Secrets



SecretsThe Stars Of A New TV Series Called Manhattan Share Their Secrets With Millions Offstage They Are Ordinary People With Homes And Dreams, Lives And Loves, Every Bit As Real, And As The Viewers Watch The Drama Unfold The Actors Share Their Passion And Pain In The Performance Of Their Lives

Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one orof Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,

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  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • Secrets
  • Danielle Steel
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 0751505587

10 thoughts on “Secrets

  1. Nick Stewart says:

    The real secret here is how a novel with so many run on sentences beginning with an and or a but ever made it through the editorial process But, it was a fairly entertaining read And, it had all the hilarious tropes Steel crams into her novels And, yes, all her characters overcome their various tragedies and Find The Courage To Love Again But, you really wouldn t expect anything less.

  2. Molly says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I picked this novel in honor of Bad Books Month not a real holiday, or ALA endorsed celebration which my friend and I came up with in order to challenge ourselves to read popular fiction outside our normal reading habits.I knew I had to read Danielle Steel she s so prolific I had read her nonfiction book about her son who committed suicide and remember the writing to be decent Secrets tells the story of a cast of a new primetime drama called Manhattan, and as the television show is recorded I picked this novel in honor of Bad Books Month not a real holiday, or ALA endorsed celebration which my friend and I came up with in order to challenge ourselves to read popular fiction outside our normal reading habits.I knew I had to read Danielle Steel she s so prolific I had read her nonfiction book about her son who committed suicide and remember the writing to be decent Secrets tells the story of a cast of a new primetime drama called Manhattan, and as the television show is recorded, the reader learnsandabout the cast and each of their secrets Some of them were well developed, others seemed to come out of nowhere The biggest issue I had with the book, and maybe the publication date should be taken into consideration as I reflect upon it, I feel that it was disrespectful to the gay community I m not sure if Steel s intent was to demonstrate the character Zack as turning straight or that his homosexuality was a mistake, but it made me uncomfortable to read it.Okay, get ready, I m about to compare Danielle Steel to Shakespeare In the end, everyone ends up coupled with an appropriate cast member in real life, as well as on screen, with surprise pregnancies, secret weddings, and other crazy shenanigans that really reminded me of a Shakespearean comedy like, oh, you re not a boy Ok I ll marry your brother kind of way I m glad I read it

  3. Myiesha Speight says:

    Danielle Steel has done it again She did it again I have always been a fan, so I knew what to expect but wow Applause are in order Secrets was a great book For me, a great book is one that keeps me interested and has a satisfying end This one does both phenomenally I will warn you that this book has some mature subject matter I would advise you only read this if you are mature enough to read scenes of a sexual nature and one of the main characters experiences some mental and sexual abuse Danielle Steel has done it again She did it again I have always been a fan, so I knew what to expect but wow Applause are in order Secrets was a great book For me, a great book is one that keeps me interested and has a satisfying end This one does both phenomenally I will warn you that this book has some mature subject matter I would advise you only read this if you are mature enough to read scenes of a sexual nature and one of the main characters experiences some mental and sexual abuse The abuse scenes were particularly heartbreaking to read and stomach, but when you think of the number of men and women that are going through this everyday, I m sort of glad that Danielle didn t just sweep it under the covers and made it an important part of the book The abuse scenes weren t excessive, so you don t have to worry about every other page being about it The best way I can describe it is that they were like pulling off a band aid, they were quick in that the pain was over before you knew it, but like taking off a band aid, it still stung for a minute afterwards, and the words still left their effect I hope that made sense This book is a different format from the other books of hers that I ve read Usually, she has one main heroine and you follow that person s journey, but with this book there is a cast of characters and you get to read each of their stories It was interesting to see how each of their lives played out, how they were brought together, and how the relationships grew and drifted apart I especially loved how she made you hate certain characters while loving others She knew exactly what to write to make you feel what she wanted you to feel I loved reading this format and seeing how Danielle takes you piece by piece through each person s story and she slowly but surely, revealed everyone s secret It was a gradual progression that was very well done I expected nothing less She s an excellent writer.Obviously, I am biased in this recommendation This is Danielle Steel and I would recommend all of her books, even the ones I haven t read For me, this one is especially good because of the writing With her words, Danielle Steel takes you from place to place She gets you so invested in these people s lives that for a moment you forget that they re not real, but you still want to know what happens to them She s almost too good in making you care about these characters I stayed up until 5 30 in the morning, because I needed to know what happened to them I can t promise you ll stay up as late as me, but if you ve read to this point, you re invested and want to see what happens If you read Secrets by Danielle Steel, I promise you won t be disappointed

  4. Haya says:

    It s judgment enough that the best thing I can say about this book is that it was a fast read and, therefore, I didn t have to struggle with it for too long The plot is almost non existent one super talented super amazing super famous producer is making a show that is SURE TO BE A HIT SERIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF TELEVISION how could it not be after the author told us it is 500 times and he recruits two actors WHO WILL HAVE ALL OF AMERICA DROOLING OVER THEM IN A YEAR and three actr It s judgment enough that the best thing I can say about this book is that it was a fast read and, therefore, I didn t have to struggle with it for too long The plot is almost non existent one super talented super amazing super famous producer is making a show that is SURE TO BE A HIT SERIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF TELEVISION how could it not be after the author told us it is 500 times and he recruits two actors WHO WILL HAVE ALL OF AMERICA DROOLING OVER THEM IN A YEAR and three actresses, all of whom have SECRETS because that s the name of the book It s just so terrible I don t know where to begin I feel like if I had to drink a shot whenever the author said the dress outfit was designed for her by Francois Brac, I would be dead just halfway through Same for every time the author mentioned that it was clear to everyone who the star was or some variant Not to mention that every single emotion or decision is explained to us over and over and OVER again The moments that do matter slightly for example when any of the main couples actually fall in love with each other are all barely tackled Three separate couples get together in this book and I have no idea how or why and, worse, I could not care less We re just told they re in love and that s it But all of that would be fine except for that one plotline SPOILER ALERT for the poor soul who s actually going to read that book Bill, one of the actors, is married to a woman who is addicted to drugs, but of course he is destined for his costar Gabby, whom he mocks quite nastily for being the daughter of a rich and prominent family So to clear the path for this fantastic romance, his first wife Sandy is very conveniently killed halfway through the novel What follows is a ridiculous story of how he is arrested and how an entire case is built on just his wanting to get rid of her so she doesn t affect his career without a single shred of evidence A entire sequence of a silly trial follows hanging of course on the testimonies of a couple of friends and his wife s annoying agent but before that we get treated to Bill falling in love with Gabby while awaiting trial for death of the woman he supposedly loved And oh the comparisons In the car returning from HIS WIFE S FUNERAL, we are treated to an exposition over how Sandy s sister is not as pretty as Sandy was A few pages later, we find out that Gabby is prettier than all and oh how lovely her freshness and independence are in comparison to Sandy and oh a page later he needs Gabbythan he ever needed Sandy But Gabby herself is always on trial he s so relieved that she isn t the kind who likes fancy dresses and dinners, that she d rather hike and that she can clean up after dinner with him and pack his stuff for him if she has a maid, she s spoiled, but the fact that he asks her if she packed socks for him is all fun And of course once he is found innocent, Sandy is dropped completely, and we never get a shred of explanation of who actually took the trouble to shoot her four times I ll not mention that whole maybe gay turned maybe straight storyline because I just can t even Though I will mention that in maybe the last twenty pages, the author drops a reveal on us that the main actress has a sick son because hey she has to have a secret too Disclaimer here at the end I have read two other books for Danielle Steel and while they had some issues with redundancy, they had characters I cared about, with understandable motivations, and decent plots and I remember enjoying them No sign of that author anywhere near here

  5. Curlyhair says:

    Loved these chick lit romance books, years ago Most I read weren t too bad and the author is one of the best at what she does.

  6. Jennifer says:

    A very dated book While some 80 s references Perrier Giorgio made me smile, some of the 80 s attitudes, specifically toward the gay community, made me cringe Otherwise, it held my interest but felt a little uneven However, if you re in the mood for a soapy, glitzy 80 s escape, give it a try It s a pleasant evening s read.

  7. Sophie says:

    Words cannot explain how in love I am with this book, I literally cannot stop thinking about it I have never read a book that had characters that were so different yet fit together with ease I do not know how Danielle Steel does it, but I hope she never stops.

  8. Yuckamashe says:

    This book was as soapy as a soap opera I mean that as a compliment It shows the lives on and off camera for a cast of actors.

  9. Kishan R says:

    It is nice book to read but I was expecting it to be a bitadventurous It became very obvious in the end.

  10. Paiyn says:

    The most intriguing book ever I seriously couldn t bear to put this down for once My friend brought it to school one day and I was like, why not try it out I didn t fall in love with the cover, and I usually DO judge a book by it s cover at times, but then I got to reading it during the boring periods, and I found myself really starting to like this book And the title describes the book perfectly Danielle Steel keeps you hooked till the very end, and all the characters have their own person The most intriguing book ever I seriously couldn t bear to put this down for once My friend brought it to school one day and I was like, why not try it out I didn t fall in love with the cover, and I usually DO judge a book by it s cover at times, but then I got to reading it during the boring periods, and I found myself really starting to like this book And the title describes the book perfectly Danielle Steel keeps you hooked till the very end, and all the characters have their own personal secrets and she has saved secrets till the very end Awesome read You ll love it if you like reading reality based, a with a bit of a dramatic touch to them, novels

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