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Family Album

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7,188 Ratings  ·  133 Reviews
Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and finally she would realize her dream of becoming one of Hollywood's first woman directors. But nothing was more precious to Faye than her five children. In a changing world, a milieu where family values are constan ...more
400 pages
Published 1994 by Warner (first published January 1st 1985)
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Diane Wallace
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great story! a fun and interesting read with some good characters and also well written (paperback!)
Diane
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read! long lasting storyline...awesome writing (paperback!)
Jason Ernst
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I went through a Danielle Steel phase in my prepubescent years. Lining multiple shelves on my mom's bookcase, they were readily available. This is the only one that sticks out in my memory, and that's because I think it actually had more to offer than the quickly-read-and-forget-so-that-you-won't-remember-that-in-the-three-months-time-it-takes-for-the-next-Danielle-Steel-novel-to-come-out-you-won't-recall-that-the-story-has-been-recycled.

Okay, maybe that's a bit unfair. Maybe Danielle Steel isn'
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Joanne
Feb 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the past I've read several Danielle Steel books and have always enjoyed them, but it's been ages since I've read one. The story was the type I like to read - following a family over the years. In this case the time period was the 1940's - 80's starting with WWII and Hollywood glamour. This book was a little more controversal on the family subjects it touched: drugs, homosexuality, flower children in the Haight, May - December romance, teenage pregnancy. Also, it began on a sad note with a fun ...more
Anie
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is a nice book that shows how a brave and courageous woman tries very hard to keep her family united in hard times even when her husband left and the way she handles and manages the problems of her children of different age groups. One of the brilliant writings of the author. The story begins in the decades of second world war and goes till next generation. Overall a good read with a nice family oriented theme.
Roshni
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book!!! Just loved reading it!!!
One of my favourites and the best book ever read so far.
The story is just perfectly complete. One can feel the story and the character.
Read this book twice and the more I read the more attached I feel to the story.
Will linger for a long time on my mind.
Awesome work Danielle Steel, Waiting to read your other books :)
(;Alicia™ღA constant game of Russian Roulette
This has to be one of my favorite Danielle Steel books. It was very interesting and talks about how much a single woman has gone through. The drama she encounters through life is incredible. She still manages to keep a positive attitude and that is what's great.
Jerald Vernon Torres
First Danielle Steel novel I've ever read...
I didn't favor love stories that much but this book give me some chilling sensation throughout my body...
I love the book, the story,...smooth plot...and emotional sensitive book
one of the most brilliant book I ever read
Randy Wiggins
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I haven't read it in years so I guess it's time for a re-read. Well worth the time.
Taiyaba
Nov 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To all the girls
Recommended to Taiyaba by: found it in my father's collection
I read this book again & again because of the couregious women how stive very hard to kept her family together even when her better half left her in hard times all by herself
Rachel
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Family Album is one of those story that once you start reading it you will not be able to put it down. You will forget everything and will enter the world of this family!!!!!
Jen Lynn
May 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2017-reviewed
This is my first Danielle Steel book that I've ever read, and it wasn't bad. It took me quite a while to get into it, and I almost gave up a few times if I'm honest. There were some really slow parts, there were parts that seemed rushed, for much of it it was obvious how it would turn out, and the characters were hard for me to relate to and connect with. Once it got going though it was alright and I was interested enough to see how it all turned out in the end. So it was just ok in my opinion. ...more
June Marino
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: donated-2018
Interesting novel that takes place from the end of WWII to Hollywood's finest years. It traces the life of Faye Price and her eventual marriage and her 5 children. Lots of typical family situations of joy and tragedy. Interesting read.
Judit Rozsonits
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Az első D.S., amit olvastam, és azóta is szívem minden szeretete ezé a könyvé, mert... egyszerűen <3 <3 <3 Évente újraolvasós.
Shanna
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Slow pace but I really enjoyed this one. I loved how it followed the life of an entire family. I could see this being adapted into a drama show actually. A great read.
Kristi Vella
Jan 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF’d this book. Bored me to death.
Hobby

Books “ALBUM KELUARGA”
Judul Asli : FAMILY ALBUM
Copyright © 2005 by Danielle Steel
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Istiani Prajoko
Desain sampul : Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : Juli 2005 ; 600 hlm ; ISBN 978-979-22-1412-3
Harga Normal : Rp. 65.000,-
Rate : 3.5 of 5

Faye Price – bintang muda Hollywood yang sedang naik daun, bukan hanya cantik dan menawan, ia juga memiliki kecerdasan sekaligus kebaikan hati yang membuat dirinya menjadi pujaan masyarakat maupun orang-orang yang mengenal dirinya l
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Heidi
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the plot. I was amazed to read that there's a little bit of story about same sex relationship. I really like books with or that have this kind of stories. It was just heartbreaking to know that John died and Greg. And sex scenes were wholesome too (though I really like it if it was detailed hahahaha)

Overall, I loved the plot, the twists and ending. Thank you for this story :)
Anna Ligtenberg
ISBN 0440124344 - Oddly, I seem to be on a roll, reading books that begin during WWII and end in the next generation! Steel's done better, but it's a good story. The problems are more in the details than the storyline - Ward is an engaging, charming man one moment, and a petulant, spoiled child the next. Faye is a strong, capable woman, but it's hard to imagine that any strong, capable woman would put up with Ward's reactions to things not going his way. Most of the family falls in love with the ...more
Febe Kaye
Nov 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I just came by a stack of old books in my mother's boudoir when I saw this maroon red paperback of Danielle Steel's Family Album. At first I thought, for me with it's unusual cover, that it was really an album, you know with lots of pictures on it. I thought it was silly but I realize I was the silly one when I opened it and found out it was a novel. But then, because of my meddlesomeness to odd things, I decided to read it(apparently my first Danielle Steel read).

So...I find this book engaging
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Hyla-sen *
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all the people who can recognize a good book
Recommended to Hyla-sen by: i found it in my mom's library
This is the first Danielle Steel novel i've ever read, and I really appreciate this author's books.
About "Family Album", I found it beetween my mother old books, and it was a surprise. I really liked the plot, the characters were well-developed and easy to understand, I was excited for all of their stories and I grew up with the characters.
The setting may don't seem the best and Faye Prince may seem a simple ambitious actress , but page by page you can discover that's not like this. All the memb
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Monique
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I cared way too much about the characters in this story. But you can't help it. They are so thoroughly described that you feel like you've known them for years. This is a story about Ward & Faye as they raise five very different children and the ups and downs families go thru. Well I should say this is a story about Faye as she raises six children because out of all the kids Ward by far was the most spoiled and childish man, husband and father I've seen. Every time something major affected t ...more
Kristen
Apr 18, 2008 rated it liked it
From World War II to the present day, Danielle Steel told us another captivating story about family in this historical romance in Family Album. Faye Price Thayer was a legendary actress in Hollywood, then had her own family. Later she would realize her own dream to come true as one of Hollywood's first women directors. Her five children was precious to her. In a changing world, they would be challenged the hardest test imaginable, when they bonded by love and loyalty. When Faye passed away, the ...more
Yang Shu-yuan
Sie erzählt in "Familienbilder" eine wahrlich interessante Geschichte über Menschen, die ein jeder in seinem Wesen verschieden sind. Zudem machte die Autorin mit diesem Werk klar, daß hinter jeder Familie immer ein Mensch stetht, der für alles sorgt, sowohl für Zusammenhalt als auch das moralische Bollwerk. Unter zudem wird hier ganz deutlich klar, was oftmals in der Realität eintrifft: Hinter jeder Karriere eines Mannes steht die stützende Figur der Ehefrau! Und nur mit ihr schafft man es wirkl ...more
Mari
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this during my senior year of high school, I laughed, agreed, disagreed, cried indefinitely throughout the whole book especially the end. This book contains so much truth behind what could happen to people. I loved the characters in this book, Danielle Steele has a way with how characters interact with the emotions she has for them and they just mesh perfectly and just went up and never came down. She will always be one of my favorite authors of my lifetime and whenever she writes a new b ...more
Werehare
Dec 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
2/10

Beautiful lacrimoso e stucchevole farcito di Merisù e Gheristù che si comportano da perfetti imbecilli, Buoni Sentimenti e Veri Valori, donne forti e indipendenti e tostissime (salvo riprendersi in casa il marito nullafacente e traditore più e più volte), temi scottanti solo per il salotto di Barbara D'Urso, morti, fughe, fortune, disgrazie, scandali, oscar come se piovesse e tutto quel che si trova abitualmente in una telenovela argentina di quarta categoria. Risate assicurate, ma non certo
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Janice
Jun 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I've found that I like epic stories and this delivers on that, following an entire family for 30 years or so. The characters were interesting, but I felt like everything was glossed over with the exception of tiny little snapshots of their lives. I would have preferred more detail, show me don't tell me. I would happily read something like this as three books in a series if that's what it takes to tell the story right.

Also, I read a legit ebook version of this book, but it was filled with typos
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Femke
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, roman
Wat een onwijs mooi geschreven boek. Als je begint te lezen moet je wel even wennen aan deze stijl,want alle gebeurtenissen volgen elkaar snel op maar daardoor blijft het boek je ook weer boeien. Het boek zit boordevol emoties, mooie emoties maar ook heftige en zelfs treurige emoties. Ik kan hier wel een aantal pagina over vol schrijven hoe mooi ik dit boek vind maar ik denk dat je dit gewoon zelf moet lezen om dat te ervaren. Een echte aanrader!
Wanda
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nieprzeciętna amerykanska rodzina. Zaczęłam czytać zachęcony ciekawym następstwem zdarzeń. Niestety w tym autorka przesadziła,bo już wkrótce zaczęłam zastanawiac się jakie kolejne nieszczęście spadnie na tych biedaków. Przesada w żadnej dziedzinie życia nie jest przekonująca, a w tym przypadku jest komiczna. Przyznałam książce 4 gwiazdki za przyjemny styl i wyjątkową zdolność do usypiania czytelnika. Dla cierpiacych na bezsenność "Family album"jest bezcenny.
Linda
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book had everything and was so much better than some of the
author's nonsense. It covered life and death, homosexuality, underage sex
and drugs. I really enjoyed this. I would have given a 5/5 but Danielle had
to have a character who was a lawyer and I am so sick of her choosing the same
profession in practically every book.
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