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ISBN: 0722182473

ISBN13: 9780722182475

Thurston House

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Jeremiah Thurston built Thurston House, San Francisco's grandest mansion. When he found himself alone with his infant daughter, Sabrina, he was determined to bring her up to run the biggest mining...

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5 ratings

One of her best!

I have been reading Danielle Steel's books for over 15 years now. Sometimes they do get a bit "all the same" with most of the characters being important, successful, beautiful people who live in "stately homes" and wear "important jewels and furs". Sometimes I think the characters are more about what they have then who they are. Despite this, I always enjoy her books - they are easy to read, romantic and make you forget about everyday life for a couple of hours while engrossed in the book. Personally I think her earlier books are more enjoyable and get more involved in the characters than some of the later books she has written. This book is one of her best The main characters Jerimiah and Sabrina are well developed and you will fall in love with them both. The story follows a lifetime so you are not left disappointed as you know how it all ends. I wish Danielle Steel's still wrote books like this. A wonderful romance and one that that is highly recommended to anyone new to Danielle Steel - start with this one!

One of her best

I have read all of DS's books and this is one of her best. She doesn't write stories like this anymore. You pretty much hear the life story of the main character and in the end, it feels like a reward.

The Love of a Father and Daughter

This is a wonderful book dealing with a very special relationship between a Father and Daughter. I fully enjoyed it!

Not a fan of romance novels, but this one is great! :)

I read this book for the 1st time several years ago, and I've read it a few more times since then! I always like to go back to the story of Jeremiah, Camille, and Sabrina. I can't believe how Jeremiah was fooled into thinking Camille was sweet and innocent, when she was really a vicious and selfish gold-digger. Fortunately their daughter Sabrina turned out to be nothing like her mother and was able to run her father's business as well as he could, despite opposition from the men. I admire her for wanting to have a career, this book takes place in the 1900's when women weren't supposed to have careers. I felt sorry for her when her son Jonathan turned out to be just like his grandma (Camille), selfish and only interested in money. But she turned out to have a peaceful life once she got married again and had a child when she was in her 50's (again I felt happy for her) even though that was probably another unusual thing back then. Overall this book was fantastic but I think Jeremiah would've been much happier had he married his friend Amelia, she was everything Camille was not: kind, classy, and mature!

All you expect is in this wonderful story

People say that the kind of book Danielle Steel writes will fade one day. They say the modern romantic literature is now written in a funny, desperate and more feminist way. I disagree with that. Taking the famous Bridget Jones as an example, I have to say that, even being a little funny the first time, to a male audience, the second book about this character didn't seem as fetching as the first one. While one was a bit funny and interesting to a man, the second one seemed slow, repetitive and not as good. And to the few male audience Danielle Steel has, since the overwhelming audience is made of women, this does not happen with Danielle Steel anyway. Although her books have always the same kind of plot: a person who suffers from beginning to end - usually a woman - finding at that end a person to love and live happilly ever after - her books are interesting, they have a real plot, and they are a good reading because they portrait people like us all. They seem real, while the "funny" and "modern" ones usually don't portrait a real person to the reader, but a kind of freak that is usually presented to the reader in a way almost like a caricature. Danielle Steel knows how to portrait to the reader everything. Since the dramas and suffering everyone feels during a lifetime, and the happiness, joy and pleasure to live we all have. That's exactly what happens with this book. THURSTON HOUSE has all this. Even being a little melodramatic with some destination the characters take, the book has also many enjoyable scenes, showing to the reader she has many things to offer as a real modern novelist. This book is everything you could expect from a book like that. And I'm quite sure that, if you like this kind of stories, you'll love that one, whick to me is one of Danielle's best books. If you don't like that genre but is curious on how it works, this is also a great reading. The only thing you can't do is miss this book. You have to read that one and be as hooked as I was when I read it. Marco Aurelio.
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