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Turning Point

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  413 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Turning Point is a riveting new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless #1 New York Times bestsellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers.
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Dell
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Carrie
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
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Suzanne
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3*-3.5*

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
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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
Kristina
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
Brenda
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
Donnajo
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.
Melissa
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it couldnt put it down..Danielle Steel did agine.
Julie
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
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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
Leslie
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book from a Netgalley.com 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
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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
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Torie
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.

"It's
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Shari
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
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Michelle
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
Deanna Stevens
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read most of Danielle Steel's books. I have to admit her early work is still some of my all time favorites. With that said, I did enjoy this book. It had some very predictable sub-stories, but overall it was a good book. With enough action, human emotions and actions. Danielle does write very good characters. I felt we got to know each character in depth as we read through the book. I like this better than an author giving us a character blurb at the beginning. I would recommend this book ...more
Carol
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful Danielle Steel book. It was aboiut 4 American trauma doctors and 4 doctors from France. The Americans wentt to France to learn their procedures and in the middle of their visit a school shooting happened and it was horrible but handled as well as it could be. During the visit all of the Americans became friends with or started a relationship with a fellow docor. Most had relationship issues from home. The doctors from France came over for 4 weeks to learn our procedures. As ...more
Kathleen Gray
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why the title? Well, it's because each of the eight characters in this novel face a turning point in their lives and make decisions about where to go next. Four American physicians travel to France to learn different techniques- and each has chosen to do so for a different reason. Unfortunately they find themselves assisting after a school shooting. The French physicians then come to San Francisco for four weeks, hoping to learn something new as well. You might, like me, see things coming- who w ...more
Deborah
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel does not disappoint with her latest book Turning Point. Packed with romance when four American doctors are selected for a special conference on Emergency Medical Management where there is sharing of knowledge by these highly trained medical professionals that is held in Paris for four weeks. Romance flourishes, and continues when the four physicians from Paris return to the United States for another four weeks. The story moves fast, and is one that all Danielle Steel followers are ...more
Janilyn Kocher
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Turning Point is the latest Danielle Steel novel. It's about four San Francisco doctors who embark on an exchange program with French doctors. While in Paris they aid in a deranged shooter situation and one of the doctors starts a furious affair. I got lost in the medical stuff. My least favorite character was Stephanie. I thought she was rather spineless and vacuous. Although it's a decent read, this one lacks the usual vibrancy of Steel's normal writing and the characters seemed mechanical. Th ...more
Sharon
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four American doctors, working in 4 different trauma centers in San Francisco are invited to Paris, to share their emergency procedures with their counterparts in France. Their lives are forever changed by the months long partnership.

Steels characters are realistic, the settings (Paris and San Francisco) are authentic and captivating and the drama is catch-your-breathtaking. While there is romance, after all this is a Danielle Steel book, it is not another character in the story.

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Sara Kiplinger
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually will pick up books by this author without hesitation and this was the same. I enjoyed most of the stories and most of the characters, minus Stephanie and Gabriel's story...but I think it was supposed to be unlikable. I just found her to be a moron. :) Anyway, this is a typical Steel book...contemporary romance, easy to read, and interesting storyline. I have already recommended to family.
Beth
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A standard Steel book that includes romantic relationships, contemporary issues and a good paced read. In this story 4 doctors from America and 4 doctors from France are engaged in a program to share best practices and develop strategies for responding to tragedies - fires, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, etc. The overall topic was interesting to read about and it was easy to get to know the 8 main characters and watch relationships grow, irritate, and reach resolution.
Renee
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This my first time reading a book by Danielle Steel. I was pleasantly surprised in her writing. I liked how she organized this book, enjoyed the storyline, and found the ending to be unpredictable. I would recommend this book to fellow readers.

*I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am leaving my review voluntarily.
Miss W Book Reviews
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Iconic Author Danielle Steel does it again with a great story. This story is about four trauma surgeons . I love reading stories set in the medical field and this one was so good. Sad at times, but so well written, The author does a magnificent job at writing stories and characters that find hope in even the darkest of hours.
I very much enjoyed this book and would highly recomend it.
Elizabeth Lian
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No the usual

I've been reading D.Steel for decades, as great a writer as she is, the story lines are usually predictable. Not this book! I felt part of this one, like I was part of the cast, warm, happy, scared and finally relieved when all the characters found their paths in the end. Great job Danielle Steel!
ROBIN RUIZ
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This book revolves around 4 doctors, whom all have difficult personal lives, but are tops In their trauma fields . They are asked to participate in a project with French doctors to exchange plans, rules , ideas and to study the protocols for terrorism .
I liked the American doctors and their back stories, but there was a lot going on in this book.
Fans of Danielle Steel will love this book !
Terri
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Good quick read with predictable results. It was an interesting premise and I actually enjoyed the storyline. I did do a search for the word “important” first. I told my husband that if it showed up more than 25 times, I was not going to read the book. Whew. Only came up 22 times. Still, a good way to burn an afternoon.
Marsha Lambert
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In true Danielle Steel fashion, this book grabbed me and held on all the way through to the last page. Four dedicated Drs are chosen for a prestigious program abroad and will be gone for several weeks. A tragedyoccurs and bonds them forever changing many lives. Choices are made and in the end everything works out as it was meant to. I loved this book.
Alex
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Turning Point is the latest Danielle Steel novel. It's about four San Francisco doctors who embark on an exchange program with French doctors. While in Paris they aid in a deranged shooter and one of the doctors starts a furious affair. I got lost in the medical stuff. Although it's a decent read, this one lacks the usual vibrancy of Steel's normal writing and the characters seemed mechanical.
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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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