Miracle

Miracle

Danielle Steel / Oct 27, 2020

Miracle It is New Year s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes the lives of three strangers are

  • Title: Miracle
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780440240778
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is New Year s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes, the lives of three strangers are about to collide For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife s death For neighbor Maggie DartIt is New Year s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes, the lives of three strangers are about to collide For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife s death For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn s and Maggie s homes, the storm brings an opportunity to help two people and to be repaid with the greatest gift of all.As three lives come together and a unique friendship is forged, something extraordinary begins to happenMaggie, still grieving a loss, slowly comes alive again and Jack finally shares a painful secret he has hidden for years But at the center of the friendship is Quinn A man who has scaled heights of success in business, Quinn is now adrift, waiting as builders put the finishing touches on his newest passion, a 180 foot yacht he plans to sail around the world Looking back at all he missed with his family while he built his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart The choice he makes will affect other lives as powerfully as his own And it will take him on an extraordinary journey and into a second, terrifying storm, one that will bring him dangeror deliverance.Danielle Steel brings us miracles big and small the kind we are blessed with and those we give to others With a subtle hand and a flawless touch, she has written a novel that soars with hope, and makes us laugh, cry, and care.From the Hardcover edition.

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      • Danielle Steel

        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 or of 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,


    535 Comments

    1. Danielle Steel has a predictable recipe for her novel character faces a crisis and recovers to find happiness. It's nice to be assured that there is life beyond personal crisis, but the formula gets a bit contrite, especially when everyone always lives happily ever after.The biggest negative in her writing of Miracle was repetition. Every fact was repeated at least three times, as if the reader didn't catch it the first time around. For me it made the story drag on.


    2. Three people are brought together as a result of a major storm that damages several houses. Quinn is a wealthy businessman, recently bereaved and harbouring a lot of guilt; Maggie, his neighbour, has recently been divorced; and Jack, the carpenter who fixes their houses, hides a shameful secret.The story is good, the characters are likeable, and there is a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it's not realised. The writing is repetitive and cliché-ridden, the action is overwhelmed with introspectiv [...]


    3. This was my first DS book, and I was curious to see what the hype was when my coworker gave me a bunch of her old books (this one included). I had heard many things about her and was happy for the opportunity to get a nice used DS book that I could 'try' out.I was disappointed. Ms. Steel repeats herself. A lot. Like, over. And over. And over again. She just found different ways to repeat the same thing, and what was a plot with promise was derailed by the monotonous and repetitive storytelling.D [...]


    4. The main idea of the book, the trauma of losing one's beloved ones, is very deep. Yet the book lacked a plot. It's narrated in a very simple way, perhaps too simple. The author kept repeating herself although the book isn't very long (less than 200 pages).


    5. I found this book to be quite trite. The story of a man who loses his wife and son, and finds replacements for both of them, is not exactly the least predictable tale ever told. I also found the descriptions of characters and settings to be quite empty. I pictured Quinn, Maggie, and Jack more as phantoms floating in and out of ambiguous locales than as actual people operating in the real world. Even in one of the final scenes where dozens of people aboard a ship are certain they are going to die [...]


    6. Logos Books got in a huge number of Danielle Steel books. She is one of my mother's favorite authors and I have avoided the books like the plague, but decided that I would read one this week. I chose the thinnest book (and it was large print to boot). It was an easy 3 hour read and OK. The story of a widower getting his life back together, with a couple of other people, the widow next door and a handyman who is hiding a secret. A lot of the book revolved around boating, since the wealthy widower [...]


    7. I used to read all of Danielle Steel's books and then I got burned out on them as they are all basically the same story line just different character names and places. However, after several years of avoiding them I decided to read this book when I picked it up at a sale for 50 cents. It turned out to be pretty good. Although it was the same type of story that Steel is known for writing, (a wealthy couple, relationship gone wrong or ended by death, sex without marriage, you know), I did like the [...]


    8. I find Danielle Steel a little predictable at times. This book started off slow and picked up speed. I almost returned it to the library unread after 5 pages. I'm glad I gave it another try. The story was good, the characters decent and not embarrassingly full of sex. I'm not a person who sails or is familiar with sail boats but I did enjoy reading about the glorious vessels. The father/son dynamic between Jack and Quinn was heartwarming. And I would have been terribly upset if he left Maggie be [...]


    9. Quick read about Quinn who lost his wife and son and has an estranged daughter. He decides hes going to sell his house and buys a luxury sailboat. Horrible storm sends trees crashing into his house causing damage. He befriends the handyman, teaches him to read and then they both befriend the neighbor, who has also lost her son and has recently been divorced. The three of them end up having a little "circle" and having dinner every night. Eventually Quinn and Maggie fall in love, she joins him on [...]


    10. another rather predictable story. but what saved this from complete mediocrity is the developing bromance between quinn and jack, which takes place early on in the book. a bromantic love triangle between quinn, jack and maggie would have sweetened the deal, but hey, it's a hetero romance novel so i guess that's just one of the limitations of the genre. although i really don't think any so-called "straight" man would ever name his boat "vol de nuit" after a novel by antoine de saint-exupery. that [...]


    11. This book, like all of her others, was an easy, fluffy, feel good read. A horrific storm brings together Quinn, a widower who is punishing himself for his wife's death & his daughter's estrangement, Jack, an illiterate but highly talented carpenter/contractor, & Maggie, Quinn's next door neighbor who is a divorcee & mother of a teen son who committed suicide. Through their shared pain they become friends, & they help each other in a myriad of ways.


    12. I think there is nothing special in DS books now. Every book has same tragedy (death or accident) which I'm bored of now. I don't understand how Quinn could have sisterly emotions for Maggie initially and later on developed romantic feelings for her. Just to make the story little different or unpredictable DS matched Maggie with Quinn despite Jack, a more suitable match, been around. Just okay type book.


    13. Just okay. I listened to this on audio while riding into work this week. It was depressing in the beginning and I almost turned it off, but decided to keep listening. It got better, but was very predictable. I'm not sure Danielle Steel books are for me. Maybe I'll give them another try later.



    14. It just not my cup of tea. Danielle Steel is repetitive and the story is predictable. It really is just another romance story. Nothing special


    15. This is such a great book because it makes you want to be in the story!!! it will definitly make you want to go on a vacation!!!


    16. This was a good one, it was nice witnessing the build up of a friendship. Fans would be happy with this story.



    17. It was a great book about how a man looses his wife, and really looking back he realizes he was never there for his kids. he tries to reconnect with them and ends up falling in love all over again.



    18. Another lovely novel by Steel. Sometimes when the bad things that we think that have happened to us, we have to forgive ourselves first.




    19. Quinn has just finished sailing a yacht around numerous countries and is dreadfully headed back to his empty home in San Francisco. His wife recently passed away. Prior to his flight, he attempts to visit his daughter in Amsterdam but she wants nothing to do with him as she blames him for never being around when she was a child, the death of her brother as teen, and now the lack of time she was able to spend with her mother prior to her death. Quinn spent his life building a financial empire whi [...]


    20. "The heart repairs The scars and memories remained, but in time one learned to live with the damage, and even function in spite of it""She was the miracle that had come into his life, and brought forgiveness. And love was the miracle that healed him"Danielle Steel builds this novel smoothly, where she shows the struggles of a person who can't bring forgiveness into his life, but runs away Quinn believes that by running as far away from his memories as possible, he'll be able to forget about what [...]


    21. This book was so good! there are no words to describe it except to say that it'll make you laugh, cry and love the characters deeply. I loved everything about this book. Quinn Thompson indeed miraculously meets the two people who will be everything to him in the rest of his life journey. I don't want to give away any spoilers in this review so to keep it simple and short I'll just be telling you, my experience with the novel. I got up at fajr and after my morning run and Salah. I got all cozy wi [...]


    22. ExcellentWhat a story. As always Danielle Steel has written a book that forces you to fall in love with the characters, cheering for them, crying with them. She pulls you into the story so that you don't want to stop reading and then when you are at the end you don't want it to be over.The loss of a loved one effects people differently, but still changes a person. Learning to forgive and move on is often harder than one mag think. Reading this story you will see how forgiveness is the key to hap [...]


    23. Great read! Although it was a long drawn out novella about guile and self-loathing, etc she did good work making peace with Alex and mentoring Jack and, of course, his final epiphany which led him to love andeedom!!!!!


    24. I enjoyed this book, and would have given it a 3.5 if that were an option. It was a little slow to get into, though, especially for such a short book. Overall, it is a great story, written in true Danielle Steel style. Worth the time to read, for sure. Although, I prefer other books of hers.


    25. Though I enjoyed the book, I felt it was rushed through and quite short comparing with other Steel novels. The characters are not fully explored and there is this huge eagerness to know more about the plot and the future of the characters.


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