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Safe Harbour (Audio Cassette)
Safe Harbour - Audio Cassette
Author: Danielle Steel
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ISBN-13: 9780553757040
ISBN-10: 0553757040
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
Classis Danielle Steel. Lost for a few hours in another world. Perfect for all Danielle Steel lovers. I haven't read it for awhile but reading the cover brought the story back fast. It was a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
At age eleven, Pip Mackenzie has gone through terrible tragedy in her life. A terrible accident plunged her mother Ophelie into depression. But then Pip meets someone when she is visiting a beach near San Fransisco. Matt Bowles offered to teach Pip to draw and paint. Pip reminded mim of his daughter before his very bitter divorce. At first Pip is very hostile, but she soon realized her friendship with Matt is a good thing and she discovers it is fun to laugh again. She is also rediscovering what they have lost and set off to find it all again to make their lives good again.
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At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's life has already been touched by tragedy, a terrible accident that plunged her mother, Ophelie, into inconsolable grief. But on a foggy summer day, on a beach near San Fransisco, Pip meets someone whol fills her gray world with color and light.

From the moment Pip walks up to his easel on the beach, artist Matt Bowles senses something magical, she reminds him of his own daughter before a bitter divorce tore his family apart. When Matt offers to teach Pip how to draw, Ophelie is, at first, hostile and wary of this new found friendship. But Matt's steady kindness makes her realize how much joy he has brought into their lives, helping them to laught again and to rediscover what they have lost.

As this season of healing continues, Ophelie and Pip must leave the beach and Ophelie volunteers at a city outreach program for the homeless. Soul-sharing phone calls and autumn beach getaways deepen Ophelie and Matt's friendship, but fate strikes another blow. Matt must confront unfinished business from his past and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal. As these events reverberate, something extraordinary happens and out of the darkness comes an unexpected gift of hope.
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A recluse artist who has been burned by a terrible divorce is united on a beach near San Francisco with an eleven year old daughter of a woman whose husband and son were killed in a private plane crash.

The artist (Matt Bowles) becomes an unlikely friend to the young girl (Pip MacKenzie)by teaching her to draw. The mother (Ophelie) who is at first angry and hesitant with the friendship allows Matt to become a part of their lives as a friend only. As Matt and Ophelie become closer, Matt is faced with unfinished business from his past and Ophelie is shocked by a stunning betrayal and a life threatening injury. Can they get beyond their past baggage and hurt to come together?
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"War & Peace" it isn't, but if you like Danielle Steel or serial romances, you will like this book. It is a quick read and has good flow between the perspectives of the main characters.
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At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's life has already been touched by tragedy, a terrible accident that plunged her mother, Ophelie, into inconsolable grief. But on a foggy summer day, on a beach near San Francisco, Pip meets someone who fills her gray world with color and light.

From the moment Pip walks up to his easel on the beach, artist Matt Bowles senses something magical-she reminds him of his own daughter before a bitter divorce tore his family apart. When Matt offers to teach Pip how to draw, Ophelie is at first, hostile and wary of this new-found friendship. But Matt's steady kindness makes her realize how much joy he has brought into their lives, helping them to laugh again and to rediscover what they have lost.

As this season of healing continues, Ophelie and Pip must leave the beach and Ophelie volunteers at a city outreach program for the homeless. Soul-sharing phone calls and autum beach getaways deepen Ophelie and Matt's friendship, but fate strikes another blow. Matt must confront unfinished business from his past and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal. As these events reverberate, something extraordinary happens and out of the darkness comes an unexpected gift of hope.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this story very much. The characters really are developed and each one touches your heart... especially the eleven year old girl, PIP Mackenzie. It is a story of loss in a family, and of the struggle to survive emotionally, and of the inner strength of young PIP, and of the bond between her and her mother. It is a story of how children often have a special inner strength that helps their parent come out of grief and into a healing light ... Yes, Pip is lonely inside , but she possesses that unique quality , perhaps it is innocence, that allows her to HOPE AGAIN that she and her mother will one day both be happy again! When artist Matt Bowles meets Pip on the beach one day as he is painting, the tide of sadness begins to recede in Pip's life, and eventually in her mother's life as well. A very poignant story!! I would give this book 4 stars!
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This book is really good. I couldn't put it down.
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At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's life has already been touched by tragedy, a terrible accident that plunged her mother, Ophelie, into inconsolable grief. But on a foggy summer day, on a beach near San Francisco, Pip meets someone who fills her gray world with color and light.

From the moment Pip walks up to his easel on the beach, artist Matt Bowles senses something magical--she reminds him of his own daughter before a bitter divorce tore his family apart. When Matt offers to teach Pip how to draw, Ophelie is, at first, hostile and wary of this newfound friendship. But Matt's steady kindness makes her realize how much joy he has brought into their lives, helping them to laugh again and to rediscover what they have lost.

As this season of healing continues, Ophelie and Pip must leave the beach and Ophelie volunteers at a city outreach program for the homeless. Soul-sharing phone calls and autumn beach getaways deepen Ophelie and Matt's friendship, but fate strikes another blow. Matt must confront unfinished business from his past and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal. As these events reverberate, something extraordinary happens and out of the darkness comes an unexpected gift of hope.

Danielle Steel's impassioned novel takes us across the complex landscape of loss--to the blessings that arise from even the darkest tragedies. At once a story of triumph and a moving elegy to those who suffer and survive, Safe Harbour is perhaps her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.
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Loved this book! This is one of her better books!
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At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's life has already been touched by tradegy, a terrible accident that plunged her mother Ophelie, into inconsolable grief. But on a foggy summer day, on a beach near San Francisco, Pip meets someone who fills her grey world with color and light.

From the moment Pip walks up to his easel on the beach, artist Matt Bowles senses something magical - she reminds him of his own daughter before a bitter divorce tore his family apart. When Matt offers to teach Pip how to draw, Ophelie is, at first, hostile and wary of this newfound friendship. But Matt's steady kindness makes her realize how much joy he has brought into their lives, helping them to laugh again and to rediscover what they have lost.

As this season of healing continues, Ophelie and Pip must leave the beach and Ophelie volunteers at a city outreach program for the homeless. Soul-sharing phone calls and autumn beach getaways deepen Ophelie and Matt's friendship, but fate strikes another blow. Matt must confront unfinished business from his past and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal. As these events reverberate, something extraordinary happens and out of the darkness comes an unexpected gift of hope.
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A young widow and her lonely young daughter meet a stranger on the beach who changes their life. As always, Steel does not disappoint! Loved this book and didn't want it to end!
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On a windswept summer day, as the fog rolls across the San Francisco coastline, a solitary figure walks down the beach, a dog at her side. At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's young life has already been touched by tragedy; nine months before, a terrible accident plunged her mother into inconsolable grief. But on this chilly July afternoon, Pip meets someone who fills her sad gray world with color and light. And in her innocence and in his kindness, a spark will be kindled, lives will be changed, and a journey of hope will begin.

From the moment the curly-haired girl walks up to his easel on the sand, Matt Bowles senses something magical about her. Pip reminds him of his own daughter at that age, before a bitter divorce tore his family apart and swept his children halfway across the world. With her own mother, Ophélie, retreating deeper into her grief, Pip spends her summer at the shore the way lonely children do: watching the glittering waters and rushing clouds, daydreaming and remembering how things used to be. That is, until she meets artist Matt Bowles, who offers to teach the girl to draw -- and can't help but notice her beautiful, lonely mother. At first, Ophélie is thrown off balance by her daughter's new companion -- until she realizes how much joy he is bringing into their lives, despite the sadness she sees in his eyes. As their newfound friend works his subtle magic, mother and daughter slowly begin to heal, to laugh again, to rediscover what they have lost.

When summer ends, and Ophélie and Pip must leave the beach for the city, the season of healing continues. Gathering her newfound strength, Ophélie begins a volunteer job at a city outreach program, where she works with the homeless, and can no longer ignore the blessings in her own life. But as soul-sharing phone calls and autumn beach getaways deepen Ophélie and Matt's friendship, fate strikes another blow. Out of the blue, Matt must confront unfinished business from his past. Days later, Ophélie is struck by a stunning betrayal by someone she trusts. And as these events reverberate in two already wounded hearts, something extraordinary happens. Out of the darkness that has shadowed them both comes an unexpected gift of hope.

With grace and compassion, Danielle Steel explores the fragile bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, family members and lifelong friends. Her haunting, impassioned novel takes us across the complex landscape of loss -- to the blessings that arise from even the darkest tragedies. At once a story of triumph and a moving elegy to those who suffer and survive, Safe Harbour is perhaps her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.
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Wonderful, moving, this book brings tears to your eyes.
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This story started out slow....then when it got going...it was great!
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Safe Harbor did not make me smarter or teach me anything or enlarge my vocabulary but it did provide hours of good old fashioned fun. A guilty pleasure like curling up and watching a good girlie movie.
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Wonderful summer vacation read. Or a rainy afternoon with a cup of coffee.
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This is a large print book.
A beautiful romance built after betrayal, deceit, death by their spouses.
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Tells a story of survival,of how two people who lost everything find hope and of the extrraordinary acts of faith and courage that brings and keeps families together.
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This is a must read by Steele. This is a very very good story.
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The main charactor Ophelie begins a volunteer job at a city outreach program, works with the homeless. She is struck by a betrayal by someone she trusts. In the end her co-worker and her come into an unexpected gift of hope.
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An 11-year-old girl strikes up a friendship with an artist and introduces him to her mother, a grieving widow, in Steel's 59th bestseller-to-be, a sweet but slow-moving romance. The girl, Phillippa (Pip) Mackenzie, is walking her dog along a deserted Northern California beach when she encounters a painter at his easel and stops to watch. She likes to draw; Matt Bowles, the artist, offers to help her; and a friendship is born. Pip's world was shattered nine months before when her father and her tormented, bipolar brother died in a plane crash. A distinctive magical quality in young Pip reminds Matt of his own daughter, whom he's not seen for six years. Pip's mother, Ophelie, initially uneasy about her daughter's friend, comes to see that the sad-eyed artist is the opposite of dangerous-a sensitive, kindly, decent man. The rather idealized Pip (her "haunting cognac-colored eyes" get frequent mention) is wise beyond her years; Ophelie, suffering a severe case of post-traumatic stress, is initially passive and limp but her devotion to a volunteer job helping the homeless elicits sympathy. Matt, a successful ad executive in his former life, is rescued from his own sorrows by fostering Pip's budding talent and by his growing romantic interest in her mother. Ophelie's discovery of a love letter her husband received a week before his death and Matt's confrontation with his treacherous ex-wife provide a modicum of suspense, but some readers may find themselves nodding off before they reach the novel's unexpectedly dramatic climax. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Another great book by Danielle Steel
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Very Good Read!
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Two people come together to find hope, faith and love. Good book.
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not her best work but not her worst................
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Now this is what I am talking about a good book for I loved this one and have 2 black labs for after reading this book I wanted a chocolate one named mousse like in the book. LOL. She really did a good job writing this one.
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Love it.
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Wonderful book.
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good romance
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another great Steel book...lots of well detaileded drama with a feel-good ending as usual.
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A nice heartwarming story about a woman and a man, each of whom has had tragedy in their lives find eachother thanks to the woman's daughter. How they learn to love and trust eachother!
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Well, it's a very good Danielle Steel book. What more can I say?
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I love a good Danielle Steel.
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Steel at her best!
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"This novel takes you across the complex landscape of loss..to the blessings that arise from event the darkest tragedies"
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Great book
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Super book
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I've liked a lot of Danielle Steel's books, but I thought her character's to be a little dry and unrealistic in this novel, it was hard for me to finish.
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The story of extraordinary acts of faith and courage.
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Another special Danielle Steel love story. Somewhat predictable but nevertheless a great read.
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At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's life has already been touched by tragedy, a terrible accident that plunged her mother into inconsolable grief. But on a foggy summer day, on a beach near San Francisco, Pip meets someone who fills her gray world with color and light. this may be her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.
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An 11-year-old girl strikes up a friendship with an artist and introduces him to her mother, a grieving widow, in Steel's 59th bestseller. The girl, Phillippa (Pip) Mackenzie, is walking her dog along a deserted Northern California beach when she encounters a painter at his easel and stops to watch. She likes to draw; Matt Bowles, the artist, offers to help her; and a friendship is born. Pip's world was shattered nine months before when her father and her tormented, bipolar brother died in a plane crash. A distinctive magical quality in young Pip reminds Matt of his own daughter, whom he's not seen for six years. Pip's mother, Ophelie, initially uneasy about her daughter's friend, comes to see that the sad-eyed artist is the opposite of dangerous-a sensitive, kindly, decent man. The rather idealized Pip (her "haunting cognac-colored eyes" get frequent mention) is wise beyond her years; Ophelie, suffering a severe case of post-traumatic stress, is initially passive and limp but her devotion to a volunteer job helping the homeless elicits sympathy. Matt, a successful ad executive in his former life, is rescued from his own sorrows by fostering Pip's budding talent and by his growing romantic interest in her mother. Ophelie's discovery of a love letter her husband received a week before his death and Matt's confrontation with his treacherous ex-wife provide a modicum of suspense.
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I am not a huge Steel fan, although I've read quite a few of her books. But I really liked this novel. Nice character and relationship development.
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Typical Danielle Steel love story... Nice characters and plot
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Danieele is the best,one of my favorites
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very good book!!
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When has Danielle Steel ever written a BAD book?
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The story of extraordinary acts of faith and courage.
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The story of extraordinary acts of faith and courage.
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Danielle Steel offers readers a tale of friendship,family,and hope. The relationships are full, and the unforgettable spirit with which the characters struggle to renew their love for life makes this book a treasure
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In her 59th bestselling nove, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of survival...of how two people who lost everything find hope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage that brings-and kee-families together...
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Very sad book, but a great read
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I have not read this book. It was given to me by a friend.
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USED, STILL HAS DUST COVER AND IN GREAT CONDITION!