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Mirror Image

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  5,419 Ratings  ·  165 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 1998)
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Jun 26, 2012 Dd rated it it was ok
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
Jan 20, 2016 Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
3.5 stars I'd say. This was a funny one, funny as in not humerous! Set around the time of the Titanic, a set of gorgeous 'Mirror twins' experience some unrealistic scenarios, swapping identities, tricking boyfriends and their families as they just can't be told apart. Even their father can't tell who's who. Lots of repetition as is the norm with DS, but I do love reading them on holidays, and as a repeat of my last years holiday, I also did a fair bit of reading in the car. This is such a prolif ...more
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.
Carey Henderson
Jun 25, 2011 Carey Henderson rated it it was ok
Shelves: danielle-steele
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
Feb 11, 2010 Rita rated it it was ok
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
Jul 31, 2013 Naomi rated it it was amazing
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.
zaineb Mn
Jul 10, 2015 zaineb Mn rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful summer read ! Couldn't get enough ....
Belinda The
Jun 17, 2015 Belinda The rated it it was ok
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
Feb 18, 2015 Abrazando Libros rated it really liked it
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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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
Zlatina Georgieva
Sep 11, 2011 Zlatina Georgieva rated it did not like it
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.
Oct 21, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 02, 2011 Lynne Tull rated it did not like it
Shelves: general-fiction
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.
Una historia divertida (con algún que otro momento triste) con unos personajes –y unas protagonistas– que he disfrutado bastante. Es la primera novela que leo de esta autora, y si bien la trama me ha gustado, hay algunos aspectos de su escritura que no han terminado de convencerme. He encontrado repeticiones innecesarias que me han hecho resoplar en más de una ocasión (sí, ya sé que Victoria y Olivia son gemelas, pero que en realidad son muy distintas; me lo ha repetido tropecientas mil veces, s ...more
Nermeen Mohamed
Jun 14, 2011 Nermeen Mohamed rated it really liked it
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!
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
Jul 12, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was ok
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Sep 27, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paperback
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
Aug 27, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
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
May 18, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
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
Sarah Smith
Jul 05, 2015 Sarah Smith rated it really liked it
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
Darcia Scates
Aug 01, 2015 Darcia Scates rated it liked it
I stuck with this book through the end. however, I was hoping it would end sooner than later. I loved Victoria's character and hated her twin sister Olivia. I loved how the book ended though. I also loved the historical facts Ms Steele wove throughout the book. I will continue reading Ms Steele's books although I didn't particularly enjoy this one.
Sep 19, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
Danielle Steel was a name I remembered from the earlier years - I think in the dim and distant past I watched some tv adaptations of her work.
This was pretty much as I expected, completely enjoyable but not very deep. The story moved around twins and some major work events.
Never going to be a classic but as summer reads go it was fine. I actually quite enjoyed the cliches :)
Feb 14, 2015 Marnise rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 23, 2014 Martha rated it it was ok
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.
May 10, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it
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
Michelle Thomas
Apr 27, 2016 Michelle Thomas rated it it was amazing
I have read this countless times since this was published in 1998. Wow, that makes me feel old! This is the best twin book ever! Sweet Valley High started the twin obsession. I truly read this everyother year. I even own more then one copy and given many away over the years.
Sara  Kharroubi
Dec 19, 2014 Sara Kharroubi rated it it was amazing
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 .
Solita storia dei libri della Steel: tutto fumo e niente arrosto.
L'autrice riesce spesso a ideare trame interessanti, dal grande potenziale, per poi lasciarle morire in un'infinita accidia, come se non avesse voglia di fare lo sforzo necessario a valorizzare i parti della sua fantasia.
Questo libro, che godrebbe di una delle trame potenzialmente migliori che la Steel abbia creato, non fa eccezione.
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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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