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Another typical Danielle Steel novel, where the heroine finds love and happiness in the end, and never deals with such mundane realities as health ins ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Prodigal Son
Please, someone at Delacorte Press - edit Ms Steel's next book. Her style of writing is ridiculously repetitive, and I've taken to skipping over the e ...more
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May 14, 2015
Typical Danielle Steel novel. Love conquers all, and being rich doesn't hurt. The endings are always tidy, and everyone lives happily ever after. And ...more
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Dec 01, 2013
The Matchmaker
Unlikeable characters with dreadful names, and a predictable plot. The last 20 pages were the best of the book. There are better beach reads and bette ...more
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Oct 15, 2014
A Perfect Life
Typical DS writing of late. Is she phoning these in now? I had figured out the (flimsy) plot about 10 pages into the book. Of course Blaise, the main ...more
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Oct 09, 2014
The Distant Hours
I so wanted to like this book. I absolutely loved "The Forgotten Garden", and have recommended it to many people. So I'm sad to say that this book was ...more
May 2011
May 20, 2011
All Fall Down
Couldn't get past page 50. Allison is completely unlikeable and I had no sympathy for what she was going through. Not worth my time or patience to sta ...more
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Jan 24, 2015
Beautiful Day
As I was reading this book, I kept thinking that the premise - the bride's late mother who apparently was a saint - has left a notebook for her younge ...more
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
If I Could Turn Back Time
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It really struck a chord with me - I'm from the same suburb of DC that Ramie is (went to t ...more
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Aug 16, 2015
All You Could Ask For
A quick-read book about RICH women who get breast cancer, and how their friendship sustains them through treatment. Written by a man, it only skims th ...more
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Nov 28, 2014
It's Classified (Charlotte Kramer, #2)
Imagine - a female President, Vice-president and the Secretary of State. And the President and the VP are from different political parties. That's the ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Marshmallows for Breakfast
Predictable - I figured it out within 50 pages, and the story just wasn't that compelling. I had previously read a book by the same author which I had ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
The Interestings
The characters weren't that interesting in the book, which begins when they all meet in summer camp for artistic/talented teenagers in the 1970s, and ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 23, 2013
I really think that the author idea for this book was so broad that all she could do in less than 400 pages was paint a broad picture. The sisters wer ...more
Oct 04, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters
This is a story about 3 sisters and to some extent, their parents. It was an easy read, but none of the sisters are particularly happy or likable, and ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Shelter Me
One of the better books I've recently read. I really liked the main character, Janie, who has recently lost her husband in a tragic (and probably prev ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 28, 2009
The Heart Specialist
This is the story of Agnes White, who becomes a doctor in Montreal in the early 1900s. It's based on the real story of the first female physician in C ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 26, 2012
I find Danielle Steel's books more appealing when she sets her stories in the past, in this case World War II. This novel had an interesting plot, unt ...more
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Dec 22, 2014
Friends Forever
I've read a lot of Danielle Steel's books, and while none of her recent ones (in my opinion) are as good as some of her earlier books, this one was ju ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 11, 2012
The Lost Life of Eva Braun
Very interesting story about someone rather neglected in history. The book could have been better edited, but it was easy to read, and the photos were ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 16, 2007
44 Charles Street
Another typical Danielle Steel book - girl encounters adversity (in this case a relationship that doesn't work out, and needs money to pay the mortgag ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 16, 2011
The Buddha in the Attic
This small novel tells the story of Japanese women who came to the US around the turn of the 20th century, up until WW2, when Japanese-Americans were ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
As I was reading this book, I couldn't help but compare my suburban upbringing with that of the author. Born to drug addicted parents, living in crumm ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 01, 2012
First Sight
Ever know someone who tells the same story over and over again, just hammer home a point? That describes the writing in this book - the same thoughts ...more
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Oct 11, 2013
Sweet Salt Air
This book could be categorized as a beach book, but it's really so much more. The long-standing friendship between Nicole and Charlotte is not perfect ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 08, 2013
Another Piece of My Heart
A story of love, blended families, and really bad communication. I loved Jane Green's novel 'Jemina Jay', but this one seemed too tidy. Ethan and Andi ...more
May 2012
May 18, 2012
Silver Girl
I loved this book - it's a true beach book; an interesting and topical story with well-developed characters; a good plot and realistic dialogue. Mered ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 14, 2012
With a good editor, this book could have (and should have) been shorter by 100 pages. Ms Steele's writing style tends to be simplistic and overwhelmin ...more
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Aug 21, 2015
White Coat and Sneakers
I read this book through NetGalley.

I will generally read any book, fiction or non-fiction, that is set in a hospital or deals with doctors. I also lik
Oct 2013
Oct 01, 2013
The Book of Madness and Cures
The book is well written, and tells the story of Gabriela, who is was inspired by her missing father to practicing medicine (as much as a woman was ab ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 18, 2013
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