Danielle Steel is an American novelist of romance and drama novels. She has sold over 800 million novels during her prolific career, ranking her fourth in the bestselling fiction authors of all time – behind Shakespeare, Agatha Christie and Barbara Cartland. Although Steel has been critiqued for writing “formualic fluff,” she does cover serious issues including suicide, incest, war and the Holocaust. Unlike many authors, Steel does not write sequels or series, but instead sticks to standalone novels to avoid her novels being compared to eachother.

Danielle Steel made her debut as a published author back in 1973 with Going Home. Since the 80s, she has had multiple books per year published. Below is a list of Danielle Steel’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Going Home (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Passion's Promise / Golden Moments (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Now and Forever (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Promise (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Season of Passion (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Summer's End (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ring (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Palomino (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Love Again (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remembrance (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loving (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once in a Lifetime (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crossings (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Perfect Stranger (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thurston House (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Changes (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Full Circle (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Family Album (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secrets (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wanderlust (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fine Things (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kaleidoscope (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zoya (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daddy (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Message from Nam (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heartbeat (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Greater Love (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jewels (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mixed Blessings (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vanished (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Accident (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gift (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wings (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightning (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Five Days in Paris (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Malice (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Honor (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ranch (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Special Delivery (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Road Home (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Klone and I (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mirror Image (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bittersweet (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Granny Dan (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Irresistible Forces (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wedding (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House on Hope Street (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Journey (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lone Eagle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Leap of Faith (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kiss (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cottage (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sunset In St. Tropez (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Answered Prayers (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dating Game (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Johnny Angel (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Safe Harbour (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ransom (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Second Chance (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echoes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Impossible (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miracle (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Toxic Bachelors (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Coming Out (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
H.R.H. (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sisters (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bungalow 2 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amazing Grace (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Honor Thyself (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogue (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Good Woman (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Day at a Time (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Matters of the Heart (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Southern Lights (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Girl (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Family Ties (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legacy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happy Birthday (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hotel Vendome (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
44 Charles Street (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Betrayal (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Friends Forever (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sins of the Mother (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Until the End of Time (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Sight (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Winners (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Perfect Life (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pegasus (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power Play (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prodigal Son (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Country (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Undercover (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Precious Gifts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blue (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Property of a Noblewoman (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Apartment (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rushing Waters (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Award (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mistress (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Games (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Against All Odds (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Duchess (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Right Time (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fairytale (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Past Perfect (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fall from Grace (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Accidental Heroes (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cast (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Good Fight (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In His Father's Footsteps (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beauchamp Hall (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turning Point (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Night (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blessing in Disguise (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost and Found (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Side (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Child's Play (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moral Compass (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Numbers Game (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wedding Dress (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daddy's Girls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Royal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All That Glitters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Neighbors (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Affair (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Finding Ashley (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nine Lives (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Complications (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Butler (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flying Angels (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Invisible (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
High Stakes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beautiful (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suspects (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Challenge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The High Notes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Whittiers (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Without a Trace (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worthy Opponents (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wedding Planner (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Palazzo (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happiness (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Second Act (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ball at Versailles (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Upside Down (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Too Late (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Only the Brave (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joy (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Max & Martha Children's Books

Martha's New Daddy (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max and the Baby-sitter (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Martha's Best Friend (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max's Daddy Goes to the Hospital (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max's New Baby (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Martha's New School (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max Runs Away (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Martha's New Puppy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max and Grandpa and Grandpa Winky (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Martha and Hilary and the Stranger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Freddie Children’s Books

Freddie's Trip (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Freddie's First Night Away (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Freddie and the Doctor (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Freddie's Accident (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Happiest Hippo in the World (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pretty Minnie in Paris (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pretty Minnie in Hollywood (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

If You Like Danielle Steel Books, You’ll Love…

Danielle Steel Synopses: The Challenge is a standalone novel by Danielle Steel. Anne and Pitt Pollock, high school sweethearts and owners of the successful Pollock ranch, reside in Fishtail, Montana. They are the local king and queen. The town is surrounded by the vast Beartooth Mountains’ foothills, which look out over the Pollocks’ land and the nearby ranch of Bill and Pattie Brown. Since childhood, the two couples have known each other.

Peter Pollock and Matt Brown, their sons, are also best friends. When Juliet Marshall, a newcomer to town following her parents’ bitter divorce, meets them and two other local kids, the five of them quickly become inseparable and spend their summer days swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.

However, when they find themselves stranded on Granite Peak one August afternoon, their most recent adventure takes a perilous turn and quickly escalates into a struggle for survival. As their parents get ever more desperate to learn that their children have been found, fear permeates the town. In the midst of a massive search-and-rescue operation, they are forced to put aside their own trials. A media frenzy ensues as they begin to rely on one another for support, raising tensions and putting some relationships that were already at risk.

The High Notes by Danielle Steel is a standalone title. Since she can remember, Iris Cooper has been singing, and she can hit the high notes like no one else. She stuns the audience when her father persuades the bar owner in Lake City, Texas, to let her perform when she was twelve. Father and daughter move from dusty town to dusty town over the next few years, never staying in one place for long. Her love of music grows each time she takes the stage in a roadhouse.

But Iris’s life isn’t easy when her father is in charge and uses her money for gambling, women, and alcohol. She hires a real manager when she starts touring at age 18. However, he also exploits her, and the musicians and singers she tours with are effectively her only family. They are the ones who inspire Iris to finally break free, leave the tour, and pursue her goals.

The Whittiers by Danielle Steel is a standalone novel. Preston and Constance Whittier have built a happy life together, raising six children in a stunning New York City mansion that dates back to the 1800s. The Whittiers can now more easily and affordably carry on their custom of taking a “Wintermoon” ski trip as a couple.

In any case, with the current year’s excursion comes misfortune, and out of nowhere the Whittiers’ grown-up youngsters end up moving back to the family home without their folks out of the blue. Lyle, the oldest, is at a breaking point in his marriage and must decide if he and his two children would benefit from a divorce. Gloria’s significant Wall Street position has kept her single at age 39 and has made her ever more pessimistic. Caroline and Charlie, twins, left their home a long time ago to start a fashion business that may now be failing. Benjie, a person with special needs, is devastated by his parents’ deaths and needs the support of his siblings. The youngest, Annabelle, drops out of college and begins to spiral out of control.

In order to maintain the family’s unity and provide support for their two eldest siblings as well as one another, the four oldest members are forced to put aside their own personal problems and grief. It feels like another devastating loss to sell the house and all of the memories that live there. Even though it may appear unconventional, could there be another method?

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8 Responses to “Order of Danielle Steel Books”

  1. Rebecca Barrett- Anderson: 1 year ago

    I have every book in Hardback she has written except the 3 newest that came out in 2022. I have been addicted to her novels since the late 70’s The first one I ever read was The Promise and I was hooked from then on. I have many other favorite authors but hers are the only ones I have kept on my bookshelf from year to year listed in order of publication.

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  2. Lorna Drake: 2 years ago

    Hi!
    As I’m not particularly keen on ‘romance only’ novels, can anyone tell me some of the ‘drama” titles?

    Thank you.

    Lorna

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  3. Marty jacobs: 3 years ago

    I live by “Order of Books” ! Without it I “we” could never comfortably enjoy bountiful authors like WEB Griffin. Since I am now supplying books for the elderly I have run into a very time consuming problem. I believe the YOU can solve this and other similar problems for scores of readers with a simple symbol system. >>> * = available on audio books
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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      I would love to do that and I won’t rule it out. It’s certainly on a “future ideas” list. The amount of work involved though – yikes. Certainly something we are looking into though 🙂

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  4. Donna Rouse: 3 years ago

    I just bought a book and I have 116 books by Danielle …can’t for the other four to release!!One in July , August , October and November of this year …YAY!!

    P.S. All hardcover of course….

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  5. Elaine Wheat: 4 years ago

    Golden Moments is Passions Promise in the UK

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  6. Donna Yates-Carr: 6 years ago

    I don’t see Having a baby up there, Golden Moments is and sells for $2,000 and up online!! Guess I’ll never have all her books. 🙁

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  7. Will Morgan: 10 years ago

    Thanks for the Danielle Steel book list. Now I will be able to finish my book collection for my wife.

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