by Danielle Steel
Publication Date April 19, 2022
Published by Random House Publishing Group
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Genres: Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
A renowned supermodel’s world is torn apart in an instant, sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery in this masterful novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel.
Veronique Vincent is a star. At age twenty-two, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants little of the glamorous life that modeling affords her. The beloved daughter of a hardworking single mother, she has always preferred spending time at home or with her kindhearted boyfriend to attending lavish parties. When a quick getaway presents a welcome break on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, and before a Vogue cover shoot in Tokyo, Veronique is thrilled, eager to escape the mayhem of her busy schedule. Then, out of nowhere, a tragic explosion at Zaventem Airport in Brussels changes her life forever.
The ruthless terrorist attack has the entire world on edge. Veronique finds herself hospitalized and alone, devastated to learn that the blast has killed both of the people she loved most. She is also forced to confront the harsh reality that she has been severely injured, her famous appearance forever altered. As she plunges into seclusion, the industry that once adored her believes her to have fallen off the map. In truth, she is struggling to find herself again after losing everything, and to discover what truly matters in life. But her mother’s will, accompanied by a letter Veronique never knew existed, reveals long-held secrets, introducing her to a world she hadn’t even known was possible.
As Veronique forges bonds old and new, she begins to see a light beyond the darkness she has come to inhabit, finding peace in opportunities to help others, and redefining for herself what beauty is, and what it truly means to be beautiful. Danielle Steel presents a story of one woman’s breathtaking perseverance in moving beyond tragedy to a life more meaningful than she could ever have imagined.
Beautiful by Danielle Steel is a fast-paced book about one woman who has it all.
But, when a woman whose whole life is based on her beauty, what happens when she loses it all?
Veronique Vincent is an international model who is at the top of her game. She travels the world as one of the most sought-out models in the world. She loves her life and knows she can’t be a model forever. Her mother has managed her career and saved her money and invested it wisely. Veronique’s best friend is her mother, who is a successful lawyer and also lives in Paris.
When she travels to Brussels with her mother, a tragedy ensues that changes her life forever. How can Veronique move on without all that she has held so dear all her life?
This book started off quickly and I was drawn into this world immediately and read this book all in one sitting. In previous Danielle Steel books, she starts off a bit slow with an info dump, but this didn’t happen in this book. There are only a few characters in this book, but they are all well developed and interesting. The story never dragged, and I enjoyed the author’s descriptions of Paris and Angola.
There is a little bit of romance in this book, but it’s mostly about Veronique and her journey as she adjusts to her new life.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves women’s fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Have you read any of Danielle Steel’s books? Which cover do you prefer?
Sounds like a good read and your review was spot on. I think I prefer the US cover.
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This sounds very good! A change of pace for Danielle Steel. Her bio says every one of her books is a bestseller! Imagine being able to say that as an author!
I know! She’s so prolific and still all her books are bestsellers.
This sounds good; I like that the focus is on Veronique’s journey rather than a romance. I’ve never actually read Danielle Stelle though I’ve watched a few adaptations
Yes, very little romance in this book.
I love the premise of this one. I haven’t picked up a Danielle Steel book in forever but this one definitely has caught my attention. Excellent review!
Thank you, Tessa! It was a good one.
I haven’t read Danielle Steel in ages. This sounds good though so perhaps it’s time to pick up another one. Glad you enjoyed it.
She’s still hit or miss for me, but the last two books I read from her were both really good.
I do enjoy Danielle Steele’s books and this one sounds like one I’d like to read. Thanks for sharing your great review Wendy.
Thank you, Jodie!
Sounds good, I haven’t read any books from this author yet. Great review 💕
Thank you, Jenny!
I have read two Danielle Steele books. I liked the first so I read a second and didn’t like it. This one sounds like a winner.
She’s hit or miss for me too. The last two I read were really good, but the one before these wasn’t very good at all.
Nice review. Danielle Steel is my favourite author. I can’t wait to start reading her novels again.
She’s still writing great books!
I’ve never read anything by Danielle Steele. I always thought she wrote steamier stuff. Maybe it depends on the book? Maybe, I’ll have to give her a try.
There is absolutely no steam in this one. I think she used to write more steam, but in the few books I’ve read recently, there isn’t any steam either.
Love Danielle Steele’s books and will put this one on hold at my library. great review Wendy!
Thank you, Cindy. This was one of her better books IMO. I hope you like it when you get to it!
Great review, Wendy! Glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you , Cindy!
Seeing this is bringing me flashbacks to me sneakily reading Danielle Steel in school! I didn’t realize she was still writing books but good for her! I’m glad to hear that the characters are well-developed and the pacing is good here. Great review, Wendy!
She is one of the most prolific writers ever! She still writes 2 – 3 books a year!
I was once a big fan of Danielle Steele. I haven’t read any of her books in the longest while. I hope to pick up her books again soon. Great review you have here.
Thank you, Nadene. I still find them enjoyable and comforting.
Wonderful review Wendy! Wow, I can’t wait to read this one!!🤗📚❤
Thank you, Susan!
I used to love Danielle Steele’s books. Maybe I should take another look. Nice review
She’s still hit and miss with me, but this one I really did enjoy