Book Review : Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel
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My book review for today is Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find my personal review for this book, as well as my star rating.
First up though, is the description provided by NetGalley. Enjoy. 💛
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.
My Review :
When I say that this is a typical Danielle Steel novel, I don’t mean that in a bad way. Her writing is so consistently well written that it’s hard to not be drawn in.
I’d always seen my mom’s bedside table filled with novels by Ms. Steel, and honestly never really pictured myself reading them.
I’ve been selected for a few from NetGalley though, and have not been disappointed.
In Daddy’s Girls, we are met with 3 sisters. Kate, Gemma and Caroline.
Each of them see their father in a different light, because he treated them all vastly different. After his death though, we see these women really begin to shine.
While going through their father’s office, they find some papers that shatter their worlds even more.
Everything that they had known to be true as kids, well, turned out to be one big fat lie.
Their father was a hard man, who built an an amazing ranch where he worked, along with his daughter Kate. The other 2 girls escaped as soon as they were able to.
The lovely scenery imagery provided made it seem like a magical place. Thankfully we see all 3 girls return home, and blossom into more wonderful women with a brand new dynamic to boot.
I loved reading each of these girls’ stories, and seeing them find love.