Miracle by Danielle Steel {Book Review}

Today’s book review was very easy to put together, and I was felt disappointed by a novel from such a praised author.

I’ve read many reviews and praises for Danielle Steel so I was excited to see what lay in store for me.

Miracle is not a book I’ll read again, and I doubt it would ever reach my recommendation list – should I ever reread it and change my mind on how I perceived the novel.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: Miracle by Danielle Steel #bookreview

Plot:

Quinn Thompson is a widow, trying to move away from his life and circumstances. He sets out to purchase a magnificent boat to sail the seas in search of new adventures.

When a storm on New Year’s Eve wrecks havoc in Northern California, his plans are halted.

The storm also brings on new relationships; his neighbour Maggie Dartman who is also struggling with devastating events and Jack Adams, a carpenter who will assist them with repairs but holds a secret.

As the three form bonds through grief and friendship, each has their own demons to face and conquer.

Quinn is still set on sailing away once everything is complete, but there’s another storm he faces that will make or break his life, and future.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

It was an easy and quick read, even though it was filled with heavy drama and dealt with grief in many forms.

I also learned a lot about sailing boats as it’s a constant addition to the plot.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

The plot was very predictable and a quarter way through, I was able to figure out the ending, based on where the story was heading. There was no twist at the end, and nothing to give the book a jolt ending. The ending didn’t draw out any emotions and was disappointing.

The viewpoints in the book changed constantly which was insightful but not very necessary. The main character focus was Quinn but it didn’t come across that way.

The book contained drama from the very beginning but I found it difficult to relate to the characters and the emotions they were experiencing. The author could have focused more of the emotional aspect of the characters. The character development was very shallow and didn’t have the outcome expected in a novel that should driven by emotional growth.

I started skipping over some parts of the book as there was constant repetition of the same sections, just constructed in different ways. The information was exactly the same.

Overview:

This is the first Danielle Steel novel I’ve read and I was disappointed that it didn’t live up to the expectations of such a praised author. I’m hoping that the other novels I have will be better, with a little more creative storylines.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.76 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3. The constant repetition of the same scenes was overkill, and had those parts been taken out, you’d have half of the book left. The predictable plot was also a disappointment.

Miracle by Danielle Steel {Book Review} #bookreview

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