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Daddy

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  6,290 ratings  ·  137 reviews
To the outside world, Sarah and Oliver Watson had the perfect marriage. Happy and successful, with three beautiful children, they seemed to have it all. But under the surface, Sarah felt lost, empty and inadequate. And one Christmas, after eighteen years of marriage, she walked out.





Left alone, Oliver struggles to cope with raising his three children. Seventeen-year-old Ben
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published 1989 by Corgi
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Dale
OK so when I was in high school my girlfriend was very into Danielle Steel, to the same extent that I was into Stephen King. And my girlfriend also read a few Stephen King books, so somehow she convinced me that it was "only fair" that I read a Danielle Steel novel. She recommended "Daddy" because it had a male protagonist.

What I learned from this book was that one Danielle Steel novel is enough.
Bonnie
This is the book that got me hooked on reading. I had never been a reader until a friend introduced me to this book. LOVED LOVED IT.
Mashael Alamri
روايات دانيال ستيل أفلام خفيفه جداً تقرأ في إستراحة مستشفى في الطائرة شيء خفيف عن الحياة اليومية لشخص ما , تتحدث عن المجتمع الأمريكي تقتص من أحداثه وتكتبها بعيده عن التكلف والفلسفه هي فقط تكتب لتروي قصةً ما , أقتني لها رواية في كل زيارة للمكتبه لتكون وجبه خفيفه بين الكتب الثقيله التي أغوص فيها أحياناً , هذه الرواية تتحدث عن مشاعر الأنثى حين تترك كل شيء من أجل منزلها وعائلتها ( وجها أبنائها )حينما تتقدم بالعمر تفكر الجميع له حياته الخاصه ونجاحاته إلا هي تعيش على الهامش وغدا ستكون وحيده جداً , ماذ ...more
Kris
1 STARS

"Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely understand. His family's needs and demands suddenly consume his life.

When Oliver's mother is diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease and dies soon thereafter, Oliver's father's life is changed as well. Braver than his son with less of a future before hi
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Louise Fry
This was another book I picked up from the holiday bookshelf, the story was interesting and intriguing and kept me glued till the last page of the book.
The story started with a pace and it never stopped with many different plots within the main story which actually made it work perfectly well. The blurb on the back was slightly different to the overall story but it was still amazing and well worth the read.
The story about the 3 different men and dads made it a refreshing read and different to wh
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Brandy
This book was good but very predictable. I didn't like how the mom Sarah was a major character in the beginning and the first few chapters were from her point of view and then when she leaves the family, her character is basically gone form the book. It then picks up and has to rebuld characters again with the other family members. It was good, a great pool read but too predictable.
چيس ‏
ع قد ما كنت أحب روايات دانييل ستيل ل فترة على قد ما أكرهها الحين
تحس قلبك يتفتت مع آخر الرواية وليه الحب ما ينتصر بالأخير ما أعرف بس دايماً
تخلي الوحدة تتخلى عن زوجها وأولادها وما أعرف إذا هذا له علاقة ب حياتها
الشخصية انه ما غير تتزوج وتطلق :)؟
المهم إنه خلاص ما بقرا رواياتها الا اذا انا يائسة ما عندي شي اقراه
هيت يو داننيل :(
Ramyaa bommareddy
this is the only book by the author i've read,and that doesnt make feel like worshipping her.lol.
its one emotional piece about dads(hey,u guys rock!!!:D) and oh,bdw,that mom is a bitch.
simply put,a great piece!
Melissa
Loved it when I read it....have grown over such books but the story is very heart breaking...i remember having tears in my eyes
Alina Grace
Absolutely love this book. Brought tears to my eyes reading it.
Randy Wiggins
This is another book that I've always loved and read many times.
Dianne
Relationship between a daughter and her father
Athena
Another awesome book by an awesome Author!!!
Kristen

If you've missed the 1990s TV movie version or haven't read this one yet, this one is one of Danielle's earliest classic romances. In Daddy, it deals with three generations of Watson men dealing with the aches and woes of fatherhood. For Oliver Watson, his wife of eighteen years, Sarah, decided to return to Harvard to finish her Master's degree. That left him alone to raise his three children and a freedom he didn't want or understand, while their needs and commands consumed his entire life. Wh
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Erin ㋡ is in a reviewing slump
'Daddy' turned out to be a better experience that I anticipated. Not a big fan of lifetime movies or that sort, I was pleased to find this wasn't a melodramatic story that induced eye-rolling. Instead it was a very real drama with grief, trauma, and ultimate triumph over life's obstacles. The characters helped keep things afloat; the protagonist, "Daddy", "Oliver" was a man easy to understand. Even the woman who caused everyone conflict, Sarah, was written to be sympathetic in the beginning (som ...more
Christina
Definitely an entertaining summer read. Steele makes it more engaging by making the father the primary caregiver for his children after his divorce; however, with the exception of the ex wife, the female characters tended to be one dimensional and stereotypical. Perhaps she spent a little more on giving them more dimension. Overall, considering that it is part of the light fiction genre, it was a fun read.
Kathy Piper
I didn't want to read this book. I had a pre-conceived notion that anyone who writes as many books as Ms. Steel must just grind them out in a formula -- or has a staff of 20 or so doing the writing in her name. In any case, I just wasn't interested. But this was our book club pick for this month, so I jumped in and started reading. And to my surprise, I couldn't put it down! I was hooked -- really, really hooked! There are real life issues in this story - real life sorrows and pain and drama. I ...more
Shayma
أملك للكاتبة 4 روايات: أبي, مستحيل, المعجزة, مرفأ الأمل. بدأت بالأولى و وجدت أن ترجمة الروايه كانت سيئة جدًا و طريقة الصياغة غير سلسة, أرجحت ذلك الى الترجمة لأن غالبية الروايات عندما تُترجم تفقد الكثير من معانيها.
قصدتُ المكتبة حتى أطلع على بعض رواياتها الغير مترجمة, بحكم أن الرواية بلغة الكاتبة ستكون أفضل, لكن للأسف وجدت الشيء نفسه. وصفها للأحداث وللشخصيات؛ مُفصل جدًا بطريقة مُملة, اقضي تقريبًا 3 صفحات في القراءة لأخرج منها بوصف لمكان و غالبًا يكون غير متصل بالرواية. كذالك سير الأحداث بطيء, كل 3
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Filipa
Acabei Querido Papá. Gostei das personagens, mas não gostei nada da história.

Quer dizer, os primeiros capítulos estavam a ser bons, mas depois desmoronou-se tudo.
Acho que para algumas pessoas é fácil aceitar outra pessoa na sua vida, mas eu detestei que o Oliver que supostamente sentia um amor tão vasto e tão forte pela mulher que entretanto tenha mudado os seus afectos e passe para outra mulher.

Não consegui gostar daquela Charlotte , nem da história de amor deles. E de ser uma história tão dep
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Maria
I remember the Danielle Steel craze in high school, although the only one I had read then was Princess Daisy -a book I still remember to this day with fond memories, just because she has a real talent for a dramatic story and people and hard-core melodrama. Over the holidays, I found a stockpile of Danielle Steel novels so I thought I would start with this one and give it a try. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I've grown out of that phase of life, now it's a little too much drama with peopl ...more
Dina Janin
forced to read this for a course I'm taking. The cheesiest, most predictable, mushiest book I have ever read. For the life of me, I can't understand how it became a bestseller
Daniela Ponce calderón
La prosa es muy cursi. La historia podría haber sido más wendy, personajes poco elaborados, exceptuando al padre
Michelle Johns
This is one of those books that I really liked and then there was the movie. The movie killed it for me.
Sharon
Great book about family dynamics. This boon takes you from highs and lows throughout the book.
Nicole
the 2nd book of steel I read. I cried!
Helena
My Grand Aunt who is 89 passed this on to my mum who then read it and passed it on to me...I am not optimistic. I did not enjoy the last few Danielle Steele and I am convinced they kill brain cells..but because it was free and is lying around my house I may as well give it a go!

And although it won't win any literary prizes..it wasn't half bad. Better than the last one I read but still a bit dragged out and predictable. Time for a break from these books despite my mother having passed on at least
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