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Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel

Matters of the Heart

by Danielle Steel

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Decent book. Not as much depth as I would have liked. ( )
  soosthemoose | Jun 1, 2014 |
Fotografe Hope Dunne gaat naar Londen om een beroemde schrijver fotograferen. Daar aangekomen valt ze als een blok voor deze briljante, charmante man en ze krijgen een hartstochtelijke relatie. Maar dan ontdekt Hope iets vreemds, hij lijkt niet altijd de waarheid te spreken. Stukje bij beetje ontdekt ze steeds meer leugens en begint aan haar liefde voor hem te twijfelen. Wie is hij? Wat heeft hij voor haar te verbergen? Hope volgt haar hart, maar het kost haar bijna haar leven...

Danielle Steel heeft van haar inmiddels 76 romans ongeveer 600 miljoen exemplaren verkocht in bijna 50 verschillende landen. ( )
  carllycke | Dec 28, 2010 |
This is a great book. I was pulled in from the start.
In this story Hope is a photographer who is well known. She is contracted to do a photo shoot for a well know author named Finn O'Neill, after doing his shoot they meet for dinner, then he shows up a week later at her apartment in New York they spend Christmas as well as the next few months together as much as possible, Hope tells Finn everything and shares everything with her , he wants to get married and have a baby ... she becomes pregnant and losses the baby and she starts to see a very different side of Finn that makes her start to question him and his motives and it is a long and scary ride for her until she is free of him in one word pshycopath ( )
  dbhutch | Sep 5, 2010 |
Hope Dunne is a famous photographer sent to London to take pictures of author Finn O'Neill. The two fall in love and Dunne travels to Ireland to be with Finn. But soon his behaviour becomes suffocating and his moods swing from intensely loving to incredibly angry. Recognising his sociopathy for what it is, Dunne eventually escapes with the help of an American lawyer in Dublin. Depressing though ultimately predictable story, far too much "tell" and not enough "show" and truly dire writing. I honestly can't believe an editor let this go through. Not recommended in the least. ( )
  Elishibai | Jan 3, 2010 |
please i wish to read matters of the heart
  awungfrancisca | Jul 26, 2009 |
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In a spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, Danielle Steel tells a powerful and unusual story of one woman's journey from darkness into light, as she fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall....

Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and motherhood, and the heartbreak of loss. In her chic SoHo loft, Hope is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn't looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she accepts a last- minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers--an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness.

To Hope's surprise, Finn O'Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope's quiet, steady grace--and he's taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate.

Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. Finn's magnetism and brilliance are undeniable. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: gaps in his history, a few innocent lies, and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and suspicious, caring and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Alone, thousands of miles from home, her mind is reeling. Is she just being paranoid? How many lies has he told? Are there more secrets to come? Is it possible that this adoring, attentive man--like the characters in his novels--is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape as he continues to tighten his grip on her.

With razor-sharp insight, Danielle Steel delivers an unforgettable tale of danger and obsessive love. Fearlessly telling the truth, refusing to look away, Steel proves once again that as an American storyteller she has no peer when she explores the dark secrets that sometimes lurk just below the surface of ordinary lives, writing about men and women and their courage to prevail, in this case, even in the face of evil.
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In this spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, top photographer Hope Dunne fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall after she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers--an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness.… (more)

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