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Turning Point

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,668 ratings  ·  165 reviews

Turning Point is a highly-charged, gripping novel from the world’s favourite storyteller about how suddenly life can change for all of us, and that we might find what we're looking for in the most unlikely of places . . .

In Danielle Steel’s powerful novel, four San Francisco trauma doctors – the best and brightest in their field – confront exciting and exacting new ch

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Dell
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Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Oh my, it's been years since I've had the pleasure of picking up a title from Danielle Steel and when seeing Turning Point I knew I had to read it. The story in this novel is definitely current as it deals with the violence in the world that we hear of all too often, shootings, bombings, terrorists attacks and those doctors that find themselves treating the wounded. 

Turning Point follows four emergency room doctors from San Francisco that are at the top of their field. Bill is divorced with his
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it

I feel like a lot of the characters Danielle Steel creates come off unsympathetic and hard to like. For example, Stephanie is a very unlikable character. However, I read her books because they are generally a good story that can be quickly enjoyed. There is never much world building, and when you are a fantasy reader such as me, sometimes you just want a quick novel that is not a series nor involves complex characters or vast world building. That being said this is a story about four prof
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Turning Point is the first release of 2019 from the world’s most popular author, Danielle Steel. This novel is currently sitting high up on the Australian top ten fiction bestseller list. This comes as no surprise, Steel has fans across Australia and the world, notching up nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Turning Point sees Steel take on the medical world as she constructs an engaging story around four top trauma surgeons, who face their biggest c
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
A bit flat for Danielle Steel, in my opinion. Not really interested in reading about emergency response systems in Paris and San Francisco, even if they are interspersed with a touch of romance. Just an OK read - 3 out of 10.
Sherri Thacker
What can I say? I’ve been reading Danielle Steel books since FOREVER so when a new comes out, I must read it!!! I enjoyed this latest book of hers. 4 stars
Turning Point by Danielle Steel takes us to San Francisco, California. Bill Browning is head of the trauma unit at San Francisco General Hospital. Since his divorce, Bill has thrown himself into his work. His ex-wife, Athena lives in London with her new husband along with their two daughters. Bill looks forward to his rare visits with his two girls. Stephanie Lawrence is married to freelance writer, Andy who stays at home and takes care of their two boys. Stephanie is a trauma doctor at UCSF whe ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
There is too much emphasis given on describing the different departments and getting caught up with explaining the week's agenda - there is a missed opportunity again to write a damn good story instead of dishing up more predictable outcomes. I'd rather wait months for a quality story instead of these so/so books every few weeks.
Ronita Banerjee
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
"And whatever happened after that, destiny would decide. It had turned out well for all of them so far."

Name- Turning Point
Written By- Danielle Steel
Published by- Pan Books
Pages- 275
When destiny and fate plays their game all we ordinary mortals can do is sit tight and pray that we don't fall off from this rollercoaster called life.
Turning Point revolves around the lives of four American doctors who gets united by fate and becomes friends for life.
Bill Browning, the head of the trauma uni
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book about 4 doctors from San Francisco, who get the opportunity of a life time to go to Paris and study for a month. Then the doctors in Paris get to come to SF for a month.

I enjoyed reading about the friendships that resolved and how it all played out.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Mostly enjoyable. With eight main characters and several secondary players who are vital to the story, this book has a lot going on! I enjoyed learning more about emergency procedures and the characters, the setting, and the situations are all very realistic and relevant. I did feel the story was a bit lopsided with the bulk of it taking place in Paris and the remainder in the US (even though the doctors time was an even split). I found myself wondering how she could wind up this story in the la ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was about four trauma doctors who worked in hospitals in San Francisco. They were all selected to go to Paris for a month to learn and compare notes about disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies. At the end of the month in Paris the four doctors from Paris would come to the states to learn about our procedures. My favorite character was Bill, who had two little girls who lived in London, and he was the heir to a fortune. My least favorite person was Gabriel who I doubted would e ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book for a honest opinion

Turning Point by Danielle Steel. I've always enjoyed this author's books and Turning Point didn't disappoint me. I enjoyed the settings and storyline. I pulled me in from the beginning and kept me going back for more.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four couples in this one. Too many for me.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it couldnt put it down..Danielle Steel did agine.
Grace Kydes
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too predictable. Great analogy on the relation between self, partner, off spring and work ethics and time knowledge,and your love,of a career that is so consummuningmthatbyourmarelikely to,get eaten alive and then in a brief nano second realize all,this sacrifice nd long hours nut loving evader endiorfine it gets charged up and then sit for a second and wonder is this enough to Want and feel fulfilled?

When does career, sense of self, human partner,pet,knowledge, with a love of career so strong t
Jan 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I don't know why I keep picking up DS books. Loved her books as a YA I guess. The plot sounded interesting. But it wasn't that great. Some of the MCs were unlikeable. And I'm so over the writing style of telling not showing. She had/he had/they had insert past tense action verb - hundreds of times during the book.
Note to self - DS books aren't worth my time.
Heather K. Snyder
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always love a Danielle Steele read! Easy as fun!
Tiffany Faw
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting premise but I felt like the story was rushed and left me with questions at the end. I honestly hated half the characters in the book. They might have been stars at their job, but most of them were shallow and oblivious to things around them.
At the halfway mark I was really dreading where I thought Steel was going with the storylines of different characters, I am so grateful she didn't do what I thought she was going to! Phew!
Overall, decent book. Just left me wanting more and a more
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall, I enjoyed this - again, similar to my most recent Danielle Steel reviews, it's predictable and follows the Steel formula of romance, drama, choices, resolution. It works, and I don't fault her for that. It's why I read her stories. But this one had a few issues for me - it was overly predictable, from the instant I started reading. I would have liked at least a small twist that I didn't expect. I also struggled with a few of the characters being annoying and unsympathetic. But on the pl ...more
Unseen Library
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Turning Point from Pan Macmillan Australia to review.

Rating of 4.5.

Bill Browning, Stephanie Lawrence, Wendy Jones and Tom Wylie are four of the world’s leading trauma surgeons, all living in San Francisco. Each of these surgeons’ professional lives is near perfect, however their personal lives are a mess. Bill is all by himself, since his ex-wife and daughters are living in London, and he immerses himself in his work while desperately missing his children. Stephanie constant
Sam Still Reading
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of medical fiction
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: enjoy Danielle Steel's books
What do you do when the temperature outside is over 40C? Sit inside and read of course to try and forget the heat. Turning Point by Danielle Steel did exactly that for me. I plonked myself under the air conditioner and started reading. And reading. Like all Danielle Steel looks, the plot completely sucks you in. I barely moved until the book was finished (but it was still hot outside).

Steel’s books always capture characters with something very interesting in their lives. Turning Point is about a
Lynn Brooks
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Realistic characters, gritty settings and compelling drama! It's rare not to be drawn into a Danielle Steel novel within a few paragraphs of the first chapter and her latest release is no exception! With well-crafted words, we're transported quickly into the minds of four doctors, all working in trauma departments at different hospitals around San Francisco. Descriptive settings take us into a day in the life of each doctor without portraying it in a gruesome fashion that might detract from your ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book from a in return for an honest review.

In true Danielle Steel fashion there is something for almost everyone in this book. The subject matter is current, real and true. Four American Doctors are invited to France teach and learn from their four French counterparts. The setting is one we are sadly all to familiar with these days. I write this as a terrorist just shot up a Christmas village in Europe and there is an international man hunt for him. I enjo
Kathy Miller
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I literally read the first chapter and fell into the storyline!

I was intrigued by the plot of 4 San Francisco doctors, from different hospitals, going to Paris for a month to learn and watch new techniques and ideas to bring back home to their own hospitals on how to deal with emergencies and terrorist procedures.

Sadly when the 4 Americans went to Paris, a school shooting took place and they saw the operating procedures first hand, as children and teachers were murdered and maimed.

Each American
Shelly Itkin
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Four of San Francisco's brightest trauma doctors are chosen to go to Paris and meet with four of there special doctors from trauma units and compare ideas and strategies.

The group from San Francisco does not really know each other and will learn about their private lives and how to deal with emergency situations while in Paris.

Once they arrive they will meet with four Paris doctors and together the group of eight will train for a month in Paris and then will return after a two-week break and vis
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: danielle-steel
Turning Point by Danielle Steel will keep you turning the pages until the very end. It is about four trauma doctors who go to France to participate in a mass casualty training program. What happens while there will change the lives of all invilved.

Stephanie is a trauma doctor at UCSF. She is married to Andy who is a stay at home dad to their two little boys. As she tries to be the very best in her field she is putting her marriage in peril. Wendy is at Stanford. She is in a telationship with a m
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-arc
I usually don't read books centered on medical staff or hospitals but I love everything Danielle Steel writes so I gave this book a try. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down..

Four trauma doctors are chosen from San Francisco are chosen to go to Paris for a month. They are going to paired off with doctors over there to learn how they deal with terrorist attacks. Then after that the doctors will come to America to see how it is done here.

The trip to Paris changes all the participants.

Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story pulled me in from the very first page.. Being that I'm in the medical field, I'm always intrigued on medical stories and this one did not disappoint me. Four Emergency/Trauma doctors from San Francisco travel to Paris to gain knowledge are faced with much violence. This story also delves into their personal lives and what a true commitment that they have with their careers.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, they were all very likeable other than Stephanie. She put her career firs
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love reading her books because she makes the plot so interesting. This book is about eight people coming together to learn about hospital situstions. Four travel to Paris and learn how they deal with hostage situations. And then those four travel to San Fransico to learn about earthquakes and other natural disasters that affect the hospitals they work in. Their lives become interwined and hearts will fall in love. One relationship will end starting a new one. One will be tested and be r ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Turning Point is about four American Trauma Surgeons who are chosen to go to Paris for four weeks to learn how they deal with mass casualties. Then they return with their four counterparts to train in San Francisco. Turning Point took on a subject that although a horrible reason to have to get training in this world at this time it is so necessary. The writing is excellent, the characters believable and well developed and the story was interesting. I must say I've been reading Danielle Steel boo ...more
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