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A riveting new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers.  

Heads always turned when Rose McCarthy walked into a room. Nearly six feet tall, she was ramrod straight, and impeccably put together with faultless style, long graceful legs, her snow-white hair cut in a chin-length rounded cap. Her piercing blue eyes missed nothing. She could terrify anyone with a few well-chosen, soft-spoken, eloquent words, or comfort and delight a young employee with generous praise. For 25 years, she had been the legendary editor in chief of Mode magazine. Gentle, polite, supremely competent, she ran it with an iron hand, with the ultimate grace and discretion. She was known for her excellent judgment, wise decisions that always benefitted the magazine, her dedication and love of fashion....

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Another Comforting and Absorbing listen.

Well. I’m guessing this isn’t the first Danielle Steel book you’ve read. It’s ideal for this strange time, when we are used to lockdown and the stresses of 2021. That’s why I’ve given it five stars, and the narrator was excellent. I have enjoyed other DS books more, but I wasn’t disappointed with this one. She is prolific, publishing over 6 novels a year, and some aren’t so great, but this one didn’t disappoint. The long introduction was all about the mother of four daughters but the story then took us into the lives of these four adult offspring. I was furious with one of the characters and thought Danielle a bit “dated” in her handling of parts of the book, but on reflection, I think she did a brilliant job of examining at human nature, and of course, that’s always what she does best. She also has the ability to take us away from our own lives and she leaves us wanting more. I missed the characters when the book finished. That’s why Danielle Steel has been a bestselling author for decades. I’m looking forward to her next novel already.

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  • Rainy day lady
  • 03-03-21

Boring

I was so disappointed with this book. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing much ever did. So disappointed - I usually love Danielle Steele’s books.

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  • mandy
  • 08-03-21

Amazing book!

I have to say I don’t understand the negative review another reader left. I’ve read every Danielle Steel book and this was a terrific one with a great story of love. If you love Danielle’s writing you’ll love this book. If you’ve never read her books, you’ll still love this book. I have over 1500 books in my audible library and rarely give reviews. This was worth a review!

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  • Linda Walker
  • 09-03-21

It gets a star because of the reader

I've read many, many Danielle Steel books, some are quite wonderful. Many with Jim Frangione reading, who does a fine job. The Affair is the worst DS book I've read, by far. It's trite, insipid, banal and just plain stupid. It's like she started writing, went off to do something else for a month or so, came back, started writing again, forgot what she'd written and just began writing the same drivel again. Did she think we'd forget what she wrote? So much repetition, so much whining. The only redeeming character is Pascal. At least she knew what she was and wanted. Wondering why I even finished.

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  • Jensum1
  • 13-03-21

Seriously?

I found this book to be a bit much. Danielle Steel sounds so stuffy when she uses the word “ important” all the time. And the ending? I would like to see the epilogue ...when Nicholas cheats again when Nadia gets older. And the poor baby will be a reminder. I feel like she was way too forgiving. Would have liked to have seen her have her own fun for a while ....and only then...MAYBE decide to get back with the double-cheater. Not DS’s best work.

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  • heather sheehan
  • 21-03-21

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I was not a big fan of this book. The plot never seemed to get off the ground.

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  • Karen
  • 11-03-21

rough roads

life can be a challenge. But so can a marriage. hang on with all you got. let your heart talk.

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  • BI Mommy
  • 11-03-21

Great story and love triangle

This book is wonderful! Although I imagined a different ending. It's a great read that can make fiction seem so close to the reality and challenges people can face.

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  • carol
  • 10-03-21

Predictable

Very predictable, could of had more twist and turns.Also I thought the narrator should of been female.Story had no depth to it.

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  • Angie
  • 28-05-21

The story was just eh

I have been reading Danielle Steel books fo years and I have to say this was terribly predictable. I hope her style of writing isn’t changing to this.

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  • Cassandra Owens
  • 18-05-21

The Story That Wasn't Really a Story

I have been a fan of Danielle Steel for over twenty years. This book was very disappointing. It was repetitive. I became frustrated with the characters. I found my mind drifting. At times it felt as if the "story" was on a loop. There would be moments of progress and development and then we were right back were we were just a few chapters before. This book could have been ten chapters...and that's pushing it. Most of it was just fluff. I got so sick of the husband begging to come back, and being "unable to control himself." The reader did a great job. The two stars that I did give were out of respect for the author and all of her beautiful and inspiring stories of the past. It was Danielle Steel that heightened my love of reading. I'm still a fan...just not of this book.