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Mixed Blessings
Mixed Blessings
Author: Danielle Steel
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....  more »
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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
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 1
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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reviewed Mixed Blessings on + 23 more book reviews
This was the first Danielle Steel book I read and I truly enjoyed it.
JoJo46580 avatar reviewed Mixed Blessings on + 65 more book reviews
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.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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An awesome "just for fun" read. I couldn't put it down.
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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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Mixed blessings we face as families despite hardship and heartache the triumph of love prevails.


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