Book Reviews of Journey

Journey
Journey
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440237020
ISBN-10: 0440237025
Publication Date: 10/23/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Good book. Of course if you're a Danielle Steel fan, it's a must read.
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Everyone knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman. Jack is the head of her network. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage. But behind the doors of their lush Georgetown home a different story emerges. Maddy has always tried to deny Jack's subtle put-downs, control and jealousy. She has no bruises, only the daggers of fear, humiliation and isolation--as powerful as the gun or the fist, the wounds as deep. It seems impossible that a woman the nation idolizes lives in degradation and fear. Maddy's secrets are well kept, even from herself. Maddy's healing begins when she joins the First Lady's Commission on Violence Against Women. There, she hears eerily familiar stories from terrified wives and girlfriends. And there she comes to know Bill Alexander, a distinguished diplomat. Bill suspects that something is terribly wrong in Maddy's marriage and begs her to open her eyes. As she takes the first steps toward freedom, a remarkable series of events unfolds...a stranger from Maddy's past reappears... White House headlines bring the nation to a standstill...and a devastating tragedy forces Maddy to realize how much has been taken from her. Faced with the most difficult choice of her life, Maddy finds a strength she never knew she had and a gift that will change her life forever.
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Daniel Steel is known as one of the world's most popular author's but it wasn't until I had to spend a year tending to my sick father that I started reading her romances. I picked up JOURNEY in a hospital gift shop. It is an unusual story because it focuses on abuse of women. The story is about Maddy, a beautiful TV anchorwoman who has it all, including a rich, controlling, and abusive husband. This is Maggie's story; how she comes to the realization that all is not right with her life, how she escapes and how she finds real love in a most unexpected place. Written with wisdom and compassion, this is an entertaining story about a woman with little hope who finally becomes strong enough to seek salvation.
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Last book of Steel's I read was Zoya and I lost interest in Steel after that. I happen to chance upon this copy and I ended up finishing it in one sitting. (I cannot say the same for Klone and I..what the hell was that) She actually touched upon a very real issue (mental and physical abuse) and spun a nice story around it. Of course the heroine is drop dead gorgeous with wonderful personality and lives a very posh, jet setting life (typical Steel setting) but in this case the heroine's affluent lifestyle works effectively in the book to contrast with her problematic abusive husband. If you haven't read Steel in a while, this one I can recommend because it isn't all fluff.
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secrets are revealing and interesting
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Typical great Danielle Steel book - a real quick read.
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If you are looking for compassion and balance.. this is the book..
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I enjoyed listening to this book.
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This book does a beautiful job of dealing with the issue of spousal abuse. The character developement is exceptional. I say this because you begin to truly feel what the characters feel, almost from the start. It's one of Steel's best by far!
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this is a 4 very good cassetts to listen to while walking or travleing.
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Interesting book with many up to date parallels.
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This is a story about abuse, both physical and verbal. Not an easy topic to address, yet Danielle Steele does a good job with a down to earth main character. Anyone fortunate enough not to be in an abusive relationship, I felt the story explained things and answered questions. For the survivors, like me, I wanted to cheer!! Everytime a book or article is written about abuse, the word is getting out and I believe that means help, for all women everywhere.
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good read
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Wonderful story as always from Ms Steel.
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Good story, typical Steel
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This audio cassette was very good!! Nice story and very good to listen to on a trip.
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This is a GREAT READ! Deals with emotional abuse in marriage, which is more common than people know.
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Absolutely wonderful..read it in one night..could NOT put it down!
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Maddy is a award winning TV anchorwoman and jack is the head of her network. Everyone things theirs is a storybook marriage. However behind closed door Jack is always putting down Maddy, is a control freak and very jealous. He puts her down with daggers of fear, humiliation and isolation as powerful as a gun or fists. She lives in fear and degradations; however Maddy secrets and are kept even from herself for a long time. Finally she joins the First Ladys Commission on Violence Again Women. After a period time she realizes what is happening to her and she finally finds the strength to move forward and change her life forever.
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This is a great read.
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Madeleine and Jack Hunter are one of Washington's glittering couples. Jack is the head of a TV network, while Maddy is an award-winning anchorwoman. All around, people regard them as a golden couple: he advising the president on media issues, she at the top of the tree in her profession. Needless to say, the relationship we are shown behind the closed doors of their lavish Georgetown home is far more troubled than the public could ever know. As Maddy enjoys more and more career success, Jack's resentment and desire for control grow daily, and her life becomes hell in this fracturing marriage. Steel manages, as always, to convey character in concise paragraphs:

The diamond studs and her eight-carat engagement ring were her prize possessions. Not bad for a kid from a trailer park in Chattanooga, she often admitted to him, and he called her "poor white trash" when he wanted to really tease her. It was obvious that he thought calling her that was funny...
When Maddy joins the president's wife in the latter's newly formed commission on violence against women, the grim stories she hears from other terrified wives start her on a journey which will help her break the cycle of fear she is living through. Steel makes this situation resonate with a strong emotional impact, and the dark marriage is painted with the kind of skill we have come to expect from her. When Bill Alexander, a high-flying scholar and diplomat, enters the narrative and realizes what is happening in Maddy's marriage, the story is taken to a powerful new level, with their growing affection treated intelligently and sympathetically. --Barry Forshaw--
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good book
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good read!
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This audio book was the second Danielle Steel book I've ever read. It was pretty good. The main character Maggie is very naive and blind as a bat to things right in front of her. Her husband Jack should be named "Jackass". The book was somewhat predictable, but it kept my interest. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they may in an emotionally abusive marriage. It spells out all the signs, the feelings, and the patterns of an abuser. A person doesn't have to hit you to be called an abuser. This books hits the subject head on.
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Everyone knows Madeleine & Jack Hunter. Maddy is an aware-winning TV anchorwoman. Jack is the head of her network. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage. But behind the doors of their lush Georgetown home a different story emerges. Maddy has always tried to ignore Jack's put downs ... they wound as deep as the gun or a fist. Maddy's secrets are well kept, even from herself.
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Everyone knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman. Jack is the head of her network. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage. But behind the doors of their lush Georgetown home a different story emerges. Maddy has always tried to deny Jack's subtle put-downs, control, and jealousy. She has no bruises, only the daggers of fear, humiliation, and isolation--as powerful as the gun or the fist, the wounds as deep. It seems impossible that a woman the nation idolizes lives in degradation and fear. Maddy's secrets are well kept, even from herself.

Maddy's healing begins when she joins the First Lady's Commission on Violence Against Women. There, she hears eerily familiar stories from terrified wives and girlfriends. And there she comes to know Bill Alexander, a distinguished diplomat. Bill suspects that something is terribly wrong in Maddy's marriage and begs her to open her eyes. As she takes the first steps toward freedom, a remarkable series of events unfolds...a stranger from Maddy's past reappears...White House headlines bring the nation to a standstill...and a devastating tradegy forces Maddy to realize how much has been taken from her. Faced with the most difficult choice of her live, Maddy finds a strength she never knew she had and a gift that will change her life forever.

With wisdom and compassion, bestselling novelist Danielle Steel reminds us that no one is exempt from the effects of abuse, in its subtlest forms. But at its core, Journey is a book about hope, about change, and about daring to be free.

Another great book from Danielle Steel
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Terrific book as always .
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great book
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Gotta love Danielle Steel!
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Purchased from the Sherman Oaks, Ca. Public Library's Books for a Dime shelf for the purpose of trading.