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Daddy

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  7,495 Ratings  ·  177 Reviews
Što se dogodi kad majka troje djece i uzorna supruga odluči napustiti obiteljski dom na dvije godine da bi se posvetila postdiplomskim studijima - onome što je oduvijek željela i bez čega se ne osjeća kao kompletna osoba - saznat ćete okrećući stranice ovog romana, ne ispuštajući ga iz ruku do posljednjeg retka.
Published (first published January 1st 1979)
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Dale
OK so when I was in high school my girlfriend was very into Danielle Steel, to the same extent that I was into Stephen King. And my girlfriend also read a few Stephen King books, so somehow she convinced me that it was "only fair" that I read a Danielle Steel novel. She recommended "Daddy" because it had a male protagonist.

What I learned from this book was that one Danielle Steel novel is enough.
Suzanne
I've read this. I didn't bring another DS with me, so I'll read another short Rosamunde Pilcher. My new holiday fave <3

But how will I get through my 100+ pile of DS novels if I don't read them in summer?!
Mashael Alamri
Jul 18, 2008 Mashael Alamri rated it it was ok
Shelves: translated
روايات دانيال ستيل أفلام خفيفه جداً تقرأ في إستراحة مستشفى في الطائرة شيء خفيف عن الحياة اليومية لشخص ما , تتحدث عن المجتمع الأمريكي تقتص من أحداثه وتكتبها بعيده عن التكلف والفلسفه هي فقط تكتب لتروي قصةً ما , أقتني لها رواية في كل زيارة للمكتبه لتكون وجبه خفيفه بين الكتب الثقيله التي أغوص فيها أحياناً , هذه الرواية تتحدث عن مشاعر الأنثى حين تترك كل شيء من أجل منزلها وعائلتها ( وجها أبنائها )حينما تتقدم بالعمر تفكر الجميع له حياته الخاصه ونجاحاته إلا هي تعيش على الهامش وغدا ستكون وحيده جداً , ماذ ...more
Brandy
Jan 29, 2012 Brandy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was good but very predictable. I didn't like how the mom Sarah was a major character in the beginning and the first few chapters were from her point of view and then when she leaves the family, her character is basically gone form the book. It then picks up and has to rebuld characters again with the other family members. It was good, a great pool read but too predictable.
Bonnie
Aug 12, 2010 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
This is the book that got me hooked on reading. I had never been a reader until a friend introduced me to this book. LOVED LOVED IT.
Zoe
Aug 07, 2015 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, august, read-2015
After 18 years of marriage Sarah decides she wants more from life and walks away from her family to go back to university to complete her masters degree. Oliver can't cope with his wife having moved out and his children blame him, because he must have down something wrong. With all that's happening Oliver's mother later develops Alzheimer's and his father is struggling to keep her safe. It takes Oliver a while but he eventually gets his life in order and falls for a woman, but is it all too good ...more
Kathy Piper
Jun 20, 2010 Kathy Piper rated it really liked it
I didn't want to read this book. I had a pre-conceived notion that anyone who writes as many books as Ms. Steel must just grind them out in a formula -- or has a staff of 20 or so doing the writing in her name. In any case, I just wasn't interested. But this was our book club pick for this month, so I jumped in and started reading. And to my surprise, I couldn't put it down! I was hooked -- really, really hooked! There are real life issues in this story - real life sorrows and pain and drama. I ...more
Redfox5
May 09, 2015 Redfox5 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Steel's better books. The story is engaging, she doesn't keep repeating herself. Their are characters you love and hate. And by hate, I mean Sarah who was nothing but a selfish biatchhh. I loved Oliver as the main character, even if at times I didn't agree with how he handled some situations, like with his son and his baby. His kids were cute and likeable and the romances in the book were handled well, even if the last one happened super fast but I will let that slide as it is a ...more
Julie Barrett
Oct 31, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
Daddy by Danielle Steel
This book is about George, Oliver and Benjamin, 3 generations of one family, are all learning to cope with their struggles in life.
Their spouses: one is dying, another is heading off to college and one is expecting a baby.
Moments of joy and some tragedies as the twists and turns in this book leave you wondering what will happen next to each of them.
Lots of travel and much more loving.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Devi
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ياسمين
ع قد ما كنت أحب روايات دانييل ستيل ل فترة على قد ما أكرهها الحين
تحس قلبك يتفتت مع آخر الرواية وليه الحب ما ينتصر بالأخير ما أعرف بس دايماً
تخلي الوحدة تتخلى عن زوجها وأولادها وما أعرف إذا هذا له علاقة ب حياتها
الشخصية انه ما غير تتزوج وتطلق :)؟
المهم إنه خلاص ما بقرا رواياتها الا اذا انا يائسة ما عندي شي اقراه
هيت يو داننيل :(
Ramyaa bommareddy
Sep 22, 2012 Ramyaa bommareddy rated it really liked it
this is the only book by the author i've read,and that doesnt make feel like worshipping her.lol.
its one emotional piece about dads(hey,u guys rock!!!:D) and oh,bdw,that mom is a bitch.
simply put,a great piece!
Aisha Adnan
Aug 10, 2013 Aisha Adnan rated it it was ok
التضحية أمر رائع و أكثر من ذلك ..، ان تتخلى عن احلامك لأجل الأشخاص الذي يحبونك .., و لكن من رأي ان من السهل تحقيق الاثنين ، لم تعجبني النهاية على الرغم من انها سعيدة.، و بالمناسبة شخصية أوليفر أنانية و ليست زوجته أو حبيبته .
Julie Hoffpauir
May 02, 2016 Julie Hoffpauir rated it it was amazing
Really loved this story....it's not all the time you find the roles of teenage parenting reversed but I think this story was written to just perfection. I remember watching the movie on Lifetime and thinking that it was just outstanding.
Al-zahraa'_ahmad
Jul 05, 2012 Al-zahraa'_ahmad rated it did not like it

- سوْفَ تواجهك الحياه بالعديد من المشاكل بنىّ ، و الواقع أنّ ما تفعله بهذه المشاكل ، هوَ ما يجعلك رجلاً أو يحطّمك !
Dianne
Jul 27, 2011 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Relationship between a daughter and her father
Alina Grace
Apr 08, 2012 Alina Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: danielle-steel
Absolutely love this book. Brought tears to my eyes reading it.
Randy Wiggins
Oct 27, 2011 Randy Wiggins rated it it was amazing
This is another book that I've always loved and read many times.
Melissa
Jul 27, 2007 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it when I read it....have grown over such books but the story is very heart breaking...i remember having tears in my eyes
Athena
Aug 15, 2012 Athena rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by an awesome Author!!!
Gayle
Oct 23, 2016 Gayle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
very unrealistic falling in love time frames which would make it more lust - not love.
Judith
Mar 19, 2017 Judith rated it it was amazing
Lovely
Author Gilda
May 23, 2017 Author Gilda rated it it was amazing
I was so glad they made a movie about this book!
Michelle Hillman
Mar 15, 2017 Michelle Hillman rated it it was amazing
I love Danielle Steel. One of my favorites!!
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
'Daddy' turned out to be a better experience that I anticipated. Not a big fan of lifetime movies or that sort, I was pleased to find this wasn't a melodramatic story that induced eye-rolling. Instead it was a very real drama with grief, trauma, and ultimate triumph over life's obstacles. The characters helped keep things afloat; the protagonist, "Daddy", "Oliver" was a man easy to understand. Even the woman who caused everyone conflict, Sarah, was written to be sympathetic in the beginning (som ...more
jane hudson
Feb 15, 2017 jane hudson rated it it was amazing
I had never picked a book up in my life, until I was 16, when My friend were having fun I was in because I had a baby. So I was at My aunts and I just happened to pick it up, You can take that I just finished it. Not wanting to sound totally stupid I took this book home. A few weeks later I was so board I began to read. I never turned back, it took me months to read, but I enjoyed it. So I read another, no greater love was my second and another 4 months to read but again I enjoyed it. Her books ...more
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"Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely understand. His family's needs and demands suddenly consume his life.

When Oliver's mother is diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease and dies soon thereafter, Oliver's father's life is changed as well. Braver than his son with less of a future before hi
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Marlia Farquharson
Feb 16, 2017 Marlia Farquharson rated it it was amazing
i think daddy is a great book i would read every one of your books if i never had to close my eyes at nigth i love every book you make its just because i cant own the books because they belong to the library
Terralyn Brown Barfield
Feb 16, 2017 Terralyn Brown Barfield rated it really liked it
Couldn't wait for each new Danielle Steel book.
Kristen
Apr 18, 2008 Kristen rated it liked it
Shelves: romance

If you've missed the 1990s TV movie version or haven't read this one yet, this one is one of Danielle's earliest classic romances. In Daddy, it deals with three generations of Watson men dealing with the aches and woes of fatherhood. For Oliver Watson, his wife of eighteen years, Sarah, decided to return to Harvard to finish her Master's degree. That left him alone to raise his three children and a freedom he didn't want or understand, while their needs and commands consumed his entire life. Wh
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Samah Soliman
Apr 23, 2016 Samah Soliman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-favorite
NEVER in my life had it taken me more than 5 days to finish a novel. However, it is what it is. Unfortunately!
Anyways, back to the review.


I loved every word of it.

Sarah, I have a little of her in me, or a lot, if you will. And it's scary thinking that I might hurt people who love me in the process of following my dreams. However, I think the only thing that she did wrong was ditching her dreams even if it was for the man she loves. As eventually following those dreams got her to hurt the man
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