Blessing in Disguise

Blessing in Disguise

A Novel

Large Print - 2019
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Isabelle McAvoy (58), private art consultant in New York City. The first half of the book focuses on her past, having three daughters with three different men and following her through each of those relationships. Her first love was a reclusive American living in France, much older than her, who was always a part of their daughter's life, though they never married. Her second husband went to prison for fraud when Isabelle was pregnant with her second daughter. And her third husband, her true love, drownedtragically a few months after their wedding. When the narrative switches back to present-day, Isabelle learns that she's losing her sight and hires an assistant. She bonds with each of her daughters, one in India, one in New York, and one in Tuscany, andfalls in love with her assistant, Jack. She also reconnects with the son she gave up for adoption when she was 15 and her family grows stronger than ever.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, ©2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781984884565
Characteristics: 335 pages ;,24 cm.

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writermala
Jul 12, 2019

For the first third of this book I thought, "How could Danielle Steel create a leading lady who is so naive and makes such bad life choices?" This part of the book talked about Isabelle's relationships which left her a single mother of three daughters. The next part of the book details how she survived and made a career for herself which was OK. The last part however reminded me why I still read Steel's book. All of the parts come together with Isabelle's 'mistakes' turning out to be blessings in disguise. She makes some good observations like Thanksgiving being less about gratefulness and more about food and football! All in all for the way it started the book turned out OK.

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weezie1
Jun 21, 2019

Another fantastic novel. An amazing story of 3 girls with 3 different fathers and 3 different personalities. A hard working mother who has her own busy working life in the art industry.
Isabelle been filled with losses and love in her lifetime. One very strong lady that meets ever challenge that comes her way. Definetly a book you will not want to put down until the end. Enjoy!!!

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fran_cine
May 20, 2019

This author usually follows her rags to riches narrative, and I enjoyed her modernization of her heroine in this book. This character, a single mom with three children from different fathers, would normally be a judged, frowned upon woman, yet she was raised into an authentic successful character of today. And of course, she finds love, but again with a different type of leading man. Enjoyed.

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Veevee88
May 12, 2019

Enjoyed this book. Interesting family and a feel good story in the end. Always enjoy Danielle Steel’s books.

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