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Blessing in Disguise

Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 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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  • Kimberly
  • 16-05-2019

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
  • 18-05-2019

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
  • 13-05-2019

Enjoyable

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

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  • Rosie
  • 02-10-2019

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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  • S. Duff
  • 08-06-2019

Lacks personality

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

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  • smf2448
  • 05-06-2019

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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  • Barbara Wright
  • 25-05-2019

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
  • 18-05-2019

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
  • 17-05-2019

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
  • 16-05-2019

Great read!

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

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  • Joan
  • 09-05-2019

Satisfying listen

Like a comfortable comforting pair of old slippers this is Danielle Steel at her storytelling best.
No surprises here as old familiar themes of motherhood, loss, romance. Betrayal, secrets, realisations, family ties and friendship bring the strands of the story together. Beautifully narrated and perfect for a binge listen; you will feel bereft when it’s over.
Danielle Steel writes at least four books a year and some aren’t as good anymore but this one comes highly recommended and I’ve listened to all of her titles on Audible.
Thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. Thanks Danielle.

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  • MRS A D POOLE
  • 01-11-2019

An enjoyable easy to listen to audible book<br />

Not her best but certainly not the worst. About average Danielle Steel. 35 years ago I read every book she brought out with anticipation until she was bringing out so many they became much of a sameness. Occasionally you would get an exceptional read. This book wasn't an exceptional read but enjoyable and easy flowing. She has such talent when given time. I wish she would write one book a year rather than three which would allow her to excel.

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  • S McS
  • 22-10-2019

Beautiful & Inspirational

A touching story, teaching one that there are no boundaries in life if we so choose it!

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  • Andy Campbell
  • 12-06-2019

Another fantastic story line. I loved it !!!

Another fantastic story line, full of sadness and happiness, twists and turns all the way, some where easy to predict, some so gripping. Thanks AGAIN DS.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2019

really good story.

I loved this story. A good beginning ,middle and ending. recoomend it to everyone.

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  • Joanna Sesia
  • 17-05-2019

Cant download onto my I Pad

Please help I can't download this book onto my iPad. I managed to download onto my iMac.

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