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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delacorte Pr
Publication date July 1, 1997
Pages 217
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385316910
ISBN-10 0385316917
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them. 1,500,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.

At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.

Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter's father-in-law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs had been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationship with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly, twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amanda finds herself on unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse yet, she likes him. There is a lot more to him than she previously suspected.

Amanda's shock at her attraction to Jack is equaled only by her children's. Then suddenly, a startling announcement stuns both families, as Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible, and with a choice that provides them both considerable challenge. But at a time in their lives when they least expect to feel that way, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy, in spite of the confusion, opposition, and obstacles all around them. Special Delivery is about what two people do when life gives them everything they wanted, twenty years after they expected to find it. In her fortieth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel makes us laugh and cry as she touches the heart with tenderness and accuracy.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385316910 Book cover for 9780593040744 Book cover for 9780754021711 Book cover for 9780783801827
 
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2000)
9780754021711 | details & prices | 221 pages | List price $22.01
About: The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them
Largeprint edition from Chivers (June 1, 1999)
9780754012368 | details & prices | 221 pages | List price $55.01
About: The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (January 1, 1999)
9780783801827 | details & prices | 221 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them
With Danielle Steel | from Transworld Pub (August 1, 1997)
9780593040744 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $16.45
About: At a time when Jack and Amanda least expect to, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy, in spite of the confusion and opposition all around them.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Delacorte Pr (July 1, 1997)
9780385316910 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them
Paperback
Book cover for 9780440245063
 
With Danielle Steel | from Dell Pub Co (July 29, 2008)
9780440245063 | details & prices | 229 pages | 4.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $4.99
About: At 59, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780553477733
 
With Richard Poe (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Bantam Audio (July 1, 1997)
9780553477733 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The playboy owner of a successful Beverly Hills boutique, Jack Watson is unexpectedly drawn to Amanda Robbins, the widowed mother of his grown son's wife, in a story of two mismatched, middle-aged people who find happiness and romance despite the confusion, obstacles, and opposition around them.

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