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About Danielle Steel. This book, is not one of her best. First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L. Get A Copy. Inspired by Your Browsing History.
After the fifth or sixth time DS reiterated that the character was "addicted to abuse," I'd had enough. If you are someone who has never read Danielle Steel and want to get a sense of what she can write, read one of her earlier books, like Palomino or Remembrance.
I wouldn't recommend this one, for sure. May 18, Piyumi rated it did not like it. I've never been a fan of Steel, and what possessed me to read this, I hardly can recall. Maybe I was ill and saw it in the book shelf and thought it would help to pass the time. Big mistake. This is because it turned out to be exactly like the few other of her work I had read so far.
Badly written, ridiculously plot and weak character development. How is this author still able to write is truly beyond me. Jul 17, Denise Ballentine rated it did not like it Shelves: I really hate giving a book one star, but by the end of this I disliked it I read this on someone else's recommendation. Now I remember why I don't read Danielle Steele books. First, I really don't usually like pop-romance stories.
And this book reminded me why.
One dimensional characters, all pretty much stereotypes, simplistic, and predictable. The writer just tells you all about each person. Then they act accordingly. There is no discovery, no surprises, no depth. This is a creati I really hate giving a book one star, but by the end of this I disliked it This is a creative writing teacher's worst nightmare. No, I'm not one, but I did take a course in it. Listen, I enjoy some flings with popular fiction here and there, and it's nice to take a break from heavier, literary stuff and deeply emotional,searching reads.
But this is NOT a good read. The morals here stink The message: Some nonsense about every pot having a lid that fits.
When one of the characters sums up things by saying,"I'm loving it! Sep 18, Patty rated it did not like it. I can't believe this book was written by Danielle Steel. It was poorly written, redundant, repetitive, head hopped all the way through it and it didn't hold my interest. I had to struggle to finish it.
The story had a good plot line, but the immature writing took away from the story. Jun 08, John rated it really liked it. My mother in law said I should read this book because of "our family situation.
I couldn't figure it out, until it finally struck me: Oh, yes, of course smacks forehead: It's about the trials and tribulations of the couple having to put up with the two world famous gourmet chefs renting their spare room and continually trying out their fabulous recipes for their new cookbook on us oh, the My mother in law said I should read this book because of "our family situation. It's about the trials and tribulations of the couple having to put up with the two world famous gourmet chefs renting their spare room and continually trying out their fabulous recipes for their new cookbook on us oh, the aching stomachs , while the two chefs are also begging to be allowed to babysit our adorable, polite, quiet, well behaved, 8 year old boy, making him super delicious kid-food, entertaining him with magic tricks, and teaching him how to make gourmet cookies while urging us to borrow their secluded, romantic Vermont farmhouse for a weekend of non-stop love making, or join them in Provence when they move to France.
It's about a woman advertising for room mates for her huge four-story New York house, and finding a the the gourmet chef looking for a pied-a-terre, and b the black sheep scion of an old money Boston family, descended from two Presidents.
What a rebel. Maybe it was sweet and innocent girl who rented the top floor who was addicted to rough sex? Or when she needs to raise half the value of the house to pay off her ex-boyfriend co-owner and needed only sell off a few paintings by her famous artist father to raise more cash than she needed.
Yep, our family is exactly like that. Or, not so much. Nope, never figured out the connection to our family. I'm thinking maybe she had a different book in mind. Danielle Steele undeniably spins some great romantic fairy tales that are great fun for a quick read. She also has a knack for hitting a lot of Oprah-like "what would you do" kind of situations, often related to current issues or trends. The book was thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. I did think the concept of the guy leaving the gal because his biological clock was ticking and he really wanted to get married and raise babies before he got too old, while she just wanted to shack up, stay single, run her business and renovate an old house seemed a bit too much of a gender bender for me to buy into.
That and her insisting she didn't really need a man, but crying for his help like a damsel in distress every time she had a home maintenance problem or an emotional upheaval. I just couldn't quite make the characters feel believeable. And in a novel, when a single woman brings an unknown stranger single guy into her house, one of two things can be predicted: He's either a psychopath who will rape and strangle her, or a wounded refugee from a past relationship who she will heal, fall in love with and marry.
This book gives you both. Great, fun, fantasy. There's never too much suspense: Just enough turmoil to keep it interesting, but the romantic happy endings are predictable. For the genre, they are well done. You know what you're going to get, and she delivered yet again with this book.
I like her as a guilty pleasure. If you like Danielle Steele, you'll like this book, too. This book was recommended to me by a friend she thought that I would be able to relate to it. She was right At 38 with my For me it seemed quite a traumatic thing at times. My first house share with 5 others in Brighton being a bit of an eye opener. My second house share a much more peaceful affair.
I read the book from cover to cover and my heart was comforted life does indeed go on. People find love again when they l This book was recommended to me by a friend she thought that I would be able to relate to it. People find love again when they least expect it. I found Eileen's character affected me deeply I could relate to her pain and was horrified at her murder. I nearly stopped reading at this point but my heart was already tied to the other characters and I so wanted to see that they came through this tragic time.
Addiction was a theme that ran through the story Eileen's addiction to manipulative and bullying behaviour, Chris's ex wife and Ian's mum to drugs and Francesco's mum to being married.
I found this very thought provoking and challenging how much do we value ourselves and fight against the things that potentially could destroy us.
Little Ian my heart went out to a child wise before his time, yet so together and wise. I fell in love with all the characters that lived in 44 Charles street my heart was warmed and felt hope for a better tomorrow. Weirdly this is the first Danielle steel book I have ever read.
Where has she been all my life. I'm hooked I can't wait for my next fix: Aug 16, Chris rated it it was ok. I've read quite a few Danielle Steel books through the years, mostly on audio CD's, and this was no exception. She is great to take when driving on vacation, because she is easy to follow. This book, is not one of her best. She seems like a preacher, in that she tells you many, many times, which of her characters you should like, and which you shouldn't.
She tells you at least a hundred times, that internet dating is dangerous. This book would be a guilty pleasure, beach read. The book follows h I've read quite a few Danielle Steel books through the years, mostly on audio CD's, and this was no exception.
The book follows her same formula, where something tragic happens in the first 20 pages, and how the heroine overcomes the obstacles,only now she has changed the venue to New York City, instead of her usual California background. Another was a loosely based on a grandchild of a Kennedy. Hard to believe that these type people would want to rent a room in a NYC apartment.
Anyway, I did enjoy the book, but I didn't like being "preached" at about her system of values. Sep 23, Laura rated it did not like it. I said no more Danielle steel, but it was a stressful week and I wanted a guaranteed easy read. But once again, the repetitiveness was nauseating, and I can't even comment on anything else. Aug 05, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it it was ok Shelves: Francesca Thayer is the owner of a struggling art gallery and 44, Charles Street.
When her relationship falls apart and she is left with a mortgage that she is struggling to pay. As a desperate attempt to regain control of her life, Francesca decides to take in boarders to supplement her income and help pay the mortgage. Soon she realises that her tenants have become more than just tenants as she gets involved in their lives just as they get involved in hers. Eileen, a schoolteacher decides to try the precarious world of online dating.
Chris is continuously juggling between his job, parenting and the custody battle of his seven year old son. And then there is Marya, a cookbook author looking for a fresh start after the death of her husband.
From chaos to peace, from heartbreak to laughter — 44, Charles Street makes a transition from being a house to a home. The characters are the bright spot of this book.
Though I do not agree with a lot of their actions, I do have to admit that they did grow on me. I also did like the basic concept of the plot. But, reading quite a few Danielle Steele Novels in quick succession, I am starting to see a pattern in her novels — and that is repetition.
As a reader, if you can get beyond this pattern, 44 Charles Street can still leave you feeling a bit dazed with its confusing messages.
And on the other hand the author also portrays her characters cheating on their partners in some way or the other by giving them some warped logic — that makes you think that hooking up with strangers gotta be less risky. I am sorry to say that I was deeply disappointed with this book. It had a great premise and great potential — but the end product was not that great.
Nov 13, Nesha rated it liked it. You Just have to find yours. Needs improvement Let me start of by saying I loved this book! There were times when I literally couldn't put it down because it has all of the right elements for such a wonderful story. That being said here are the two reasons why I gave this book a mediocre ranking: For starters the book was VERY repetitive.
That was slightly annoying, but I tolerated it because I liked the story so much. But at the end of the day, the reader shouldn't feel like they're reading a college essay that a student bullshit their way through just to reach the word count goal. Again, I was able to deal with it, but if you're one of those people who loses their shit over irrelevance and grammar errors Hell, don't read my reviews for that matter My final complaint is that I felt the ending was very abrupt.
I had NO closure at the end - it all just stopped so suddenly! A wham bam thank you ma'am of a novel and you didn't even bother to leave a phone number.
Wtf man? You just leave me stranded on a cliffhanger? No solid glimpse into the future for these characters I fell in love with? What a rip-off! I'm always heartbroken when a good book comes to an end anyway, so don't rush me into it. Ease me into the blow of conclusion. All in all, I would read this book again. Like I said I enjoyed it, but I definitely felt like it could've been better.
Reach for the stars Steel! You're one of the vets in this genre! I expect a lot from you! What I liked about this book is that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was nice to read an adult book again and just see the story unfold before me and to not have to worry about every single event in the book or character.
You will probably not like and enjoy this book. But if you have read and loved other Danielle Steel books and you may want to get away from the young adult genre for a while, you may like and enjoy this one. Feb 17, Jessica rated it did not like it. I received this book as a gift from my husband for Valentines. He hadn't read any reviews on it until after bringing it home to me, if he had I am pretty sure he would have picked up a different book for me.
I say don't read this book unless you are a die hard Daniel Steel reader other than that this book is very poorly written. She repeats herself repeatedly about the mother who is obsessed with getting married and how selfish, and childish she is. There were also more than several repeats abo I received this book as a gift from my husband for Valentines.
There were also more than several repeats about the dangers of dating online. It just got extremely annoying really fast. The other beef I had was about the 7 year old kid. I don't have any children of my own, but I have been around plenty to know that no 7 year is that well behaved all the time. And if a 7 year old went through all that trauma that he was supposed to go through would have some major issues.
It didn't come through in any of it. He just rebounded back to laughing and being well behaved. There are plenty of other issues in this book but these are the main ones that I remember. Don't waste your money on getting this book or your time reading it. Sep 07, BJ rated it liked it Shelves: This is the first Danielle Steel book that I have read in quite some time. I used to read her books as soon as they came out, then when she started writing so many I kind of lost interest.
In fact the last one I read, by the end of the book, I didn't care what happened to the main character at all. This one attracted my attention however, and was actually pretty good. The main character, Francesca owns a house and an art gallery with her live-in boyfriend of 5 years.
When their relationship fall This is the first Danielle Steel book that I have read in quite some time. When their relationship falls apart, he wants to sell both and she is desperate to find a way to buy him out and save both her business and her home. The stories that they bring to the house and the development of their friendships with each other and with Francesca is the main story in the book.
There are side stories of the dangers of internet dating, domestic abuse, drug addiction, and of course romance. Although there was the drama of a typical Danielle Steel, this was a fairly speedy read and I enjoyed it. Mar 21, Catherine rated it did not like it Shelves: This is the first Danielle Steel novel I've read and I am really not motivated to read any more.
This book was so painful to read through.
It was really dry and most of the characters were so flat. My favourite character was Marya, who was one of the roommates, but otherwise everyone else was quite static. The love that blossomed with the protagonist felt completely out of nowhere and I just didn't believe in it. There was not enough dialogue. There would be a description of a character having a This is the first Danielle Steel novel I've read and I am really not motivated to read any more.
There would be a description of a character having a conversation with someone about needing to someone else. Then a description of the person thinking about talking to said person. Lastly, a description of the person actually having the conversation. The book was dry and repetitive and not a lot of fun. Character growth happenned all at the end of the book and just felt too phony. In addition, it was just very reaffirming of women being passive.
The characters of Eileen and Francesca's mom were just used to show what happens if you don't act in an appropriate manner and if you try too hard to date men. You end up alone, raped, or murdered. Jul 18, Tiaramt rated it did not like it. I got this book on disc from my library and I have no idea how I'm going to finish it. First problem the narrator is absolutely horrendous, I have never heard such a poorly narrated book in my life.
Most of the time I am in awe by how well books are narrated but this one I could have done a much much much better job myself. D Robb and always felt like there would be no way that DS could be as good and I was right.
I'm proba I got this book on disc from my library and I have no idea how I'm going to finish it. The sad part is that the storyline was actually interesting.
The writing is just soooo bad I question how in the world did she become so popular. If I hadn't been for all the repeating I would have found the characters more likeable but now I'm just annoyed with them.
I don't know how many times I can hear Francesca harp on Eileen or her mother or her father blah blah blah. Or how many times her mother is going to talk about marriage.
It actually makes me so angry I have to take a break from the book for awhile. Oct 08, Mj rated it really liked it Shelves: It was easy to read, had lots of interesting characters and character development.
It was basically a story about relationships, endings, moving on and new beginnings - written in a way to keep you wanting to keep reading until the end. I started reading Danielle Steel many years ago and have read most of her books. I enjoy picking up one of her books and reading it when I want something lighter escapism so to speak and a refreshing change from some of the heavier memoirs and biographies I ofte It was easy to read, had lots of interesting characters and character development.
I enjoy picking up one of her books and reading it when I want something lighter escapism so to speak and a refreshing change from some of the heavier memoirs and biographies I often read. As others have mentioned, I did find a number of typos in the book the editing and punctuation could have been more thorough however in no way did this impact my enjoyment of the book. No literary prizes will be awarded, but it is an excellent read when you want a few hours of relaxation and easy reading.
Jul 02, Julie rated it it was ok.
It was typical Steel, a fairly good story, predictable, and a quick read. The thing I found annoying, however, was how she kept repeating herself as if you had forgotten what you had read just two paragraphs, two pages, or even two chapters ago. Maybe she was just adding filler to make the book longer, but it was distracting.
This was unfortunately the only book I had to read, or I would not have read it. It was a book that was passed along to me after my mother's Hawaiian vacation a desperate pick up at the airport. This book was poorly written, the characters seemed more like caricatures and it was very formulaic. It tried to deal with too many topics--love, loss, death, divorce, drugs, abuse, addiction, wealth, power etc. Buy the Ebook: Add to Cart. About 44 Charles Street First time in paperback!
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