Five Days in Paris (Danielle Steel)
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Five Days in Paris (Danielle Steel)

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  4,354 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Danielle Steel rewards her fans yet again with this magical story of two people from very different worlds who, by chance, meet in Paris, and are forever changed. Simultaneous hardcover release from Delacorte Press. 4 cassettes.
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Published November 1st 1995 by Random House Audio (first published 1995)
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Nour Sharif
Last year, I tried reading another book by Danielle Steel called "The toxic bachelor" and to be honest, I couldn't get past page 10. The thing is Steel puts too much effort into the background in order to be done with it the first 50 pages while as I read other books, the background was put by the author all along the book and not all at once in a certain place. That defect made me get bored from the first 30 pages in this book, too. The first 30 pages were dedicated entirely to the background w...more
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I read Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel. To begin, I honestly did not like this book very much. It was a very boring book, and the way Danielle explained and introduced new plot was horrible. She would explain the concept bluntly and upfront. Everything was given to you, and to make it worse, she wouldn’t merge the information with what one of the characters was saying or thinking, she would break the fourth wall and say it directly. Horridly boring way to get info...more
"Love Affair"

This book was my first read of Danielle Steel.Actually I got this book from my city's library (in Macedonian) because of the title.I knew even before I read the content what was about.I wasn't that good reader then,but I really liked this book.

It isn't anything new or surprising for Danielle Steel to write a novel about love affair,but the place(Paris) makes this book great.
Steel gives us good background before starting the actual story,and I'm big fan of her style.I think that she...more
Myrtle Yvonne
I liked the book. It's a whole lot like a blanket in a winter midnight, a warm hand touching your heart, a soft-whisper of a human beside you. It's a forbidden love - two people whose tied in chains and puppets of their lives and current relationships. It's about two brave, lonely people who has no choice - that the only they can do is be strong for themselves. This book tells that it's only a matter of meeting another human who can change your views in life and can make you escape the barrels o...more
I know Danielle Steel was one of the most noted novelist in the world but this novel, Five Days in Paris was not as grand as her previous novels. The pace of the story was a bit slow-- and fast-- and it was not necessarily boring but redundant. The conflict was interesting. I was told that most of Steel's works are like that, slow building pace of climax but this one was different. Peter's battle with his wife and his father-in-law was boring and every page has the same content. It turned out to...more
Oct 02, 2010 LeAnn rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I listened to this novel when I was not in the mood for a mystery. I enjoyed the development of the two main characters. It is a good example of how life tries to twist and turn our morals and goals and then we have a wake up call. It's the kind of book that makes you say "there is hope and love in the world." Read it when you need a book to uplift you and you need confirmation that staying true to yourself prevails. . . If you are a Danielle Steel fan, you will want to read this.
I can't believe how unbelievably awful this book was. Having never read a Danielle Steel before thought it would be a quick easy holiday read and would give it a try - the word Paris in the title was the deciding factor. It turned into a speed read just to get to the end. Paris featured briefly as the place that man meets woman.

Will leave Danielle Steel for those who enjoy this kind of thing!
Dianne Lipe
One of the reasons I chose this book is that I love to read about Paris. There were a few places mentioned but little, if any, descriptions concerning the city. Much too much time was devoted to character development and that character's feelings (very repetitious). I would have liked for the story to move on. The story line was okay, just very predictable.
Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel

Genre: Romance

The course of life can be changed in just a few short days. This is exactly what happens in Five Days in Paris. Peter is a well to do businessman in the pharmaceutical world. While on a trip to Paris for testing of their new drug Peter meets a woman, Olivia, whom he finds very intriguing. Peter is married and has a great family (or so he thinks); his father-in-law owns the company that he works for. Olivia is the wife of a high-reaching politicia...more
For something by such a well known author I was sorely disappointed.

Firstly as a lot of people seem to have mentioned the background wasn't well distributed around the book, if she felt the need to tell the whole backstory it would have been less dizzying if she just started from there.

The romance was the typicical plot, cheesy lines copy pasted over and over. Then the worst part for me was the one dimensional characters "pity me I'm a handsome hard working man who's wife doesn't give me as mu...more
Okay, typical sort of romance. Boy meets girl (in Paris). Boy can't have girl because:

a. He is married (and he is married to the boss's daughter)
b. Girl is married (and she is married to a high powered politician and presidential hopeful).

They have an opportunity to connect, when there is a possible fire/event/bomb at the Paris Ritz. She, Olivia Thatcher, slowly wanders away from the crowd. He, Peter Haskell, notices and follows. They make a love connection over coffee. He takes her back to the...more
[scream] waow, Daniel Steel bener-bener menguras 'tenaga' untuk membaca ini. tenaga bukan otak. baru selesai dan jantungku masih berdebar. hm mungkin berlebihan, tapi pernahkan kalian merasakan seperti ini? jantung berdebar, nafas tertahan, dan masih ada emosi dari akhir buku walau kita telah selesai membacanya?
Five Days in Paris, telah membuka mata Peter terhadap kehidupannya; pekerjaannya, pernikahannya. itu semua 'berkat' istri senator politik yang terkenal, Olivia, yang b...more
A charming tale of a how a chance encounter can lead to love for two very unhappy people.
Peter Haskell is on business for his pharmaceutical company in Paris where a new chemotherapy drug is being tested while Olivia Thatcher is also there accompanying her politician husband Andy on the campaign trail.
Both are lonely within their respective marriages, Olivia is neglected and unloved by her husband and even the death of their son Alex cannot bring them together and rekindle love through adversity...more
I enjoyed this book. peter the main character married a girl who's father owned a big business. years later he goes to paris on business and he sees a young lady who he thinks is quite beautiful.
when he goes to the pool in the hotel the lady is therealso but nothing happens. During the night the hotel gets a bomb alert and everyone has to leave the hotel. when he is outside he sees the lady walking of on her own which is unusual as she is the wife of a man who wants to run for election in the us...more
It's so refreshing to read a book where the main characters aren't jumping into bed all the time! This is a slow, tender love story about two people, married to others, who become friends and slowly fall in love. After a single night together they return to their respective spouses vowing to never see each other again. The story is fleshed out beautifully and reaches a satisfactory conclusion.
Aya.. ريحــانة
اسلوب الكاتبة ضعيف اوي وكئني بقرا لطفلة في اعدادي .. معرفش يمكن الواحد اتعود يقرا لناس تقيلة فعشان كده لما قريت القصة حسيتها ساذجة والاسلوب ركيك دي القصص الروائية للناشئين بتتكتب بشكل اروع من كدة بمراحل

لكن هي ممكن تنفع فيلم كده يمثله احمد عز ومي عز الدين لكن متنفعش أكتر من كده

Five Days in Paris.... with as much as you read of Paris in this unremarkable book, you wouldn't know you were there if it weren't for the title.

Twenty years after handsome farm boy Peter Haskell marries beautiful yet cold Kate Donovan, he's on a business trip in Paris when he meets yet another beautiful woman(of course she is beautiful), Olivia.

And you can guess it, they fall MADLY in love and realize they are soul mates, but because they are such noble people they both return to their comple...more
A really slow starter for me, I normally don't give a book 100 pages to get going. I did enjoy it overall in the end though. Predictable: yes. Enjoyable: yes. Would I recommend: wouldn't be top of my list
Was a huge Danielle Steel fan in her early days but gave up after realizing her books were a lot of just 'fluff'. However, I chose to read this one before we went to Paris, just to get an idea of some details (thanks to her researcher). I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book was set in Montmartre, where we were staying. Once in Paris, I was able to recognize some of the things the book talked about and I was glad I had read the 'fluff' that gave me a little familiarity on a foreign vac...more
Joann Downie
It was predictable after a certain point, but the idea for a pill to help cure cancer was definitely interesting.
Allen Herman
Maintained my interest beginning to end

Daniel's writing style and flow created and maintained my interest yet kept in suspense encouraging me to keep reading.This was shown in that I read this in two evening. I generally take 3 - 5 d says to finish a book
Waleed Barkasiyeh
I love Paris , and I love romantic stories , specially when it's so deep and rich with details , I love Danielle Steel's works in general ,,,,, find more about the novel in my personal blog here :
This was a book that I can only really describe as ok it isn't a book I would rush to recommend to anyone but is also not a book that I would slate. It didn't particularly keep me hooked or make me want to get to the end to find out what happened as the story line wasn't really that compelling it was just ok but wasn't completely poor. Hasn't put me off reading Danielle Steel but wont be a book I rush to (if ever)read again.
ANY of Danielle Steele's books are good, but this one was my personal favorite. What happens when you marry money or power? Perhaps this is why so many Hollywood marriages don't last. Although this book deals more with the political side of power, it is still the best of reads.

I actually had the book on tape, and after awhile found myself sitting in the parking lot, wanting to hear what happened next!
Sandy Cornett
It was very dull compared to her other books.
Aug 21, 2009 Lorelie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: yes
While the main character stood for what he believed in (like prescription drugs should not be sold too high to consumers and that the testing of drugs on humans if fatal should never take place), even if it meant losing his job or family--the book does impart other lessons as well, I just did not have that drive to finish it and kept setting it aside over other matters until recently.
Enjoyed this story.its about two people that are married to other people that meet in Paris. They use each others shoulder to cry on. They don't want to complicate their relationships by becoming lovers. They only have stolen moments together for five days in Paris then they fly back to the states to try and forget each other and move on with their relationships. A very sweet romance.
Ah, the first Danielle Steel book I ever read. Why was this the first? Simple, the main character's name was Olivia and I've always wanted to go to Paris. It sounds dumb now but at the time it was an incredible rush, like I was actually the Olivia in the book and I was finally fulfilling my dream.

This book addicted me to Steel's writing.
Overall, Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel has a predictable storyline, little action and an obvious ending. While the book poses some interesting questions, it does so in a quite superficial manner. It is also poorly written with lots of repetitions and only a small part of the story takes place in Paris so don't let the title deceive you.
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