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Blessing in Disguise

Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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In Danielle Steel's remarkable new novel, one of her most memorable characters comes to terms with unfinished business and long-buried truths as the mother of three very different daughters with three singular fathers. 

As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle's relationship with Putnam, and her time at his chateau on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams. But it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question. 

When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship that she hopes will be more stable and traditional. But she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. 

With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally and unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes. 

The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle's relationship with each of them is unique. While raising her girls alone, Isabelle also begins building a career as a successful art consultant. Then, one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.

©2019 Danielle Steel (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Typical Danielle Steel

It was an easy storyline and a nice diversion from Today’s newspaper and TV headlines. Some of the detail was a little fuzzy and too much of it came together too quickly towards the end. The narration was very good. This book is like a good summer read.

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Boring

This story seemed to drag on, it was dull and unexciting, I kept asking myself if there was a point to this story. I struggled to finish the book. Not one of the good ones by this author. Would have returned for credit it wasn’t purchased on sale.

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Better than chicken soup

This book was such a wonderful diversion for me during the past few days of my annoying cold. I was able to just rest and really enjoyed the audible sleep function. I could always go back a bit if I fell asleep while being read to. Again, I must say, better than chicken soup.

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  • Kimberly
  • 2019-05-16

Lovely story! Very moving!

After all these years, Danielle can still write stories that move me to tears! I got teary-eyed so many times during this story! Great message on life and love!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-18

loved it!

loved it, cant wait to read more from her. I had hoped it would just keep going, didn't want it to end.

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  • Sylvia Schrader
  • 2019-05-13

Enjoyable

This book captures your attention and keeps you wanting more details of what will happen next.

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  • Rosie
  • 2019-10-02

Danielle hit it out of the park!

What a beautiful and well written story. Isabel and her life really touched me. I laughed, cried, got upset, etc. She evoked all types of emotions in this book and I LOVED every moment of it.

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  • smf2448
  • 2019-06-05

Overly simple and predictable

As I listened to this I quickly remembered why I stopped reading or listening to books by Danielle Steele. I’m always disappointed when a story is told mostly in the third person as this one was. The story was much too predictable with shallow characters and elementary school phrasing. Very disappointing!

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  • S. Duff
  • 2019-06-08

Lacks personality

There is too little dialog and relationship between characters. It is primarily someone telling a story.

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  • Barbara Wright
  • 2019-05-25

Wonderful story of life’s twists and turns

Wonderful story of life’s twists and turns. Family friendly and interesting. Love the descriptions of the world around the characters. The rich language enhances the story.

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  • Julia
  • 2019-05-18

Beautiful book

The reader makes a wildly divergent family part of your family for the time you listen. Interesting story. A little much at times. But. Fun listening.

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  • M Smith
  • 2019-05-17

GREAT BOOK!!

I hated to finish listening to this book because it was so wonderful. Danielle Steele never ever disappoints the readers

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  • Patricia Renee Obi
  • 2019-05-16

Great read!

The story takes you to the heights and depths as only Danielle Steel can. I love this book.

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