Search Results: "Danielle Steel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THE GIFT by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"With a pretty dust jacket and handsome gold lettering, an eye- catching, toasty, heartwarming gift item that should fairly pop off the shelves. (First printing 1,000,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
A sugared concentrate of Steel's soothing-syrup craft (Accident, p. 16, etc.), in which a family tragedy, the plight of a unwed teen mother-to-be, and the drift of a grieving teenage boy conclude in a happy ending that, like a technicolor sunset, can be sighted from some distance. 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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LONE EAGLE by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2001

"Perennial bestseller Steel (Journey, 2000, etc.) concentrates on the romance this time around, lending it a kind of quiet intensity that will appeal to her gazillion fans."
Glamorous debutante rues the day she fell for a dashing aviator—but she can't stop loving him. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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VANISHED by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"The smashing duds and digs are still there—plus the subject's predictable pull. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild Dual Selection for October)"
Like Belva Plain in Whispers (p. 326), Steel soft-pedals gauzy romance in a fairly tightly plotted story—set mainly in 1930's Manhattan and about a lady wildly unlucky in love who's forced to deal with crime—in this case, kidnapping. Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF HOPE by Danielle Steel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A simple but moving call for action."
Mega-selling novelist Steel (Friends Forever, 2012, etc.) reveals a hidden chapter from her life: the time she spent assisting the homeless on the streets of San Francisco. Read full book review >