In His Father's Footsteps - Danielle Steel

In His Father's Footsteps

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 287 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first-generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs.

Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family.

An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before: struggle, persevere, and learn what it means to truly walk in his father’s footsteps, while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children.

Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father’s Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.


  • In His Father's Footsteps

    By Mwmelcode
    Not her best and no tears while reading this one. Why are all her characters filthy rich?? It's getting tedious and of course they are always beautiful and never look their age. Plug into the real word please Danielle.
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  • In his fathers footsteps

    By WrightYARG
    Repetitious, predictable, and not up to Danielle Steele’s previous books. Sorry, and I’m a Danielle Steel fan. This one was disappointing.
  • In his Fathers Footsteps

    By miamiamoa
    This was Danielle Steels best book. It was honest, sad and exciting. It was a book you will be thinking about for a long time. The history was quite interesting and the closeness of the family pulled everyone together. I think this is the first Danielle Steel book that brought tears to me. I rate this book a deviate 5 Star.
  • Usually not a fan....

    By Loves dogs and books
    I’m usually not a fan of Danielle Steele but I may be changing my mind after ready this book. It was really good and “hooked me” from the first paragraph. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Another Winner!

    By Anne Sheedy
    First of all, I am a lifelong Danielle Steel fan. The characters in this latest opus are so real and likable, I absolutely did not want the book to end. I immediately fell in love with Emmanuelle and Jakob and Izzie. I learned a lot about Holocaust survivors sponsored to come to America right after the war. Thank you, Ms. Steel, for your thorough research. I am not kidding when I say that I did not want the book to end!