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Turning Point

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  557 ratings  ·  77 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
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 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
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.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it couldnt put it down..Danielle Steel did agine.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Danielle Steel books and always get them once they come out. I loved this book! Doctors who are trauma doctors do an exchange with doctors in France to learn trauma and terror techniques. They do a month long exchange in each country and learn from each other. When i Paris the doctors are exposed to a real terrorist attack and have to put their education to use. Besides their lives as doctors they also have personal lives that can be affected by this experience as well. This book is a pag ...more
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.

I liked this on
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Danielle Steel's early books, San Francisco was her main setting. She now bases most of them in Europe now. This book combines both worlds, 4 trauma doctors from various SFO hospitals travel to Paris to and spend a month examining their crisis management along with 4 Paris based doctors. After 4 weeks, the Americans head home & their counterparts arrive a few weeks later for a month in SFO. During the time in Paris, there is a terrorist attack and the group of 8 grow closer as they experi ...more
Sheila Penwell
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a really great read. You really had to pay close attention to all the characters who were all renowned Trauma physicians in California. Bill, Tom, Stephanie and Wendy. Bill was divorced with 2 children in England , Tom was single and liked lots of women, Stephanie in a not happy marriage and 2 sons and Wendy was single involved with a married man. They were asked to represent their hospitals for a month in France and the story takes off. I highly recommend this book.
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.
Carolyn Strong
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quite a tale

Ok. I confess that I love Danielle Steel books. They are easy to read with a great balance of action with interesting characters. While they may seem predictable, the author always manages to deliver surprises. I love the relatively happy endings and how conflicts get resolved. The setting for this book includes the Bay Area hospital system and the hospitals around Paris.
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.
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.
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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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