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Summary

In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy, and victories.

From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. 

The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s - history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. 

From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world. 

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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The wedding dress.....

Is so much more than a story about a single dress. It has history, drama, love & sorrow all in one story. I listened to it in a day, not wanting to pause for a minute! A great book Thank you DS

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Disappointing! Some of Danielle Steel books are good but this one was not one of them!

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Full of history & saddens & happiness loved it

I enjoyed listening to the story such a great voice & lovely story lots of historical facts and enjoyed the story of the family

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brilliant

absolutly loved it. could read it over and over again. what a amazing writer well done.

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Passes the time

The usual predictable, vapid fare from Danielle Steel but easy listening and you don’t have to concentrate too hard.

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Simply a great story

DS has done it again and created a story that flows at a good speed, has a lovely enduring family history full of twists and turns. The characters are believable and there is no repetition dragging the plot out. Can't recommend more highly enough, once you start it you won't want to stop.

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Another 20th Century traditional family saga

Todd McLaren does an excellent job of narration on this Danielle Steel novel which was published in April 2020 during the lockdown when a family saga with all its drama, opulence, hardship, bravery, depression and World War 2 seem somehow relevant to current times. Some of the story is slow as it goes into incredible detail and then suddenly jumps forward twenty years with only a brief explanation of how we got there. But this is yet another DS story that takes the listener into another world and keeps them hooked. There’s not much women’s liberation in the 1920’s but there are of course the usual strong women characters with five generations navigating their way to a satisfying conclusion. Danielle Steel is still prolific after decades of number one bestsellers, she’s still publishing six books a year and her fans eagerly await her next one. They will be delighted with The Wedding Dress.

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  • Sandy Burke
  • 16-05-20

Great book about several generations.

This book got me interested in the Great Depression. Wonderful story of three generations. superb

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-20

Exceptional

this book is one of my favorite reads this year! Historical and romantic along with intrigue. I recommend it highly. Thank you!

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  • Teri Henry
  • 12-11-20

Pleasantly surprised

I’m not certain why I have never read Danielle Steele’s books - I’ve seen them for years and I guess I thought they were not for me. But I was searching for something different and I truly enjoyed this story! Consider me a new fan. Rich characters and the story moves appropriately through the years.

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  • Harvey Seidman
  • 13-11-20

A Great Generational Story

This was a wonderful book. Danielle Steele never disappoints. Narrator was perfect and contributed to the beauty of the story.

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  • M. marsh
  • 21-10-20

Not a disappointment

Once again Danielle Steele has graced us with a wonderful book. A must read. It won’t disappoint.

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  • michelle ferro
  • 01-06-20

wedding dress

it was good a little odd when narrator tried to sound like a woman otherwise very good

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  • mary ann edelbrock
  • 13-11-20

Beautiful

Yes this book is a Danielle Steel treasure....historical fiction at it’s best. Thank you

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  • Oregon Yarn Addict
  • 18-10-20

historically accurate

A little predictable because I'm a fan of world history, especially the last 200 yrs.

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  • Nicole Ramey
  • 11-06-20

Boring

Given I am a huge Danielle Steel fan, I'm a little taken back at how boring this book was. I listened clear to the end hoping to hear something better, it just never happened.

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  • Lynn Cash
  • 05-12-20

lacked so much I couldn't finish

A very monotone story. was waiting for something to happen and after 4 chapters gave up. Boring

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