Book Reviews of Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour
Safe Harbour
Author: Danielle Steel
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440237624
ISBN-10: 0440237629
Publication Date: 9/28/2004
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Wonderful, moving, this book brings tears to your eyes.
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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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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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Danieele is the best,one of my favorites
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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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When has Danielle Steel ever written a BAD book?
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Well, it's a very good Danielle Steel book. What more can I say?
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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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Super book
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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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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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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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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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Steel at her best!
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very good book!!
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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.