At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone. From California to London, Carole's friends and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they realize that Carole is far from home and fighting for her life.
In the days that follow, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger, a man famous in his own realm, quietly visits the hospital to see the woman he once loved and never forgot. Carole's two grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying - until the miraculous begins to happen...But as a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together - from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a 15-year-old secret love affair that went tragically wrong.
But for Carole, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life-threatening crisis: a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love...and to live a life that will truly honor others - beginning with herself.
A tale of survival and dignity, of small miracles and big surprises, Honor Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears, and heartbreaks are as real as our own. Her courageous journey inspires us all.
©2008 Danielle Steel; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
I listen to all of Danielle Steel's novels so I am used to the formula.
This story is one of her average plots. It is slow, comfortable, and doesn't really go anywhere.
Regular fans will Know that there is usually a crisis point midway, and a couple of possible outcomes.
Honor Thyself is not one of these.
The central character has a traumatic and life-threatening brain injury and yet soon bounces back, with ease. It's laughable but it's Danielle!
She has written far better novels than this one but it did the trick and took me away from reality for a few hours.
The Excellent narrator helped.
I just wish you knew what happened in the future. It was a cliff hanger. Maybe a sequel will come out.
"A little too predictable"
I would have made the story line more complicated. It was very predictable.
A good spy mystery.
He did a good job, but would have preferred a female's voice for the female parts.
Honor Thyself is 9.5 hours of listening, read by Kyf Brewer.
Repeating myself a bit with other Danielle Steel book reviews …. but if you’re a fan, you’ll understand from where I speak :-). Danielle Steel is one of the most prolific writers in America today. As a reader, you either love her or hate her, there really is no in-between, and she has legions of fans. If you are ever in the mood for sweet romance, meaning a teenaged girl can read the book, pick up a Danielle Steel novel. It’s easy to become absorbed, the stories are not gray-matter growth material; they aren’t intended to be. Danielle Steel is a die-hard romantic, and directs her talents to that end, pretty much exclusively.
Most stories involve a strong female lead, as does Honor Thyself. The lead surrounds herself with unique, and sometimes quirky, characters and the trials and tribulations of each traverse the pages. A typical, Danielle Steelesque, satisfying conclusion. The books often speak to personal familial relationships and issues, as does Honor Thyself.
I’m pretty simple when it comes to critique of a narrator. If I don’t have to re-wind to determine who-is-talking-to-who, I’m good. Ergo, Brewer does a nice reading, a decent production.
Did I say ‘boy gets girl’? Pretty much! Beach reading paradise? Sorry if my review is redundant, similar to other Danielle Steel books. But, hey … the books are a bit redundant, too. Enjoy … if you like Danielle Steel beach reads.
No plot. Unless u find 20 chapters waiting for something to happen interesting. Just a lot of treble.
Danielle's book was great. First I heard on audio & the audio was awesome
"Worst book! Everyother chapter sounded the same"
NOTHING! I was very disappointed
How the character kept repeating from one chapter to the next.
Anyone, all the characters sounded the same except for the French man
No very disappointed
"Not Steel's best"
I enjoy Danielle Steel's novels as a diversion from hectic living and an easy read. Honor Thyself is minimally intriguing and even more predictable than her other novels. I was disappointed but listened to the entire book hoping the plot would thicken,but alas, it did not.
I thought this was the worst Danielle Steel book yet. It was totally predictable and the story line was incredibly boring.
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