Book Reviews of Star

Star
Star
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440500728
ISBN-10: 0440500729
Publication Date: 2/1/1989
Pages: 447
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Star" is a typical love story. A bit redundant at times and way too long. Not Ms. Steel's best work but readable.
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Though Steel's ( Zoya ) novels showcase glamorous settings and turbulent romances, she writes convincingly about universal human emotions. Her latest book begins in California just after World War II. At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer. In her portrayal of the reunion of this star-crossed couple, Steel displays the dramatic flourishes her fans savor.
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Good Danielle Steel
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It tells the unforgettable story of a woman and a man, each destined to illuminate the world, although in very different ways. For Crystal Wyatt - Hollywood was a dream. For Spencer Hill - Crystal was a vision... a fourteen-year-old whose beauty and radiance was a haunting but impossible.
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5 stars!
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About life and universal human emotions faced by everyone.
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Fans of Danielle Steel will enjoy this one.
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And I will say the same thing I said about all of my Danielle Steel books: These are addictive enough, and good for one read, but that's about it! That's why they're free. :)
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Crystal Wyatt was beautiful but an outcast. Her devoted father lived with her on a remote California ranch. When her father dies, she is alone. Crystal escapes to become a star.
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In a time when men and women aredriven to pursue their most ambitious goals,Danielle Steel probes the lives of two compelling characters who will achieve the heights in spite of the most daunting obstacles.and as the panoramic events of two turbulent decades unfold in Hollywood,Washington,and New York,she ask what it really means to follow...to become...a star.
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Her latest book begins in California just after World War II. At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer.
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Very good Danielle Steel book. It has lots of twist and turns and is very unpredictable. Just when you think you know what will happen next it changes. I really enjoyed it.
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I only read Steele occasionally as her books are so long for "romance". This one kept me interested.
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At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer.
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convincing human emotions revealed.
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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch. When her father dies, Crystal is alone and unprotected. Devastating events shake the once peaceful valley. With nothing but her dreams, her beauty, and her awe-inspiring voice, Crystal escapes to embark on the career that will ultimately make her a star. But stardom itself is shadowed by danger and violence and haunted by a memory of love that must be resolved before Crystal can find happiness.
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Ms. Steel's fans won't be disappointed..... The New York Times Book Review
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This is a new but read book. This story will bring tears to your eyes as most Danielle Steel stories do! I have several Danielle Steel books.
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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a dep love for their remote California ranch. When her father dies, Crystal is alone and unprotected. Devastating events shake the once peaceful valley. With nothing but her dreams, her beauty, and her awe-inspiring voice, Crystal escapes to embark on the career that will ultimately make her a star. But stardom itself is shadowed by danger and violence and haunted by a memory that must be resolved before Crystal can find happiness and peace.
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Another great read from Danielle Steel! This book has the older cover.
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bought used. minor tears on cover. paperback