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Precious Gifts: A Novel Hardcover – December 1, 2015
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A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Her 80 books were wonderful, you were caught up in the books story line in the first chapter couldn't put it down.
What I loved: That I made a decision to stop reading the novel around page 285. I couldn’t find anything redeeming about any character in this novel. Since Ms. Steel has about 5 new books arriving in 2016, I’m hoping one of them will be decent.
What I didn’t love: Where to begin….. EVERYTHING! This could have been a terrific novel about these three women changing their lives (and the lives of others) with their inheritances or even how their half brother is contesting the will (and the battle to reunite the family), but instead its all about their mother, her douchebag younger lover, and how selfish each daughter is now that they are in their 20s. Over 75% of the novel focuses on Veronique and Aidan and their romance. She was divorced from the girls’ dad for 20 years – she couldn’t find a suitable man then?
What I learned: To look both ways before crossing the street. Maybe you should try it once or twice Veronique..
Overall Grade: D
The contents of the will surprise the beneficiaries, but they do not surprise me because the will launches the story. Veronique inherits a painting, and his daughters inherit varying sums of money with instructions about its use. A hands-off father for years, Paul takes a paternal interest from the grave.
Veronique immediately flies to Rome. Another calamity ensues when she is nearly hit by a Ferrari, only to be saved by a young Englishman. In the standard Steele storyline, she meets the Ferrari driver, a Russian richer than Croesus, and Adrian, her savior, who is proud to be poorer than a church mouse. She lets the Russian wine and dine her, but her heart belongs to Adrian, who not only eschews money, but is jealous and controlling.
Veronique and Adrian gallivant around Europe, and she almost loses him when she takes him to her Paris home, which Steele describes as one of the grandest homes in Paris. Poor Adrian (literally and figuratively). He is sickened by the opulence, especially because he realizes that Veronique, not her husband, brought wealth into the marriage. Almost in tears, he cannot reconcile her bundles of cash with his determination to remain a starving photographer, who specializes in taking pictures only of the most downtrodden.Read more ›
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Couldn't set this book down. It's was a very touching book. Keep writing this is my third book by you and I've loved everyone of them!!Published 2 days ago by Frank Perkins Jr.
Gave me a chance to hear of places to go and see that I will never in my lifetime get to do.Published 5 days ago by Jean Hansen
I bought this book as a gift for my mom. She loves Danielle Steel also . This book was not a disappointmentPublished 6 days ago by Mary brown
She repeats the same thing over and over and is not a very eloquent writer. One would expect more for a book that has 4+ stars. I will not be reading any more of her books.Published 9 days ago by bookwrm