This was one of the smaller novels that Danielle Steel was able to actually pull off. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan, it's just that about half of her smaller books aren't worth the reading time. This one though I really enjoyed. I liked the overall story and the characters.
This was a GREAT story - especially good for those of us who are no longer teenagers. It is heartwarming and sweet and shows there is an exciting life after 30 (smile). Fast paced and hard to put down.
When retired actress and sudden widow, Amanda Robinson falls for her daughters father in law fifty nine year old bachelor Jack Watson the whole family is in shock! But before they can reconcile themselves to the knowledge of them as a couple; they're in for the shock of their lives when the Amanda finds out she's pregnant!!!!
"After 26 years of marriage, Amanda Robbins become unexpectedly widowed. She stayed at home in a depressed state for a few years afraid to give up the memory of her late husband.
One day, her daughter talked her into going to a Hollywood party and she finally gave in. Amanda had been a famous actress before and knew lots of people at the party. The party gave her a jumpstart on her lost social life plus she met a new man named Jack Watson, who was the father of her son-in-law. Jack was a boutique owner in Beverly Hills and was a swinging bachelor with a bad reputation. Amanda soon found him to be a charming gentleman.
As the story progresses Amanda and Jack fall in love and then one day they have suprising news to give to their family..." amazon review
Has bookcrossing label.
From the back cover: At fifty-nine, Jack Watson wons one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it. Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter's father-in-law an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs had been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationship with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly, twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amande finds herself oon unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriened by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse ye, she likes him. There is alot more to him than she previously suspected.
Dashing Jack Watson is the playboy owner of Julie's, a chic Beverly Hills toggery. He's sworn off marriage after the love of his life perished in a car accident a decade ago. One day, his son's mother-in-law--the glamorous ex-starlet Amanda Robbins--is suddenly widowed after 36 years of wedded bliss. Throughout their children's marriage, Jack and Amanda have always maintained a cordial loathing for one another ... You can guess what happens next. Danielle Steel's Special Delivery is a bon-bon of a book only a mother could love. Well, not only, but especially--it's a paean to middle-aged romance, uxorial devotion, and maternal sacrifice. The characters are all about a micron thick (maybe less), but there are greater crimes than obviousness, to be sure. This heaping teaspoon of glitz--every car's a Ferrari, every drink "French champagne"--will cheer Steel's legions of readers. Mission accomplished,
Dashing Jack Watson is the playboy owner of Julie's, a chic Beverly Hills toggery. He's sworn off marriage after the love of his life perished in a car accident a decade ago. One day, his son's mother-in-law--the glamorous ex-starlet Amanda Robbins--is suddenly widowed after 36 years of wedded bliss. Throughout their children's marriage, Jack and Amanda have always maintained a cordial loathing for one another ... You can guess what happens next.