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Echoes

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  7,087 Ratings  ·  343 Reviews
Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal…and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.

For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns o
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ebook, 464 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Dell (first published 2004)
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Sara
Jan 26, 2009 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boy! I was so glad when this book was over. No wonder I have not read any Danielle Steel’s book in 20 years. She just repeats every sentence five times to make sure it is all engraved in your skull. I think she have a contract to write books for people with Dementia or Alzheimer. I am happy to say that this was the last DS book I read :0)
Ena Hasečić
Jun 27, 2016 Ena Hasečić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle Steel u najboljem izdanju. Radnja koja se proteže od I Svjetskog rata, bogatstva i raskoši, karmelićanskog manastira, pa sve do II Svjetskog rata, koncentracionih logora, bijede i smrti.
Vickie
Jan 12, 2013 Vickie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel has never been an author who interested me. However, I was at a gathering and this book had been passed around among the women there and they raved about it. They asked if I had read it and I replied that I hadn't, so it ended up in my hands. I thought, ok, this one is about the Holocaust and that's always intriguing, so why not?

Echoes was torture for me to read. It is SO poorly written! Steel needs a competent editor! The plot is fine, and could have been done well in the hands
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Kari Coleman
This was the first Danielle Steel book that I have read in quite some time. It was recommened to me by a friend, and I have to admit, I loved it! I didn't want to put it down. It's a story about a German Jewish girl who falls madly in love with a Catholic French man during World War II. Both of their families banish them when they want to get married. As their lives progress and they have childen, they do not tell the children that they are 1/2 Jewish, considering the times and that all their li ...more
Ashley Miller
Sep 23, 2012 Ashley Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a Danielle Steel book before and was not sure what to expect besides a love story. This book went above and beyond my expectations. Being someone who enjoys reading about love and that time era, this was right up my alley. This book had me enthralled in it from the beginning (hard to do for most books that usually have to build into it). This book sure did pull at my heart strings and sent me on an intense emotional roller coaster. There were moments when it was so happy, momen ...more
Heather
Jun 02, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok
I liked the story at first almost lost interest in the middle to the point of not reading it anymore, then picked back up and liked it again. first half of the book i enjoyed the story, then in the middle like she lost her train of thought of what she was writing and just stated history facts till she could get back on track on what she wanted the story to be.... wasn't my altime favorite book but it was good
Eng Fatoom
Jun 24, 2017 Eng Fatoom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية "أماديا" جداً مشوقة وأحداثها متسلسلة بطريقه تُشعرك وكأنك تُشاهد إحدى تلك المسلسلات النازية و تعيش أحداثها فيها من الحكمة و الكلام ما يثير الاعجاب , لفتت نظري الشابة بيتا ويتغينشتاين بصفاتها التي ذكرتني بنفسي في أحيان كثيرة والتضحيات التي قامت بها لتترك الرفاهية والثراء الفاحش في بيت والدها لتعيش مع أنطوان في الريف كمزارعة فقيرة دون تذمر.
تدور أحداث الرواية عن فتاة من أم يهودية وأب فرنسي تفقد أسرتها في الحرب العالمية الثانية وتتطوع في المقاومة الفرنسية وتقوم بأعمال بطولية ضد العدو وتتعرف على
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Lauren Stoolfire
Echoes by Danielle Steel focuses on the effects of WWI and WWII on Beata and her daughter Amadea, with a helping of romance on the side. Beata was born a German Jew and during WWI she falls in love with a French Catholic nobleman. Long story short but both of their families hate each other and pretty much disown them; both Beata and her new husband, Antoine, were literally dead to them. Years go by and they have a couple of kids, and they're doing pretty well, but then Europe starts feeling the ...more
Wanda
The story begins in 1915 on the shores of Lake Geneva, and the war was a great concern for everyone. The Wittgenstein's, a wealthy and powerful Jewish family, was gathered together for a family holiday. The Wittgenstein's were steeped in tradition, and it was never a question that all the family would be expected to marry Jewish. When Beatta Wittgenstein and Antoine de Vallerand meet, things go terribly wrong. Antoine is a French officer, and Beatta is Jewish, and their countries, France and Ger ...more
Allison Ann
Jan 11, 2013 Allison Ann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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WEEK 6
WORD: DANCER
BONUS: PILLOW
MY LETTER: E for title

Book: Echoes by Danielle Steel

Finished: January 11, 2013

Rating & Book Review: 1 star - Here's my confession. I am FASCINATED by Danielle Steel. I think her books are exactly the same story over and over with very slight changes in location and character names. They're absolute garbage and I hate them, but I can't stop reading them. I don't know why. They're not guilty pleasure books because I get no pleasure from reading them, but read the
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Ashwag
Jul 09, 2013 Ashwag rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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قلم دانيال ستيل رومانسي حالم ومثالي، تتشابه مع الأفلام الهندية والمصرية القديمة، أكاد أجزم بإني حفظت أسلوبها الذي لم يتغير، قصة حب أسطورية مثالية، مع نهاية سعيدة، إيجابيتها الوحيدة هو أنني لا أستطيع ترك الرواية، هناك شيئ ما يشدني حتى النهاية.

في رواية أماديا التي تدور أحداثها في زمن الحربين العالميتين الأولى والثانية، في البداية تتحدث عن قصة الحب بين بيتا اليهودية الألمانية وانطوان المسيحي الفرنسي، واستحالة زواجهما ورفض عائلتيهما، ولكن حبهم تغلب على كل شيئ واستطاعا الزواج وانقطعو عن عائلتيهم، كان
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3houd
Sep 07, 2014 3houd rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
على الرغم من شهرة دانييل ستيل العارمة، و على الرغم من امتلاكي لهذه الرواية و لرواية الفدية منذ سنين إلا أنني لم أقرأ لها قط. و قراءتي لهذه الرواية لم تغير رأيي.
ما علمته من قبل عن الكاتبة أنها من أشهر الروائيات للقصص الرومانسية، و لكن كل قصة حب في الرواية جاءت سريعة و غريبة و مفاجئة.
بالنسبة لقصة بيتا فهي لم تجذب اهتمامي، و وجدت القصة و الشخصيات في غاية الضعف. بيتا لم تتوانى إطلاقا عن تغيير ديانتها فقط بغرض تعجيل الزواج بضعة أشهر.
القصة أثارت اهتمامي عند بداية الجزئية الخاصة بأماديا. و لكن يتضح أن
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Candace
Aug 10, 2011 Candace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I have never read a Danielle Steele book before and never will again! Her writting style is that equivelent of a 6 grade reading level! It feels like she is trying to introduce the book over and over and over again! She repeats everything ( assuming you were going to forget what you just read on the previous page, of course!) and her plot was weak and predictable. I found this to be an extremly fast read, however I couldn't wait to get through it because the writting style was so incrediably ann ...more
Terri Silcox
Aug 12, 2013 Terri Silcox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. I was sad that it was over.
Kathleen
Apr 12, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diana
Oct 08, 2016 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! A good mix of history and storytelling. 4.5 stars!
Britney
Aug 29, 2008 Britney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to read a love story
This love story had me crying the whole time!! it is about true sincere love between a beautiful young girl and a handsome gentleman. It is one of my favorite books!
Connie
Jun 11, 2013 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read.
Areej Ilyas
Jan 18, 2014 Areej Ilyas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a trip... a very interesting one..
Lisa Sophocleous
Story line was good and at times disturbing but the whole book had me feeling like I was being rushed through time and characters. By the time I got to the last 2or 3 chapters I was just skimming over paragraphs, it had all become transparent and repetitive. Disappointing.
Joann Krause Radke
A good read
Kimberly Mckay
Found this one more original, more realistic, and less mushy than most of her books. First part seemed empty compared to the liveliness of Amadea's character.
Linda
Jan 11, 2017 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this but what happened to Daphne, Beata and her family - I can guess but there was no further mention of them. Definitely one of Danielle Steel's better books. Thank you.
Judy Stickley
An easy read and a good story, though not particularly well written. Some obvious conflicts.
Jannah
Jul 16, 2017 Jannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another marvellous 2nd World War story. You are totally captivated in the story of the Jewish Girl from start to finish.
Brianna
May 22, 2017 Brianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good!!
Merve
Mar 23, 2017 Merve marked it as yarım-bıraktım  ·  review of another edition
Sanırım Danielle Steel bana göre bir yazar değil. Dili ve anlatımı, karakterleri beni sarmadı 100 sayfa acı çektim devam edemeyeceğim malesef! Okunacak onca güzellik varken hem de
Ailsa
Jan 01, 2015 Ailsa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary - "Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal…and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.
For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By the glimmering w
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Fatimah
Sep 29, 2016 Fatimah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
كسابق عهدها بالغت في إظهار المآثر الشخصية
بشكل أدى لجعلها صفات سطحية وليست عميقة ، دائمًا أماديا
تصيبها انعطافات غير مبررة ، اما بسبب اعترافٍ في لحظة ضعِّف ، او مشاعر
شغف مفاجأة ، مما يجعلها مذبذبة فيما يتعلق بقرار الترهب ، من الواضح ان
القصة تدور حول أماديا ولكن جزء كبير من الكتاب عن بيتا ، نجمة لدائرةً المصائب
المتتالية التي حدثت هنا من تهجيرٍ وايقافٍ من السلطات ، وعمليات تثبيط لعمليات
الجنود الألمان وان كانت تتصف بالنجاح الدائم واليسر غير المنطقيان
Samanta Mendez
Feb 24, 2017 Samanta Mendez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hermosa historia, me atrapo desde las primeras paginas. Quizas habia material para alargar un poco la historia, sobre todo porque hay detalles que quedan inconclusos. Recomendado
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