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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  8,522 ratings  ·  208 reviews
Što se dogodi kad majka troje djece i uzorna supruga odluči napustiti obiteljski dom na dvije godine da bi se posvetila postdiplomskim studijima - onome što je oduvijek željela i bez čega se ne osjeća kao kompletna osoba - saznat ćete okrećući stranice ovog romana, ne ispuštajući ga iz ruku do posljednjeg retka.
Published (first published January 1st 1979)
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OK so when I was in high school my girlfriend was very into Danielle Steel, to the same extent that I was into Stephen King. And my girlfriend also read a few Stephen King books, so somehow she convinced me that it was "only fair" that I read a Danielle Steel novel. She recommended "Daddy" because it had a male protagonist.

What I learned from this book was that one Danielle Steel novel is enough.
I've read this. I didn't bring another DS with me, so I'll read another short Rosamunde Pilcher. My new holiday fave <3

But how will I get through my 100+ pile of DS novels if I don't read them in summer?!
Oct 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is the worst book I've ever read in my entire life. I had to finish it to see how it would end and MAN, it did not disappoint. Just the worst.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
'Daddy' turned out to be a better experience that I anticipated. Not a big fan of lifetime movies or that sort, I was pleased to find this wasn't a melodramatic story that induced eye-rolling. Instead it was a very real drama with grief, trauma, and ultimate triumph over life's obstacles. The characters helped keep things afloat; the protagonist, "Daddy", "Oliver" was a man easy to understand. Even the woman who caused everyone conflict, Sarah, was written to be sympathetic in the beginning ...more
Carol Waters
Oct 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap
I should not read this stuff, just should throw it away when I find it in my bookshelf. That was a waste of an afternoon.

This is the painfully long story of a man who talked his wife out of three abortions and then got stuck with the kids. He tries to talk his teen son into an abortion for the ugly and stupid girlfriend that this child supposedly trips over at his upscale high school. Daddy then falls in love with a series of women who seem to want him for his body and then meets The One. This
Jan 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was good but very predictable. I didn't like how the mom Sarah was a major character in the beginning and the first few chapters were from her point of view and then when she leaves the family, her character is basically gone form the book. It then picks up and has to rebuld characters again with the other family members. It was good, a great pool read but too predictable.
Amaya Cooper
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Don't really know how to explain it. Lets just say it starts off with Ollie's wife Sarah going back to school. They both start to drift apart. Recommended to anyone who likes a lot of drama.
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that got me hooked on reading. I had never been a reader until a friend introduced me to this book. LOVED LOVED IT.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
I picked this book from hotel book shelf to kill time during holidays. It was easy read, but so ANNOYING.

From the begining I could not attach to main characters -
Why is there so much sympathy for Ollie? Why is everybody accusing Sarah of being selfish? This initial plot twist made me angry. What is so wrong about the woman who wants to go back to school (that is like 2-3h away??) after being a good mother for so many years? Why is nobody asking what she plans to study? What are her dreams after
Kathy Piper
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
I didn't want to read this book. I had a pre-conceived notion that anyone who writes as many books as Ms. Steel must just grind them out in a formula -- or has a staff of 20 or so doing the writing in her name. In any case, I just wasn't interested. But this was our book club pick for this month, so I jumped in and started reading. And to my surprise, I couldn't put it down! I was hooked -- really, really hooked! There are real life issues in this story - real life sorrows and pain and drama. I ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Steel's better books. The story is engaging, she doesn't keep repeating herself. Their are characters you love and hate. And by hate, I mean Sarah who was nothing but a selfish biatchhh. I loved Oliver as the main character, even if at times I didn't agree with how he handled some situations, like with his son and his baby. His kids were cute and likeable and the romances in the book were handled well, even if the last one happened super fast but I will let that slide as it is a ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Second try at Danielle Steel and no, just no. I love me some trashy fiction, but this is not nearly as trashy as the foil-covered cover promised. No, it should be WAY trashier and be 100% less moralizing about good vs. bad women--good women stay home and take care of the kids, eschew their career dreams for a house and home, put their man first. Bad women are shot, die of cancer, have their new boyfriends die in horrific car crashes (clearly I'm drawing from Safe Harbor, the other book by her I ...more
shweta bora
May 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: whygodwhy
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Julie Barrett
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Daddy by Danielle Steel
This book is about George, Oliver and Benjamin, 3 generations of one family, are all learning to cope with their struggles in life.
Their spouses: one is dying, another is heading off to college and one is expecting a baby.
Moments of joy and some tragedies as the twists and turns in this book leave you wondering what will happen next to each of them.
Lots of travel and much more loving.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading
Ramyaa bommareddy
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
this is the only book by the author i've read,and that doesnt make feel like worshipping
its one emotional piece about dads(hey,u guys rock!!!:D) and oh,bdw,that mom is a bitch.
simply put,a great piece!
Julie Hoffpauir
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this's not all the time you find the roles of teenage parenting reversed but I think this story was written to just perfection. I remember watching the movie on Lifetime and thinking that it was just outstanding.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Relationship between a daughter and her father
Alina Grace
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: danielle-steel
Absolutely love this book. Brought tears to my eyes reading it.
Jul 27, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it when I read it....have grown over such books but the story is very heart breaking...i remember having tears in my eyes
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by an awesome Author!!!
Randy Wiggins
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is another book that I've always loved and read many times.
Ra Cristina
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jun 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Dec 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book was a waste of my time. I forced my self to read it because I told myself that I would open my reading selection. Danielle Steel is a well-known author and this was one of her top books, therefore it was logical it would be a bearable read. Sadly, this book had my brain utterly confused, I had to read some sections over and over because I could not tell who was narrating the story. The story was told by a character then went to another character without transitions. I would have to put ...more
Axis El
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't find the right words to describe this novel...
There's something different about man's tears that it touch the heart, especially dads.
At first, the book wasn't anything special, maybe because I wasn't fond of Sarah's points. But as I go on, I can hardly put the book down as Oliver (daddy) takes the spot. His character is fragile and strong at the same time; the latter being him in most times.
The reality and weight of the story hit me. I admit, matters about family touch me but not trying
Shekhar Bhatt
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best book I read in my life I loved the character Oliver my martial arts teacher was also named Oliver .The lady who comes in his life after his wife leaves him is so lovely presented by author as putting the imprints in socioeconomic changes of human beings life .His Oliver's relationship with his son rather truthfull helping hummane relationship makes the story a cult like how Robert M Pirsing produced in his book Lila.He worked to uplift humanity and Female equality in ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oliver thought he had the perfect life a wife, marriage, three children and a job he loves. One day his wife tells him she wants more and leaves. While Oliver is dealing with his own live his father is trying to cope with the fact his wife his loosing her memory and their life together. Back home Oliver's 17 year old son is trying to deal with the fact his mom left them so he turns to someone he thinks he loves. Each one is living his life separately and dealing with their own problems while ...more
Connlou Ross
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
(c)1989 Exceptional read. I have to admit that I was tempted to read the ending because I really wanted to know what happens to Oliver. Sarah is a stay at home mom who seems to go through a midlife crisis and signs up for a MA course away from home. She tells herself or maybe she knows she won't ever come back to her children or husband. Oliver lives through a FT job, parenting and tackling everything else that family goes through. Good read for those that love D. Steel and romance.
Rachel Koch Gonzalez
What a horrible beginning! I absolutely detested Sarah, and I hate that she had no character development. She became this horrible mother and wife and she didn't seem to learn anything! I was not a fan of that. I did, however, find it interesting that the first several chapters are in her perspective until she leaves or decides to leave and it switches to his perspective, cutting her out of the novel and his life. Very well done.
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: danielle-steel
When the mother in this novel announces her plans to return to school, it’s just off a chain of events in the spellbinding novel.
I enjoyed the lifetime movie based on this book. Available from national Library service.
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Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for ...more
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