Saturday, April 7, 2012
Book Review: A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
Title: A Good Woman
Author: Danielle Steel
"Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and in Newport, Rhode Island. But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking Titanic altered her world forever. Finding the strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life.
But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring more grief- this time caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines, studying medicine, saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris- now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten... until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Finding strength in the the most unlikely friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life Annabelle will return to New York one more time- this time as a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life's experience, building a future filled with hope... out of the rich soil of the past. "
My Rating: 9/10
My mom suggested this book to me. I'd just like to start of with a thank you to her for introducing me to such a wonderful author and a heart warming book.
Secondly, this is an adult book so some of the details may be hard for you to take if you are on the younger side.
I really loved this book. The way that Danielle Steel describes the people, places and events in Annabelle's life is mesmerizing. I could close my eyes after reading a chapter and imagine the voices of the characters and the places where Annabelle was.
I think this book is another good teacher. It taught me that no matter what gets in your way, you have to live through it. Taking one day at a time and being yourself is very important. You shouldn't have to lie to anyone to get them to like you or even talk to you for that matter. Your true friends will love you for who you are!
I think the most important lesson in this book is not to run from your problems but rather face them.
I believe this is a book that many young adults should read. It might just enlighten you slightly or possibly not at all, but it's worth a shot... right? I think so :D
THANK YOU DANIELLE STEEL FOR A BRAVE WOMAN WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO DO WHAT OTHERS WILL NOT.
Hope you enjoyed this one guys,
Next book is Eighth Grade Bites
Have a good one,