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Mirror Image

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  4,860 ratings  ·  141 reviews
To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, two remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century, their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful—a secret realm only they inhabited.

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Mass Market Paperback, 576 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Dell (first published January 1st 1998)
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Dd
Jun 26, 2012 Dd rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: very very sensitive people who can manage sympathy for extremely stupid and worthless characters.

When I picked up this book,I thought it would be a journey I could never forget.My thoughts halfway through the book was-Oh Lord!please let this journey be over quickly.And when I ended it-Thank God!The journey's OVER...I was very very irritated and exasperated by the characters in this book.It drags on and on and on and on....Oh yes!This was the exact feeling I got while reading it..
But,all in all I can say that it was not a complete waste as I was introduced to some amazing, out of the world c
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Carey Henderson
Okay, overall I enjoyed the novel. It was entertaining, it kept my interest, & I felt the chapters dealing with the first World War were utterly fascinating (here comes the however), the ending completely ruined the whole novel for me.

I don't read DS novels because of the high-moral character they posses. Most are trashy, everybody's cheating on everyone, marriage is more of a hobby than a commitment, I understand all that before I read them. I like her novels because their exciting, she is
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Rita
Awful. Not Danielle Steel's worst, however. The main problem? Victoria. Her character is insufferable, and then the narrator pipes in and explains that she and her angel of a twin, Olivia, are virtually the same person. And they can't live without each other blah blah blah. If Olivia had a brain, she would've ditched the biatch from the get-go. Anyway. Whatever. I'm a little ashamed that I read this book (despite the fact that it was given to me, stripped and free of charge, by a friend who work ...more
Naomi
Wonderful book. I love it so much. The story is so heart touching. I love the character of the twin sisters Olivia and Victoria. Their character was presented in such a great way that at the end of the book I felt like they are real and I know them. Danielle Steel presents in a very interesting and detailed way the character's feelings and I liked that very much. The end of the book was a little bit sad however it has a happy ending. This book teached me what is it like to have a sister.
Deelasha Rayamajhi
twins opposite nature. Elder the more introvert one and 11 mins younger the more carefree one. one guy loved by the elder ends up marrying the younger one (the one he loves). sisterhood, friendship, love, war and sacrifice and a loss brings them closer to each other.
zaineb Mn
What a wonderful summer read ! Couldn't get enough ....
Belinda The
The book is about two twin sisters, Victoria and Olivia. Their father’s name is Edward Henderson. They live in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He owns a steel mills, but the person who is running it is his attorney, John Watson. Edward was sixty-five when he retired from the business, and his daughters were not allowed to run it. His had a health problem, and his daughters were never bored because they had many friends. They went to parties often. The Cortland Manor is near their home. It was her fa ...more
Abrazando Libros
Debo esta reseña desde hace tanto, que me da vergüenza admitirlo. Uno de mis retos de este año es leer cinco libros de Danielle Steel, una de mis autoras románticas favoritas, y en un paseo durante mis vacaciones a un parque cerca de mi casa me encontré con este ejemplar. Usado y en perfecto estado, vale destacar. Así que me lo llevé. La lectura fue rápida, realmente. No es la historia que más me ha gustado de la autora, pero interesante, teniendo en cuenta la época en que está situada.

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Elena
3.5*

I liked this book more than I thought I would at the beginning. It was a complex story of two twin sisters who shared an unbreakable bond and lived during hard times... Olivia was responsible and serious, while Victoria was selfish and free-spirited.

I hated that from the get-go Victoria was using her sister - from when they were kids and she made Olivia take her medicine (?!?!) and made Olivia do her schoolwork, etc... This just painted a very nasty picture of Victoria. Then when Victoria s
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Zlatina Georgieva
This is the first book I've read from Danielle Steel, and I am not quite excited.
There were just a few strong moments, and as a whole the plot was boring, and in the end it was more that stupid. Yes, it was unexpected, and this is one of these books that are surprising you, but the surprise was unpleasant. When I finished the book I had was feeling oppressed. It wasn't definitely my cup of tea.
Karen
I must say this was a very good book! It was always interesting and never a dull moment! It tells the story of the lives Of two twin sisters. These sisters are identical in so many ways, but not alike in so many others. It is a very touching story. The love that sisters can share is so heart warming in this story. This is a must read!
Lynne Tull
I am not a Danielle Steele fan. Ok...beat me up! Ms. Steele writes to a formula, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The bad thing about her formula: It is so simple that you figure it out on the second book you read. I like a little bit of a challenge.
Nermeen Mohamed
exquisitley sensational, steel has ardently depicted such a fervently unique bond between two sisters "twins".. really enjoyed reading every word....steel is my favourite.:)
Victoria Domínguez
one of my favorites!
Dhfan4life
Alright first off I have to say I love a good story about twins and in general enjoy tales of where you can see their unique bond and connection that they have to one another. Mirror Image is totally a book about that very thing. Victoria and Olivia are even tighter than the Olsen twins and thensome. And not afraid to go after what they are after in more ways than one. Which made the story really enjoyable for me

However saying all that, I have to say that this book for the most part suffered an
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Jennifer
2.5

Beware of possible, very mild spoilers: in my opinion, this is one of DS's more bizarre books. I mean, it wasn't bad, but the whole twin switcheroo thing left a bad taste in my mouth. It was unforgivable, not to mention a pretty silly/unbelievable plot device. It takes a huge suspension of disbelief to accept that nobody realizes they've switched. What about the housekeeper who raised them and could always tell them apart? And wouldn't Charles have noticed that his wife was suddenly a virgin?
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Susan
Back in the early 90s I couldn't get enough of Danielle Steel. It was also the time when I submitted my first manuscripts dreaming of publication. I remember vividly having a plot for a new manuscript featuring Vietnam...I researched, I began making notes, and then Danielle Steel released her new novel...based in/around Vietnam. I felt deflated and couldn't bring myself to read another of her books.

I now look back on that time with amusement. I've come a very long way since the 90s and as I'm c
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Kristen
In Danielle Steel's Mirror Image, she told us a story about identical twin sisters who were born at the turn of the century. Olivia and Victoria Henderson were daughters of a single dad, when their mother died when they were born. Identical in every way, fraternal spirits in nature, Olivia was shy and serious and took over the household as mother and her twin's rebellious streak. Victoria was a free spirit and all for the woman's suffrage who wanted to sail to war-torn Europe. During World War I ...more
Julie Barrett
Mirror Image by Danielle Steel
Olivia and Victoria Hendersen were identical twins and their father was the only adult remaining to care for them. He had them on the estate north of NYC
Olivia was the homebody and helped with paperwork for the house and business. Victoria is the wild child. She last took the car and taught herself to drive it. Last Olivia had seen her Victoria had a cigarette and she was driving.
They loved confusing others so they dressed the same everyday. Charles is their fathers
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Sarah Smith
Reading Danielle Steel's "Mirror Image" proved to be quite a challenge for me. It took me a while to truly become "all fired up" about the plot. Once I reached the climax featuring Victoria and Olivia's APPALLING switch on Charles Dawson, and his delightful son, Geoffrey, I felt as though the plot was FINALLY headed in the direction that it needed to be all along. It had FINALLY caught and held my interest. I felt as though Victoria NEEDED to leave Charles. I felt that Olivia NEEDED to be with h ...more
Marnise Reads
I love how danielle steel builds you up, breaks you, and then builds you up again. And breaks you again, and finally builds you up and finishes you.

I always go through so many emotions reading danielle steel. I have a 30 book collection of her novels! She has her own shelf. This is my favorite out of all of her novels. closely followed by Letters to Nam, Jewels, and Granny Dan.
Martha
I have been avoiding Danielle Steel for a few years. Finally, I gave in and tried this book. And now I remember why I was avoiding her books. The story is not that bad, but the writing is very repetitive. Not only does she repeats the same thing several times, but she also repeats the same phrases in different situations. In short, I will continue avoiding this author in the future.
Ashley
I had read this when I was younger, but I couldn't really remember too much about it, just that I had enjoyed it then. I really enjoyed the story line about two women's lives that happen to be identical twins, but their physical appearance is about all they have in common except for their super natural twin bond. Mirror Image has love, hate, affairs, tragedy, war, grief, happiness, life, birth and much much more. The only thing I didn't like about this book was it was repetitive quite a bit with ...more
Sara Kharroubi
I absolutely loved it I didn't realize how much I've missed reading Danielle Steele until I started reading this one the story is beautifully told and I love how she takes her time building the storyline and the story behind every character once again one of her books that I didn't want to end .
Vidlia
It's a predictable story, but I can still enjoy every plot, even it's already told in synopsis. I love the ending, I could feel every character feeling about the changes, who live and die and it's sad happy ending
Jaclyn Goss
this book is about a beautiful young set of twins, who are completely different. Victoria is headstrong and wants nothing but to get out of her dull existance. She doesn't care about keeping a home or being married. She sneaks out for womens life movements, and has a love affair with a married man. Olivia wants nothing more then a home of her own, with a loving husband and tons of kids. When Victoria, having been forced into marriage with none other then the man Olivia secretly has come to love, ...more
Yasmine Abed
Okay no one can say that this is not a good book! All her books are really good but they are just too dramatic and melancholic for me:(
I just prefer a book that would put me in a good mood at least by its end! I don't mind shedding some tears in books but in hers it is sobs!! Lol her books though masterfully written always leave me in a weepy mood :( I know that this means she's a great author and she really is ,to the extent that you feel you're living in the book but it's just too sad for my
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Jenny
I really like Danielle Steel but not every single one. I have a few select ones I like and this is one of them.
Two sisters exactly alike yet personalities that are so different. Set sometime in the early 1900's one sister makes a huge mistake and must make things better but she struggles to make things right so her sister replaces her (they look alike) and goes off to France to help out in the war as the other lives her life and falls in love but she shouldn't. As a few weeks turn into months s
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Jane Lee
I started reading this but in the middle of the book, I just lost interest (which explains the humongous gap between when I started reading and when I actually finished it). It was beginning to be quite a bit boring and I hated Victoria with every inch of my life.

That was, until the near end of the book though. She was not domesticated, as would have been expected of women her age, but she was aggressive, courageous and feisty. She kind of reminds of Mulan in so many ways although she's a bit mo
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versatility
I would say its an easy read. The turns and twist in the story are pretty much expected after you have read first few pages.

The characters are well defines but hard to exist in real life. Story of two sisters, Victoria who is free-spirited,independent, has string opnions where as Olivia is calm, composed and lovable in her own way.

Although the story is just about the average,bond between the two twin-sisters is class apart and well defined in the novel. Last part of the story depicts the stron
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