Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Book Review of Chances

Author: Jackie Collins
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
reviewed on + 234 more book reviews

This book is #1 of 6 in The Santangelo Novel series. A 7th is due to release sometime in 2010. The series focuses on the Santangelo family, particularly Gino Santagelo, an Italian American mobster, and his daughter Lucky. The book introduces the main characters and some side characters that make appearances in later books. I read the 6th book initially without realizing it was part of a series until I had started it, and am now reading from the very beginning. I didn't prefer the organization of the writing in "Chances". The storyline jumped between different characters and different time periods ranging from 1913 - 1977 with the beginning of the story taking place in 1977. This particular ISBN does not have different fonts, only chapter titles to differentiate between the storyline topics. I'm not certain if another binding would be different. The 2nd novel is much easier to read and has smoother transactions between the characters. Depictions from the past are italicized which would have helped tremendously if the same was done in this paperback novel.

I really like the series though, and look forward to reading the remainder. I find the storylines to be interesting, and the characters intriguing.

Want fewer ads?