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Jewels

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,336 Ratings  ·  185 Reviews
On Sarah Whitfield's seventy-fifth birthday, memories take her back to New Yorkin the 1930s. To a marriage that ends after a year, leaving Sarahshattered. A trip to Europe with her parents does little toraise her spirits, until she meets William, Duke of Whitfield.In time, despite her qualms, William insists on giving up his distant right to the Britishthrone to make Sarah ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 720 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by Random House Large Print (first published January 1st 1992)
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Rhia Frio
Oct 22, 2007 Rhia Frio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of romantic stories and of life struggling stories
jewels is a story of a woman, of an elite family, of life struggle, and finding love amidst it all. a good read! and while you're at it, read all the other books of danielle steele too! she has a lot of great books written...the promise, fine things, full circle, crossings, wanderlust, secrets, changes, thurston house, summer's end, remembrance, to love again, passion's promise, and many more!
Lasiciliana
i know that DS has some cheesy books but this was one that I really liked. It's a well written story that kept my interest and spanded such a long period of time with so many happenings.


easy, simple read.
emily
Sep 10, 2007 emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read anything this trashy since my elementary school days of reading V.C. Andrews. In retrospect, it has always seemed somewhat strange that I was reading books about incest and throbbing members at such a young age. Now I completely understand. These types of books seem to be written for readers who like to buy their books at the supermarket aka those who have the reading capability of ten-year-olds. And that's cool. This was perfect house-boating entertainment.
Dlora
Perhaps other readers who like contemporary romance fiction that follows the life of one woman from birth to death would give this story a higher rating. It's a story of love and loss, title and privilege, glittering jewelry and decorator clothes. Sarah Thompson, the daughter of a rich American businessman, makes a bad marriage as a young girl. To her deep embarrassment, her father helps her get a divorce and then takes her on a tour of Europe to break her out of her self-imposed social ostracis ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Jewels, Danielle Steel
عنوان: عشق و جواهر؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: گلرخ مهبد؛ تهران، نشر فاخته، 1372، در 552 ص؛
عنوان: عشق و جواهر؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: گلرخ مهبد؛ تهران، نشر جانان، 1376، در 552 ص، شابک: 9649144153؛

عنوان: جواهر؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: هادی عادلپور؛ تهران، رفعت، 1378، در 485 ص، شابک: 9649076387؛
Jamie
Nov 04, 2012 Jamie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel is an author I never thought I would read again, but recently that changed and here’s why.

Back in the day I read a couple of Danielle Steel’s books. And if we’re honest, after the second one I thought, same ol, same ol in each book. I think she’s a great writer (the sheer number of books written and best sellers can attest that she can captivate a reader), but I lost interest rather quickly, mainly because it simply isn’t my preference of story. Fast forward several years and on m
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Shonali
Nov 29, 2009 Shonali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short take on the book:

I know many people have stopped reading her books as the storyline has become quite repetitive but I chose this book as it somewhat different from what she has been writing recently.Also because this book got me started on reading trail of nearly 60 Danielle Steel books which take up a place of pride on my book shelf. Who doesn’t like romances and when you need so light, refreshing read , these books are the best medicine.

You will love Sarah Whitfield for her innocence ini
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LK Hunsaker
Apr 16, 2011 LK Hunsaker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I stopped two-thirds of the way through this one, my first Danielle Steele. I picked it up because I've often been asked if my books were similar. No, they aren't, other than they're both within the wide romance genre. During the first half, I enjoyed the characters enough to keep going through the shifting POV and repetition, where I often skimmed. By now, I've lost interest. It's too much overview, not enough depth, and the characters are losing what charm they did have. Maybe this isn't the o ...more
Julie Barrett
Sep 25, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jewels by Danielle Steel
This book is about Sarah and her life. Starts out when she is young and marries a guy in high society. She soon learns he is using her name and status to get what he really wants.
They divorce and the parents are lucky to drag her over to England where they attempt to set her up with a new interest, to no avail.
She ends up meeting a duke that acts like a regular guy and he's one she can talk to about world affairs. They end up marrying and she really wants the chateau in F
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Lamia Damayanti
Jul 22, 2015 Lamia Damayanti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Thompson, seorang gadis bangsawan harus menerima kenyataan pahit bahwa suaminya, Freddie Van Deering tidak mencintainya. Ia menikah di usia yang muda bersama Freddie. Saat itu, jarak usia mereka hanya terpaut dua tahun, Sarah berusia 21 tahun, sedangkan Freddie 23 tahun. Awalnya pernikahan mereka tampak baik-baik saja dan Sarah merasa bahagia. Dalam penglihatannya, Freddie adalah sosok yang mengagumkan dan berwibawa. Namun, semua hal itu tak berlangsung lama. Freddie rupanya bukan laki-lak ...more
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2 STARS

"On Sarah Whitfield's seventy-fifth birthday, memories take her back to New York in the 1930s. To a marriage that ends after a year, leaving Sarah shattered. A trip to Europe with her parents does little to raise her spirits, until she meets William, Duke of Whitfield. In time, despite her qualms, William insists on giving up his distant right to the British throne to make Sarah his dutchess and his wife.
On their honeymoon, the newlyweds buy an old French chateau, but not long after, the
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Amy
Nov 19, 2013 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: secret-shame
One of my all-time Danielle Steel favourites, which is why I've actually bought it on Kindle instead of just borrowing them from the library like I normally do.

Girl meets bad boy. Bad boy hurts girl. Girl meets love of her life, crazy, crazy love. Enter war. War separates them- and that's just the beginning.

So many of Danielle Steel's books just run into each other, barely different, but then once in a while you meet characters that stick in your mind for a long time- this book is that for me.
Michelle
Jun 14, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah I almost gave this 5 stars--what about it??

Look, I all the time watched this movie when it came on Lifetime(?) when I was a little kid (I don't know why, maybe because it was awesome), so I when I saw the paperback on sale for 50 cents, how could I resist? And it was just as glorious as the movie. Except for our main character going from dark hair in the book to fiery red in the movie, which I preferred anyway, they stayed pretty true to the book. (There's probably more that was left out th
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Megan
Dec 17, 2009 Megan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was a pretty good story to begin with and then turned to absolute rubbish. I ended up not even finishing it because it was way too crude and depressing. If families really have a chance of turning out like this... I think I will stop now with children. I don't plan on ever reading Danielle Steel again.
Christine Powell
One of the best book I have read to-date, full of romance and adventure.
Absolutely lovely.... :) Jewels by Danielle Steel
Brandi
Feb 01, 2015 Brandi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe the last sentence of this book sums it up. "Happy Birthday!" they all shouted in unison, and she smiled at them, unable to believe that seventy-five precious years had passed so quickly". Though I love the book and I love the story it is soooo fast-paced with so many years skipped over. I feel like you miss the opportunity to truly get to know the characters because of it. I will always have great respect for Danielle Steel as a writer and this was the first book I read by her years an ...more
Reyna
Apr 03, 2008 Reyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Reyna by: English 92 Teacher
This story will drag you into it in the first few pages. Danielle steel really knows how to grab your attention.I recommend this story for everyone who enjoys novels.
Cody
Sep 02, 2008 Cody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jerry Springer-types
If the Royalty of England were on the Jerry Springer Show it would look something like this book. And to think that my Nanny recommended this book to me!
Denise
Jun 27, 2008 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVE this book. I love books that span the various era's and this one nailed it for me. I've read and re-read this book many times over.
Shannon
Probably my favorite book, I've read it over and over. If you like books that cover a span of many years, I would recommend this one.
Lori
Feb 27, 2008 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite Danielle Steel books. Deals with WWII and a strong love between this couple. Good romance.
Sarah
Nov 14, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Im a sucker for her romance novels. This one so far is my favorite.
Zoekezoef
Ook weer een mooi boek waar een miniserie van gemaakt is later.
Abigail
Mar 10, 2009 Abigail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book of Danielle Steel. I love a good saga.
Laura Beth
Love rereading this book.
Kelly Rafteseth
Not what I expected.
Andreia Silva
Sarah, Duquesa de Whitfield, no dia do seu 75º aniversário, enquanto espera pelos filhos, faz uma retrospetiva da sua vida e dos seus dois casamentos. Passando pelos acontecimentos da Segunda Guerra Mundial, a autora mostra-nos como esta mulher não pegou nas armas mas as tem dentro dela.

Este não é bem um livro tipico de Steel. Primeiro porque tem uma forte componente histórica, com relatos politicos e sociais que têm uma papel preponderante na vida dos personagens e depois porque não se limita a
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Noemia
Aug 30, 2012 Noemia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No dia do seu 75º aniversário Sarah Whitfield aguarda a chegada dos filhos e netos,olhando as fotos da secretária junto à janela Sarah relembra uma vida cheia de atribulações, e também felicidade, o seu primeiro casamento tão infeliz, a viagem à Europa onde conhece William o seu grande amor, a descoberta das ruinas do castelo de Meuze que ambos reconstróiem com paixão,os quatro anos compartilhados com o oficial nazi que ocupou o castelo de Meuze,o nsscimento e morte de Elizabeth enquanto William ...more
Lydia
Jan 03, 2015 Lydia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book as a kid and reread it recently on vacation. The life and travails of a privileged shallow woman who's the kind of person who can't even muster up love for her grandchildren because they're not charming enough to entertain her and whose dislike of her daughter in law is based on stereotype and beauty. I hated Sarah, the dynamics among her children, and the soliloquies about how wonderful her bland husband was. The writing's not good either but it's fine for a trashy beach read.
Sarah Wagner
This was the first novel I ever read written by Danielle Steel and I loved it (none of her others ever compared for me). I actually cried when one of the characters died (which never happens to me). However, while I loved this novel, Danielle Steel's writing style varies little between her novels and can become very formulaic after one has read a couple. So, while I will likely always love this novel to some degree, once you've read one book by Danielle Steel, you've read them all.
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