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The Wedding

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  5,686 Ratings  ·  159 Reviews
Simon Steinberg and Blaire Scott are among the most respected couples in Hollywood. They have defied the Hollywood cliché and stayed together for decades. Their three children--teenage aspiring model Samantha, pre-med student Scott, and entertainment lawyer Allegra--are successful and happy. Allegra, as an attorney to the stars, has a career that consumes so much of her en ...more
Paperback, 539 pages
Published 2008 by Corgi (first published 2000)
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Mar 08, 2008 Leah rated it liked it
I don't know why she called this book "The Wedding". There wasn't even an engagement until the middle of the book and the wedding was hardly much of the story. There was a lot of detail at the beginning but I found towards end things speeded up and it seemed like she was just trying to finish the book. I was a good story but at times I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get through some of the repetitiveness.
Aug 13, 2014 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
In the Wedding, Allegra Steinberg was a celebrity lawyer to the stars. Her father was Simon Steinberg, a major movie producer, and her mother was Blair Scott, a writer for TV. When she met a New York writer at a chance encounter, it changed everything for her. Before she knew it, she fell in love and started planning a wedding for September. While she made preparations for her wedding at her parent's home, family secrets came out and unraveled before her eyes. While it torn them apart to hear su ...more
Aug 27, 2008 Yaya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's always something in every Danielle's novels, whether the characters, the story line, the conflict, or even the aura of the book itself that always mesmerized me.

This time is Jeff's Allegra that made me fall in love with the novel. And can I first say that the title is very suitable for the story. Well, yes..the wedding itself is only mentioned in the middle of the story..but I know DS chose this title. The novel is about Allegra's road to find her perfect man, her perfect love life and f
Sep 19, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok
Recommended to Heather by: Angie
This is my first DS book. I've avoided her like the plague, but decided I would give this book a shot. It actually started out well and kept my interest. I was enjoying it.... imagine that! About half way in though, it suddenly became quite tedious and I felt like the author was throwing in ideas that would tie up loose ends or increase her word / page count. I don't think I'll read another DS book anytime in the near future.
Jan 13, 2009 Faith rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2002-2004
The Wedding is about Allegra, 29 andentertrainment lawyer in Hollywood. Steel writes a lot about Hollywood.She tries to include Hollywood in every context. Thats to overdo and make the books overly dramatic. Of this book Hollywood was however a natural part. That wasn't even the only good thing Stell archived in The Wedding. This time she managed to write a not so predictable book. The book had some pretty dramatic turns, and Steel really managed to surprice me, whreas in some othewr books I was ...more
Kelly Junno
Jul 08, 2010 Kelly Junno rated it did not like it
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This was a very dramatic soap opera kind off book,3 couples and 3 issues,Alle(lawyer)-Jeff(writer) both high profile career people meet fall for each other,confess their love for each other now comes the time to fix a wedding date but there are many hurdles

Alle's parents both are in hollywood have been in love but now Alle's father is cheating on her mother,how they cope with it and realise what went wrong

Alle's sister Samantha,is sweet girl in her 17 wants to be model,starts her shoots for prof
Jane Stewart
3 stars. It’s a nice way to spend time. Not exciting or delighting, but ok.

Allegra is a 29 year old entertainment lawyer. She has been in a relationship with Brandon for two years, waiting for him to finalize his divorce. She meets Jeff, a writer of novels. They fall in love.

There are several sub-stories about Allegra and people in her life. Her father had an affair which hurt her mother. Her younger sister has a major problem, coming to Allegra for help. Allegra’s celebrity clients
Aug 13, 2011 ErinReadsTooMuch rated it it was ok
I am not impressed, Ms. Steel. Sorry. This is the first Danielle Steel book I have read, and I guess I had maybe too hight of expectations for such a well-known and prolific author. It was different from some of the other romance books I have read, in that it let you know kind of what each character was feeling or thinking when she wrote about them - even small side characters. She also moved it at a pretty quick pace, but at the same time, you weren't really sure exactly where it was going afte ...more
Jul 25, 2015 Fadha2 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: given

الرواية الثالثة لدانيل ستيل التي أضطر لقرائتها. يمكن القول أن لدانيل ستيل عناصر لا تحيد عنها في كتابتها للروايات. تحاول بذكاء أن تجعل القارئ يظن أن بطل رواياتها قد يكون رجلاً و لكن أبطال رواياتها دائماً نساء. أما بقية العناصر فيمكننا سردها كالتالي: الزمن الحاضر، العائلة، الحمل و الولادة، فقد الأطفال، السفر، رتم الحياة المزدحم بين العمل و المتعة، الجنس و الخاتمة السعيدة لمعاناة طويلة.

و أعتقد أنني ذكرت ذلك في رواية سابقة لدانيل ستيل، هي الكاتب الأفضل في توضيح الحياة و العقلية الأمريكية. بل لديها
Nov 26, 2012 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: danielle-steel
This is a typical Danielle Steel book with the usual happy ending. After a few odd directions, and some twists and turns all the loose ends are tied up just in time for the conclusion.

The story is pleasant if one can get past the writing style. Far to many conjunctions and run on sentences. Conjunctions connecting ideas which may not necessarily be correct or add to the thought. And, sometimes Danielle Steel has this style of repeating the main characters thoughts to many times, in her effort t
Manuel Paulo
Aug 06, 2013 Manuel Paulo rated it really liked it
Allegra Steinberg or Allegra Charlotte Stanton is a real genius in her chosen field. Being an entertainment lawyer is a one hard task. The story talks about family in general. Typical of an american family in hollywood, Allegras family managed to survive almost all the trials life had offered them. Her mom's career in the show that suddenly broke down after 9 years of airing with pride and glory. Her siter's unwanted pregnancy and much unwanted marriage made the story more real and appealing. He ...more
Charity Yoder
Aug 06, 2013 Charity Yoder rated it liked it
ohhhh... i normally appreciate Danielle Steele's books with her stories of people who are ordinary who are forced to go through extraordinary circumstances. i also normally appreciate her stories because they are light reads that let my brain relax. but this story was also discomforting.
i mean... how the HECK did the main character not know the guy was cheating on her???? she was already upset by the course of the relationship. but she thought she was happy, so she stayed. what a way she fell.
Mar 18, 2014 ياسمين rated it did not like it
فوق 400 صفحة و ما طلعت بأي فائدة
و المتعة نفسها جداً جداً قليلة ..
باختصار م حسيت بشي فيه
Vickie Burke
Jul 22, 2014 Vickie Burke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Was a wonderful story. what life is about family. A story to read on a beautiful summer day. What books are for taking you into the story.
Jan 02, 2015 Collyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that the book is finished I realize I've had a real love/hate relationship with it from go-one. The beginning (Brandon's time) was frustrating, the second part (Jeff's introduction) was okay, third part (all the time between) was BORING, & last part (last 10 chapters or so) was quite good. I even put the book down and swore I wasn't reading it anymore at one point, but I'm really glad I finished it. Wasn't my favorite, by any means.. But I'm finished and can move on! :)
Marissa Rodriguez
Nov 04, 2014 Marissa Rodriguez rated it really liked it
The Wedding is about a 29 year old entertainment lawyer named Allegra. This novel explores Allegra’s road to find her perfect man, her perfect love life, and her perfect wedding. From this book I really enjoyed the characters, the story line, the conflicts, and even the ora of the book itself had me interested to read it. Danielle Steel bases the setting of this book in Hollywood. Steel tries to contextualize Hollywood in every aspect of the book, and does a great job at it. Although romance nov ...more
Nov 20, 2014 Nadia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Una historia más de Steel, una historia más que adoro.
Y aunque demoré en acabar el libro la historia me atrapó desde el principio. Cuando comencé a leerla mi imaginación se basaba en la sinopsis, creí que la historia sería de los padres de los novios, sus peleas y desacuerdos por querer elegir como iban a casarse sus hijos, y nada fue así. Amé la historia de Allie y Jeff, los personajes secundarios perfectos y cada uno en el momento en que la historia lo requería.
Es verdad que el personaje de A
Jul 16, 2015 Beth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a horrendously, badly written book. I have really enjoyed some of her books in the past such as Daddy, Fine Things, Lightning and Silent Honour but this was just dire. it was repetitive, tedious, shallow, uncomfortable in places and just totally a complete waste of time. I shall not be reading any other new Danielle Steel books as the last one was awful as well. Absolutely needs to stop writing now!
Nicole Brandon
Jul 10, 2015 Nicole Brandon rated it did not like it
First and last danielle steel book I will ever read! What awful writing.
Nikinnia Smith
Sep 01, 2015 Nikinnia Smith rated it liked it
This was a nice read. The book is about Allegra and her family and their issues with love. Allegra didn't really stand out as a character for me. I think the story would've been better if it focused on her little sister, Sam.
I felt sad for Allegra after she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her. He was so cold about it. She did have a backup in Jeff, a writer, she met. Their friendship was so cute and sweet.
I really liked Sam, Allegra's 17/18 year old sister who finds out she's pregnant
Typical Danielle Steel, and I usually I'd enjoy that, except this one was way too long and especially shallow.

I think this was Steel's attempt at a glitzy hollywood drama, the problem being, it isn't entertaining enough to be a soap opera, but not emotional enough to be a compelling family drama.
The result is something really shallow and thinly plotted.

One thing that really made me uncomfortable was all the random sexist and bigoted statements peppered throughout the book.
From using to word
Sep 29, 2015 MawMaw's rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS IS TRULY A GREAT BOOK. It has raw emotion. True life situations, and also laughter. However, the love and respect of the family brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend this book to all ages.

I loved the story of Sam and Jimmy that was a real surprise twist and so endearing. I loved it.
Dzenana Brkic
Oct 07, 2015 Dzenana Brkic rated it it was ok
Sorry, but this book is so boring. Maybe it's because I don't like this type of books anymore. Simply, I wanted something to relax with, and this was not it. I don't even know why I finished the book... I have read several more books by Steel, but they were not bad. The Kiss was okay really, but this one left me wondering how possibly could she write this... Characters were alright, but the plot was so predictable and uninteresting. Sorry fans, but this was not Danielle at her best at all.
NoUr abd el  Rahman
گم أعشق هذه الرواية فـ هي تمثل لي حيآة أُخري و أحلـام اُخرى ...more
Feb 25, 2016 Magan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Been a fan....until now

Wow! I know it's a famous family based in Hollywood that said I thought there was a lot of body shaming and it really turned me off from the main character.
Jun 02, 2016 Marwa rated it liked it
Haven't stumbled upon a book with an actual happy ending for ages now. That's probably one of the very few reasons why I liked this book -some of which are not even related to the latter, from a literary point of view. Frankly, I wouldn't have given it the time if it wasn't given to me as a gift by someone who's dear to my heart. But to be fair, it was worth my while anyway. To quote the book, it was an amalgam of 'soap opera of the first order' which is not something I'm attuned to read. Plot-w ...more
Sharon Forbes
Aug 01, 2016 Sharon Forbes rated it really liked it
This is a typical Danielle Steel novel. I hate to say it, but she does have a sort of "formula", or "style", for her books, for the most part. I do, however, enjoy reading her books occasionally, in spite of this. The Wedding revolves around Allegra Steinberg, and her Hollywood family. It is really a whirlwind of a book, one major event after another just keeps on happening to Allegra, her family, or one of her clients (Allegra is an entertaiment attorney). It is rather fast paced for the most p ...more
Sep 28, 2016 Tina rated it it was amazing
great book, I was non-stop reading the book till i finished
Oct 20, 2016 Noriko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third time I've read this book, it has actually been about four years since I last read it.
Oh, my god, I enjoyed this book as much -probably much more - than the last time!
As it's been so long since I last read it, everything felt as fresh and new as the first time.
I'm going to write a blog post on my blog one of these days, but oh my, how much I adore this book!
I seriously want to get a hardback!
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