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The Ring

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  10,638 Ratings  ·  232 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 to death. 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 a bond of love between them.  Separated from her famil ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 599 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Thorndike Press (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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Diane
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.
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
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
Miriam
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia conmovedora, o es mejor decir dos historias conmovedoras, la de Kasandra y la de Ariana, una trama que atrapa, que emociona y que lo lleva al suspenso. Me encantó, tanto, que empiezo a extrañarlo.
J Jahir
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

libro tan fascinante como dramático. me ha gustado porque tiene un trasfondo histórico muy interesante, se ambienta durante la época en la que inicia la segunda guerra mundial en Alemania, dividida en dos arcos interesantes: por un lado tenemos en la primera parte la historia de cassandra, su matrimonio con Walmar y... su doble vida. de 1934 a 1938 si no me equivoco. a partir de ahí continuamos en el segundo libro con Arianna Berlin, la hija de ellos. el libro termina hasta la décadad de entre l
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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.
Crystal
Steel does it again! Set in 1940s occupied Germany, Steel weaves a story around a signet diamond ring. Given to Kassandra Von Gotthard by her mother, it falls into the hands of her daughter Ariana just as the war in Berlin goes into its final days. From there, the ring travels with Ariana on her journey to escape the horror after the fall of Berlin. Spanning three generation Steel weaves a moving tale of opulence and poverty, innocence and loss, love and sorrow. definately one of Steel's better ...more
Vanessa
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1:32 a.m.
Only 5 days with this book.... what a magnificent story!! Honestly, I have never read a book like this one before, I always read YA books, but this book is completely different from YA... I honestly, truly, could not put this book down. My eyes were literally glued to it. It's tragic, yet, so beautiful. I'm in awe.
Toni Frazier
This book is full of sorrows! I wanted to quit reading it after Book 1. However, I kept reading in hopes it would get better. Unfortunately, there were a lot of unanswered endings throughout. Not my cup of tea. One of my least favorite D.S. books.
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.
Ellen
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites. Read this back in 1987, twice during a trip to Austria with my husband and daughter.
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!
Lydia Loh
I remember finishing this in 4 hours but I don't remember what it was about
Book Madness
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kadının en sevdiğim kitabıdır. Evet, ben de bir zamanlar aşk romanları okuyordum. Steel de benim en sevdiğim yazardı. Yüzük çok duygusal bir kitaptır, dikkat. Ağlatabilir.
Mariana
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5*
Cassie Forsythe
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my favorite book of 2017. DS narrated the story with such great description, i felt as if i was witnessing first hand the tragedies of WW2 in Berlin.
Vuyokazi Jamieson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the movie
Penny
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read when first published
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.

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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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