Search Results: "Danielle Steel"


BOOK REVIEW

ACCIDENT by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Steel sure-thing. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for April)"
Lately, Steel's romantic domestic dramas have contained less froth and more hard-working detergent, dealing as they have with such sobersides stuff as kidnapping (Vanished, 1993) or infertility (Mixed Blessings, 1992)—and now the tragedy of highway deaths and the maiming of young teens. Read full book review >

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LEAP OF FAITH by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2001

"Long on exposition, short on character, and sketchy, with a French setting as Gallic as Cheez-Whiz. Even diehard fans of the megaselling Steel may find it thin."
Steel (Lone Eagle, p. 140, etc.) proves you can go home again—provided you have $10 million. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"It was inevitable that prolific Steel would tackle a (rightfully) current concern, but—well, suffering along with Alex does not offer typical Steelian recreation."
A happy family is shattered and scattered when a career woman is diagnosed with breast cancer: Steel's (The Gift, 1994, etc.) very damp—indeed, heavy-weeping—latest. Read full book review >

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A GOOD WOMAN by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"After a slow-moving start, the action accelerates during the war sections, but Steel's tin ear and simplistic prose, even more than the predictable plot, make for a leaden tale."
Manhattan heiress, wrongfully shunned as an adulteress, becomes a medic in the Great War, then a Paris physician, confounding all her detractors, in this cliché-riddled, exposition-bound umpteenth from Steel (Rogue, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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SILENT HONOR by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"If prosaic and simple, a glimpse nonetheless into a shameful episode in American history."
A love story of sorts, yes, but Steel's 38th (Malice, p. 328, etc.)—a no glitz, no glamour, color-by-the-numbers historical tract set mostly in the '40s—will have die-hard fans asking: Where's the Steel? Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Similar to a fast-food meal, the book won't meet daily nutritional requirements and just might leave you with a bellyache."
A San Francisco earthquake shakes up the lives of three women in the latest from Steel (Bungalow 2, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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PURE JOY by Danielle Steel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Featherweight, loving moments of one woman and her many dogs. For Steel's fans and die-hard dog lovers."
The mega-selling novelist shares happy memories of her numerous dogs. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Female bonding with a cozy slumber-party vibe."
In Steel's latest (H.R.H., 2006, etc.), four far-flung adult sisters move into a New York brownstone after tragedy strikes their close-knit clan. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TIES by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"A listless narrative not helped by Steel's plodding prose, but her legion of fans aren't in it for the surprise."
An aunt steps up to mother her orphaned nieces and nephew, in Steel's predictable latest (A Good Woman, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1999

"Steel manages to make even some solid ideas sound treacly and dated."
For diehard Steel fans only. Read full book review >

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IMPOSSIBLE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Cartoonish prose and skimpy storyline do little for a notably unsexy romance from the indefatigable Steel (Echoes, 2004, etc., etc.)."
Wealthy widow, artist lover. Read full book review >

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BETRAYAL by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Dodges drama at every turn."
Eccentric movie director falls prey to a sociopath sidekick and a feckless producer/lover in Steel's methodical Hollywood morality tale. Read full book review >