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Safe Harbour

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  13,351 ratings  ·  172 reviews
In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of survival...of how two people who lost everything find hope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage that bring —and keep— families together...

On a windswept summer day, as the fog rolls across the San Francisco coastline, a solitary figure walks down the beach, a dog at her si
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jan 28, 2014 Doneka rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Janice Arroyo
Recommended to Doneka by: Heather DeLacruz
Shelves: romance, life, owned, adult
IT WAS AMAZING!!! HOLY CRAP! Sure, it was pretty slow, and nothing really happened until about the second half of the book, but its one of those books that you're satisfied with where you are and what's going on. It was never boring, and it just went along at a steady pace. But then, by the second half of the book...WHAM!!!!!! Everything you thought about the main characters is wrong. With some, you loathe them with the heat and passion of a thousand suns, and others you hold dearer than before. ...more
It’s been awhile since I read this popular author and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the book. While a somewhat predictable romance, I thought the characters Ophelia and artist Matt were unique in their presentation. Damaged, but taking things slowly and with an open mind. Matt has been faced with a messy divorce and cut off from his children who live in another country; Ophelia is thrown into widowhood and the loss of her son and is very depressed. She tries to pull it together f ...more
Normally I do not read Daniel Steel, but was low on my normal mystery novels, picked this one up on a whim after reading the cover page. I really did enjoy this book, I rarely ever read romance novels, because I feel if you read one you have read them all. Man meets woman, they have one torrid sexual encounter after the next, someone is jealous, someone wants to run, then all ends well with a wedding.
But, after reading this one, I just may give Ms. Steel another read.
A bit predictable and cheesy at times but overall very enjoyable and touching story. I highly enjoyed it :D
When I started reading this book, I found myself rolling my eyes a lot. 'Here we go again' I thought. Steel is going to repeat things for us, just to make sure we get it. She even used the same sentence on two pages next to each other! Oh and also, why is the dog on the front cover not a chocolate lab?

I was also really sceptical of the story. Matt and Pip meet on the beach, bear in mind that Matt is an adult and Pip is a child. And they have this amazing connection and feel like they've always
Fabulous read. Life can change with the walk on the beach. A chance meeting with an artist, a little girl and her dog. About relationships,family bonds, infidelity,friendship and a second chance at happiness. LOVED this book.
Geevika Bhatia
I know I should not mark this book as read and should not rate it as I am not worthy of it :( Why? Because this is the first book that I was not able to complete and left in between. I tried hard, I actually tried to not leave it half way but I was not able to help it. Every time I picked it up with all my courage collected, I went drowsy after a few pages. I know with so much of good reviews about this book I am the only one giving it one star. But being a reader I think i deserve to share my e ...more
Really liked the book,how the characters start the healing and find friendship through such tragedy n loneliness

Ted Mackenzie and his bi-polar son Chad were killed in a plane crash nine months ago. Left behind to pick up the pieces are Ted's wife Ophelie and daughter Pip. Ophelie is in a severe depression and can hardly take care of Pip except for the basics. Ophelie leases a house at Safe Harbour for the summer and while there Pip befriends artist and recluse Matt Bowles. They become fast frien
طيب واضح من الريفيوهات إني تقريبًا الشخص العربي الوحيد اللي قرر يكتب ريفيو، والريفيو هيكون فيه الكثير من الآراء الشخصية فمعلش

أولا، الترجمة سيئة جدًا، شبيهة جدًا بترجمة روايات عبير اللي ماقدرتش أخلص رواية واحدة منها

ثانيًا: الرواية، اممم، خلينا نقول عليها ماتنفعش غير للمراهقين، أو للناس الفاضية شوية، مش تناكة لا سمح الله، بس في السن اللي بقيت فيه _29 سنة_ من الصعب عليا إني اقرا الكلام ده.

ثالثًا: الرواية أكتر من 350 صفحة، كانت ممكن بسهولة تبقى 200 صفحة أو أقل كمان، وده لأن التكرار فيها مبالغ فيه، و
Cass Jensen
Grandma really wanted me to read Safe Harbor so I gave it a chance and sped through the pages. It was romantic and cute mixed with a betrayal that I couldn't believe. I really loved this and wouldn't mind reading more of Danielle Steel and author I judged as writing 'old lady books' but nope she writes amazing love stories just like Nicholas Sparks
L.A. Zoe
What is it about Danielle Steel books? This one choked me up, even though everything in it was either obvious or useless. A young girl meets a young man artist painting on the beach. They become friends, and soon he's meeting her mother, and of course they fall in love, despite both their difficult pasts. Along the way, they work together to save somebody from drowning. As a plot point, it didn't make much sense. It doesn't affect the rest of the book. I guess it showed they could work together ...more
When life turns down unexpected roads, divorce, deAth, and betrayal of the worst kind, matt and Ophelia have a choice to make: to embrace life or give into the despare death has left in it's path.
Matt become a recluse, retired painter who lives in a small, but comfortable bungalow in safe harbour. He spends his days painting on the beach. Then he meets, a 11yr old girl, pip and her dog who become frequent visitors. They form a bond of interest in drawing and a need for companionship. Matt lost
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Amante confesso do trabalho de Danielle Steel, Porto Seguro é mais um livro que se encaixa na perfeição dentro de toda a obra da autora. Com uma história que une duas famílias destroçadas, cada personagem neste romance tem as suas particularidades únicas que as transportam até ao grande final onde os momentos inesperados vão acontecendo com as grandes mudanças de vida que podem bater à porta de qualquer um.
Ophélie, Pip e Matt são as principais personagens deste livro onde a mágoa e o desalento t
It was a slow read but worth the wait. All good things come to those who wait!! Ophelie has lost her husband and son. Her daughter Pip makes friends with a man on the beach, who in the end she ends up falling in love with. She gets shot, almost dies, finds out her best friend was sleeping with her husband and that her child is really her her husbands love child. Her best friend dies of cancer and she ends up with the child.
Carol Hassett
I am very curious as to how she can sell so many books when they are all basically the same but I read a lot of her books so whatever she's doing is working. Interesting.
Germaine Chevarie
I got a jolt when I discovered Ted had fathered a child with Andrea,the main charactor's best friend! All in all, I enjoyed reading Safe Harbour.
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أول مرة أقرأ لدانيال ستيل. بعد أن اشتريت الرواية وقبل أن أبدأ بقراءتها بحثت عن بعض المعلومات عن المؤلفة ففوجئت بغزارة إنتاجها. أكثر من تسعين رواية!! هذه المرأة تكتب رواية كل أربعة أشهر! عموما تمنيت أن تكون الرواية جيدة وفعلا لم تخيب أملي.
أجمل ما في الرواية أنها تسير بسلاسة. لدي العديد من الروايات الإلكترونية التي بدأتها ولم أستطع إكمالها لثقلها وشدة إثارتها للملل.
طبعا بالنسبة للغة لن نستطيع الحكم بما أن الرواية مترجمة مع انه في تقييم الروايات العربية تعتبر نقطة اللغة هامة جدا. عندما تكون الترجمة
Lai gan Stīlas romāni kļuvuši teju par sugasvārdu dāmu romānu žanram, kaut kā gadiem nebiju izvēlējusies izlasīt nevienu no tiem. Arī „Patvērumu” es tā īsti pazināti neizvēlējos lasīt – pagājušo vasaru kāds apmeklētājs to aizmirsa manā darbavietā un sanāca tā, ka man vajadzēja kaut kā saīsināt laiku, un tieši pa rokai bija šī grāmata.
Nu Stīla ir tieši tādā, kā es viņu atceros: galveno varoņu dzīvē notiek briesmīgas lietas, bet viņi atrod spēku dzīvot tālāk un viens otru. Turklāt tas viss ir uzra
حزين بطريقة جميلة!
كالعادة لازم دانييل ستيل تموّت نص الأبطال :)
بس ما عليها الرواية جميلة..
I liked it! Nice story! It's a fun beach read. A little bit sad, but still very enjoyable.
It's a great story about family, loss and betrayal. Issues that we are mainly faced with in this world, one like how Ophelie is weary of Matt believing him to be a child molester. She imagins all the things he could be capable off which any parent in todays world would. Then there's imorality, present in the infedality of both their spouses, betrayal of those once close to you. Then in the middle of all this is Pip, barely 12, who has to learn to cope without a peck of help from her distraught m ...more
Credo che questo sia il primo romanzo della Steel che leggo, "grazie" all'omaggio che Mondolibri mi ha fatto con questo volume.
Siamo a Safe Harbour, località costiera vicina a San Francisco. Proprio da San Francisco arriva, per l'estate, Ophelie. La nostra protagonista circa un anno prima ha subito un doppio lutto: la morte del marito Ted e del figlio Chad, ragazzo problematico affetto da bipolarismo. Ophelie è rimasta sola con la figlia dodicenne Pip, ma il baratro in cui è scivolata le impedi
In Safe Harbour, Danielle Steel wrote a compelling story about a family and the magic that touched them that summer. For 11-year-old Pip Mackenzie, her mother Ophelie have been plunged in an inconsolable grief months ago, while she experienced an unthinkable tragedy. On one summer day at the beach, she befriended Matt Bowles who taught her to draw. For Matt, he had his own demons from the past to face with his ex-wife and his children across the world. He couldn't help but become fascinating wit ...more
Reem Al
To be honest... I actually bought this story thinking it was another story... Talk about title mix-up... Anyways the minute i realized i bought the wrong one i felt horrible since cant just un-buy it or ignore it while it stares me from across the shelf... And i wasnt so happy to start it either ... When i started i just wanted to be done with it... Throughout the story it became interesting... I must say im wasnt a fan of Danielle Steel but im not gonna lie,i like this one.
Sarah Greenwood
Danielle Steel knows how to write a good story. This was one about mending broken hearts from loss and trying to find a way to move on. Its about a mother and daughter coming to terms with the tragic loss of loved ones. About finding a way to build a stronger bond with each other.

It all starts with Pip walking up to a stranger painting on the beach. When her mother Ophelie finds out she is not best pleased to begin with but when she gets to know Matt better she can see why Pip has created such
Manuela Santos
O Porto Seguro é uma história de fé, coragem e esperança de uma mãe e filha que perderam tudo e os laços que as unem. Um romance poderoso e uma lição de sobrevivência.
Uma leitura envolvente, dramática e comovente com emoções e sentimentos à flor da pele. Mas alguns sorrisos se me afloraram, pois é completamente impossível não rirmos de certas situações.
Mais uma narrativa maravilhosa que me fascinou.
I think I liked this started off slow, and I couldn't really figure out where it was going. Like all other Danielle Steel books that I've read, she repeats details over and over, which I found extremely annoying in this book. I was expecting a twist of some sort, but not the one that actually came about. It was a feel good book, and while it did move slow at first, once it got moving you actually appreciate WHY it was moving slow.
Não sendo nada de especial, foi o livro perfeito para ler a seguir ao Grisham. Um romance leve para desanuviar e sonhar um bocado. Danielle Steel nunca foge muito do mesmo género, acaba sempre tudo em bem e o amor triunfa sempre. Há ali quase no fim uma descoberta que, confesso, não estava a contar e foi uma agradável surpresa. Um bom livro para ler depois de um mais pesado.
Ada Iaboni
A sweet story as many of DD books are. The story unfolds softly and carefully. As in many of her books, love and trust come slowly, which for me works great. Although at times I find it hard to cross over from the friendship the character share, to suddenly being in love. In this case a major event shakes them into that realization that they would not have come to term with as fast otherwise.
Damiana Walters     ( Writer)
I always trying to know how the main characters of her book will end the story but she always do a perfect twist and add sometimes more people into the story without making it boring or changing the relevance of what is happening. That is an amazing ability that caught readers attention from the beggining to the end of her books ! My favorite writer ever !
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Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for ...more
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