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Family Ties by Danielle Steel
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Aug 26, 11

Read on August 25, 2011

Twenty-six year old Annie Ferguson has just graduated and is determined to build a succesful career as an architect, when her sister and brother-in-law die in a plane crash leaving their three children to Annie's care. It's a heavy responsibility for a young women, but Annie has made her sister a promise and family is very important to her. Liz, Ted and Katie grow up in the loving care of their aunt, who puts her own personal life on hold. The children go to college and leave Annie alone in an empty house. To escape these feelings she works even more at her own architectural firm. Each member of the family has their own obstacles to overcome in order to find happiness, but with the love and support of their family they all pull it off.

A Danielle Steel novel is almost always an emotional ride. She has a remarkable gift for pulling you in and having you experience the life of her main characters as if you are right by their side. You feel their happiness, their sorrow, their pain and their life while they are in the rollercoaster called life. However, not all her books manage to touch my heart the way the best of them do. As usual her characters were very likeable and had me rooting for them as they struggled to learn life's lessons, but the book didn't pull any of my heartstrings. Family Ties is not one of Steel's best, but it was still an enjoyable read.
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