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Precious Gifts Audiobook

Precious Gifts: A Novel

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Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman - the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer - as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant.

Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters.

Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father - one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his children, carefully designed to help them achieve their own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife, Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner.

The story of a man's last wish to make a difference - and of the loved ones he leaves behind, fulfilling their destinies at last - Precious Gifts is bursting with indelible characters and emotional complexity as it takes listeners from New York and Los Angeles to the art capitals of Europe and the South of France. Inspiring and uplifting, it is a deeply moving exploration of the rich territory of loss, inheritance, and reawakening - Danielle Steel at the height of her literary prowess.

©2015 Danielle Steele (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Anne Jenkins
    2/11/16
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    "Save The Date"

    Excellent book.

    Excellently written book. I thoroughly enjoyed the boo. I recommend this author a as one of the best in this age.

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  • Wise one
    2/08/16
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    "Ending"

    Would have liked a better ending, it was fine but yeah could have been better!

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  • BECKY
    7/07/16
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    "Great!"

    I loved this story. It started out blah, but quickly turned around. Daniel Steel is my favorite author. I can't wait to read the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    22/06/16
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    "Precious Gifts"

    A story about a family who get gifts in their father's will and how it changes their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joann
    11/03/16
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    "Enjoyable but distracting"

    I enjoyed the story line however, the accents were very distracting. It seemed at times that the French accents passed on to the characters that should not have had accents. Having a man narrate the book with primarily female characters also made it difficult to engage. I would recommend the book for reading but not this audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Kat
    CA
    4/03/16
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    "Excellent"

    A very enjoyable story even the the storyline was predictable. The characters were believable. However Aiden was not very likeable to me.

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  • Stephany Camp
    Huntsville, Alabama
    25/02/16
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    "Donna"

    I loved it very much and look forward to listening to the next book, Danielle Steel has always been my favorite author

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  • lori
    20/01/16
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    "a Danielle Steel fan"

    this was a bit of a different style but as a fan of hers for over 25 years, a great book!

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  • Amazon Customer
    26/12/15
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    "Surprised"

    I have listened to most of Danielle Steell's books and only a few have surprised me.

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  • Ulka Baxi
    9/12/15
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    "wasted credit"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story line could have been less boring


    What didn’t you like about Dan John Miller’s performance?

    Nothing could be done with such a boring story line


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder why Danielle Steel wrote this book

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  • Carolin
    29/10/16
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    "wonderful story"

    loved it..didn't want it to end...narrator was great..will listen too again and again and again

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  • Bunny
    24/05/16
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    "Mother's life with grown up children"

    This book shows how you have to let go of your children & live an independent life

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