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Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two twin teenage children and her television news career, she had no room in her life for a man. Then she met famous heart surgeon Peter Hallam; a widower with three children of his own.

Suddenly Melanie was experiencing feelings she thought were forever gone. But
Hardcover, 311 pages
Published August 1st 1983 by Delacorte Press
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Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
I spent the better part of High School buried in a Danielle Steele novel. They are all about gorgeous women and handsome men with loads of money. All the women have beautiful hair and legs for miles. They all blow the men away by wearing summer dresses with espadrilles. They all have happy endings. For a High School girl they are a grown way to continue to play with Barbies. For a grown woman with kids and a mortgage they're fluff I simply don't have time for anymore.
Mitsu Vaishnav
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Changes is yet another of Danielle Steel Novels I have liked immensely. This novel is something each and every one of us can relate to at one point of time. It depicts human emotions nicely. Even though the end is predictable, in order to enjoy this one you need to read in b/w the lines.

Changes: As the Title of the book suggests this novel is all about “THE MOMENTS OF IMPACT” which can change our lives forever:)

There are two center characters in this novel: MELANIE ADAMS , a HOTSHOT TV ANCHOR in
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this many times in Portuguese. Of all the four of five books by her I've read, this is my favorite and still has a special place in my heart.
Carol Storm
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why, but this is one of the few Danielle Steel novels I was able to read all the way through. I loved the way Mel has two girls and she thinks both of them are wonderful, even though one is a straight A student and the other is sort of a clueless babe. And I liked the way Dr. Peter Hallam was so straight ahead about how his first wife was cold and perfect and how he's almost afraid to love anyone as warm and spontaneous as Mel.

The thing about Danielle Steel is that her writing has
Jan 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, it seems like Danielle Steel wasn't sure she knew what she wanted her characters to think or feel. The characters would go from being happy about a situation to being depressed and unsure within a one page span. It was all over the place. And Steel's "foreshadowing" was so predictible she might as well have just said right out what was going to happen four pages later. To top it all off, there were so many constant conflicts and issues arising one after another for the characters tha ...more
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I almost forgot how much I love a good Danielle Steel novel. I haven't read anything of hers in a year or two- so I decided to come back and read another one of hers. I wasn't disappointed. It started off a little slow, but picked up steam about halfway through. I finished the last half in two days. I love the characters Steel creates- independent Mel and her beautiful twin daughters, intelligent and heartfelt Peter the heart surgeon, and his headstrong daughter and loving sons. Between the loca ...more
طبيب القلب هالام ومذيعة الأخبار ميل بعد ألتقائهم معاً ووقوعهم فى الحب وكل منهم مرتبط بعملة بشدة .. وتبدأ سلسلة التغييرات فى حياة الطرفيين من أنتقال ميل للوس أنجلوس والتضيحة بمهنتها لمستوى أقل مع أبنتيها التؤائم.

تستقر حياة ميل وبيتر الجديد مع خمسة من الأبناء وتمر العديد من المشاكل على الأسرة ومواجهة الأسرة بأفرادها الستة لكل الضغوطات للتأقلم مع حياتهم الجديدة ومحاربة شبح الزوجة الأولى لبيتر ، الحاجة لمنزل جديد، مشكلة تمرد أبنة بيتر وحمل أبنة ميل وأجهاضها من أبن بيتر وأخيراً وصول الجميع بعد سلسلة
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
what can i say i couldnt finish it . the story line /Characters keep repeating things through out the percent i did read. So i just DNF the Book. Maybe i try and read it again later. just not feeling it. Life to read a book just to finish it if you are not enjoying reading it.
Leanne Hunt
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I’m guessing this is one of Danielle Steel’s early novels. The storyline is entertaining enough but the style of writing is annoyingly repetitive. Her constant use of run-on sentences makes the novel read like a children’s book. Scenes have very little detail and there is a lot of “telling” as opposed to “showing”, which puts the reader in a very passive position. Read this if you are looking for a super-simple read with a happy ending.
Ghaida Alkhateeb
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recently had the love to old novels and though this book was in 1983, I had the feeling that it gonna be awesome just as Steel's modern books! And I was not actually mistaken; Steel always attracts my full attention while reading her novels, she never fails to give us a detailed description of every character from all aspects and mainly psychological. I like how she properly interprets the feelings of her characters. Another thing I admire about Steel is that her subject of the novel that alwa ...more
Bev Taylor
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
peter hallam is a very skilled heart surgeon who has saved countless lives but also lost them

he is now a widower as his wife did not agree to a transplant which he takes hard as he believes that she did not trust him or like his work. this leaves him with 3 children to bring up alone

melanie is a high flying television newscaster and travels to california with a sick girl who needs heart surgery and to interview him . she herself is a single mom with 2 teenage twin girls

mel and peter's relatio
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is one of them cozy romances you snuggle up with. It's about a women who is a news anchor that lives in New York who has 2 teenage daughters. She flies out to California to do a story on a doctor who is a heart transplant surgeon.he has 3 children and is newly widowed. During their time together doing the interview for a story they grow close and fall in love. They run into many obsticals trying to mix both families together. Each family has their own way of doing things and neither side wa ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Changing, dancing, leaping,
creeping from old life into new,
wondering what I think of you,
unseen dreams, and newfound schemes,
two lives enmeshed, embroiled, enhanced at last,
and suddenly heart snagged, held fast,
no turning back, no letting go,
too late to run, too soon to know if all is well,
yet time will tell it all,
and softly in the night I call your name,
nothing quite the same amidst this total rearranging,
as everything about me is shifting, moving, changing.

Sometimes it's difficult to und
Lauren Monroe
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read this book back in the 90s, liked it then.

Got the Cheryl Ladd/Michael Nouri DVD, loving that even more.

Good depiction of long-distance romance, step-family formation, the struggles of blending two sets of children, grieving unresolved loss, and moving forward in a modern marriage with two high-powered careers -- her a TV news anchor and him a famous heart surgeon.

Some will call it cheesy. I'll buy that. Just a feel good movie for sure, and certainly having read the original book a second ti
Jun 24, 2010 rated it liked it
i was surprised by how much i enjoyed this Danielle Steel novel. it's from way back in 1983 and i was surprised that it wasn't too dated. altho there was a lot of peach and cream decor going on hahaha. a female tv anchorwoman has been raising 16 yrs old twin girls on her own since they were born. she's given up on love when she meets a heart surgeon. only problem is, she lives in NY and he lives in CA. and he's mourning the loss of his wife and has 3 kids of his own hehe :) as noted in the title ...more
Anusree Burman
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Danielle Steele's Changes is a book that shares hope,joy,sorrow,love and friendship in abundance.The coming together of two people sharing entirely different lives and their struggle with realities is beautifully portrayed. It is not just a love story;it is about the sacrifices and 'Changes' that touches the lives of the people when two families come together to form new bonds.Okay, I agree its predictable in many ways but you cannot help but despair and rejoice with the characters. I would defi ...more
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I saw the movie starring Cheryl Ladd before reading the book and there are some differences between the two versions. However, I still found this book to be a great read. The drama, the passion, the romance is all there, however, I could not stand the selfishness of Melanie. She needs to understand that life is not all about your needs, especially when you move into another man's house with his three children who lost their mother. Overall, great read and one of the good Danielle Steel books tha ...more
Diane Wachter
PB-B @ 1984, 3/85. Changes are what happens when a couple, each living on opposite coasts, raising children on their own, having successful businesses, fall in love and try to blend their lives together. Okay.
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Danielle Steel is my go-to when simply reading for pleasure. I prefer her older books with wonderfully complex characters woven into historical times in our history.
martha depril
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Wonderful story of blended family and Love .
All the characters come to life in this book. I would read this book again
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
باهية قنينة لكن يبدو انني معاش حنقرا روايات عاطفيات ... تشعر بالملل الشديد المبالغ فيه
Renee Dobson
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I grew up stealing Danielle Steel books from my mother's shelves, reading them at night while everyone else was asleep. This one stuck with me all these years because of the DRAMA. I've just recently picked up the hard cover from a thrift store near my work and read it again all in one go. It's just as amazing as I remember! Maybe it's just the way romance has evolved, but I'm accustomed to realllyyy explicit love scenes, and though Ms. Steel's don't get that detailed, they were still hot! The c ...more
Connlou Ross
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
(c)1983 Picture a doctor and anchorwoman meeting during an interview and falling in love. Problems develop from everything to their children, their schedules, distance, patients, etc... If that's not bad enough they move in together and personal space creates havoc not to mention other problems. Only problem I had was moments where parts of the conversation was mundane. Loved the ending. Disappointed as Steel didn't go into who the lunatic was and why he/she went after Mel. Other than that it wa ...more
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encuentro decisivo

Muy buena trata sobre los cambios tanto en la pareja como en los hijos de estos cuando los padres deciden volver a casarse.muy linda este drama familiar que trata sobre temas muy frecuentes estos días .
Diane Taylor
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great read by Danielle Steel
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story, and the whole story of the children was warped but engaging. One of her better books.
Debra Barstad
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea. Super fluff romantic book. I am not the type to read such books but did so for a challenge.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Changes by Danielle Steel. Very good love story. Easy to read.
lacy [a ravenclaw library]
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Danielle Steel, love, romance, blended families
I found this book while going through all my books. I had thought that I hadn't read it and was excited to find a Danielle Steel book that I hadn't read.

Well, turns out I had read it. (Surprise surprise right??) But that's okay. I continued to read it and finish it because I needed a little fluffy read consider how America is 50 shades of messed up right now. (I don't think I need to say what is going on right now...)

This is the typical Danielle Steel fluff that her readers have come to know a
May 22, 2008 added it
Recommends it for: all romance readers
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“There was something infinitely impressive about the man, tall, slender, gray-haired, blue-eyed, soft-spoken. He had the looks of the doctors one read about in women's novels. There was something so basically kind and gentle about him, yet something powerful as well. The aura of a highly trained racehorse always straining at the reins, aching to go faster, farther . . . to do more . . . to fight time . . . to conquer odds beyond hope . . . to steal back just one life . . . one man . . . one woman . . . one child . . . one more. And often he won. Often. But not always. And that irked him. More than that, it pained him. It was the cause for the lines beside his eyes, the sorrow one saw deep within him. It wasn't enough that he wrought miracles almost daily. He wanted more than that, better odds, he wanted to save them all, and there was no way he could.” 0 likes
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