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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  6,392 Ratings  ·  476 Reviews
In this rich, involving novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a woman’s life catapults from the old to the new, as she learns to seize the moment.

COUNTRY

Stephanie Adams is a devoted stay-at-home mother, married to a successful lawyer in northern California, in a dead marriage she’s stayed in for years for the sake of her children. Then, on a ski
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by Delacorte Press
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Flewts
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Danielle Steel has interesting plots, but I get really annoyed at her style of writing. This happened. Then this happened. Then they did this. [Whew, background on this character done...] Meanwhile this person did this, then that, and got here. [Whew, two done...]

It plods quickly, if there is such a thing, but it's as if she wants to get the early chapters out of the way so she can get to the good stuff. It's almost as if she's dictating the book to a secretary, instead of writing flowing senten
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Samantha
Aug 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I haven't read a Danielle Steel novel since high school so I figured I'd try out this ridiculously popular title. I know that with Steel you get what you get... not great writing, but usually great storytelling. So it makes me sad, but I have to call DNF on this one. It's horrible. Positively horrible.

There is so much repetition in this book! I get that Stephanie's husband cheated on her. I get that her friends have weird marriages. I get that she thinks all men are bad and scary (I mean serious
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Anita Soni
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually a 'better' novel by Danielle. I have read most of Danielle Steel's books and they all have the same style and mostly very expected ending. But her writing style makes each story unique and interesting.This one veered off from the predictable in an unpredictable way which made the 'country'a book I found that was hard to put back without finishing.
Desere
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reads tells of Stephanie Adams, as any good mother will do she hides her unhappy marriage from her family in order to spare her children from seeing their family spit. But it's not easy being the devoted mother,life is hard and unkind.

But then life offers an escape, her husband suddenly passes away and it's her chance to alter her life for the better. The better life comes in the form of country music megastar Chase Taylor.

He shows her passion, teaches her there is more to life then just b
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Lorena
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah so good.
Olivia McMullan
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know I say this a lot about books but that was the best book I've ever read! it started off as a rough patch but by the end of the book it had me laughing and and strong power to continue reading and not wanting the book to end! :)
Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder

Every time I pick up a Danielle Steel novel I end up hating myself a little for wasting time reading her novels, but I’m a sucker. I loved some of her novels so much (Family Album, Daddy) that I keep hoping that THIS will be the magical novel that takes me back to her writing style from so long ago that I loved and I’ll be happy. And each time I am just disappointed.

This is yet another tale of a beautiful, wealthy older woman who has an enviable life gets to be considered even more enviable by F
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Mary Taitt
When Stephanie Adams suddenly and unexpectedly loses her husband, her life is thrown into grief and dismay. She's been a stay-at-home Mom and wife for years, but the marriage has been empty and sterile ever since her busy lawyer husband had an affair. Suddenly, she's the odd man out with all her married friends. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up in Vegas and then goes on to the Grand Canyon, she meets a friendly man who turns out to be a famous country-Western singer, Chase Taylor. He give ...more
Sarah Nessler
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing story. Couldn't help being a fan of this book for starters I love country music, but the story line regarding finding true love and Carpe Diem really hits home. Seizing opportunities in life is very important as Stephanie finally figures out in the end. If someone does not value you as a person then walk away that is another lesson that was learned. There were so many life lessons throughout this book and I can see the same struggles in our day to day world. Danielle Steel remain ...more
Helen Wilson
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was another one of Danielle Steels good books, it reminds us of the power of love and how families worked through everything good and bad, it also was very good from beginning to end and it was how two people met by chance due to a tragedy, grew apart for a time and then in end came back to each other and never looked back, the families overcame everything to be closer then they were, i recommend it to anyone who looks as Danielle Steel writes alot of love stories
Marcia
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x2015, fiction, library
Actual Rating: **!/2

Every now and then, I just have to given in and read the latest from Danielle Steel. This was truly a Lifetime movie story extended to 300+ pages with constant repeats of the same phrases and facts. But I enjoyed the hero and heroine, so kept reading to the very last predictable page.
Tracy
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Stephanie's husband dies unexpectedly and she falls in love with a huge country music star. Think Keith Urban. Her kids are mad, her friend thinks she's moving on too soon, etc etc. I still liked it even though it was standard fare.
HappyRuth
This is a beautiful love story about a woman whose husband dies, she meets a country singer, and falls in love for the first time in her life. This is a talking book and can be found on the bard sight
The order miner is D.b. 82291
Cathleen
I'll never stop reading DS! This one was much better written then the last few.
Donna
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just loved this book. When you think you life is ok, something happens to change it. How two people, totally different find each other, by a chance encounter. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Denise
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Country by Danielle Steel is one of her better novels. I did like most of the characters and the ending was very Hallmark movie perfect. This is an easy, summer beach read. 3.5 stars
Imke
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Danielle Steel book! I really enjoyed it, but I think that's mostly because I read way too many Jill Mansell books lately so the bars weren't set too high, and because I love reading stories where the normal, average woman falls in love with a famous rockstar (I'm very easy to please).
The writing style was pretty dull though, and I think a lot of more events could've happened in this story. But overall I really liked it.
Darcie
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible, terrible writing. Why do people read this stuff? Probably for the same reason I finished it - it was easy and I just needed to let my mind rest after a busy semester. Mindless stuff. I'd never read Danielle Steel before and I never have to again. Let's call this occupational research.
Teresa
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read about a woman who "finds herself " after her husband has died suddenly. She goes on a road trip and meets a country singer and falls in live with him & his lifestyle.
Mildred Rupert
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading Danielle Steel's book. This one lets you know that you can start over again.
Melissa Lenahan
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book very much!!! It reminded me of the movie Pure Country with George Strait! Which is one of my favorite movies! So glad I ran across it.
Justine Ridder
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-story
This was my first Danielle Steel book, and I had high hopes for it because of how popular Danielle Steel is AND it's about a country music singer. I think my number one issue is that I do NOT like Danielle Steel's writing style. Throughout the entire book, Danielle Steel jumps from one point-of-view to another characters constantly. It will jump simply from one paragraph to another paragraph. I've read many books where it will change point-of-view from chapter to chapter, but it clearly states ...more
Brittany
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying that I think Steel is a wonderful storyteller. I loved the whole idea of this book and I loved the story she told. Unfortunately I was only able to give it 2 stars on GoodReads because it was very slow for me. it was slow to the point to where I was starting to get bored with it. I even read a different book halfway through this one because I needed a break form it. I was determined to see it to the end and I made that happen. It was strange because the book initially didn ...more
Chris Roberts
Aug 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Snake and Penny Tot chaw 'bout "Country."

Snake: "I ain't seen so much talk in a damn book. I near run out of oxygen in my brain and thought I were gonna blackout."

Penny Tot: "This herey novel is shure to jumpy start the silent pictures shows agin (she scratches her armpits). This author crammed up each page wit die-o-log and the reader pays the piper."

Snake: (bites off a plug of baccy) "A real cowboy telling is damn stone cool. I counted eight words in one Spaghetti-O western. That Eastwood fell
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Melanie
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading Danielle Steel books pretty much ever since she has been writing them and I have to say I cannot remember being as disappointed in one as I was with "Country". I had read reviews that claimed it was one of her "good ones" but I have to strongly disagree.

For me, Steel's best books have been her historical ones (Crossings, Zoya, Echoes, Silent Honor) and her family sagas (Thurston House, Fine Things). Maybe because her stilted and unrealistic dialogue sounds more believable in
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Vannessa Anderson
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie Adams, wife, mother, chauffer to her kids and caretaker to her family. This was how she identified herself. After her cheating husband died, she realized that her identity had not included self. Stephanie stayed with her cheating husband because she believed she had no skills that would enable her to become self-sufficient. On her way home from an annual retreat with her friends where her cheating husband died, she makes a wrong turn and ends up in Las Vegas then decides to visit the G ...more
Miriam
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I don't usually read Danielle Steel, but I wanted a book to disappear into this grey weekend.

In perfect Steel fashion, she crafts a story of heartache, self-discovery, and love that will captivate until the end. Actually, there's two love stories intertwined here and some heart-breaking loss.

If you love a good country song, an achy, breaky, heart-rending ballad, you'll love this story.

Stephanie, whose marriage was poor at best, is suddenly a widow when her estranged, but still living with her
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Sally Lindsay-briggs
A lovely, unconventional, romantic story. A middle-aged, upper middle class lady meets a country music star, by unlikely means. Their desires for each other create vibrations, good and bad, that affect both families. Stephanie is a gorgeous woman and Chase is a tatooed, long haired, hunky, handsome man who can mesmerize anyone with his voice and talents. I wanted to hear and see him, he was so real. Danielle really makes us feel the emotions of the characters. I could really relate to the loss o ...more
Jeanette
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read many Danielle Steel books over the years and have always enjoyed reading her books. Perhaps it's me, but I didn't think 'Country' was amongst her best. The first few chapters I found myself virtually drifting off to sleep, but I gradually got into the story. I rarely write what a book is about for fear of spoiling for others, but will say that this book has not put me off from reading a few of her more recent books that have been sitting in my library room.
Kristi
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I surprisingly enjoyed this book. I've not read a lot of Danielle Steel books in the past and was actually reluctant to pick this one up. I'm glad I did and it was mostly because it was about a Country Music star...lol. Definitely would recommend this to a friend. It did become a little like reading a text book at times, where there was not much dialogue, but still a good read and easy to understand the characters and appreciate the emotions and thought process they went through.
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