Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof.
Candy–it’s the only name she needs—is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s latest international supermodel. . . .
Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. . . . In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. . . . On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family’s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed.
Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives—on opposite sides of the world—reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings—as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope.
With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other’s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility—and the wonder—of life.
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I had given up on Danielle Steel, vowed to never again read one of her books and especially not spend money on the type of stories she was writing much too quickly and sloppily. I have felt, and still do, that her grammar is terrible, she runs sentences together and she repeats herself over and over and over again. Did I mention how she repeats herself?
This book, however, was at least a good story. First, I was given this book as a joke and enticement to get me to read "one more book" by DS. I did get caught up in the story, shed tears and got emotional during the chapters about the accident and aftermath and really liked the characters that she introduced and actually expanded upon throughout the story. This story showed more depth than her last many books. She used to do that a lot-----"Message from Nam" was one of my favorites for that. She develped the people better and spent more time on the plot and story line. However, she still repeated herself far too much. But I...
Steel's last handful of books have been disappointing to me. She pumps them out so quickly now days the content of her stories seemed to lack importance or effort.
Sisters is more along the lines of her original style of story telling. It had more of a real feel to the story line and characters. This is defintely worth reading. I really enjoyed it.
I knew of Danielle Steel only as a romance novelist and thus assumed her reputation among literary snobs to be purely the result of her chosen genre. However, finding the idea of Sisters mildly interesting and in need of a beach read, I purchased it for the wildly overblown price of $4.99. Reading the first three pages, I learned only that Candy was a young, fun, beautiful model with a level of success and notoriety that the combined forces of the Beatles, Harry Potter, and the tweenyboppers of High School Musical could not hope to attain. The shallow and impossible details of Candy's beautiful older sisters are laid out equally lengthily and redundantly. The entire book reads like the stream-of-consciousness of a giddy and gushing 6th-grade girl, making it functionally impossible to focus on the tragedies befallen by the family, although taking great care to highlight that the severity of the tragedy is all the worse because the victims are beautiful. Lovely touch, that. If this...
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