out of 5
Review by Gretchen
It's really interesting how some books come into our lives at just the right time. I just went through a break-up with a guy I really shouldn't have been with, but didn't realize it until after he broke up with me. I picked this book up with some trepidation on two counts: one, I don't usually read Danielle Steel on the basis of personal principles, and two, I was afraid it would be some schmoopy love story about two people gazing into each others' eyes. Gag. But I was somewhat pleasantly surprised for the most part. Now back to my original point about being broken up with. The reason I really connected with this book was that, like the main character, I was with a man who I shouldn't have been with, but couldn't see it because I didn't want to or wouldn't see it for fear of being alone. I settled. But, like Sarah, have now realized that life is much better and brighter without the weight of having to be with someone I didn't really enjoy being with anyway. So, while the writing was elementary, and the end was predictable, it was very nice to read about a character with whom I could so closely identify. I wouldn't necessarily rush out in order to grab this one (or any other Danielle Steel book) off the shelves, but it was enjoyable for what it was.