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Wanderlust

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  4,199 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them. Sheltered yet restless, responsible beyond her years yet hungering for experience, Audrey is hopelessly bound until she herself makes the daring decision t ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Dell (first published January 1st 1986)
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Karina
Beware! You really do get Wanderlust after reading this book!
Noha El-Shami
بعد ما لتت "دانيال ستيل" وعجنت ورغت بكلام كتير كعادة الكتاب الأمريكانيين أقدر أقول أن أكثر ما أعجبني هو

شغف البطلة القوي والدائم بالسفر والترحال والتصوير؛ ففي أقل من عام (طبقا للأحداث) استطاعت قطع الكرة الأرضية من شرقها لغربها في رحلة طويلة بدأتها من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، زارت خلالها لندن وفيينا وأسطنبول وبكين وشنغهاي وبعد ذلك بعام آخر ومع بداية الحرب العالمية الثانية تزور برلين ونعيش معها تعصب النازيين، وتزور القاهرة كمصورة لمراسل صحفي -هو حبيبها- البريطاني الجنسية والمتخفي وراء جواز سفر
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Irais Elvira
No me esperaba para nada este libro, sorprenderte.
Viaje por todo el mundo, me angustié con sus angustias y lloré con sus tragedias.
Recomendable para un fin de semana :)
Ridhika
Well, I gave this book a four star as it is brilliantly put. The story is captivating and I loved the character of Audrey. The book takes you through a lot of emotions and I did cry when I was reading about Audrey adopting Mai Li. I thought to myself how much courage one needs to do what she did. Staying back for the kids and eventually adopting one. However there were a few points worth pointing out:

1. It is hardly a book about "wanderlust". It is just a romantic tale about a man and a women. I
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Dawn
There was a (short) period in my younger life when I really enjoyed Danielle Steel, especially her more historical novels. And then there was a long period of my life where I could not read a Danielle Steel novel without gagging. (Was there ever an author who employed "And" as a sentence starter more?) She has not improved with age, and I am talking about her own.
This is one of her earlier novels. I picked it up in a "Free" box in a neighbor's post yard sale, read it fairly quickly, and remembe
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Manik Kumar
Bored often, tempted to throw the book at the middle & end of story as we will be able to get know what steel would have written!

Unknown Chinese General & Rommel, German General were given enough prominence though they occur for few pages only.

I started to like Molly(Actually Mai Le
Michael Alan Grapin
Although her parents were killed while traveling, Audrey Driscoll always dreamed of traveling to romantic and exotic places much to the dismay of her sister and grandfather. Her wanderlust finally caught up with her during the great depression and she set out to explore as much of the world as she could see. Along the way she met her dearest friends and the love of her life whom she followed to the orient. She found herself in charge of a orphanage and brought one of the orphans home with her to ...more
Crystal
I love this book! I've got it on Kindle but before that... I read my paperback copy so many times, it finally started falling apart.
Teresa Rolon
Danielle Steel definitely knows how to get you hooked onto a book. This novel was amazing. Her descriptions of different countries in the early '30s are spot on. You visualize everything and you're taken to another time. I have to say that she does not disappoint one bit. 'Wanderlust' is about a young woman named Audrey Driscoll. Her parents pass away and she's left caring for her younger sister and grandfather. She takes after her father when it comes to traveling the world. She loves photograp ...more
Helena
I think I couldn't have read this book faster. I'm a girl that adores to travel and I think this book and I were a match made in literary heaven. So with all of this said I think you can pretty much tell I fell in love with this story. The characters were so well developed and every single place Audrey visited I could imagine it with a clarity that made me want to join her and Charlie on all their adventures.

When I first started the book I thought it was slow and repetitive but as I kept on rea
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Jacks Wife
Feb 24, 2009 Jacks Wife rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
This is such a great book,I've read it twice.
It's set during the time just before and during the time of Hitler,focusing on a young woman and her family. Her father,sisters,and the people in their lives.
The young woman,main character,is one who has taken on the task of caring for her younger sister,whom she has spoiled rotten since her birth,and continues when their parents,who are adventurous wanderers themselves,are killed in a plane crash,and the girls go to live with their father's father,i
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Ali
This book told the tale of one woman's desire to travel. It begins with Audrey Driscoll finding her father's photo albums filled with photos of far off, magical places. Places Audrey desperately wants to visit. Alas, she is "stuck" taking care of her elderly grandfather and younger sister. Audrey has taken care of Annabelle (Annie) since she was a very young girl. Her parents were killed in an accident and Audrey became the parent. She did everything for Annabelle, and as such, Annabelle is inca ...more
Kaustubh
It started off well. But as this happens to be my third of the author's book I felt that the plot was very much predictable. It was very easy to predict what would happen to the characters. When you are reading a book or watching a movie where the things become predictable, you tend to lose interest, don't you ? However, I had to finish the book because i didnt want to live with the feeling of giving up a book in the halfway.
Geetika Raizada
The moment I started this, I wasn't able to put it down. The story, characters feels so alive. It's more like you are living in that era with them. Steel has included everything from the hypocrisy of the society , to the lust for travelling the urge to find out more. The book fully gave us the idea about the turbulent times during war. And the epic romance blooming in all this mess.
Jolene
I MUST SAY THAT THIS WAS A PRETTY GOOD BOOK! IT WAS SAD HOW AUDREY AND ANNIE LOST THEIR PARENTS WHEN THEY WERE SO YOUNG. BOTH GIRLS HAD TO GO LIVE WITH THEIR GRANDFATHER (THEIR DAD'S FATHER). AUDREY WAS MORE LIKE A MOTHER TO ANNIE THAN A SISTER, AFTER ALL SHE HELPED HER WITH EVERYTHING. AUDREY TOOK CARE OF THEIR GRANDFATHER TOO! SHE EVEN HIRED AND FIRED THE HELP AND TOOK CARE OF GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE. SO IT'S NO WONDER THAT WHEN ANNIE GOT MARRIED AND HAD A BABY & TURNED 21 THAT 26 YEAR OLD AUD ...more
Cyrisse
Sep 08, 2008 Cyrisse added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all romance readers
Recommended to Cyrisse by: n/a
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Wanderlust is a 1986 romantic novel, authored by Danielle Steel. The book was originally published on June 1, 1986 by Dell Publications, receiving a short number of both positive and negative editorial reviews. The plot follows Audrey Driscoll, a fictional character, travelling from America to China, Germany, England and North Africa; however is repeatedly make to choose between her desire for her adventure, or to abide by her conscience.

Audrey Driscoll grew up in her grandfather's San Francisco
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Kathryn
Wanderlust was my first Steel, and in retrospect a wise choice because I remember liking this one. It is early-20th century set, and I tended to gravitate more to Steel's historicals than her contemporaries. I liked the characters and story, from what I recall of them.
Zeljana
One of my all-time favorite books, as well as authors. I enjoy reading Steel's novels, especially historicals. I've also read this book twice and I do plan to read it again in the near future.
Ruby :)
Just remembered that I read this book a loooooong time ago, and it was my favourite one of Danielle Steel... Might read it again someday...
Sandra
What I liked about this book was that it went beyond other romance novels. The characters were more plentiful. The main romance interests had lives outside of each other. The book took place during World War II and Steel used a lot of that in the plot, much more than other romance novelists might have deemed necessary, but it was nice to read chapters about real life between the romance, if you know what I mean. Basically, this book was just so much more than a typical mass market romance one mi ...more
Maureen
I don't read her books anymore, probably because they are just churned out like paper towels on a spool. However, this one is particularly memorable to me. I remember this on having a green cover at the time and it was about an orphanage, so when I went back to look at the synopsis offered here, it is indeed the same book. What makes it the most memorable to me is the fact that I went through almost an entire box of Kleenix crying over some aspect of this novel which I have no memory of this man ...more
Trista Blair
I read this book a long time ago, but to this day it is still one of my all time favorites. Audrey Driscol is more than your average DS heroine. She has no mommy issues, she is adventurous in spirit and although she takes her responsibilities at home seriously cannot help but long for a life of traveling and excitement. Enter Charles Parker-Scott, the epitome of everything that Audrey longs for in life. He is dashing, attentive and mad for Audrey.

Although the two are constantly caught between d
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Sarah Smith
Every detail of Danielle Steel's adventurous romance novel, "Wanderlust" is ABSOLUTELY, ACHINGLY POWERFUL!!!! :-). Mere words can neither adequately or accurately express just how much I loved it!!!! :-). I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it from beginning to end!!!! :-). "Wanderlust" is the FIRST and ONLY Danielle Steel novel that I have ever had the privilege of reading at this point, and it is just SIMPLY EXQUISITE!!!! :-). I have read it twice now, and I do not believe that I will ever tire of its magic ...more
Woman In Gold
This book is a fascinating broad-sweeping saga. Audrey truly has grit.

Ruth
I read this book at least 15 years ago but I remember liking it very much.
Michelle Johns
This is my favorite. This the journey I want to travel one day.
Diane Taylor-abato
My absolute favorite book by Danielle Steele!!
Janet
One of my favorites
Rachael Morris
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