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Loving by Danielle Steel

Loving (1981)

by Danielle Steel

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  Carole-Ann | Aug 16, 2014 |
Dull, contrived, and pretentious. Most male characters are almost entirely undeveloped in any dimension unrelated to their romantic potential, while the female protagonist takes virtually no responsibility for her own life or decisions, lending a special aptness to the cover imagery of drifting leaves. ( )
  ElisabethShah | May 29, 2014 |
Picked this up randomly at a library, thought the story was interesting, and as I hadn't read DS for a long long time, I chance it.
What a load of drivel. Admittedly it is an old story, but the girl in it was a wimp and spent most of the time in tears. Weak storyloine, weak characters, and very little character develoment. ( )
  gogglemiss | May 1, 2013 |
This book is the epitome of weak women chronicalled and just too whiny. Bettina Daniels is not a character I sympathized with at all. The girl should have become stronger by losing her father and growing up having to do for her own instead of relying on men who only used her.
The more I read of Danielle Steel, the more disgusted I get. It's a quick read but doesn't leave you feeling for Bettina at all. Pathetic! ( )
  raggedtig | Dec 9, 2007 |
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I read "LOVING" 4 years back. The writing,the characters and the storyline are PATHETIC.I can't believe Danielle Steel is a Best Selling Author
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0440146577, Mass Market Paperback)

In this reprinting of Danielle Steel's novel Loving, Bettina Daniels is the pampered but underappreciated daughter of a famous author who dies and leaves her penniless. With nothing but her social skills and a fragile dream of writing a play, Bettina follows her heart into some of the potholes of life and loving. This coming-of-age story has all the basic ingredients of a standard Danielle Steel romance: wealthy men, beautiful but naive women, and the flying sparks that result when these characters mingle.

Bettina Daniels faces ill-fated choices with an alarming regularity that will keep the readers flipping the pages. Drop out of school? Care for an Electra complex? How about a rebound marriage? Bettina makes all the wrong decisions with the right amount of good intentions. It's hard not to be drawn into Steel's world of dramatic denouements. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien

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Bettina Daniels lived a fairytale existence of glamour, endless parties, and luxury among America's top celebrities -- simply because she was the beautiful daughter of famous American author Justin Daniels. Then, in one moment of tragedy, her father was dead, and Bettina discovered the truth -- he had spent every dime he'd ever earned and run up millions in debt. At eighteen, penniless and alone, she had lost everything except her father's dearest friend, Ivo Stewart. A wealthy, handsome publisher of sixty-two, he offered Bettina a way out: marriage. But only for a time. What lay ahead for Bettina was a life filled with shocks and surprises -- and eventually a chance to become a playwright, and a writer like her father. Having learned her lessons dearly, Bettina blossoms into her own person at last.… (more)

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