After reading some of the other reviews I thought this might finally be the Danielle Steel novel I have been waiting for. I have been reading her books since I was a teenager and they were passed on to me by my grandmother and have been very disappointed over the last 5-10 years. I still read them everytime they come out, out of loyalty, but always feel as if her books could be so much better if she would spend a little more time on them. I always feel as if they are rushed, ruining what could have been a really great novel. This book was no different. Overall, it was a good book and kept me interested but was not the book I had to stay up all night to finish. The book could have been so much better if she spent a little more time adding some emotion and detail.
The entirety of this book could have been written in 50 pages. So much of this was repetetive and I found myself feeling obligated to finish it instead of enjoying the read. I just really felt like the author must not have put much effort into this one, sadly.
This book is like all of Danielle Steel's book. It captures your interest from the beginning and holds you till the end. An easy read. Hard to believe she can put them out as fast and as many as she does yet each one keeps you interested and ready for the next one.
Another great page turner by Danielle Steel. As with most of her other books, the reader becomes one with the character. Her writing is so detailed, and descriptive without being too wordy, that I actually can feel the rain, and smell the scents of the places. The main character is a 50 year old actress that through a horrible tragedy sees her life come full circle, and because of that she learns to live according to her own terms.
Carole Baker has come to Paris, with its rain-slicked slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel--and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beaty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just past the Louvre, a fiery instant of terror, shatters hundreds of lives--and leaves Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified in a Paris emergency room.
At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone. From California to London, Carole's friend and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they realize that Carole is far from home and fighting for her life.
In the days that follow, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger, a man famous in his own realm, quietly visits the hospital to see the women he once loved and never forgot. Carole's two grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying until the miraculous begins to happen...But as a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together--from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a fifteen year old secret love affair that went tragically wrong. But for Carole, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life-threatening crisis: a second chance to count her blessing, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love...and to live a life that will truly honor others--beginning with herself.
This was the first book that I have read by this author. I love to read romance and a friend of mine recommended that I read some of her book that they are really good, so I gave it a try and end up really liking it. It was romantic in some part but not like I am use to reading, but the title explain alot about the book. This is about a lady that is a famous movie star who is taking a break to write a book. So she travels to Paris from Califorina to be by herself so she could help with writers block. When she arrives in Paris she unpacks her bags and call her assistant to let her know she is safe. After unpacking she decides to go for a walk to see the sites and the house she once lived in. On her way back to the hotel there is a accident that leaves her severly injured and in the hospital with no one to identifiy her. When her ex husband call her assistant looking for her two weeks later and explain that she is not returning her phone call and would like her to call him as soon as possible the assitant tell him she is on vacation and has not called but should be calling soon he get worried and decides to call her hotel when finding out that she had not stayed in her room for the last to weeks and that no one has heard from her he call the hospital and finds out there is a lady that has not been identified since the accident happened so he go to Paris to find out if the lady is his ex wife. After arriving in Paris and checking into the hotel he go to the hospital and when the doctor takes him into the room and he looks at the women lying in the bed he knows right away it is her. So to make it shorter she is in a coma and when she wakes up she has no memory and basicly has to start her life all over by learning everything over again. So on her journey to recovery she has to learn to honor thyself before she can move on with her new life.
A well known actress falls victim to a terrible explosion in Paris. She is alone and fighting for her life.She gets the chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts,recapture a lost love and honor others beginning with herself.