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Beauchamp Hall

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  4,647 ratings  ·  551 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells the uplifting story of an ordinary woman embracing an extraordinary adventure, and the daring choice that transforms her world.

Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to h
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Delacorte Press (first published 2001)
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Jill McGill
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, romance, library
“Follow your dreams... You never know what magic will happen!”

A truly uplifting and feel-good story about a woman following her dreams, and the one daring choice that could change her world forever.

I think this was one of Danielle Steel’s best books she has written. This story grabbed me and pulled me right in - I didn’t want it to end! Highly Recommend.
ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
2 1/2 Stars

This book was ok. I haven't read Danielle Steel in a few years and I really loved her early novels when I was younger, but this book was very repetitive and uses very basic vocabulary. The characters seem one dimensional and the story is just too unbelievable to be real. On the more positive side it was a feel good story and everything works out in the end. The perfect story if you need something light to for a pick me up.
Mellie Antoinette
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
***#earc thanks to #netgalley, #delacortepress & @daniellesteel for a fair review***

“Faded curtains run out of charm rather quickly.”

Danielle Steel is a maîtresse of many things: eye catching titles, fashionably dreamy plot lines, whimsically warm covers and a story that beckons you to throw caution to the wind and go live your dream. And that’s just what Winona Farmington does.

A proud fan of the British television series Beauchamp Hall (a clear moniker for the very successful Downton Abbey
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Suzanne
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.0-4.5*

Oh I understand Winnie’s obsession completely. I can binge watch Downton Abbey like a champ! Add wine and I can binge watch the same episodes of Downton Abbey repeatedly. In all seriousness, I really enjoyed this book by Danielle Steel. It seemed less fluffy than some of her other books, but overall it is still a quick and easy read that does not take a huge emotional obligation. Yet...you still thoroughly enjoy the characters and story.

MY quick and simple overall: great for a quick and
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Drama, romance and pure entertainment. As soon as you select a novel written by one the world’s biggest bestselling authors, Danielle Steel, you know you will guaranteed a read that encompasses all three of these values. In Beauchamp Hall, the last release of Steel’s for 2018, the festive and snow filled cover was enough to entice me to put this on the top of my expansive tbr pile. Beauchamp Hall is a story of self discovery, hope and love as one woman reali
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Stephanie
Jan 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
No research was done regarding the UK at all. As an expat, this book is horrible. Every single detail about the uk was incorrect. I finally gave up because it was making me mad. Do some research before you write about a location. Planes are not allowed to land at Heathrow after midnight. The time of year she visited was far from beach and bathing suit weather. You cannot work or volunteer on a tourist visa. Nor can you rent a place. I know these seem minute to people who haven’t lived or visited ...more
Torie
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is magical and made me want to move to England!

Winnie is strong!  She gives up going to school to take care of her dying mother, she quits her job after being passed over for a promotion, finds her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend, and moves to England. She doesn't know anyone when she moved there. She literally follows her dream.

This is one of my favorite Danielle Steel books!  It gives you hope. When things seem to be falling apart they can also be falling together!
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Angela
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-releases
This is the first Danielle Steel I have picked up in years, and to be honest, most likely my last. It was a cute premise but so far fetched in the execution and details. The writing was repetitive and basic. All in all an easy and quick read, an escape from the stress of daily life and one in which you don't need to think, however may leave you feeling frustrated at the sheer unrealistic storyline.
Sam Bourgoin
Dec 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
I have regrets...
Cynthia
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with this setting, the feel of the story and the fact that it was very Downton Abbey-ish. I am a sucker for a main female character whose dreams come true. Poor Winnie had a horrible afternoon, her life completely changed in an afternoon so she binge watched her favorite show, Beauchamp Hall, after all watching this show was like comfort food to her. Then Winnie decides hey I have no real ties here and a bit of savings so why not go to England and see where my fave show is filmed. ...more
Karen Finch
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it
A nice fluff novel after reading a few longer and heavier books. Just what I needed.

All about following your dreams and taking risks. A small town girl from outside Detroit has her life fall apart over night. She flies to England to visit the filming of a tv series similar to downton Abby and ends up working as a support person. Nice story.

This Danielle Steele book was a little different format as nobody died at the beginning to advance the story and it didn’t take place in San Francisco or Ne
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Alex
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Decent. Cute and quick read!
Connie Fischer
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Winona (Winnie) Farmington is 38 years-old and starting to realize she’s not getting any younger. When she was a child, she and her mother enjoyed so many great books together, including those of Jane Austen. She even had dreams of being a writer one day. However, after 3 years of college, she was needed at home to care for her widowed, and ailing mother. It wasn’t until 7 years later that her mother passed away. Her older sister, Marje, was some years older than Winnie, had married early, and h ...more
Runner10
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beauchamp Hall is classic Danielle Steel. I fell in love with Winnie and wanting her to find the love she deserved. I can easily see this book being made in to a movie. If you are a fan on Downton Abbey you will love this book.
Jill
Mar 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
If there was a star lower than 1 that's what I would give this book! AWFUL!! AWFUL AWFUL! The writing was horrible, the characters were flat and the plot just plodded along. I have to admit I haven't read Danielle Steel in quite a while but I don't remember crap like this before. I only made it to chapter 4 before I threw in the towel. There's a couple of hours I'll never get back!

If you're thinking of reading it, go find something else.
Marian
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
A delightful escape novel!!
Laura Rash
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok, so it was a tad far fetched but in a dreamy, fantasy like way that made me smile inside
Theresa Smith
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beauchamp Hall, the latest release by the very prolific Danielle Steel, is a truly delightful novel, very much a modern fairy-tale with an absolutely gorgeous heroine at its heart. From the blurb, I quickly ascertained that the TV show within this novel, ‘Beauchamp Hall’, is very much a fictional version of ‘Downton Abbey’, which I loved, so there was the first tick of approval from me. The second comes from Winnie herself, whose love for books and reading mirrors my own.

‘There was always someth
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Kristen
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-arc, 2019, own, romance
In Danielle Steel's Beauchamp Hall, this contemporary romance is enchanted and legendary like a fairy tale. For Winona "Winnie" Farrington, she had once of dreams of being published in New York. But life had gotten in the way when she took of her mother. After she died, she had been stuck in a dead-end job for 11 years in Beecher, Michigan, and having a stale relationship with her boyfriend Rob that never went anyway. When she received the white elephant gift of a set of DVDs from "Beauchamp Hal ...more
Debbie Smith
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
#NetGalley #BeauchampHall Available November 20, 2018

Winnie gives up her dreams of college to care for her mother, who is ill. When her mother passes away several years later, it feels too late for her to pursue her dreams. She is older, plus she has a boyfriend now. However, she's beginning to think that perhaps her relationship has fallen into a habit, rather than mutual love.

At a Christmas exchange, she gets a DVD set of the series Beauchamp Hall, a period British TV drama set in the 1920s. H
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Sarah
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Very Downton Abbey-esque!
Katie Doll
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
You know... I wouldn’t have picked this book up normally because “my granny reads Danielle Steel”, not me! But honestly, I liked the premise of this book and I really enjoyed it! The book moved quickly and I would pick up another Danielle Steel if the plot appealed to me!
Richa
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
The story is bit dramatic or I would say I found it dramatic as can you imagine leaving your home and going to a place where your favourite TV series is being shot at, just on a whim. I would most certainly not going to do that. You might be thinking what is she reading! First a book related to fan-fic and now fav TV series. Well, that was my first thought too after I was done reading this book.

It's a quick and light read. The Protagonist Winowa is facing mid-life crisis issues as she didn't get
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Julie
I was pleasantly surprised by this book for a number of reasons, mainly in that it didn't feel like a typical Danielle Steel book. I come from the era of "old school" Danielle Steel - Accident, Malice, Star, Family Album. And I loved them all. But they're full of some serious drama and tragedy. Beauchamp Hall had the required damsel in distress, but it leaned far more toward chick lit than drama. Lighter, less tragic, "easier." I liked Winnie's character, and while her journey bordered on unreal ...more
Joyreader
Jan 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
I think I read a Danielle Steel book as a teenager and not again since. I only remember it as being sad and possibly related to Russia. Thought I’d try her again as an adult. This was one of the most poorly written books I’ve ever read in my life. Are all her books this bad? How is she so successful? I’m a writer myself and if someone brought this to my critique group, I’d secretly think the person would never get published!

It’s all tell instead of show. The main character, Winnie, is the most w
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Karen
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it
My first Danielle Steel book in years!! I enjoyed the book. Danielle made Beecher, Michigan and poor Winnie's life as awful as a middle class situation could be. I loved how despite her situation she chances a vacation to her favorite TV show location. She remains true to herself by working hard, being loyal, and open to learning what she needs She finds herself and grows with new opportunities. I feel the end paced too quickly. I didn't see how or feel how it could have happened that quickly. S ...more
Donna Hines
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Danielle Steel at her greatest shows us that it's never too late to follow your dreams if you have the courage, the tenacity, the will power to make it work it will all fall into place.
Perhaps luck is a part of the mix but these characters were well worth the read as Winnie is a woman who won't take NO for an answer.
After all she lost her job, she learns her boyfriend is sleeping with her best friend, her mother is sick which explained why she moved back to Michigan after college and she's now a
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Janet
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Danielle did it again. I enjoyed this book, it was different but in a good way.
Winona gets a white elephant Christmas gift of a dvd series titled Beauchamp hall and it changes her life.
She becomes brave, don’t we all want to become brave?, and she heads off across the pond rot see the filming of the tv series she fell in love with.
Great stories, characters, location.
Amy
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
If you have something else, you better read that.
Donna
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am on a roll, trying to catch up on Danielle Steel's books. This is the third one in a row, and it was absolutely amazing. It kind of reminds me of Downton Abbey being made. Winona (Winnie) is having a hard time with life. Her job, her boyfriend of eleven years and best friend, all cause her pain on the same day. She gets DVDs at office Christmas party of a show called Beauchamp Hall and starts watching them and gets hooked. When her world becomes a terrible place, she decides to pack her bags ...more
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Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for ...more
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