Another captivating read by the stunning Danielle Steel, Daddy is different from her other novels. The protagonist in this novel is a man, who is left by his wife of almost two decades when she decides that being a housewife and mother is not enough for her anymore and returns to Harvard to persue her Master's Degree...Oliver Watson is left alone with their children and the only woman to help is their beloved, but aging, housekeeper. Despite Sarah's promises that everything will remain the same, and that she will visit on weekends, she never returns, not once, to visit...and Oliver quickly jumps into raising their kids alone. Sometimes hilarious, poignant throughout, this is a tale of a father's love, the things he sacrifices for his wife, his children, and his career...until he finally finds what he thought he had all along...the perfect life...
Bestselling author Danielle Steel paints a poignant portrait of Oliver Watson, a man who thinks his life is perfect--he has a great job, a beautiful home, a good relationship with his parents, three healthy children, and a loving wife. Things change the day Oliver Watson comes home from work to learn that his wife is going away to graduate school, leaving him to play full-time daddy, super-employee, and son-on-call; Oliver soon discovers that it is impossible to "have it all," all by himself. Through trial and error, and by watching the courageous examples set by his teenage son coping with his girlfriend's unplanned pregnancy and his father learning to love again after the death of his Alzheimer's stricken wife, Oliver discovers for himself that love can occur more than once and dreams can change for the better. One of Steel's best!
It's a very touching story that takes a man's view about family commitment and love between father and children. It shows real life problems and a marriage gone sour, because out of nowhere, Sarah announces that she wants to go to graduate school. 200 miles away. Alone. It's a believable story and the characters all seem like someone we know. You just want to reach out and give Oliver a hug! There are plenty of tears and heartfelt moments from beginning to end. It shows us the pain and joys that go inside a man's heart. Definitely worth reading.
One of my favorite of Danielle Steels