By (author) Danielle Steel
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Gift by Danielle Steel
Book DescriptionThe time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives - a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552142458
(178mm x 106mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Danielle Steel
Rushing Waters, Paperback (June 2017)
As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on New York City, millions are caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes. Ellen Wharton flies into New York from London, heedless of the hurricane warnings. She is intent on seeing her mother, Grace. But when the storm hits, the women are forced to wade through freezing waters to the police boats outside.
Magic, Paperback (April 2017)
It starts on a summer evening, with the kind of magic found only in Paris. Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark. Amid this wondrous White Dinner, a group of close friends stand at the cusp of change. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation - and temptation.
Apartment, Paperback (January 2017)» View all books by Danielle Steel
They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire finds the spacious loft apartment. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage the rent. She meets Abby, then Morgan joins them, and finally Sasha, a medical student. This is their story.
US Kirkus Review » 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. The Whittaker family - John ("a warm, caring man"), teacher Liz, 15-year-old Tom (sterling athlete and student), and 5-year-old Annie (quite adorable) - are in the midst of a cozy Illinois Christmas (hot chocolate, skating, the works) when suddenly little Annie is dead of meningitis. By the following summer (1952) the family has shattered. Switch to Iowa and pretty, gifted Maribeth, oppressed by a hidebound father who forces her to go to the high school prom in a navy blue dress with long sleeves. But rotten BMOC Paul, undeterred by navy blue, seduces the innocent Maribeth. Sure enough, Paul returns to his regular girl, and Maribeth is preggers. Dad roars her off to a convent for unwed mothers, but she leaves and de-buses at a friendly-looking town where she's hired as a waitress. Guess who's eating at the diner? It's Tom. Love simmers, eventually Maribeth tells Tom everything, and he tells his parents. Will Maribeth find a home for her baby? Will she realize her dream of college? Will the Whittakers bond again? Just you guess. And the "gift"? Maribeth says of Annie, "some people just come through our lives to bring us...a gift, a blessing." Later, as Tom and Maribeth stand before Annie's grave (not one possible tear is left unjerked), they know a peace "strong and clean and honest" and whether or not they will marry some day. They have "hope and promise and dreams." With a pretty dust jacket and handsome gold lettering, an eye-catching, toasty, heartwarming gift item that should fairly pop off the shelves. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular and highly acclaimed authors, with over ninety international bestselling novels in print and more than 600 million copies of her novels sold. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved. To discover more about Danielle Steel and her books visit her website at www.daniellesteel.com You can also connect with Danielle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DanielleSteelOfficial or on Twitter: @daniellesteel
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