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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  6,170 ratings  ·  181 reviews
At 59, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.

Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her dau
Paperback, 229 pages
Published August 25th 1998 by Dell (first published 1997)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Special Delivery, Danielle Steel

Special Delivery (1997) is a romantic novel written by Danielle Steel.

Jack Watson was a man hardened to the idea of love. The death of his one true love followed by a messy divorce led him content to lead the ultimate bachelor's life. Written about in the society pages, and despite his reputation, he never had trouble finding a date. It didn’t hurt that he owned one of the most successful women's boutiques in Beverly Hills.

Amanda Robbins was a successful actress
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It has been years since I read a Danielle Steele book. Very predictable. Hero is 59 but came across as a bit immature at times. Are we ever going to get a perfect older hero ... I don't even want "perfect", just an older hero who is not immature. I don't mind flaws.

"Kids" were quite immature too. A few eye-rolling moments. I knew going it what to expect so it was what it was.

Stephanie Holcomb
Aug 19, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Danielle Steele writes romance books for 3rd graders.

Not that they are for 3rd graders, but the language is so trite, the grammar so bad (commas everywhere, especially where they don't belong) and the characters so one dimensional and wooden it's a wonder I lasted so long into it.

People are either wonderful or not. The wonderful ones are the same, no difference in character, good looking, without flaws, and filthy rich. Surprising, Jack, the lead in the book, couldn't make it in Hollywood and
Lynn Rueff
Sep 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel was the first book I have read by this author. I finished it quickly and enjoyed the story line of two people unexpectedly falling in love during their midlives. Jack, a confirmed batchlor with two grown children, meets and is smitten with Amanda, a retired star who also has two grown children. They are cautious of each other at first but it doesn't take long for the attraction to become intense. When they discover they are expecting a child at ages 51 and 59 t ...more
Craig Lawrence
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every day is a school day! I want to include more romance in the next Harry Parker novel (working title: 'Collateral Damage') so I thought I'd better read some of the most successful authors of romantic fiction. Danielle Steel is one of those (according to Wikipedia: "she is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. She has written 179 books, including over 146 novels"). I wasn't disappointed. This was great fun and it' ...more
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Some spoilers....

I loved this book except for a couple things....
Ok so I get how Amanda and Jack wanted to help their kids out by giving them their baby bç they were both over 50, but come on that is just sooooo strange. Like ok sweetie let's go visit your grandparents who r really your birth parents....yea no lol. I am just so glad that they ended up keeping the baby.

The other thing I didn't like was the ended so abruptly....we didn't even get to find out the baby's
Maryellen Dance
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very silly and very predictable. I’ve never read Danielle Steele before but from what I understand she is very cliche and this book is true to that. But, we’re in a quarantine and libraries are closed, so it’s what I had and it kept my attention for 200 pages.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I loved the characters. Really good story. I have always loved Danielle Steel. Her characters are always real people,believeable. Great book.
If you go into a Danielle Steel with the advance understanding that it will never be awarding winning literature, there is actually a place for her on the bookshelf. It's going to be fluffy and a tad unrealistic. The characters will be overly perfect (the most beautiful, the most sought after, the most charming, the most most of everything "good"), and while there will certainly be some conflict, it will resolve into a happily-ever-after, in some form or another. This book, predictably, followed ...more
Black Carrie
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow I loved this book it was my first time reading Ms. Steele's work and I MUST admit I was not disappointed !!!!. It was just like watching one of her movies. This book was the truth ; it was had me on the edge but had relaxed me too :) well done Danielle. I never read Danielle Steel before in my life, because I thought most of the plots she had in her books were too mushy and boring. God knows what made me interested in this book. The first few chapters go slow, but when Jack and Amanda get to ...more
Carol Nine
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked this one but thought that it should have a little more animosity between Jack and Amanda when they first start seeing each other. The second half of the book held many surprises for the reader and I especially loved how it ended. I was surprised at the ending. This didn't seem like a typical Danielle Steel book, in that there were less descriptions and more fast-moving action than there is in most of her books. It was also a shorter than usual book, among all her books I've previously re ...more
Mary Heller
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
A quick read...some of the story seemed rushed.
Kym Moore
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh that Danielle Steel!
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a very good book how ever I do wish the author had done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Paula Patterson
Quick read. Typical Danielle Steele. Nothing outstanding. Enjoyable
S.J. Tyson
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Caroline G'wattage
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I throughly enjoyed this book. I was in a mood for a classic Danielle Steel book, and so glad l did.
The story and the characters, were there to fall in love with, the storyline was so enjoyable, it was fast paced, exciting , romantic, so heartwarming, l could not put the book down.
That is the beauty of Danielle Steel.

Jack Watson 59, owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, he has two adult children, who are the love of his life, and has choice of many beautiful Hollywood 👩🏼 wo
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A moving story, enjoyed reading.

Amanda and Jack are cordial to one another for the sake of their kids; her daughter, is married to his son. Amanda's husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her a widow and lost, not knowing what to do. Amanda retired from Hollywood 26 years ago to become a wife and a mother; now she's alone. Jack steps in and becomes her friend, she finds herself attracted to him; much to her shock and surprise. Not only is he attractive, he's a really good person. He isn't anything
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely book it is! It reminds me of pure definition of love, affection, care and trust. Paul and Jan were not able to conceive the baby when they wanted it the most, but when they come to know about their parents being pregnant, they get angry, sad and mad. However, Jack and Amanda, the two most beautiful souls on the earth, promises them to give them their own son but god has something big in store for Paul and Jan. I am not shocked but utterly disappointed on children views on their par ...more
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel was the first book I have read by this author. I finished it quickly and enjoyed the storyline of two people unexpectedly falling in love during their midlives. Jack, a confirmed bachelor with two grown children, meets and is smitten with Amanda, a retired star who also has two grown children. They are cautious of each other at first but it doesn't take long for the attraction to become intense. When they discover they are expecting a child at ages 51 and 59 th ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jack Watson is one of the most prestigious store owners in Beverly Hills. He was also one of the biggest playboys around, and all of Hollywood knew it. When Jack's son's father-in-law dies, he has to deal with the mourning widower, Amanda, that he is not a fan of. While trying to help her cope, Amanda's daughter invited her to a party at Jack's store and a whirlwind of a relationship started.
It was a fun, easy read.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Danielle Steel is a good writer. The book had humor and though at one point I did want to stop reading because of the subject of a 50 year old woman getting pregnant, I did finish it to see how it ended. Not one of her best books, and it was better than some of the romance books I have read lately.
Connlou Ross
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
(c)1997 An widowed Hollywood Boutique owner changes his lifestyle because he has fallen in love with his son's mother-in-law. Not everyone is overjoyed and life which was difficult becomes more complicated. Do they overcome obstacles? It was an interesting read but I felt that Danielle Steel left you hanging. But not complaining. It is just one of those genres that you want to see a sequel to.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not the most compelling of her books. Her characters are good, but the story premice was a little far out there. She tried to combine beautiful clothes, rich rich lifestyles, with everyday problems and the Academy Awards, it just didn't all gel well for me.
Harim (The Reader Blog)
A cute story.

Totally not my cuppa not something I would've read seeing as it's an old age romance and then as the title suggests.. but my sister bought it for me and well I loved it.
The children,at times, were royal aholes to their parents but then I wasn't surprised.
Drishti Rao
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A light hearted, fast paced, cozy and romantic novel that can make anyone laugh and cry during the journey. A book that can be read again and again but would still not loose it's charm no matter how often it's read. Enjoyed it thoroughly!
Yojaira Fernandez
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It was a very quick and easy reading. Enjoy all characters... specially Jack.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Quick easy read very predictable
Ashley Modder
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book with easy to love characters and story line. Definitely a feel good book.
Tami Winbush
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice quick read. It was sweet of the characters to make the decision they did and live with the decision they were forced to make. Reminded me of a short Nora Robert's book.
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Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel was born on 14 August 1947 in New York City to a German-Jewish father and a Portuguese Catholic mother, and she spent much of her childhood in France. From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms. Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ...more

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