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It is New Year's Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm's wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife's death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn's and Maggie's homes, the...more
Published July 3rd 2006 by Corgi (first published 2005)
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Delicious Strawberry
This was my first DS book, and I was curious to see what the hype was when my coworker gave me a bunch of her old books (this one included). I had heard many things about her and was happy for the opportunity to get a nice used DS book that I could 'try' out.

I was disappointed. Ms. Steel repeats herself. A lot. Like, over. And over. And over again. She just found different ways to repeat the same thing, and what was a plot with promise was derailed by the monotonous and repetitive storytelling.

Danielle Steel has a predictable recipe for her novel... character faces a crisis and recovers to find happiness. It's nice to be assured that there is life beyond personal crisis, but the formula gets a bit contrite, especially when everyone always lives happily ever after.

The biggest negative in her writing of Miracle was repetition. Every fact was repeated at least three times, as if the reader didn't catch it the first time around. For me it made the story drag on.
Logos Books got in a huge number of Danielle Steel books. She is one of my mother's favorite authors and I have avoided the books like the plague, but decided that I would read one this week. I chose the thinnest book (and it was large print to boot).

It was an easy 3 hour read and OK. The story of a widower getting his life back together, with a couple of other people, the widow next door and a handyman who is hiding a secret. A lot of the book revolved around boating, since the wealthy widower...more
Three people are brought together as a result of a major storm that damages several houses. Quinn is a wealthy businessman, recently bereaved and harbouring a lot of guilt; Maggie, his neighbour, has recently been divorced; and Jack, the carpenter who fixes their houses, hides a shameful secret.

The story is good, the characters are likeable, and there is a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it's not realised. The writing is repetitive and cliché-ridden, the action is overwhelmed with introspectiv...more
Jen Marx
I found this book to be quite trite. The story of a man who loses his wife and son, and finds replacements for both of them, is not exactly the least predictable tale ever told. I also found the descriptions of characters and settings to be quite empty. I pictured Quinn, Maggie, and Jack more as phantoms floating in and out of ambiguous locales than as actual people operating in the real world. Even in one of the final scenes where dozens of people aboard a ship are certain they are going to die...more
I used to read all of Danielle Steel's books and then I got burned out on them as they are all basically the same story line just different character names and places. However, after several years of avoiding them I decided to read this book when I picked it up at a sale for 50 cents. It turned out to be pretty good. Although it was the same type of story that Steel is known for writing, (a wealthy couple, relationship gone wrong or ended by death, sex without marriage, you know...), I did like...more
another rather predictable story. but what saved this from complete mediocrity is the developing bromance between quinn and jack, which takes place early on in the book. a bromantic love triangle between quinn, jack and maggie would have sweetened the deal, but hey, it's a hetero romance novel so i guess that's just one of the limitations of the genre. although i really don't think any so-called "straight" man would ever name his boat "vol de nuit" after a novel by antoine de saint-exupery. that...more
Heather Sanchez
I find Danielle Steel a little predictable at times. This book started off slow and picked up speed. I almost returned it to the library unread after 5 pages. I'm glad I gave it another try. The story was good, the characters decent and not embarrassingly full of sex. I'm not a person who sails or is familiar with sail boats but I did enjoy reading about the glorious vessels. The father/son dynamic between Jack and Quinn was heartwarming. And I would have been terribly upset if he left Maggie be...more
Kelly Smith
Feb 03, 2014 Kelly Smith rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a sotry on redemption and love.
Recommended to Kelly by: No one. I bought it while browsing.
This is officially my second review. My first is on "Ransom" by Daniell Steel, the second of her books I've read. The first was this one.

I won't lie, I was expecting something slightly different in terms of plot based on the synapsis. I thought the storm itself would be what brought Quinn, Maggie, and Jack's lives together in such a way where they grew to trust each other. It turns out the storm was only the beginning. I liked how Quinn earned Jack's trust by helping...more
Sheetal Mittal
I think there is nothing special in DS books now. Every book has same tragedy (death or accident) which I'm bored of now. I don't understand how Quinn could have sisterly emotions for Maggie initially and later on developed romantic feelings for her. Just to make the story little different or unpredictable DS matched Maggie with Quinn despite Jack, a more suitable match, been around. Just okay type book.
Just okay. I listened to this on audio while riding into work this week. It was depressing in the beginning and I almost turned it off, but decided to keep listening. It got better, but was very predictable. I'm not sure Danielle Steel books are for me. Maybe I'll give them another try later.
It just not my cup of tea. Danielle Steel is repetitive and the story is predictable. It really is just another romance story. Nothing special..
i was curious of the hype of D.S. got this at a free book shelf. I was going to give one star but i figured in terms of people coming together it was worth something but it was boring story with a lot of repeating and the formula!!!! aaaaarghhhhhhh. When it seemed it might get better.... she would repeat things again and again.... i mean sure the characters are tormented but don't torment us too! To be a best seller, she has got to have something decent... ?right?....Miracle is not the one. And...more
Annie Sprague
I read this for RA purposes and while it's not my thing I suppose I can understand why folks like DS so well. I find her writing sentimental and maudlin.

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I read this for RA purposes and while it's not my thing I suppose I can understand why folks like DS so well. This book was like a daydream that you might have for yourself. I personally find her writing sentimental and maudlin. I enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book but the last 1/3 left me feeling like an annoyed teenaged girl- I ha...more
It is a nice story by Danielle steel . A little bit slow but it is ok .
I just can't understand why she choose " Miracle " as a title . I can't find any miracle here ..

It is not a great story but I loved a lot of parts of it and I will post some of them here ...

" I don't belong here anymore. I don't belong anywhere. My roots are gone… like our trees that fell last winter.… I've fallen, and I'm drifting out to sea "

" I can't be other than I am… even if I
wanted to… the message would be I love...more
Miracle, buku karangan Danielle Steel yang baru tamat tadi pagi aku bacanya. Seperti biasa tokoh tokoh yang digambarkan Danielle Steel adalah pria dan wanita berumur sekitar 40 hingga 60an......

A story to make you laugh, cry and care..........begitu ditulis disampul bukunya. Cerita yang cukup menyentuh dan mengaduk ngaduk perasaan kemudian diakhiri dengan happy ending seperti buku buku Danielle Steel lainnya, yang membuat lega hati setelah perasaan mengharu biru membaca alur kata dan cerita yang...more
Ahmad Hamouri
"She was the miracle that had come into his life, and love was the miracle that had healed him".
i am so glad that i chose this book to be one of the first books i've ever had when i found the gift of reading for pleasure and decide to start reading more than my studying books.
This book is about story tell you what you missing in your life and what the gifts that you take for granted when you have to be thankful to it every day of your life.
And about what you will face in life to remind you abou...more
This book by Danielle Steel, It was talking about the basketball player. This book was good, a little hard for me to reading. the characters was a little older than I usually read about, but I liked the story.
This story is about three people becoming friends and falling in love after dealing with death and hardship. They find themselves again through there strong friendship. It's a lovely reality based story.
08/19/05 #144
TITLE/AUTHOR: Miracle by Danielle Steel (Audio)
Rating: 4/B
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF CD'S: Fiction, 2005, 4 CD'S
TIME/PLACE: Present, San Francisco
CHARACTERS: Quinn/retired, widower; Maggie/Physics teacher
COMMENTS: A destructive storm is the catalyst for 3 strangers to meet and become friends. Jack is a grieving
widower, who hasn't forgiven himself for spending more time at his job than w/ his family. He has returned to sell the family home before sailing the world. Maggie, his...more
more like 0.5/5. Awful. It was one of the only English-language books at the hostel where I stayed in Buenos Aires, and I was desperate for reading material.
Jacquellyn Carter
This book was pretty good. a little hard for me to relate to. the characters were a little older than I usually read about, but I liked the story line.
Nice story about loss and hope and surviving heart ache. What is it with men not realizing what is in front of them.
Laura Nicolaisen
I really enjoyed this book. If you like sailing, this is definitely up your alley.
First time I have read Danielle Steel since I was in high school. It was an OK choice, quick read and nothing that made me want to jump off a bridge - as the ones she was writing in the mid 80's did.

Quick read about Quinn who lost his wife and son and has an estranged daughter. He decides hes going to sell his house and buys a luxury sailboat. Horrible storm sends trees crashing into his house causing damage. He befriends the handyman, teaches him to read and then they both befriend the neighbor, who has also lost her son and has recently been divorced. The three of them end up having a little "circle" and having dinner every night. Eventually Quinn and Maggie fall in love, she joins him on...more
Anna Krova
made me think about my own miracle
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fast easy read. Typical DS book.
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