The Whittiers is compelling and heart-warming story about the importance of family and home, self-discovery and being true to yourself from the international number one bestselling author Danielle Steel.
Connie and Preston Whittier raised their six children in a once grand mansion in the centre of New York’s Manhattan. The children are now adults and have lives of their own, but the house remains the heart of the family and somewhere they all love to return, particularly in times of stress. But when Connie and Preston take what they fondly call their annual ‘wintermoon’ to go skiing in Europe, an avalanche hits their resort resulting in tragedy.
In every family, each member has their own personal struggles. The Whittiers are no exception. Lyle is successful but has an unhappy marriage. Gloria is a genius on Wall Street, but lonely. Twins Caroline and Charlie work all hours on their growing fashion brand, but have no time to enjoy life and discover who they really are. Benji has personal challenges, and requires additional support from his home environment. And Annabelle, the baby of the family, is a rebellious teenager who falls in with a bad crowd.
The future of the family and also their home is now in question. The house is a refuge providing comfort, but importantly every one of them learns that to move forward and face their personal challenges, they must be true to themselves and come together to support each other.