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Special Delivery

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  4,452 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverley Hills, has two grown-up children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.
Amanda Robbins knew Jack only as her daughter's father-in law, an incurable pla
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 6th 1998 by Corgi (first published 1997)
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Stephanie Holcomb
Aug 19, 2010 Stephanie Holcomb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
UGH

Danielle Steele writes romance books for 3rd graders.

Not that they are for 3rd graders, but the language is so trite, the grammar so bad (commas everywhere, especially where they don't belong) and the characters so one dimensional and wooden it's a wonder I lasted so long into it.

People are either wonderful or not. The wonderful ones are the same, no difference in character, good looking, without flaws, and filthy rich. Surprising, Jack, the lead in the book, couldn't make it in Hollywood and
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Lynn Rueff
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel was the first book I have read by this author. I finished it quickly and enjoyed the story line of two people unexpectedly falling in love during their midlives. Jack, a confirmed batchlor with two grown children, meets and is smitten with Amanda, a retired star who also has two grown children. They are cautious of each other at first but it doesn't take long for the attraction to become intense. When they discover they are expecting a child at ages 51 and 59 t ...more
Kim
Feb 15, 2017 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I loved the characters. Really good story. I have always loved Danielle Steel. Her characters are always real people,believeable. Great book.
Carol Nine
Feb 21, 2011 Carol Nine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one but thought that it should have a little more animosity between Jack and Amanda when they first start seeing each other. The second half of the book held many surprises for the reader and I especially loved how it ended. I was surprised at the ending. This didn't seem like a typical Danielle Steel book, in that there were less descriptions and more fast-moving action than there is in most of her books. It was also a shorter than usual book, among all her books I've previously re ...more
Mona
I really had fun reading this story ..
It always like this when you read Danielle's books .. It make you happy and give you Hope ..
I loved the characters Amanda and Jack they are so hilarious specially Jack he is so funny .. I can't believe he is sixty ..
I loved how they found each other , how they love and change each other .. They are so perfect together
Mary Heller
A quick read...some of the story seemed rushed.
Nancy
Aug 29, 2015 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book how ever I do wish the author had done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Special Delivery, Danielle Steel
عنوان: تولد دوباره ؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: مینا منصورموید؛ تهران، کیوان، 1378، در 197 ص، شابک: 9645581141؛
Paula Patterson
Quick read. Typical Danielle Steele. Nothing outstanding. Enjoyable
Yojaira Fernandez
Mar 05, 2017 Yojaira Fernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It was a very quick and easy reading. Enjoy all characters... specially Jack.
FEBRONIa
Mar 12, 2017 FEBRONIa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Book was very ordinary. Carried a slightly different perspective of life.
Heidi
Feb 21, 2017 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! This is what I mostly like about books that has romance that include not so young people. It was pretty amazing!

One of my favorite line was Jack's conversation with Glad because he was really messed up. She was convincing him to talk to her (Amanda).

"She probably loves you anyway. Women are like that. They have a lot of tolerance for assholes. In fact, some women even love them. Go see her."

I hope I won't fall in love with a complete asshole because that would be like mercilessly kil
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Tammy
Aug 19, 2015 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This story is about a young actress who gave up acting to become a housewife with 2 daughters. She settles into her new role as wife and mother when after 26 years of marriage she is suddenly a widow at the age of 51. Her world is turned upside down and she falls into a deep depression. One of her daughters is married to a film producers son who she dislikes because of his womanizing . ( he dates many actresses and models, when he is done with one he moves onto another, he doesn't want any serio ...more
Éride
Jun 24, 2016 Éride rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Reseña de UNA ENTREGA ESPECIAL.
Una entrega especial es una novela corta escrita por Danielle Steel en 1997. Consta de un total de 206 páginas.
Se cuenta la historia de un amor entre dos consuegros: Amanda, una actriz retirada que acaba de enviudar repentinamente, y Jack, un soltero que se relaciona con las mujeres más jóvenes de Hollywood. El amor surge entre ellos de forma inesperada, y, al contárselo a sus hijos, surge el odio y la incomprensión. Pero un “inesperado” hecho cambiará la visión de
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Dawn
Jun 13, 2008 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, fiction, chick-lit
If you go into a Danielle Steel with the advance understanding that it will never be awarding winning literature, there is actually a place for her on the bookshelf. It's going to be fluffy and a tad unrealistic. The characters will be overly perfect (the most beautiful, the most sought after, the most charming, the most most of everything "good"), and while there will certainly be some conflict, it will resolve into a happily-ever-after, in some form or another. This book, predictably, followed ...more
Black Carrie
Jun 09, 2014 Black Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I loved this book it was my first time reading Ms. Steele's work and I MUST admit I was not disappointed !!!!. It was just like watching one of her movies. This book was the truth ; it was had me on the edge but had relaxed me too :) well done Danielle. I never read Danielle Steel before in my life, because I thought most of the plots she had in her books were too mushy and boring. God knows what made me interested in this book. The first few chapters go slow, but when Jack and Amanda get to ...more
Susan Lee
This is such a dull read, nearly lull me to sleep. I wasn't expecting such prose as I've read better ones from Danielle Steel. It's predictable and unoriginal, could have been better.

Here's my full review:
http://www.sholee.net/2017/02/mpov-sp...
Gatha G
May 06, 2013 Gatha G rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At 59, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills and is divorced with two children.Jack's son Paul has married Amanda's daughter Jan.When Amanda's husband Matt dies after 26 yrs of happily married life,what will Amanda do without him??And Jack,whom she hated since Jan and Paul's marriage....is there a chance of budding romance between them??And how will their children cope with this new relation?? These plots form the rest of the story.

This was a very short read and
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Sharon
Jul 03, 2013 Sharon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining quick read - Jack is 59, successful and a womaniser due to fear of commitment after losing the love of his life in a car crash. Amanda Robins’ daughter is married to his son, but she has an intense dislike for the playboy. When she finds herself widowed after 26 years of marriage she unexpectedly finds herself getting closer to Jack. When they finally reveal their union her daughters are devastated feeling she should stay loyal to the memory of their father. But then things get m ...more
Tantri Setyorini
Aku suka banget covernya yang bergambar bayi tembem lagi bobok. Aku baca buku ini kapan ya? Kayaknya waktu SMP atau SMA. Ceritanya agak lain dari yang lain, unexpected pregnancy antara dua orang selebritis yang sudah nggak muda lagi. Jack udah lima puluhan dan Amanda sendiri sudah hampir menopause. Hubungan mereka awalnya dirahasiakan, karena yah alasan umur. Masa iya orang yang udah pantes jadi kakek-nenek masih pacaran nggak serius kayak anak muda. Lalu Tak dinyana Amanda hamil. Kehamilan Aman ...more
Brittany
Apr 30, 2011 Brittany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel is a good writer; there is no denying that with how successful she is, but it's getting old, quick. More than not, her characters are beautiful, important and highly successful, living in houses we can only dream of and wearing clothing that costs more than most of us will make in our lifetime. She tends to focus on what the characters have instead of who they are. But there is an element of enjoyment when reading her books; you can lose yourself in it for a couple of hours, thoug ...more
lolo chigs
Jan 10, 2016 lolo chigs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
an exciting novel about a widowed rich woman with two children, both girls, falls in love with a handsome single man with two children , a boy and a girl, and she falls pregnant at an age of 54. this becomes a problem since their children didn't know they were having a affair and it was a little too early for the used to be model to start getting involved in new relationship after the death of her husband. Will the children know she's pregnant and will they accept it. Her other daughter is even ...more
Judith
Jan 22, 2017 Judith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A ver, no se por donde empezar. Es un libro que se lee rápido pero también que lo cuenta todo demasiado (para mi gusto) rápido. Es como si quisiera acabar la historia sin llegar a tener muchas páginas. Y, en realidad, podría sacarle mucha más chicha a la historia si se parara a detallar los acontecimientos.

Es la primera vez que leo un libro de esta autora y la verdad no sé si me he equivocado al empezar por este. Mucha gente me ha dicho que Steel es una gran escritora pero a mí no me lo ha pare
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Julie Barrett
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
This book follows the story of a few couples. Paul is a movie producer and his wife Jan is trying desperately to get pregnant and has been through testings and it's not her fault.
Her mother has just lost her husband-her second marriage but Amanada and Jack get together and he is able to talk Paul into going to a doctor.
The older couple find out she's expecting a baby and it takes him a while to warm up to that fact. They had a hard time just telling their kids t
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Rachel Wells
Apr 10, 2013 Rachel Wells rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel is one of my favorite novelists. She is very descriptive. She uses her words like a paint brush. You can actually see what the character is doing in your mind. Of course some of the images you may not want to see. I still love her writing style. She makes you want to guess what is happening next. It is like a puzzle with clues. Each part of the puzzle comes together in the end. This novel keeps you guessing until the end. You are left wondering what the characters are going to do ...more
Nada
Mar 19, 2013 Nada rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first time i read a Danielle Steel book and i can safely say, I wont be reading any of her books again. I found the plot itself very strange, because now that Jack and Amanda are married and having a baby, Paul and Jan are technically siblings and also the baby is now their brother!! I just couldn't get past these facts and it just ruined the whole book. Not to mention, the story was very predictable. Although, I have to admit I liked Jack's sense of humor.
Vidya
Nov 16, 2016 Vidya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very stupid story! I used to usually like Daniel Steel's characters though they seem too perfect and ideal to be true. But Jack and Amanda are hopeless...they go all the way from not liking each other to be friends, make love and get pregnant! (At their age) .....all too soon.... Just within an year of her husband's death!

I think I have had enough of Daniel Steel and won't pick her books any soon!
Yasheve
Aug 22, 2009 Yasheve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm almost ashmed to say that I read a Danielle Steel book every year. I think she's written enough for me to keep reading them until I'm well into my hundreds. There's really not much to say because they are all the same. They're easy to read and the drama keeps you turning the page. A soap opera in a book. This one was about an aged actress who finds love again. Really, really over the top, but you got to love this kind of drama.
Deepak Lohani
this was my first Danielle steel's book. it was recommended as a love story to me but it didn't had that much appeal. The latter half had much more interesting story than the beginning which was quite dull if we compare it to other books in the same genre. In the book love was potrayed more physical than emotional,every now and then they were making out which each other sometimes at her husband's bedroom or the other time at Jack's house.

Pam H
Oct 18, 2016 Pam H rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z2016
My first Steele book and probably my last. I know so many friends who have read every book and love them. Her writing was sophomoric at best and there was never any pull at me to like the H/h. In fact the only reason I finished the book is I thought I must be missing something. Very tedious. The dialogue was ridiculous most of the time and there was really no emotion to the characters. It felt like the author had an idea and needed to crank it out quickly before the next deadline.
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