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Safe Harbour
Safe Harbour
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN: 1594
Edition: Unabridged
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Cassidy62 avatar reviewed Safe Harbour on + 4 more book reviews
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
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!
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Safe Harbour on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
"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.
Susanaque avatar reviewed Safe Harbour on + 422 more book reviews
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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 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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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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Wonderful summer vacation read. Or a rainy afternoon with a cup of coffee.
Claudia413 avatar reviewed Safe Harbour on + 47 more book reviews
Another great book by Danielle Steel
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This is a must read by Steele. This is a very very good story.
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Wonderful, moving, this book brings tears to your eyes.
Calliope13 avatar reviewed Safe Harbour on + 98 more book reviews
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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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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This is a large print book.
A beautiful romance built after betrayal, deceit, death by their spouses.


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