Book Reviews of Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings
Mixed Blessings
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440214113
ISBN-10: 0440214114
Publication Date: 11/2/1993
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 140 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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An interesting look at relationships and the desire for children and family.
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Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessings we face as we build our families and live our modern lives.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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its kind of confusing to keep the different couples apart in your mind, but it is an amazing book on the troubles of convieving and giving birth to a child. plus the marital problems that go along with a person's dire need to ave a child at all costs.
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An awesome "just for fun" read. I couldn't put it down.
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i loved it. Danielle Steele fans will love it too.
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Through the lives of three couples, Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessings we face as we build our families and live out our modern lives.
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A great book for someone wanting to get pregnant and having a difficult time.
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Wonderful Book!
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Another wonderful read by Danielle Steel!
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Two couples want a child but are unsuccessful. One couple has to decide if they are to stay together and the other have to decide just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby. While yet another couple after 10 years of living together, a prominent lawyer, marries a judge 19 years older that her and has 2 grown children, wonders if someday she will regret not having children.
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I enjoyed this book. Made you think about why people choose to have children.
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Her 30th novel that deals with children and three couples and how they deal with the challenges
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This is a story about several couples and how the prospect of children or the lack of them affected their lives. A good read.
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3 couples are trying to get pregnant and for various reasons can't. This is an excellent book with well-written characters and you will enjoy it if you like Danielle Steel.
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The lives of three couples contemplating having and wanting children, and the mixed blessings we face as we build our families and live our lives.
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As usual, Steel kept me reading.
Could not put the book down until
I was finished, it was THAT good!
JoJo
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The prolific Steel ( No Greater Love ) turns her attentions to a contemporary topic: infertility, and the desperate measures that couples resort to in the hope of biological parenthood. Steel's approach, however, is often maudlin and simplistic. Here, three California couples are married on the same day; none of the women proves able to conceive. The couples never meet, but Steel tracks their common fate with a vigor that rivals her characters' quest for children. Various partners consult fertility experts, and ultimately every conceivable aspect of reproductive medicine, including surrogate motherhood, is given its due. Steel explores the emotional strain on the couples: Diana and Andy, who previously led charmed lives; bubbleheaded would-be starlet Barbi and unexciting but wholesome Charlie; and 42-year-old Pilar, a successful attorney, and 61-year-old Bradford, a judge and widower who has two children. Marriages founder, but conventionally good characters find their way to happy endings. While Steel sets up potentially complex family relationships, she forgoes developing them; just as it wreaks havoc on the characters, the single-minded pursuit of babies damages the narrative.
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This does have a name wrote in the inside cover
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Danielle Steel,s 30th novel.This book weaves a powerful tale of three couples who face decisions about having children that will test,in unexpected ways,the tie that binds them as lovers,partners and friends.Their lives,their goals,their feelings about family's,are on the line, as the word INFERTILITY begains to unravel their dreams.
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This was the first Danielle Steel book I read and I truly enjoyed it.
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Good book, kept me interested.
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Interesting book on infertility and the way things fall. Even when overcomed.
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Good short read
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Three couples face mixed blessings as they build their families and live their modern lives.
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Mixed blessings we face as families despite hardship and heartache the triumph of love prevails.
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After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that she will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward she is still not pregnant. As Diana and Andrew wait out each month only to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby.
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After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward, she is still not pregnant. As Diana and Andrew wait out each month only to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby.

Charlie Winwood dreams of a house filled with children. His bride, party-girl actress Barbie Mason, has other ideas. When he discovers he is sterile, Charlie has to rethink his deepest values -- and his marriage to a woman who shares none of his dreams.

After ten years of living together, Pilar Graham, a prominent Santa Barbara attorney, marries Judge Brad Coleman, who is nineteen years her senior and father of two grown children. They are happy with their comfortable life together, à deux, until Pilar begins to wonder if she will someday regret not having a baby with Brad. Are they crazy to begin now -- with Brad about to become a grandfather and Pilar with a busy career, and in her early forties, possibly putting herself at risk?

Through the lives of these couples, Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessingswe face as we build our families and live our modern lives. She touches us with the triumphant people who prevail, their victories, their defeats, their tragedies and joys, their compromises, their lives.
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After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward, she is still not pregnant. As Diana and Andrew wait out each month only to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby.

Charlie Winwood dreams of a house filled with children. His bride, party-girl actress Barbie Mason, has other ideas. When he discovers he is sterile, Charlie has to rethink his deepest values -- and his marriage to a woman who shares none of his dreams.

After ten years of living together, Pilar Graham, a prominent Santa Barbara attorney, marries Judge Brad Coleman, who is nineteen years her senior and father of two grown children. They are happy with their comfortable life together, à deux, until Pilar begins to wonder if she will someday regret not having a baby with Brad. Are they crazy to begin now -- with Brad about to become a grandfather and Pilar with a busy career, and in her early forties, possibly putting herself at risk?

Through the lives of these couples, Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessingswe face as we build our families and live our modern lives. She touches us with the triumphant people who prevail, their victories, their defeats, their tragedies and joys, their compromises, their lives.
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There is nothing on the back cover and it has been so long since I have read it, I don't remember.
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This book was read once. The covers inside are yellow.