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Answered Prayers

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  5,502 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Danielle Steel’s 56th bestselling novel is about family and friendship, about one woman’s struggle to break free from the past—and the man who helps her triumph. And most of all, it is about daring to believe in...Answered Prayers.

On the outside, Faith Madison is the very picture of a sophisticated New Yorker. Slim, blond, stylish, Faith has a life many would envy. Overco
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Dell (first published January 1st 2002)
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Pris Campbell
May 28, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: only avid Danielle Steel fans
I've read probably three Danielle Steele books total out of curiosity since she's clearly a big seller. In reading this one, I was again perplexed at how someone could write such a lousy book be such a big hit. She has a thin plot, expands it endlessly, repeats the same thing over and over until you want to say, 'okay, you've told me that..get on with it'. For Danielle Steel fans, if you want to buy this book I'll sell it (hardback, excellent condition) for four dollars plus shipping costs. Let ...more
Jul 07, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Last Danielle Steel I'm ever going to read. None of her female characters have any backbone. They let themselves get walked over, never ask for what they want. They sacrifice in silence. Makes me want to barf. This one really made me angry. No more. ...more
Marianne Jay
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When your in "just the right mood", Danielle Steel is just amazing. Love, despair, hope .... all of those wonderful words just resonate with you.

May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A very predictable summer beach read with little plot development. 2.5 stars
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One of those books that you realize you hate after you are knee deep into it..and then your OCD requirement to finish what you started takes over. Not recommended.
Lois Kirby
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Answered Prayers. Yes

An emotional story of wasted years, sacrifices, and not listening to you head and heart. Faith the warm caring woman, who had many thing that molded her life in the end made her a stronger woman, one who at times w a s broken by her domineering husband. There were a couple of places in the story that I wanted to rewrite, when you get there let me know how you feel. Then the relationship between Brad and Pam that was cold and self gratifying. And a faith that GOD answers pray
Antonia Litsinger
This book was so bad, it made me laugh. I usually find Danielle Steel's books interesting and a good romantic diversion, but the characters were so wooden and their actions were so unbelievable at times. The line that made me drop my book with laughter was the line "He broke my heart with a thong." I'll light a candle for Danielle Steel and hope that she doesn't continue to write after she's sipped too much of the Communion wine. (I know, MEOWW!) ...more
Sarah Elmeshad
my rating is zero stars...horrible horrible writing
Sherri Bryant
Mar 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
Danielle Steel used to be an auto-buy author for me; I couldn't get enough of her books. Over the years, I found myself disappointed many times and the stories seemed to all sound the same. I was afraid this book would follow the same pattern. It started out a little depressing with the history of Faith's marriage and how Alex treats her but then draws the reader in as Faith's journey to finding herself begins with her decision to go back to school. The reader is given an inside look into not on ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Years ago I read 2 or 3 Danielle Steele books and on a whim decided to download this audiobook to listen to at the gym. Now I know why I never read more of her books. Repetition, repetition, repetition. This could have been a short story if the author didn't continuously say the same things over and over and over. I felt like she had a a page quota. Little character development and a thin story line--how can the author even look at herself in the mirror after writing this book? ...more
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I am being harsh, or unreasonable or maybe I am not good enough a person, but I can never love, or even like a person like Faith. And when you can't love the person the story is centred around, no story can do much for you. Having said that, the second star is for the ending, because, I am a sucker for happy ending. (But shhhh, that's one of my many embarrassing secrets) ...more
Shelly Boltz-Zito
I read it in 2 hours!

Great book, fantastic story. Makes a person believe in the power of Answered Prayers, the belief of family, true love and that life works in mysterious ways. Another fantastic book by a fantastic author!
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
A typical Danielle Steel. Nothing special. I am getting tired of reading novels about women with no backbones.
This is a 'It's not you, it's me' situation. I used to love Steel's books when I was younger, but I can't do it anymore. They all feel exactly the same to me and reading the same things put into different sentences OVER and OVER gets sucky after a while. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get rid of all of her books. ...more
Payal Ghorpade
"Answered Prayers" by Danielle Steel

By Payal Ghorpade.

I had been lately in conversation with an old friend of mine about my desire to read a novel based on family and friendship. Thus, she forced me to read 'Answered Prayers' by Danielle Steel. Well, the title of the book was enough to give me goosebumps as I thought it to be some pale religious book which I wasn't seeking at all. Having heard an earful from her, finally much to her delight I gave it a try. Bingo!

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Danielle Steel
Aug 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the premise of the book was good; a woman spends 24 years raising her daughters then they move away to school and to work. During those 24 years she caters to her husbands every wants and demands - he wants her home, cooking, cleaning, doing charity work, and being available to attend his social functions through his work. When empty nest syndrome sets in and she decides to return to college to become a lawyer, her husband's old fashion ways become an obstacle to what she wants and wha ...more
Goldie Herechuk
Apr 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was not impressed. D.S. is an excellent writer and story teller, but this was not one of her better books. I thought it was very predictable and boring. There was also a lot or repetition in this book. As I was reading I am thinking "yes, you have already told me this scenario two times previously". ...more
Chelsea Dyer
My first Danielle Steel read. Good story, interesting. She gets a little wordy and relentless when describing the woman's past. I was like, "Ok! I get it already!" These are the kind of books you like to read to just kill the time. ...more
Dawn lawson
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was surly a answer to prayers

A friendship of two lost soul finding each other at the time of needs. A holiday book for me .
Reading through the first couple sentences of some of the reviews of this book proved to be interesting. One I read said that Steel repeated so many things, another said that Steel never wrtes in a strong female and that they'll never read another Danielle Steel book again.

Sure, there were things repeated, but I'd hardly call it incessant. Honestly, I'd rather read a book where its author reminds the reader of something in brief paragraphs instead of reading one with contradictions. As far as St
C Janet
I have been reading Danielle Steele books for almost 40 years. Although I have not not read everyone of her books, I still enjoy her books when I pick one up. I don't feel her passion in her writings like I did in my 20's and I have felt the later books were not as deep or well developed. That said this was a good light read. I give it a 3.5 rating.

The plot was slow and hard to stick with. Its the story about two married couples in bad marriages trying to make the best of it. Faith and Brad kne
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a love story
Recommended to Patrick by: Fiance
Shelves: drama, romance
This is one book I have to say that at first I didn't care for. It starts out with a very grey, depressing feel to it. Faith is married to a guy named Alex and they have been married for 26 years. The book states that over the years their marriage had grown cold. They hardly have a relationship Alex pays her almost no attention and one has to wonder how the two could possibly ever have stayed married. Her step father dies and at his funeral she runs into an old childhood friend who was best frie ...more
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As another reviewer stated I am unable to fathom how this author sells the number of books she sells. I read this simply because it was given to me and was taking up space on my bookshelf. I agree with another reviewer that Danielle Steel has thin plots, predictable characters of women who take way too long to stand up for themselves. But my biggest peeve is that the author finds it necessary in all of her books to repeat herself over and over as though the reader is too thick headed to get it t ...more
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Faith Madison has lived with a secret from her childhood that has impacted her ability to believe she deserves respect or even love. She has married a successful businessman who has provided financial security, but very little love. Faith and Alex have two daughters. Being their mother was the happiest time of Faith's life. Both girls have left for college and one is studying abroad. Faith is now trying to create a fulfilling life for herself by going back to college to study law. Her husband fo ...more
Mar 14, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read Danielle Steel books way back in the distant past, figured this might be good. Alas, whilst the storyline was intriguing enough, the reiteration of the same things was doing my head in. How many times did we need to be told yet again of things which were mentioned not that too pages back? How many of us are too short term memory loss patients who need that?
I found that whilst Faith had such little faith in her self her story was interesting enough but so bloody long in the getting th
3.0/5.0 - I feel like you could write a formula for Danielle Steel books that goes something like this: there will be two couples, both married for a long time. In each case, one partner will cheat on the other, or possibly just not be there for the family. The injured parties will be of the opposite sex, and be the dependable parent. Someone will live in California. There will be a crisis with one of the children. The innocent partners will discover they love each other, and end up together.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story about 2 childhood friends meeting again after about 30 years of being apart and becoming the support that each of them needs as they go through major changes, crisis, and upheaval in both their lives. It also proves again that some marriages were just not meant to be and that living with the disfuntion, though noble is not always good for the people involved.
Melissa Moreno
I love Danielle Steel so I was excited to read this, but OMG this book like really made me angry. The main female character was so weak and pathetic it really made me want to barf. I don't understand how that would be appealing to ANY woman....i kept reading hoping she would eventually grow some and get her revenge, but NOPE. I was really disappointed. :( ...more
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