At 26, talented architect Annie Ferguson had a terrific career and a handsome boyfriend she believed was “the one.” Then a horrific accident made orphans of her older sister’s three children. There was never a question that Annie would bring them to live with her in Manhattan…or that she would raise them alone. And while 13 years later Annie has no regrets, lately, despite the demands of a highly successful business, she’s feeling the loneliness of an empty nest. Is it too late, she wonders, for love?
This moving novel explores how, in a challenging and unpredictable world, there’s one bond that always remains steadfast and true. Will Tom Jefferson, a television newscaster with whom Annie feels a powerful connection, be willing to stand by her side to pick up the pieces when Ted, now a law student, gets involved with an older woman who becomes dangerously obsessive…when fashion stylist Liz learns her French lover’s real character…or when free spirit Katie, the youngest, falls in love with a boy whose faith proves problematic?
Just when you think Danielle Steel couldn’t get any better, she writes another tour de force. Family Ties is the beloved author at her remarkable best.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Div. of Random House ( June 02, 2010 )
Item #: 12-852366
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.76inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is a story about a woman, Annie, who sacrifices her own up-and-coming young life to raise her suddenly deceased sister's children. The children grow up and have a promising future because Annie sacrificed her own life to raise her sister's children. She has no life of her own because she sacrificed her own life to raise her sister's children. Then one day, the three kids each run into their own problems, and Anne worries about them because she sacrificed her own life to raise her sister's children... __ I wanted to jump in and tell her No, you do NOT become a saint, and you are NOT going to get a gold medal! ___ This story, as a few reviewers have already said, is redundant, boring, and extrememly shallow. I wasn't sure if it was due to poor editing or just poor writing style. I was hoping after so many years since I last read Steele that she's at least evolved and adopted a different style. I sorry to find out that no, she hasn't. I'm more sorry I even read this book. I only read it because I got it through a book club.
As always I enjoy reading Danielle Steel books. I have a library of all her books from the very first one until present. She has written more good stories about real life then anyone and they are always hard to put down until I finish them.I was happy for Anne who finally found that special someone. She was a wonderful person to raise her sister's three children.
Reviewer: Pat D
I have been reading Danielle Steel books for years, in fact I have read almost all of them. I really love reading her books. This is by far the most boring books I have ever read. I usually can't put her books down and want to continue reading it. With this book, I can't wait to finish it. Unfortunately I keep falling asleep reading it and it's taken me forever to get thru. I am about 1/3 of the way thru and it has no plot line as of yet. I hope she goes back to writing the kind of books I enjoy.
Thought it was a great book like almost always. Thought it was written very well.
Reviewer: Debbie W
Danielle Steele has become repeative and redundant.
Characters no longer have any depth.
Quit reading her years ago, bought this one hoping for DS of old, my mistake.