Saturday, 28 February 2009

"Answered Prayers", by Danielle Steel

It's a real Danielle Steel novel, this one.
It starts out with a couple of characters, all miserable and blue up to a point.
Or very good, but they get faced with problems.
And then it ends all "Happily ever after"ish.

Faith seems to be what every woman of fifty would want. At the surface, anyways. Slim, blonde, stylish, married to a successful banker and mother of two grown up daughters. At the funeral of her stepfather, a man who, like her husband, has always been too far to reach emotionally, Faith meets up with a long lost friend of her and her brother Jack: Brad. When Jack died, they came together again in their common, inconsolable grief, then lost touch again because of Life.

Now a lawyer in California, Brad reenters Faith's life when she herself is about to make a major decision to plunge her marriage into crisis. Soon emails are flying back and forth, and they become close friends again. Both change, and Faith is even able to share the secret that has been haunting her for a very long time, for the first time in her life.~

I think it's a good read, generally, if you're into this kind of story.
Quick, too. But maybe that's because I'm a quick reader?
For me, it becomes too personal at times, similarities being so shocking to real life situations.

The Gypsy

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