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The House on Hope Street

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  8,662 ratings  ·  250 reviews
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Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland.  In 18 years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street.  Then, in an instant, it all fell apart.  It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter.  But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute er
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Published June 27th 2000 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2000)
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kwesi 章英狮
When I started reading books and ended up losing some of my to-be-read, I always ask my friends for recommendation and usually they give me author's names. I begin collecting Danielle Steel's novels when I was in high school but never have the chance to open them or read them. Although I only read two of her works and I was amazed how fast I can finish her book but not contented in the end. So I keep searching for more authors and collect their works that I nearly forgot that I still have books ...more
Jennifer Burton
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!!!
Jade
Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it
A good, light read that gets you seated in the characters perspective.
It was very fast-paced.
Leen
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read heart beat by daielle steel befor I read this one and I was happy then I get interest about her work and I pic this one to read but I' ve been shoked I was excited at the very begening of novel then I get really bored of it and I can't finish it , and until now its still on my shelfs uncompleted soo I don't know what happened to all the glory I got at first time but magically its all gone
to be honest I will try to read another novel to her before judge on her
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Mona
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing ... Of course it made me cry but I loved it so much ..
It is always like this when I finished any of Danielle's books , I feel good and happy ... It make me believe that there will always be hope .. Even in the darkest moment every thing is going to be ok ..
Really such a great book you have to read it
Thanks Danielle Steel for being such a great author .. Really You inspire me
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Rose
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I read the book twice within 2 weeks....cried & cried! This story tells about how deep her love to her late husband & to take care 5 young children.Shes a strong lady facing up all the challenges and cope with her future life!
Deb
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Almost every time I read Danielle Steele, I'm amazed that her books sell as well as they do. Her writing is very unsophisticated (almost juvenile), punctuation is horrible, etc. With as many books as she sells, you'd think she'd have a decent editor! Anyway -- this was a decent enough story, if somewhat predictable. I was bothered by the fact that Liz could fall so in love so quickly with the first guy she meets after her husband's death. I wanted to warn her about that! The book ended rather ar ...more
Michelle DeLos
Jun 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
The first two or three chapters were okay. But when I find myself rolling my eyes at the story, it's not good. Touching story, yes. But just too predictable. And Steele always feels the need to repeat herself about things..like we didn't get it the first time we read it. Jamie and Peter were likable. And Victoria. That's about all I can say. ...more
Saja Ayash
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it around 7-8 years ago.
I remember it made me cry like a baby.
Rima Ben Hammadi
it was boring. All of danielle steel's book are starting to feel the same for me... ...more
Pam
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finished this one on Mother’s Day and thought it was the perfect read to honor the strength and love women give with great sacrifice and endurance.
S.J. Tyson
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Steel is one of my favorite authors, and I pretty much know what to expect with her particular type of storytelling. As usual, she provides an easy read. I enjoyed the overall sweet, though somewhat predictable, story of Liz Sutherland, who tragically loses her husband after eighteen years of marriage. My biggest issue with the story is the man she later has a relationship with as she rebuilds her life without her husband while raising five children. I found his character to be very unl ...more
Carol Storm
Successful lawyer Sara has an okay life in modern day San Francisco, in spite of being stuck in a dead end relationship with her loutish boyfriend Phil. Then an elderly client of hers dies unexpectedly and leaves her the money to buy (and remodel) the fabulously elegant mansion he's lived in for years. When Sara takes on the job, she finds that this particular house has some amazing secrets!

The dust jacket said this was "Danielle Steel's 66th best selling novel." It read like it, too. Not that i
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Gina
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book.... Can't think of an appropriate summary.

ALTHOUGH I finished reading the book, it was. very easy to put it down. Even in the middle of a chapter, which isn't something I normally do. I tend to stick my kindle in my bag and try to read at any free moment that I have. The plot is repetitious to many of her novels. At one time, about 15 years ago, I could read her books, maybe 10 different ones then actually go back and read them again. Thurston House, Silent honor, Jewels, The RIng... H
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Nik Mazuin
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it
heart warming story about a woman who had lost her husband on christmas' day. I was soaked in tears when i read it. it was heart wrenching to read and felt like enduring her emptiness without her late husband.

when bill entered the picture, her life was seemed like a tinge of fresh air. but the way the writer describe her short-term relationship looked so desperate and from what i saw she was again weakened by it.
The way she asked her (sort of begging him to be with her) was a bit 'turn-off' for
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Nandanie G.
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
this was a great book. it was so good. at first it was kinda boring but then i got into it a little. when u start reading it u get bored but as u get to the middle of the book its gets better and better. its a great book. it explains the struggle that one family once went through.it was a sad story i actually cried when her husband died becuz he was in a painful situation at the moment of his death. theres a bunch of crying in this book.
Cherise Isabella
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Britney
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was one of her better books, but its also an oldie. I really enjoyed the main character. She did a great job at writing her like your normal everyday woman. I cried thoughout the book several times, which never happens with me. This book has mixture of romance, touching moments and suspense.
Pamela Grabowski
May 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
I had never read a Danielle Steel so I decided to try this one. I read about 40 pages one night then flipped through the chapters. It was obvious where the book was headed. Not my choice of reading material.
sandra
Oct 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I read 5 times......and always crying
Stacey
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love love love this book. Amazing book with such a good message. I would read it 100 times over and still love it like the first time I read it.
Gerger02
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Barely better than the last book I read by this author. Never again will I read a book from this author. I see others love her writing. Must be me..
Sara Saria
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read it so nice and really from our lives
Linda
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Make sure you have the Kleenex near by and nowhere to go. This is a heart wrenching story.
Melissa
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed this book but boy did i cry
Debbie
Apr 18, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of her books that I’ve actually somewhat liked recently. As I work my way through the stack I stupidly purchased years ago, I’m happy to be almost to the end of it. Her writing is horrible and her story telling is kind of flat. I think what I liked about this particular book is that, unlike most of her stories, it wasn’t about a weak woman who was being controlled and manipulated by a man. This was actually a decent story idea, and the lead character (Liz) is actually strong, i ...more
Natali Madrigal
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One happy married couple for 19 years, with 5 kids. Until on Christmas morning the husband was shot at his law office by a very angry husband of a client. The wife was able to get there in time for the husband to say he loves her, but then she was left picking up the home pieces, herself and their law firm. She pulled both roles wearing herself out, but after an incident with her oldest son landing a trip to the hospital she met the trauma surgeon who grew on her, They built a friendship to a re ...more
Shannon
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much!!! The story in this book is a relatable experience that most people will go through. I feel Danielle Steel did an amazing job on this book. The main character of the book Liz loses her husband to a shooting. The story continues on with how her and her children cope with this loss. The battles, the struggles, the ups and downs, and the emotional toll it takes on all involved is something we all hope to never have to experience. And of course the ending was as it sho ...more
Lucija J
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Some parts were boring and illogical to me, but overall it was a great story. Definitely a good read for these days! In my opinion, stories like these can make you feel better and give you hope, especially now that we are living in a really hard time.
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However, I read it in spring
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Sarang Shah
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book 3 days ago when I thought this book would be too boring, but eventually when I kept on reading, I found the story very interesting. The story is about a woman's life who lost her husband after their 18th anniversary and how she managed the things afterwards. The story also tells us how a tragic event can change the whole thing in our life and makes us more mature. A must read for whom who can sympathize with the author's words. ...more
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Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s bestselling authors, with almost a billion copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include All That Glitters, Royal, Daddy’s Girls, The Wedding Dress, The Numbers Game, Moral Compass, Spy, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift ...more

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