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Ring

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  10,282 Ratings  ·  219 Reviews
In Germany engulfed by war and hatred, the beautiful wife of an influential banker fell in love with a German author. His Jewish heritage led them both todeath. The husband who survives her lives on to protect her memory, and their children. And the ring he passes on to his daughter, Ariana von Gotthard, remains abond of love between them. Separated from her family, and un ...more
eBook, 480 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Dell Publishing (first published July 1980)
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Cassandra Clark I haven't seen the movie. I know Danielle does research for a lot of her books. Sad to know stuff liked that happened. I mean growing up I would here…moreI haven't seen the movie. I know Danielle does research for a lot of her books. Sad to know stuff liked that happened. I mean growing up I would here stuff that happened in Germany at the time. But even now you hear stuff that you never heard about and it still gives you a shock. I may have to watch the movie sometime.(less)
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Diana
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely read! delightful mystery..interesting storyline also...(paperback!)
Sasha Dayo
May 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the last bookm I read. It was historical, sad, interesting and touching. The things Ariana went through, she is tough. U learn a lot by the way. I love World War II stories especially from German. It tells the tells of what people went through to be great today. From Kassandra and Walmar, to Ariana, Manfred, Ariana reaching the states, meeting the Leibmans, being mistreated and surviving, her Noel and Tamara. U just put yourself in her shoes and u see that for to fit, u need to be stron ...more
Patrice
Jan 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was recommended by a work colleague back in 1982 and turned me off to Danielle Steele novels ever since.
Irish
Feb 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Danielle Steele book I read. The appearance of the book is so creepy because of small characters and its thickness but the author made the plot good enough to indulge myself into the story.

It has the same story with all the WWII-inspired plots that revolved around loss and hope but Steele created an in-depth plot her work that made my imagination vivid. Her difference however, is the story's numerous twists and turns and sub-stories that revolved around 3 generations of the Van Gotthards c
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Bookish Enchantment
I didn't think I would enjoy this book as I am not so keen on books set in the 2nd world war. I was incredibly pleasantly surprised. Very enjoyable.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Ring, Danielle Steel
عنوان: انگشتر؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: فریده تیموری؛ تهران، کوشش، 1372، در 543 ص؛ انتشارات رفعت در سال 1376 و سمیر در 1382 نیز از همین مترجم کتاب را منتشر کرده اند
Diane Wallace
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read! interesting and engaging storyline.. (paperback!)
Colleen
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
I had read this off my grandmother's shelf when I was in high school, and I fell in love with the story. WWII, romance, generational saga - what was not to love? I had forgotten the details a bit, and when searching for some choices for a staff picks display, I ordered it to re-read.

I'm so happy I did. I definitely look at the book a little bit differently now, almost 20 years later. I've read A LOT more WWII fiction, but this is probably one of the books that made me fall in love with the histo
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Tracy
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to read this author's books many years ago. last year I was given 3 boxes full of her books which I have been slowly working my way through! I find its very easy to recognise a Danielle steel book and I have to say she always delivers. I thought I had read this book years ago but once I started the book I obviously had forgotten the storyline as it was all new to me. I enjoyed the storyline and it was very easy it to read. the only thing I find is that you tend to know. the outcome way be ...more
April Chamberlain
This was the first Danielle Steel book I ever read and changed my reading habits forever. This book is very moving and heart-breaking whilst also showing you that being strong isn't always easy. Could not put this book down
Endah Rahayu
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Maria
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it years ago, and i remember weeping my heart out ! Steel does that to you.. her universality lies in writing about issues which are humanistic and real.
Julie
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Danielle Steel book and although I don't read her books anymore (they became formulaic), this one is still a favorite and I still own this paperback, 30+ years after I read it.
Amy
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first Danielle Steele book I read as a teen. I loved this book and have never forgotten it.
Irisdiana
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A great read! One of her best books and a haunting read!
Vuyokazi Jamieson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the movie
sweetaalis
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hellz
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story my first ever Danielle Steel book and I was hooked !
Vinoth
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book.of all the Danielle steel books i have read , I like Zoya the most. after reading this novel , i place The Ring next to zoya.

PART 1
this book is about Kassandra , wife of a very rich banker in Germany, has everything material in her life , but feels that she has nothing , until she meets a German author who is a Jew.she is allowed to see her child only for half an hour every day.she could not sever her ties with the author in spite of her husband telling him the dangers she coul
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Venkataragavan
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To start with, I shelve this book under the category of books to be never read again. And that is not because I hated this book or this book is an utterly boring or worthless read. On the contrary, this is a book that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime, just that they should not revisit it again. Why then did I say that I will never read it again?

From the elegant yet pathetic life that Kassandra led to the little kid that grew up with a fleetingly appearing mother to the pathet
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Carmen8094
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"An ill-fated affair between Kassandra von Gotthard, a married German socialite, and her lover, a Jewish writer, at the beginning of Hitler's ethnic cleansing campaign results in tragedy for Kassandra's children, especially her beautiful daughter Ariana. When her father and brother disappear, Ariana is arrested by the Reich. Facing imprisonment and repeated rape at the hands of unscrupulous soldiers who desire to humble the lovely blond, Ariana jumps at the opportunity to become a cook fo
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Kristen
Apr 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't seen the 1990s TV movie or want to read the print version, be swept into the hands of time. In the Ring, it was another beautiful historical romance by Danielle Steel. Set in the backdrop of World War II Europe, she took us on another time travel warp back to our history. First, an ill-fated affair between Arianna's mother and her Jewish writer lover was killed due to Hitler's cleansing. Her father and her brother survived the devastating loss by protecting her memory and passing ...more
Dee Cyr
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very, very good
Lindsey
A definite page-turner featuring an interesting story; however, the thing I disliked the most was that all of the men in the story sounded (and talked) exactly the same. One of Steel's favorite things to make her characters say is "my darling" as a term of endearment, which becomes kind of an eye-roller after a while. Additionally, I didn't like how every time Ariana was in trouble or needed something, things just conveniently fell into her lap (ehem: like how all of the people in her life insis ...more
Redfox5
I first had a Danielle Steel book in my stocking when I was about 13, can't remember what it was called but remember not being able to get through the first page and giving it away shortly after. So I wasn't sure I would enjoy this but surprisingly I did! I found it hard to connect with the first character Kassandra, it's hard to like someone who is having an affaire when she is married to a likeable man. And then risking the lives of her family for her lover, who then selfishly ends it all, le ...more
Debra
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kanami Iinuma
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ring-penguin,level3
12/2=30minutes,12/4=30minutes,12/5=60minutes
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Discussion questions
1.The main character is fisherman,do you like fishing?
No,because fishing takes long time to get a fish. I can't wait !
2. This book's girl chose a rich man, not a poor good man. Do you choose a rich man, not a poor good man?
No, because I think character is more important than money to love !

This book was very interesting! I couldn't predict final scene of this
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Denisse Eyo
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay i have just finished the 1st story but i just have to give up on this book the 1st story is just too much for me to handle. I know what a sissy i am but i just can't take that she lost her lover then she killed herself then left her whole family without a mom is just too much for me usually, i look at the bright side o things but how can i for me the ending is just too much and i specially feel sorry for her husband (yes, she have a lover and a husband) i mean he love her so freaking much a ...more
Ben Loory
neither as terrible as i'd expected nor as wonderfully surreal as i'd hoped... mostly this book was just pedestrian. there's not an ounce of poetry in its 500 pages, but neither are there any grammatical mistakes or laughably overblown metaphors or heaving bosoms. it's just a story about a german woman (2 of them, actually, mother and daughter) trying to get through life under the nazis and then in america. there's not much to say, really... i don't know why steel is so big, but i can't say it m ...more
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