brown
Jackie Collins
Shirley Conran
Kate Coscarelli
Janet Dailey
Alan Ebert
Julie Ellis
Mary Elmblad
Cynthia Freeman
Judith Gould
Andrew Greeley
Ruth Harris
Mary-Rose Hayes
Susan Isaacs
Brenda Jagger
Michael Korda
Judith Krantz
Sally Mandel
Catherine Mann
Alexandra Marshall
Judith McNaught
Judith Michael
Fern Michaels
Doris Mortman
Rosamunde Pilcher
Belva Plain
Harold Robbins
Nora Roberts [writes in a variety of styles]
Rosemary Rogers
LaVyrle Spencer
Jacqueline Susann
Madge Swindells
Rosie Thomas
Helen Van Slyke
Elizabeth Villars
Penny Vincenzi
Barbara Wilkins

Print Booklist January 1994 bwc
Updated for the Web October 2003 sdc / last updated July 2008 sdc
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