Book Review: Complications by Danielle Steel.

Posted August 12, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Review / 9 Comments

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by Danielle Steel
Publication Date August 17, 2021
Published by Random House Publishing Group
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Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Fiction, General, Romance, Women
Pages: 256
Format: ARC

Scandal and tragedy erupt against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel in Danielle Steel’s riveting novel.
Known for its luxurious accommodations and bespoke service, the Hotel Louis XVI has been the most lauded boutique hotel in all of Paris for decades, attracting an international clientele of the rich and famous. Now, after four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, it is set to reopen its doors at last. An esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set to descend upon the hotel, joined by a number of new faces who have managed to secure coveted bookings in the wake of last-minute cancellations.
Awaiting them all is the Louis XVI’s new manager, Olivier Bateau, an anxious man whose lack of experience leaves him unprepared. He and his level-headed assistant manager, Yvonne Philippe, both strive to continue the hotel’s tradition of excellence. But they quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does.
A successful art consultant arrives at the hotel for the first time since her brutal divorce, and is surprised to find new love—if she is willing to risk her heart again. A new guest contemplates ending his life, and saves a life instead. A couple finds their once-in-a-lifetime trip interrupted by a tragic medical emergency, leaving the idyllic future they’ve long waited for hanging in the balance. And one of the hotel’s most high-profile guests, a French politician and assumed presidential candidate, holds a mysterious meeting in his suite that will threaten his life and legacy. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, as it quickly becomes apparent that more dramas and misfortunes are still in store.
Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story about a famed hotel, where a few complications quickly escalate into a matter of life and death, changing the lives of everyone who passes through its doors.

My Review:

I always enjoy the escapism that a Danielle Steel book provides.  Especially during these COVID times, it’s great to escape into the world of jet setters and the rich and famous.  

This story follows a successful art dealer, a London doctor, a French politician, and an American couple celebrating divorces from their former partners.  These 5 guests and the Hotels new manager Olivier Bateau and his new assistant Yvonne Philippe after an eventful first night after the grand reopening of the Hotel Louis XVI. 

I haven’t read a Danielle Steele novel in many years, but I need to read more of them. I love the peek into the rich and famous and their lives that her novels provide. She is a gifted storyteller and can transport the reader into the lives of these amazing characters. I don’t usually like books about the elite or wealthy characters, but Danielle does such a good job of making them relatable and human, that I don’t mind her books. 

This book took some time to get into, the author takes her time setting up the scenes and the characters before the action gets started. But, once it starts this is a fast read. The writing is very good, and the book flows nicely. 

I recommend this book to anyone wanting an escape into a world most of us know nothing about. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9 responses to “Book Review: Complications by Danielle Steel.

  1. I used to buy every book she wrote, but for whatever reason I stopped. I have half a dozen or more, brand new hardcover books that I have not read yet. I like what you said, this is a peek into the lives of the rich and famous and all that goes with it. I must try again, and maybe clear some off my bookshelf. Nice review, Wendy.

    • Thank you Carla. I used to read her books a lot, and then didn’t for many years. Now that I read them again, they have that older style of novels, that are comforting to me.

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    • Thank you Jolene. Danielle Steel is not for everyone that’s for sure. I read her books since I was young, so I’m used to her way of writing.

  3. This reminds me of the 80s soap operas like Dynasty or Dallas in that it follows the rich and famous and is entertaining. Sounds like a fun read! I’ve never read Danielle Steel but I should give her a go someday.