Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Review: A Good Woman
Title: A Good Woman
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Bantam Press
Reading Level: Adult
Annabelle Worthington, 19, lives a fairy-tale life thanks to wealthy and doting parents. Then she gets the flu and is unable to accompany her family on vacation. Unfortunately, the Worthington clan has booked passage on the newest luxury liner, the Titanic. Her father and brother die when the ship goes down, and although her mother, Consuelo, survives, she is traumatized. As for Annabelle, she throws herself into work as a medical volunteer at Ellis Island. There she meets Josiah Millbank, a gentle, loving man who’s old enough to be her father, and marries him. But Josiah has a scandalous secret, and after their divorce, Annabelle is unfairly relegated to life as a pariah. Embarrassed and disillusioned by the treatment she receives from her acquaintances and so-called friends, Annabelle leaves for war-torn France to put her medical skills to good use in a female-run hospital on the front. But fate has even more in store for Annabelle.
This was my first Danielle Steel. The woman has written nearly 100 novels and I've not read a one of them! So I thought it was time. I chose something new that had an old setting. I love the period drama's. It had a WWI setting but contemporary issues. I kept waiting for something good to happen, that wasn't. Some parts were written too fast when I wanted more detail. Overall it was a good book. Interesting story, and a heroine that has a lot of independence, heart, and intelligence. It was good.
I would like to read another Danielle Steel. Anyone know of a really good romantic one?