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The Wedding

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  6,252 Ratings  ·  179 Reviews
Best of the Best. A respected couple in Hollywood rallies around the wedding of one of their children--an entertainment lawyer who has fallen in love with a New York writer. As each generation in the Steinberg family struggles with broken vows and new hopes, the real meaning of Allegra's wedding emerges. Abridged.
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Published April 4th 2000 by Random House Audio (first published 2000)
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Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I read this book three times. I remember it was sometime in 2012 when I last read it.

I wasn't expecting much that I'd connect to the story as much as the first time given how many times I've read it before, but what did I know? This book swept me off my feet instantly and I enjoyed it so much.

This book is about an entertainment law attorney Allegra finding a true love after somewhat traumatic experiences of dating commitment-phobic boyfriends.

Allegra's parents are prominent and influential figur
Mar 08, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why she called this book "The Wedding". There wasn't even an engagement until the middle of the book and the wedding was hardly much of the story. There was a lot of detail at the beginning but I found towards end things speeded up and it seemed like she was just trying to finish the book. I was a good story but at times I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get through some of the repetitiveness.
I am not impressed, Ms. Steel. Sorry. This is the first Danielle Steel book I have read, and I guess I had maybe too hight of expectations for such a well-known and prolific author. It was different from some of the other romance books I have read, in that it let you know kind of what each character was feeling or thinking when she wrote about them - even small side characters. She also moved it at a pretty quick pace, but at the same time, you weren't really sure exactly where it was going afte ...more
Kelly Junno
Jul 03, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dzenana Brkic
Sorry, but this book is so boring. Maybe it's because I don't like this type of books anymore. Simply, I wanted something to relax with, and this was not it. I don't even know why I finished the book... I have read several more books by Steel, but they were not bad. The Kiss was okay really, but this one left me wondering how possibly could she write this... Characters were alright, but the plot was so predictable and uninteresting. Sorry fans, but this was not Danielle at her best at all.
This was a very dramatic soap opera kind off book,3 couples and 3 issues,Alle(lawyer)-Jeff(writer) both high profile career people meet fall for each other,confess their love for each other now comes the time to fix a wedding date but there are many hurdles

Alle's parents both are in hollywood have been in love but now Alle's father is cheating on her mother,how they cope with it and realise what went wrong

Alle's sister Samantha,is sweet girl in her 17 wants to be model,starts her shoots for prof
Sep 06, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heather by: Angie
This is my first DS book. I've avoided her like the plague, but decided I would give this book a shot. It actually started out well and kept my interest. I was enjoying it.... imagine that! About half way in though, it suddenly became quite tedious and I felt like the author was throwing in ideas that would tie up loose ends or increase her word / page count. I don't think I'll read another DS book anytime in the near future.
Jun 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a horrendously, badly written book. I have really enjoyed some of her books in the past such as Daddy, Fine Things, Lightning and Silent Honour but this was just dire. it was repetitive, tedious, shallow, uncomfortable in places and just totally a complete waste of time. I shall not be reading any other new Danielle Steel books as the last one was awful as well. Absolutely needs to stop writing now!
Vickie Burke
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Was a wonderful story. what life is about family. A story to read on a beautiful summer day. What books are for taking you into the story.
Sharon Forbes
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a typical Danielle Steel novel. I hate to say it, but she does have a sort of "formula", or "style", for her books, for the most part. I do, however, enjoy reading her books occasionally, in spite of this. The Wedding revolves around Allegra Steinberg, and her Hollywood family. It is really a whirlwind of a book, one major event after another just keeps on happening to Allegra, her family, or one of her clients (Allegra is an entertaiment attorney). It is rather fast paced for the most p ...more
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't stumbled upon a book with an actual happy ending for ages now. That's probably one of the very few reasons why I liked this book -some of which are not even related to the latter, from a literary point of view. Frankly, I wouldn't have given it the time if it wasn't given to me as a gift by someone who's dear to my heart. But to be fair, it was worth my while anyway. To quote the book, it was an amalgam of 'soap opera of the first order' which is not something I'm attuned to read. Plot-w ...more
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: danielle-steel
This is a typical Danielle Steel book with the usual happy ending. After a few odd directions, and some twists and turns all the loose ends are tied up just in time for the conclusion.

The story is pleasant if one can get past the writing style. Far to many conjunctions and run on sentences. Conjunctions connecting ideas which may not necessarily be correct or add to the thought. And, sometimes Danielle Steel has this style of repeating the main characters thoughts to many times, in her effort t
Jul 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's always something in every Danielle's novels, whether the characters, the story line, the conflict, or even the aura of the book itself that always mesmerized me.

This time is Jeff's Allegra that made me fall in love with the novel. And can I first say that the title is very suitable for the story. Well, yes..the wedding itself is only mentioned in the middle of the story..but I know DS chose this title. The novel is about Allegra's road to find her perfect man, her perfect love life and f
Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2002-2004
The Wedding is about Allegra, 29 andentertrainment lawyer in Hollywood. Steel writes a lot about Hollywood.She tries to include Hollywood in every context. Thats to overdo and make the books overly dramatic. Of this book Hollywood was however a natural part. That wasn't even the only good thing Stell archived in The Wedding. This time she managed to write a not so predictable book. The book had some pretty dramatic turns, and Steel really managed to surprice me, whreas in some othewr books I was ...more
Aug 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that the book is finished I realize I've had a real love/hate relationship with it from go-one. The beginning (Brandon's time) was frustrating, the second part (Jeff's introduction) was okay, third part (all the time between) was BORING, & last part (last 10 chapters or so) was quite good. I even put the book down and swore I wasn't reading it anymore at one point, but I'm really glad I finished it. Wasn't my favorite, by any means.. But I'm finished and can move on! :)
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS IS TRULY A GREAT BOOK. It has raw emotion. True life situations, and also laughter. However, the love and respect of the family brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend this book to all ages.

I loved the story of Sam and Jimmy that was a real surprise twist and so endearing. I loved it.
NoUr abd el  Rahman
گم أعشق هذه الرواية فـ هي تمثل لي حيآة أُخري و أحلـام اُخرى ❤ ...more
Mar 18, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
فوق 400 صفحة و ما طلعت بأي فائدة
و المتعة نفسها جداً جداً قليلة ..
باختصار م حسيت بشي فيه
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Been a fan....until now

Wow! I know it's a famous family based in Hollywood that said I thought there was a lot of body shaming and it really turned me off from the main character.
Nicole Brandon
Jul 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First and last danielle steel book I will ever read! What awful writing.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
now that's one true love story. but it also very well describe that finding the love of your life doesn't make other problems in your life disappear automatically. that you need to tackle all
Gina Lafferty
Typical Danielle Steele

I hadn't read one of her books for a while, but she's still so hugely popular I thought I would give her another shot. My problem with Danielle Steele is that the main character is always a woman who is beautiful, smart, rich and also a great person. I find it annoying. This book was extremely predictable.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read DS for a long time and picked up this book for an easy read . Unfortunately it was a long tedious read. I thought I would have liked this book due to the title but it started to bore me . I never don't complete a book . Very disappointing
Subina Madhavan
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My First book by Danielle Steel. I loved It soo much which inspired me to the World of Reading.
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a great read. So much depth with real characters and dramas focused around a wedding and the relationships of a family.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed ? Absolutely Not !!!!!

Once you start ,the characters make the book come to life. Shows how families meet their challenges and heal old wounds. Loved it!
Tara Prinsep
Aug 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't even get through a chapter of this book. Very slow and boring.
Donna Vlassich
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Page Turner

Couldn't put this book down once I started to read it! Danielle Steel is one of my favorite authors! Thanks!
Regular chick lit, mindless reading for some relaxing. Not bad :)
Judit Rozsonits
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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