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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JOURNEY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Gushy treatment of a very serious and real problem. But given Steel's gadzillion readers, it may well end up doing good somewhere."
A beautiful TV news anchor at the mercy of her rich, cruel, powerful husband discovers that wife-beating isn't just for trailer trash. 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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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 RANCH by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Her mannered style, however, has begun to tilt toward caricature."
Predictable Steel (Silent Honor, 1996, etc.)—competent but uninspired—as three fortysomething women find romance, love, friendship, and hope (they already have the wardrobe) at an expensive dude ranch in Wyoming. Read full book review >

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RANSOM by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Show-and-tell suspenser from Steel, heavily freighted with clumsy exposition. An afterthought romance for Lee and Fernanda is chilly and utterly unconvincing."
Smooth ex-con kidnaps son of bankrupt dot-com entrepreneur. 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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WINGS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"For Steel fans, soothingly predictable; for others, deadly as a wait in baggage claims. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild dual main selection)"
From the Steel (The Gift, p. 504) clichÇ workshop, the romances of a good-hearted, gorgeous girl from Illinois farm country who leaves Dad's tiny airport to become a glamorous aviatrix between World Wars I and II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Danielle Steel
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"This story of romance through hardship and across decades has a spiritual appeal."
Steel's latest novel uses two love stories to pose and answer questions about the meaning of life and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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ECHOES by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Get out your hankies, ladies. Steel put her all into this one."
Skipping the glamour and glitz this time around, Steel (most recently, Second Chance, p. 473) makes a well-meaning attempt at a serious WWII tale (with star-crossed lovers, of course). Read full book review >

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SPECIAL DELIVERY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A candied fantasy for seniors for whom Modern Maturity just doesn't cut it."
No-frills Steel (Five Days in Paris, 1995, etc.) in this uncharacteristically brief tale of a parenting venture by a glittery L.A. couple skidding into their Golden Years. Read full book review >