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Star
Star
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440205579
ISBN-10: 0440205573
Publication Date: 3/1/1990
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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copyright 1989

For Crystal Wyatt, growing up on a ranch in northern California, Hollywood was a dream...a dream that seemed a million miles away. Her beauty singled her out even in the remote rural valley where she was born... her sining had the power to move those around her to tears... her longing to explore the world beyond the valley drove on. And from the time she was fourteen, events would conspire to lead her to stardom. Not even the darkest scandals could keep her star from rising...even as it led her further from the man she had met and fallen in love with when she was barely more than a child.

For Spencer Hill, a handsome young officer returning from world War II. Crystal was a vision... a fourteen year old-girl whose beauty and radiance was a haunting but impossible presence. In spite of his doubts about what he really wanted, he would return to New York to become a lawyer. He would court and eventually marry the cool and determined Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supremem Court Justice... and would find himself bound by professional, family and social ties that seemed unbreakable. But even as his star rose in Washington, in the brilliant circle that would become known as Camelot, his vision of Crystal held. And although he had chosen and chosen again as he watched her tranform from a glorious child into a beautiful, successful woman, he would be forced to make the final choice that could change his life forever, and cost him everything he had worked so hard to attain.

In time when men and women are driven to pursue their most ambitious goals, Danielle Steel probes the lives of two compelling characters who will achieve the heights in spite of the most daunting obstacles. And as the panoramic events of two trubulent decades unfold in Hollywood, Washington,and New York, she asks what really means to folow... to become... a star.
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Her latest book begins in California just after World War II. At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer.
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Wonderful story of a young, beautiful girl who dreams of being a movie star. She has a very difficult childhood but escapes to Hollywood where she encounters good and evil and remembers the man she met when she was 14.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Star on + 472 more book reviews
"Star" is a typical love story. A bit redundant at times and way too long. Not Ms. Steel's best work but readable.
stormyinAlabama avatar reviewed Star on + 146 more book reviews
It tells the unforgettable story of a woman and a man, each destined to illuminate the world, although in very different ways. For Crystal Wyatt - Hollywood was a dream. For Spencer Hill - Crystal was a vision... a fourteen-year-old whose beauty and radiance was a haunting but impossible.
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In a time when men and women aredriven to pursue their most ambitious goals,Danielle Steel probes the lives of two compelling characters who will achieve the heights in spite of the most daunting obstacles.and as the panoramic events of two turbulent decades unfold in Hollywood,Washington,and New York,she ask what it really means to follow...to become...a star.
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Though Steel's ( Zoya ) novels showcase glamorous settings and turbulent romances, she writes convincingly about universal human emotions. Her latest book begins in California just after World War II. At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer. In her portrayal of the reunion of this star-crossed couple, Steel displays the dramatic flourishes her fans savor.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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convincing human emotions revealed.
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At age 14, Crystal Wyatt's radiant beauty and singing talent have already aroused hostility in her narrow-minded rural community. When Spencer Hill meets Crystal at her sister's wedding, an unlikely yet magnetic attraction binds them. Spencer, 13 years Crystal's senior, comes from a distinguished Eastern family that is forcing him to shoulder his deceased older brother's political aspirations. Though he yearns for Crystal, Spencer enters into a loveless but socially and professionally advantageous marriage with Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Soon he implores her for a divorce, but Elizabeth vehemently insists on maintaining appearances. Meanwhile, Crystal has achieved stardom in Hollywood, but her brutally possessive manager threatens violent reprisal if she ever tries to see Spencer.
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I only read Steele occasionally as her books are so long for "romance". This one kept me interested.
VeronicaNagy avatar reviewed Star on + 48 more book reviews
Very good Danielle Steel book. It has lots of twist and turns and is very unpredictable. Just when you think you know what will happen next it changes. I really enjoyed it.
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Crystal Wyatt was beautiful but an outcast. Her devoted father lived with her on a remote California ranch. When her father dies, she is alone. Crystal escapes to become a star.
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And I will say the same thing I said about all of my Danielle Steel books: These are addictive enough, and good for one read, but that's about it! That's why they're free. :)
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Fans of Danielle Steel will enjoy this one.
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About life and universal human emotions faced by everyone.
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5 stars!
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Good Danielle Steel
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Ms. Steel's fans won't be disappointed..... The New York Times Book Review
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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch. When her father dies, Crystal is alone and unprotected. Devastating events shake the once peaceful valley. With nothing but her dreams, her beauty, and her awe-inspiring voice, Crystal escapes to embark on the career that will ultimately make her a star. But stardom itself is shadowed by danger and violence and haunted by a memory of love that must be resolved before Crystal can find happiness.
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This is a new but read book. This story will bring tears to your eyes as most Danielle Steel stories do! I have several Danielle Steel books.
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bought used. minor tears on cover. paperback
kattkatt99 avatar reviewed Star on + 119 more book reviews
Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a dep love for their remote California ranch. When her father dies, Crystal is alone and unprotected. Devastating events shake the once peaceful valley. With nothing but her dreams, her beauty, and her awe-inspiring voice, Crystal escapes to embark on the career that will ultimately make her a star. But stardom itself is shadowed by danger and violence and haunted by a memory that must be resolved before Crystal can find happiness and peace.
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Another great read from Danielle Steel! This book has the older cover.