Daddy's Girls

Daddy's Girls

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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In Danielle Steel’s riveting novel, three women raised by their father on a sprawling California ranch now confront difficult truths about their past.   Decades ago, after the death of his wife, Texas ranch hand JT Tucker took his three small daughters to California to start a new life. With almost no money, a will of iron, and hard work, he eventually built the biggest ranch in California. But when he dies suddenly at the age of sixty-four, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters—each of them finding it impossible to believe that this larger-than-life figure is gone from their lives.   JT’s relationship with each daughter was entirely different. Caroline, the youngest and most reserved, was overlooked by her father for her entire life and fled to become a wife, mother, and writer in Marin County. Gemma, his declared favorite, sought out Hollywood glamour and success and became a major television star. Kate, the eldest, stayed at home with her father to do his bidding as a ranch hand, without thanks or praise, forsaking marriage and a family of her own for the love of him.   Now, upon JT’s death, the paper trail he leaves behind begins to reveal much more than the three sisters ever guessed about who he really was. It will turn their world upside down, and each of them must grapple with a new reality, strengthening their relationships with one another, and discovering who they are now as grown women, in spite of him.   Set against the magnificent backdrop of the West and the drama of a family in turmoil, Daddy’s Girls is the story of three remarkable women and their unique bond to each other—the daughters of a complex, many-faceted, domineering father who left his mark on each of them.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group, 2020
ISBN: 9780399179631
Characteristics: 288 p
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weezie1
Feb 14, 2021

An ok book. Some of the descriptions of things were repeated a number of times. Could have cut the book in half and you would still get the story line. Not one of her best and I have read them all.

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JLMYERS326
Jan 22, 2021

I loved this book, but I agree with the others, I felt the book was a bit rushed at the end.
One other issue I had with it was that I felt there were to many redundancies or over-clarifications. I felt she could have used a better copy editor on this one. There was to many repetitive sentences, almost like she had forgotten that she had written the sentence previously.
Other than the rushed ending and the redundancies, it was a lovely book.

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cinder59
Jan 14, 2021

Good read but I didn’t get to finish it. Felt rushed as it was a fast track book.

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NRBBrady
Dec 02, 2020

I can remember reading Danielle Steel novels from her first releases, and eventually drifting away as they seemed too formula, too predictable. I have to wonder - have all of her novels read like a really long term paper? I cannot believe how many paragraphs involved a summary of the information thus far. The repetition became annoying, and a delay to getting to the next level of the story. I did enjoy the "twist" - even though it came with some problematic questions to challenge its believability - but still, it took the story in an interesting direction. Yes, the end seemed kind of hurried - if there had been less summary sprinkled throughout, there would have been more time and pages to devote to a slower evolvement to the true summary! All in all, if you are a Danielle Steel fan, this probably will feel like a comfy pair of old slippers. For me, not sure I am ready for more of the formula.

ArapahoeDianeM Aug 24, 2020

I would agree with the previous two comments that this book seemed a bit "rushed". I did like the "surprise" they found & it absolutely made the story much better & added some complexity. It is interesting and thought provoking how three sisters, raised by the same father & in the same environment can be so different in their adult life. The impact the Father had on each daughter was so completely different. I also agree that her other recent book, The Wedding Dress, was much better.

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brianswife75
Aug 11, 2020

I agree with you 100%. It seems like she is just phoning it in now and I can barely keep up with how fast she publishes books. I have been reading her since I was a teen and will continue to do so, but I don't like paying full price for a book that seems to be the same book regurgitated over and over.

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hezzie14
Jul 23, 2020

A bit of a disappointment after The Wedding Dress. I had high hopes that Danielle Steel was back in the saddle on this one. Good characters with a ton of potential. Took her far to long to get it going though and then she rushed the ending leaving you with the feeling of she needed to meet a publishing deadline and didn't have time to fill in some of the blanks. Just not what I think of for an author with such a long career.

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