The Whittiers - Danielle Steel

The Whittiers

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2022-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 769 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, adult siblings find their way back home—and back to each other—after loss.

Preston and Constance Whittier have built a happy life together, with a brood of six children raised in a beautiful historic Manhattan mansion. Now, with a nearly empty nest, it’s easier than ever for the Whittiers to maintain their tradition of a solo romantic “Wintermoon” ski trip.

But with this year’s trip comes tragedy, and suddenly the Whittiers’ adult children find themselves reuniting in the family home without their parents for the first time ever. The oldest, Lyle, is reaching a breaking point in his marriage and must decide whether a divorce would be best for him and his two children. Gloria’s big job on Wall Street has kept her single at thirty-nine, and growing ever more cynical. The twins, Caroline and Charlie, moved out long ago to start a fashion business that may now be faltering. Benjie, with special needs, is hit hard by the loss of his parents and needs his siblings’ help. And Annabelle, the youngest, drops out of college and starts to spin out of control.

The eldest four are forced to put aside their personal issues and their grief to keep the family together and support each other and their two youngest siblings. Selling the house, along with all the memories that live in its walls, feels like yet another devastating loss. Could there be another way, as unconventional as it seems?

In The Whittiers, Danielle Steel delivers an inspiring story about the everlasting bonds of one unforgettable family.


  • Just okay

    By She said:
    It was interesting in the beginning, but midway through the book, I had the ending figured out. Very predictable.
  • The Whittiers

    By Lynde Johnson "MissWorld"
    It was a wonderful read. It touched on topics that are current, without any judgement. Yet it showed how all views could harmonize. Ending with hope for the future.
  • The Whittier’s

    By Mamaspade
    Too soon for a review still at beginning of book!
  • Beautifully scripted . Characters are developing!

    By dlpenni
    Family…tragedy, unmoored, changeling lifestyles but still a loving family family
  • Heartwarming story

    By MYJACK90
    This book captured the definition of family and love.
  • Classic Danielle Steele

    By Roho822
    If you love tragedy to triumph, this is a great read. It’s predictable but you’ll want to take the journey anyway with the characters. Leaves you feeling full on love, family and life.