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Irresistible Forces
Irresistible Forces
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440224860
ISBN-10: 0440224861
Publication Date: 10/31/2000
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 113 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Two people with totally different careers are married and in love. But when her career takes a different path, necessitating a move to California while he stays in New York City, they begin to drift apart. Danielle Steel is careful as she draws the characters in her story, giving the reader a meticulous picture of each. We watch as the story plays itself out, Meredith and Steve try to make their marriage work, and their increased maturity as hard times come. A really wonderful book, and I enjoyed it very much.
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How to handle two busy careers on two different coasts. A wonderful Danielle Steel Book.
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Too much mundane stuff - book drug a lot. I didn't like how it ended either. Another wealthy heroine too. ugh.
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typical danielle steele-always good
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Good story by Steel, enjoy her writing.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Having had 46 previous bestsellers, Danielle Steel knows a good plot recipe when she's got one--namely, take a smart, beautiful woman who is dissatisfied with her loving but stuffy husband, add a romantic, usually older man with a true appreciation of her inner soul, then sit back and watch the melodrama unfold. In this latest novel, our heroine Meredith Whitman is a career-driven investment banker, our husband Steve a sweet physician, and our other man, Cal Dow, a high-tech business Midas. When Cal offers Meredith the perfect job in San Francisco, Steve encourages her to move across country, and promises to follow her as soon as he can. Meredith and Steve's marriage begins to crack under the pressures of the distance, and soon "irresistible forces" come into play. Don't expect profundity, although Danielle Steel can make even the most sordid affairs seem romantic, or at least entertaining.
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when carrers tear lives apart, despite the best intentions.
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Does long distance love survive?
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Super super reading
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One of my favorites by D. Steel! 370 pages.In this book, the husband is a doctor on the east coast, and his wife accepts a new job in San Francisco. He plans to join her he says. A bi-coastal marriage is what they end up with and this is where it all begins to unravel. At the core of this book is will their marriage survive this change, how well will it survive, and most importantly, will their love be able to survive all the changes and demands put on it?
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Typical Danielle Steel! If you like her books, you'll like this!
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ENTERTAINING! While using all of modern life's trappings to bring a fantasy world down to earth, Steel ironically shows us that the only truly irresistible forces come from within.

Stunning characters...dramatic tension...keep's readers turning pages.
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This book is about a young couple named Steve and Meredith Whitman who have had a fourteen year marriage. Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street's top firms. Steve, a gifted physician, chose an urban trauma ward over big money.The story twist in many different directions. Things happen when couples have to be apart for a while. Goos book.
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Good story, typical Steel
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excellent love story!
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it was ok
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Wonderful story! Highly recommended!
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great book
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as usual another good book to read
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In this latest novel, our heroine Meredith Whitman is a career-driven investment banker, our husband Steve a sweet physician, and our other man, Cal Dow, a high-tech business Midas. When Cal offers Meredith the perfect job in San Francisco, Steve encourages her to move across country, and promises to follow her as soon as he can. Meredith and Steve's marriage begins to crack under the pressures of the distance, and soon "irresistible forces" come into play.
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TYPICAL DANIELLE STEEL. GOOD BEACH OR PLANE READ. INVESTMENT BANKING SPECIALIST, MEREDITH, STRUGGLES WITH CAREER VS HOME LIFE ISSUES.
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Danielle Steel's forty-seventh bestselling novel is very much about the tides of our times,about what happens when life's unexpected changes and responsibilities in the workplace pull two people in different directions,sweeping them into new lives and changed worlds.
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missing jacket cover
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Fourteen years of a perfect marriage, then see what happens when lives that fit together like delicately balanced puzzles are shifted and drift apart. Only time will tell who and what they will become as life sweeps them onward.
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Great Read
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For Fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a mariage of passion and friendship. Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street's top firms. Steve, a gifted phusician, chose an ubran trauma ward over big money. They only thing missing from their live's is children. Steve longs for them, but Meredith isn't ready, especially now that she has been offered a top postion at an exciting high-tech company in San Francisco. Can their relationship survive?
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For 14 years , Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street's top firms. Steve, a gifted physician, Chose an urban trauma ward over big money. The only thing missing in their lives is children. Steve longs for them But Meredith isn't ready, especially now that she has been offered a top position at an exciting high tech company in San Francisco. Meredith is thrilled when Steve urges her to accept. Traditionally, men's careers force families to move to new cities. But Steve is more than willing to uproot himself, saying he'll join her as soon as he can. Perhaps in California, he hopes, they can begin their family at last. Neither Steve nor Meredith had reckoned on the frustrations of a bi coastal marriage. Weekends together fall prey to their hectic schedules. Alone in San Francisco, Meredith is spending long hours at the office with her charismatic boss. Steve is working late shifts at the hospital, grabbing an occasional dinner with a new colleague. Almost unnoticed, STeve and Meredith have begun living separate lives And despite the best of intentions, irrestible forces begin to tear them apart.
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enjoyed this book
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It is in new condition
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what happens when life's unexpected changes and responsiblities in the workplace pull two people in different directions.
Dust jacket included, name on inside cover could be covered with another sticker
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For fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship - despite the demands of two all-consuming careers. Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street's top firms. Steve A gifted physician, chose an urban trauma ward over the big money he could have earned elsewhere. The only thing missing in their lives is children. Steve longs for them. But Meredith keeps putting off motherhood, saying she isn't ready and doesn't have time. Not yet. Especially now that she has been offered an extraordinary opportunity, a chance to reach for the brass ring - in San Francisco, three thousand miles away. Meredith is thrilled and surprised when Steve urges her to accept a top position at an exciting young high-tech company. Traditionally, men's careers forces families to move to new cities, compelling their wives to abandon friends, home, and lives to follow. But Steve is more than willing to uproot himself. Saying he'll join her as he can find a new job himself, they can begin their family at last.

Neither Steve nor Meredith had reckoned on the frustrations of a bi-coastal marriage, as Steve's job keeps him in New York for months longer than planned. Weekends together, their lifeline, fall prey to their hectic schedules. Alone in San Francisco, Meredith is spending long hours at the office with her boss, charismatic entrepreneur Callan Dow. Steve working late shifts at the hospital, grabbing an occasional dinner with a new colleague, a doctor raising a daughter on her own. Almost unnoticed, Steve and Meredith have begun living separate lives in increasingly separate worlds. And despite the best of intentions, irresistible forces begin to tear their lives and hearts apart.

With unerring insight, Danielle Steel explores what happens when lives that fit together like delicately balanced puzzles are shifted, changed, and drift apart. Only time can tell who and what they will become as life sweeps them onward and deposits them on new, sometimes frightening, and often exciting shores. Who survives, is at the core of Irresistible Forces.


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Loved this book!
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great shape, good read!
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I enjoyed reading this book while I was sick in bed for many months. Danielle Steel writes her stories very well. I am happy to share this book with another. The inside covers are a little yellow.