Danielle Steel, the author of dozens of stunning bestsellers, is one of the world's most renowned and popular novelists. Now her devoted readers can once again cherish her very first novel Going Home. Here, in a special keepsake edition, is the book that sparked Danielle Steel's sensational career and endeared her to millions of fans worldwide.
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I absolutely hated the main character, Gillian. She spent the book in love with a man who had no redeeming qualities except that he was attractive and "made her happy," yet there was no rationalization as to why he made her so happy, unless being treated like garbage is a turn on for some women.
The whole time I f ...more
”Every woman falls in love with a bastard at least once in her life.”- Danielle Steel
Setting:New York City and San Francisco; 1973
Cover Thoughts?:Well, my book didn’t have a dust jacket, so all I got was a plain boring hardback book. But from this cover, it looks like a house I’d want to live in. Although, really, the MC never lives in an actual house that looks anywhere near like this.
”They stood around us, and watched us go, hand in hand, going home.”In the sunswept beauty of San Fr ...more
This is a story about a divorced mother, Gillian, who freelances as a set stylist. If there's a more technical term fo ...more
There are parts towards the end which do drag on ... Like really drag on, but the way it was written made it interesting and intriguing enough for me to read through it. I enjoyed this one. Mind you, I did want to slap the main cha ...more
"In the sunswept beauty of San Francisco, Gillian Forrester is filled with the joy of a love that will surely last. But a painful betrayal forces her to flee to New York and a new life. There she discovers an exciting new career and a deep, enveloping passion...only to have her newfound happiness shaken to its core. Now Gillian must choose between her future and her past, to find in the deepest desires of her heart the one way, the only way of...Going Home." (From Amazon)
Originally when I ...more
I have never been so angry while reading before. The characters were either annoying or just mean and hateful. The storyline is all over the place and sometimes you find yourself lost and don’t even know what is happening. This isn't one that I want to read again. When I first picked this up I really wanted to love it, but I just ended up angry and wanted to give up reading it altogether.
I'm not one that hates anything I read. I really thought I w ...more
Since it was February I thought I would read a romance. Who better than the queen of romance herself? Danielle Steel! I hadn't read a book by her since I was 14 or 15. So I decided to start at the beginning with her first novel.
It was brutal! I wanted to shake the main character and I detested Chris. Like really detested him.
The best thing about the entire book was the last page.
Well...this was recommended to me by one of my residents at work. She lent me her copy of it and wanting to be able to connect with her I decided to give it a shot. Honestly, I should have known better. It took me a week to finish...and I spent most of that time cringing. And yet I couldn't stop because it was like watching a train wreck...I had to know how it was going to end.
Still...regardless...definitely not the book for me!
Muchas personas le dan malas calificaciones al libro por el personaje de Gillian y su relación tan horrible con Chris y con ella misma, pero precisamente valoro la capacidad de Danielle Steel de mostrar a una persona en una etapa tan baja, porque realmente muchas personas se comportan así, y hacer sentir a los lectores tantas emociones que hacen que crean que es un mal l ...more
The biggest reasons being I couldn't stand the main characters. I didn't like Gillian or Chris. Chris was a number 1 douche bag and Gillian w ...more
The main character, Gillian Forrester is, a complete idiot. For some unfathomable reason, she falls in love with Chris Matthews, a dick who cares about no one but himself. According to our airhead heroine, Chris is funny. Well, I guess if faking a heart attack and pretending to kidnap a woman at gunpoint are considered funny then her first love interest is simply hilarious.
The other characters in the novel don’t fare much better. Not one of them manages to transcen ...more
La protagonista me resultó muy tonta para no ser una adolescente, y muchas veces hasta inmadura, pero tampoco era para que le ocurrieran cosas tan tristes. El final de Chris no me lo esperaba, fue lo más sorprendente de toda la historia. Su personaje no me caía para nada bien pero tampoco le deseaba algo así. Desde e ...more