A mass-market paperback from 1985. I probably shouldn't have been old enough to read this when it first came out ;)
The book I chose for my 'popular author's first book' was Danielle Steel's Passion's Promise. As expected, it was a little faster read than the last book I read, and I was a little more engaged with the characters.
I purposely picked a Danielle Steel book because she tends to write high-fashion or richy-rich stuff in my experience. Which is to say, far from MY experience. LOL
I enjoyed reading about Kezia's life, and even her heartbreak, where she apparently did absolutely nothing but travel the world for months. I can only imagine. ;)
If you're looking for a fun beach or summer read and haven't stumbled across this old classic, it was a fun read.