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Review: Beautiful by Danielle Steel

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Beautiful, by Danielle Steel, is finally here. But was it worth the wait?

Some of you may question how an author can publish new books so often and still write quality stuff.

Our review post will not only give you a very short synopsis of Beautiful by Danielle Steel, but will also let you know how we feel about it and what we liked or didn’t like in this newest novel by Danielle.

Beautiful by Danielle Steel

Beautiful by Danielle Steel

Beautiful is the latest in a long list of books published by author Danielle Steel.

I don’t know how this author manages to crank out so many books each year. It looks like she’s up to about 4 new books each year now.

The publisher’s synopsis had me thinking this book would be a bit, I don’t know, fluffy or something. The life of a supermodel and all the glitz that goes along with that just made me expect that.

Well, if you’re in the camp of those who do think Danielle Steel writes “fluff”, I’m here to tell you that this book in particular really had no fluff in sight.

Publishers Synopsis of Beautiful

Renowned supermodel, Veronique Vincent’s world is torn apart instantly when she’s caught in a tragic terrorist attack, sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery.

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.

Veronique’s world is literally blown to bits and her life and health is shattered beyond all recognition. Now she has to find a way to emerge from the darkness and discover whether her life is still worth living.

Beautiful by Danielle Steel- What I Liked

Beautiful ended up being quite different than what I expected.

For some reason, it was one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in a long time.

What did I like about this book specifically? The book has a deeper meaning (if you allow yourself to really think about it) than the actual story that is being played out by the characters in the book.

What’s really important in life? This book made me dwell upon that for a very long time.

External beauty is superficial. And reading this book made me realize that whatever is going on physically and externally for a person may be hiding what’s going on inside. External beauty can hide internal beauty.

People can have physical scars on the outside of their bodies, but do external scars make you less of a person?

One of the things I loved most about this book is that it’s about finding the inner strength to overcome physical and emotional challenges that seem completely insurmountable, and coming out the other side as a stronger, whole person.

Another is that this book will make you reconsider the notion of complaining. About anything. Instead, it’ll have you thinking about the blessings in your life and will leave you with something like shame and embarrassment at the thought of complaining about all the common, random stuff we probably complain about on a daily basis.

In the end, this book is about the beauty of life. No matter how scarred a person may be inside or out, they are still beautiful. Life is beautiful. And life is worth living no matter what.

What exactly does beautiful mean to you?

Beautiful by Danielle Steel – What I Didn’t Like

I can’t think of a single thing that I didn’t like about this book. It offered so much more than expected.

Beautiful – Read, ReRead or Reject?

What is my opinion of Beautiful by Danielle Steel?

A definite read!

I highly recommend this book. Beautiful is a beautiful read!

You can check out Beautiful by Danielle Steel along with all of her other books here on the Danielle Steel Amazon author page, or on my list of Danielle Steel books in order.

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