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Accident

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  10,395 Ratings  ·  280 Reviews
Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.

Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their t
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Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Dell (first published January 1st 1994)
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Ana
May 26, 2013 Ana rated it did not like it
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Ashley
Nov 21, 2007 Ashley rated it liked it
Recommends it for: danielle steel fans
This was the first Danielle Steel I've ever read. I've kind of shied away from her writing all these years because I just couldn't bring myself to read "that kind" of writing. I started the book skeptical and I found that the writing could have been better (I rolled my eyes at plenty of her adjectives and metaphors), but the characters and the story kept me reading. In the end, I was disgusted by Brad, admired Page, and fell in love with all the teens and children in the book (especially Andy an ...more
Christina Zanakos
Feb 09, 2011 Christina Zanakos rated it it was amazing
Accident is an amazing family novel centered around Paige, mother of two and devoted wife. Paige feels incredibly lucky to have such a blessed life, until one night her teenage daughter Allyson tells a white lie that will transform the family forever, so far from normal that it can never go back. The two teenage girls, Allyson and Chloe, go to dinner with two older boys, lying to their parents that they are together. A car accident leaves Allyson in a coma and Chloe badly injured, one of the you ...more
Redfox5
Sep 05, 2016 Redfox5 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction, usa
Considering how much I moaned about the last Steel book I read (Hotel Vendome) this one was a big improvement and it's one of her older ones.

The start of this book when the accident happens is really emotional, I cried my way through pretty much all of it. Page just couldn't seem to get a break, first Allie and then her husband. What a rat he was!

I don't feel Steel forced how amazing the characters were on us so much in this one. Although Page's new love story happened pretty quickly.

The o
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Paulina
Feb 07, 2016 Paulina rated it it was amazing
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Charlotte (Buried in Books)
Feb 27, 2010 Charlotte (Buried in Books) rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
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Nicki
Dec 12, 2008 Nicki rated it liked it
This was my first Danielle Steel book and I think I expected a little more because she's a famous author. I liked the overall storyline, but she repeated herself so many times as far as their feelings, emotions, etc. that a few times I even thought I had read the same page already and had to check the page numbers! That was a little annoying. I think she could have left some of the repetition out and added more at the end telling how Addie took the news of her friends death, her parents split, a ...more
Lorraine Cobcroft
Dec 19, 2015 Lorraine Cobcroft rated it did not like it
I found this book among a stack of books in my mother's room in an aged care facility when I was cleaning out after my mother passed away. There were quite a few Danielle Steele books in her collection. Apparently she liked this author. I don't. I find her books far too formulaic for my taste, and featuring a lot of poor grammar that irritates. (The overuse and incorrect use of ''as'' and ''while'' drives me nuts!)

''Accident'' has a worthy plot. It is the story of a woman who thought she lived i
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Julie Barrett
Nov 23, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
Accident by Danielle Steel
This book starts out with Paige and her husband and 2 kids, one of each, Allison and Andy.
Chloe is Allison's friend and they go out on night and end up in the hospital after a car accident. The accident changes the lives of 5 families.
Chloes's dad is raising an autistic son and an older son and Chloe. They meet at the hospital and wait to hear from the doc as to what happened and what the prognosis will be for each of them.
Problem is Paige's husband should be in Ohio bu
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Andrea Ika
Apr 23, 2014 Andrea Ika rated it it was amazing
Accident (1994)
by Danielle Steel (Author)
Original Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Country: United States
Publication Date: 1994
ISBN: 0385306024
Page Count: 480

Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.
Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after
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Don Stanton
Oct 30, 2012 Don Stanton rated it it was ok
I read it to see what it was like.... humdrum...... plot thinly laid out too dymentional all characters were. It was a week for trail of the Stepford Wives, well actually even weaker than that. What would it be like to be the crowning Queen of dribble. What's worse than that, good hard working people pay money for that dribble. The
only use I can see for these types of books are an escape from reality.
No more Danielle Steel for me.
" The Princess Bride" was a far far superior book.
Ahmad Al-Jeirudi
Mar 11, 2015 Ahmad Al-Jeirudi rated it did not like it
im a loyal reader of danielle but this one is just not her style
Bhavya Gupta
Apr 16, 2015 Bhavya Gupta rated it it was ok
For a non-horror book, this one was a scary. I mean ignoring the 'happily after part', this book made me scared of the world out there.

And led me to think about so many things.

Oh and, reading Gone Girl and Accident in the same month? Not a good idea, trust me.
Clifford
Dec 30, 2014 Clifford rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2009
The first of many of her books to be read. A good story line and romance that's the trademark of Danielle. Flustered near the end when the boy had broken his arm and dislocated his shoulder. There's a part where the mother took the boy to baseball practice. Not one thing of his arm or shoulder was observed. What did the boy do at practice? His arm was in a cast. The ending was what one saw forthcoming.
Debbie Mosley
Mar 03, 2014 Debbie Mosley rated it it was amazing
Page-turner! Very interesting
Brandy
Jan 29, 2012 Brandy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I started this one yesterday out by the pool. It's amazing that she can fill 400+ pages with such a simple story. Wife w/perfect life has 15 yr old daughter that is in tragic accident. Life & marriage fall apart. It was a good story, her books are very consuming, they are predictable yet not. You just have to find out what is going to happen.
Sababa
Sep 13, 2010 Sababa rated it liked it
It was a good book. I liked the way the author revealed Page's past and slowly put up a picture of her life. I liked her relationship with her daughter, the friendly easygoing way she treated her. The romance was there but I felt it lacked something. In general it is a one time read kind of book for me.
Maya Khan
Jan 18, 2013 Maya Khan rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit


Finally done with this. It began well. Got messier in-between and ended too fast. The story is about the life of a woman's struggle against her cheating spouse, domestic abuse,finding love and coping with an accident which leaves her daughter in a coma.
Meryan
Jun 05, 2016 Meryan added it
This is another good one. Paige Clark's daughter, Allison, gets into a terrible head-on car accident. She has told Paige that she is just going over to spend the night with a friend. The girls instead meet up with some boys, and the car accident kills on boy, seriously injures Allison's friend Chloe, puts Allison in a coma she may never recover from, and the other boy suffers only mild injuries. Paige can't reach her husband, Brad, and when she does locate him he arrives much quicker than he cou ...more
Roberta C
This story was a well written, interesting story. At times it had me with tears in my eyes and at others, I laughed out loud. A heart warming and very real book. It left me wanting to hear more about the characters.
Brandy
Jul 29, 2012 Brandy rated it really liked it
Good story... Just wish she didn't repeat herself so much or give SO much detail to one thing over and over again. We get it. Just move on with the story!
Rebecca
Mar 24, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: danielle-steel
Oh my goodness...talk about needing a whole box of tissues to get through a book. I do not have children but I know this is every parent's worse nightmare.
Cheryl
Feb 24, 2009 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Read!
Excellent reminder that life can change in a split second and don't judge others unless you have walked a mile in their shoes.
Brittani
Jun 29, 2016 Brittani rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
So, I read this book, when I was 16, during the same fall break that I read The Thief of Always, by Clive Barker. I finished that book so quickly and wanted something else to read while staying at my grandfather's. So, my well meaning aunt gave me this to read, and as my options were limited, I went ahead read and finished it. I realized pretty quickly that I wasn't into heavy romance novels like this. I can respect Danielle Steele is a good writer, her genre is just not for me.
Hillary Arbore
Jun 17, 2014 Hillary Arbore rated it it was amazing
Around every turn was something that made you want to read even faster! Loved this book.
Debbie Ellis
May 18, 2014 Debbie Ellis rated it liked it
This book was loaned to me so I would have something to read but it has turned out to be quite good. I am not glued to the pages but I am curious enough to know what happens to keep reading it. So far Page's daughter has been in an almost fatal accident along with friends and Page discovers her husband has been having an affair because she could not reach him to tell him Allison is in the hospital. He comes home and admits he has but would like to continue with the fair and remain married. In th ...more
george
Sep 16, 2008 george added it
This is the book that started my brief interest in Danielle Steele. I liked it.
Natasha
Aug 31, 2016 Natasha rated it it was amazing
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Gabby
Mar 04, 2016 Gabby rated it really liked it
This book had a very nice plot and I loved the way everything tied together. I don't want to spoil anything but I would recommend this book the only reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because I wanted more information in the end I wasn't satisfied with the end, does brad marry Stephanie? does andy eventually like her? does Allison get a full recovery ? also find it kinda annoying that's she waited the verry last min to tell her readers ally woke up. it's almost like there should be a s ...more
Shirley Kummer
Oct 16, 2014 Shirley Kummer rated it liked it
Danielle Steel seemed to make this book the most poignant book ever. I almost didn't finish reading it but forced myself to.
Her intentions seemed to want to include every terrible circumstance a woman can go through. This book includes a horrific automobile accident, death, a nacisstic cheating husband,abusive childhood, anorexia, a self-centered mother, a comatose daughter who may or may not live, and on and on. If it wasn't for a touch of romance and a hopeful future for Page, I would have gi
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