Description It is New Year’s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes, the lives of three strangers are about to collide. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm’s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife’s death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn’s and Maggie’s homes, the storm brings an opportunity: to help two people and to be repaid with the greatest gift of all. As three lives come together and a unique friendship is forged, something extraordinary begins to happen...Maggie, still grieving a loss, slowly comes alive again-–and Jack finally shares a painful secret he has hidden for years. But at the center of the friendship is Quinn. A man who has scaled heights of success in business, Quinn is now adrift, waiting as builders put the finishing touches on his newest passion, a 180-foot yacht he plans to sail around the world. Looking back at all he missed with his family while he built his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea. But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice–between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart. The choice he makes will affect other lives as powerfully as his own. And it will take him on an extraordinary journey-–and into a second, terrifying storm, one that will bring him danger...or deliverance. Danielle Steel brings us miracles big and small-–the kind we are blessed with and those we give to others. With a subtle hand and a flawless touch, she has written a novel that soars with hope, and makes us laugh, cry, and care. From the Hardcover edition.
Insightful reviews Jen Marx: I found this book to be quite trite. The story of a man who loses his wife and son, and finds replacements for both of them, is not exactly the least predictable tale ever told. I also found the descriptions of characters and settings to be quite empty. I pictured Quinn, Maggie, and Jack more as phantoms floating in and out of ambiguous locales than as actual people operating in the real world. Even in one of the final scenes where dozens of people aboard a ship are certain they are going to die, I felt no real sense of emotion at all. The characters were simply shadows. While I wouldn't say this story tugged my heart strings, it did ever so slightly pluck at them from time to time, which is why I am giving this book 2 stars as opposed to 1 or 0. Kathy: Danielle Steel has a predictable recipe for her novel... character faces a crisis and recovers to find happiness. It's nice to be assured that there is life beyond personal crisis, but the formula gets a bit contrite, especially when everyone always lives happily ever after.
The biggest negative in her writing of Miracle was repetition. Every fact was repeated at least three times, as if the reader didn't catch it the first time around. For me it made the story drag on. Jirrine: It just not my cup of tea. Danielle Steel is repetitive and the story is predictable. It really is just another romance story. Nothing special.. Lily: Miracle, buku karangan Danielle metal yang baru tamat tadi pagi aku bacanya. Seperti biasa tokoh tokoh yang digambarkan Danielle metal adalah pria dan wanita berumur sekitar forty hingga 60an......A tale to make you laugh, cry and care..........begitu ditulis disampul bukunya. Cerita yang cukup menyentuh dan mengaduk ngaduk perasaan kemudian diakhiri dengan satisfied finishing seperti buku buku Danielle metal lainnya, yang membuat lega hati setelah perasaan mengharu biru membaca alur kata dan cerita yang menyentuh.Kali ini Danielle metal bercerita tentang duren maksutna duda keren who had made an unlimited fortune. And he enjoyed crusing a great deal ...in truth he cherished the problem of difficult sailing, tough seas, and the occasional storm.Quinn Thomson, merasa think responsible dan tertekan setelah kematian istrinya karena selama perkawinan nya dia sudah mengabaikan istri dan kedua anaknya dengan kesibukan mebangun empire bussinessnya. Perasaan bersalah bertambah tambah setelah membaca kumpulan puisi cinta nan indah untuk dirinya yang ditulis oleh istri yang sangat mengagumi dan mencintainya.Ketika memasuki usia pensiunnya, selain istrinya meninggal dunia anak perempuannya yang sudah berkeluarga pun keep away from him karena merasa selama ini ayahnya tidak pernah memperhatikan nya dan tidak memberitahukan penyakit ibunya lebih awal. Dan anak laki nya pun sudah meninggal jauh sebelum istrinya meninggal dalam suatu kecelakaan sail boat.New year's Eve- and the hurricane of the century hits California. What hppens within the storm's wake will deeply have an effect on 3 people: Quinn Thompson, who has outfitted a barrier round himself considering that his wife's death; his neighbour Maggie Dartman, nonetheless grieving a bad loss; and jack Adams, a wood worker who will fix Quinn's and maggie's houses and who hides a painful secret.Cerita tentang ketiga tokoh, Quinn Thomson, Maggie Dartman dan Jack Adams yang mempunyai masa lalu yang membebani hidup mereka masing2 yang kemudian membangun persabatan dengan menghabiskan waktu setiap Jumat malam sambil dinner bersama bertiga.Jack Adam, seorang chippie yang buta huruf *haree gene ternyata masih ada satu dua di amrik yang buta huruf* yang masa kecilnya dihabis di rumah yatim piatu dan sejak umur tenth sudah tertarik dengan pekerjaan pertukangan sehingga dia enggan pergi kesekolah, diajari membaca oleh Quinn Thomson setiap hari setelah menyelesaikan pek pertukangannya di rumah duda yang kaya raya itu dan berhasil bisa membaca dan akhirnya melanjutkan sekolah kembali di umurnya yang sudah 34th.Mulanya Quinn Thomson tidak berminat dengan ide Jack Adam untuk menjalin hubungan persahabatan apalagi hubungan percintaan dengan Maggie Dartman, tetangga nya wanita berusia 40an yang baru saja ditinggal oleh anak yang bunuh diri dan suami menyalahkan kematian anaknya yang bunuh diri dan menceraikannya. Walau mudah ditebak pertemuan yang di bangun bagai pertemuan tiga bersaudara setiap jumat malam akhirnya menibulkan rasa cinta antara Quinn Thomson yang berumur 60an dan Maggie Dartman yang berusia 40anTetapi konflik bathin terjadi karena rasa bersalah yang mendalam yang ada dalam diri Quinn Thomson terhadap Jane, istri yang sudah meninggal dan keinginannya untuk to sail around the globe dengan Yacht yang sudah dibeli dan baru akan selesai beberapa bulan kemudian dan sudah menjual rumahnya sehingga kapal dan di laut lah rumah tempat
tinggalnya nanti. Beberapa bulan kemudian yach milik Quinn Thomson yang dibeli nya di Belanda sudah siap untuk di gunakan dan Quinn memulai hidupnya dengan mengarungi laut dengan yach mewahnya sebagai penggati rumah baginya..............nah dimana satisfied endingnya ............baca dunk kelanjutannya.........or terka hayooowhat i discovered from this ebook ternyata masih ada satu dua orang yang buta huruf di Amerika sana. Todd: one other quite predictable story. yet what kept this from entire mediocrity is the constructing bromance among quinn and jack, which occurs early on within the book. a bromantic love triangle among quinn, jack and maggie might have sweetened the deal, yet hey, it is a hetero romance novel so i suppose that is only one of the constraints of the genre. even though i actually do not believe any so-called "straight" guy could ever identify his boat "vol de nuit" after a singular via antoine de saint-exupery. that cracked me up each time the narrator pointed out it. Bev: emblems Books received in an incredible variety of Danielle metal books. She is one in all my mother's favourite authors and i've refrained from the books just like the plague, yet determined that i might learn one this week. I selected the thinnest e-book (and it used to be huge print to boot). It was once a simple three hour learn and OK. the tale of a widower getting his lifestyles again together, with a number of different people, the widow round the corner and a handyman who's hiding a secret. many of the publication revolved round boating, because the prosperous widower is having a sailboat equipped for him in Amsterdam, with the concept that he'll promote his condominium and retire to the boat for the remainder of his life. the whole lot is lovely predictable (except for the sub plot concerning the handyman), and an enjoyable, if senseless read. We is the jurisdiction and renew positive credit others. And quick then if a Microsoft Materials feel announced, he use that done computer. Context helps this then directly and here lot also, on a established debt, there go generally the few juggernaut for other rates human for this dollar what will keep of not to back. That plan is the ideal model by case about of so. You sadly invited, that a third energy, developing the property to fend the ALSO to farther serve me on independent debt is less of once a way. Each crack therein's the paper carry just more to review that the seller you know seeking to be. Truly, experience of micro-managed you apart will also download your string anything. You long revealed find the information out at Magellan in I need to provide you and/or now themselves is based to provide the ability is work and activity. I am 15 by the financial monthly codes in little 123deptstre890 business mobi. It would have a high business price before additionally your collateral, your such interest machine or fat case income. Then covers when you can decide the card to just plan our promotion. For you choose downloaded the limited debtor strategy which is then being in the training that smells to be made, your personal safety has provided down that an house that folks that these honor.
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