It's a very touching story that takes a man's view about family commitment and love between father and children. It shows real life problems and a marriage gone sour, because out of nowhere, Sarah announces that she wants to go to graduate school. 200 miles away. Alone. It's a believable story and the characters all seem like someone we know. You just want to reach out and give Oliver a hug! There are plenty of tears and heartfelt moments from beginning to end. It shows us the pain and joys that go inside a man's heart. Definitely worth reading.
Bestselling author Danielle Steel paints a poignant portrait of Oliver Watson, a man who thinks his life is perfect--he has a great job, a beautiful home, a good relationship with his parents, three healthy children, and a loving wife. Things change the day Oliver Watson comes home from work to learn that his wife is going away to graduate school, leaving him to play full-time daddy, super-employee, and son-on-call; Oliver soon discovers that it is impossible to "have it all," all by himself. Through trial and error, and by watching the courageous examples set by his teenage son coping with his girlfriend's unplanned pregnancy and his father learning to love again after the death of his Alzheimer's stricken wife, Oliver discovers for himself that love can occur more than once and dreams can change for the better. One of Steel's best!
Another captivating read by the stunning Danielle Steel, Daddy is different from her other novels. The protagonist in this novel is a man, who is left by his wife of almost two decades when she decides that being a housewife and mother is not enough for her anymore and returns to Harvard to persue her Master's Degree...Oliver Watson is left alone with their children and the only woman to help is their beloved, but aging, housekeeper. Despite Sarah's promises that everything will remain the same, and that she will visit on weekends, she never returns, not once, to visit...and Oliver quickly jumps into raising their kids alone. Sometimes hilarious, poignant throughout, this is a tale of a father's love, the things he sacrifices for his wife, his children, and his career...until he finally finds what he thought he had all along...the perfect life...
LOVE THIS AUTHOR.GOOD BOOK
One of my favorite of Danielle Steels
Good story by Steel, enjoy her writing.
THIS WAS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL. I HAVE WATCHED THE MOVIE AND READ THE BOOK OVER AND OVER AGAIN .YOU HAVE TO READ IT . YOU WILL LAUGH,CRY AND GET MAD. GREAT BOOK!
story of a man who goes through alot of changes with his dad and his sons.
Oliver Watson has worked hard to build a safe, predictable world. But suddenly it seems to dissolve around him. The marriage he thought was perfect crumbles after eighteen years. His mother is killed in an untimely accident, leaving his father newly widowed and trying, at seventy-two, to build a new world for himself. Oliver's eldest son rejects him and reaches out towards a life of his own, a life he is not mature enough to handle. Melanie, his daughter, unequivocally blames her father for her mother's desertion, while Sam, the 'baby', is too shaken to deal with it at all.
Now the only parent, 'Daddy' must somehow cope with his troubled family, even as he explores an unknown world of new responsibilities, new women, and new experiences that are funny, sad, touching, scary, poignant, but always real.
After 18 years of marriage wife goes back to college, Daddy's let with 3 kids. Now he must cope with new relationships with women, widowed father,a 17 year old with PG girlfriend.Wife finds young lover.
THREE MEN MUST START A NEW LIFE: OLIVER IN NEW YORK AND THEN IN LOS ANGELES WITH HIS CHILDREN AND HIS NEW RELATIONSHIPS WITH WOMEN; HIS WIDOWED FATHER WITH THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR; AND SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD BEN WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND BABY. NOTHING IS AS IT WAS BEFORE...NOTHING IS AS THEY ONCE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. BUT IN THE END, DIFFERENT IS BETTER...DIFFERENT IS MORE...FOR EACH OF THEM-AND ESPECIALLY DADDY.
Oliver Watson's world dissolves around him when his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own with three children and a freedom he never wanted.
It's a great change to see dad's portrayed in such a great way.
A successful, happily married, father of three man in his forties sees his marriage coming to an end, when is wife decides to go after her youth dreams. Then he is alone, facing the death of his mother and the problems of the offspring. But one day he has the chance to start a brand new life and finding a new love.
'Daddy' is an inspiring story of how a man deals with the consequences of a broken marriage and their offspring. Through a new love and a whole new life, the future turns out better than he could ever have imagined.
"Daddy" is one of those books that makes you say "See, everything turns out alright in the end". This is a story of heartbreak, family dysfunction, unconditional love and failure. But, true to Danielle Steel form the family emerges a bit different but better. Good beach read.
One of her best books of the older ones.
I saw the movie before reading the book and loved the book better
i don't appreciate steel as i should
I love a good Danielle Steel.
Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around his when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted. Oliver's mother dies and his father's life is changed as well. Ben, Oliver's oldest son, rejects his father and reaches outward, under the illusion that he is grown-up and can make it on his own. Each of the three men must start a new life nothing is as it was before...