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The Wedding Dress

Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy, and victories.

From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. 

The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s - history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. 

From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world. 

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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A romantic study in generational sin

Danielle Steel knows human nature. She never writes anything implausible, kudos to her also for her historical research. Her children are lucky to have her as a mother

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  • Sandy Burke
  • 16-05-2020

Great book about several generations.

This book got me interested in the Great Depression. Wonderful story of three generations. superb

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  • Nicole Ramey
  • 11-06-2020

Boring

Given I am a huge Danielle Steel fan, I'm a little taken back at how boring this book was. I listened clear to the end hoping to hear something better, it just never happened.

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  • michelle ferro
  • 01-06-2020

wedding dress

it was good a little odd when narrator tried to sound like a woman otherwise very good

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-2020

Exceptional

this book is one of my favorite reads this year! Historical and romantic along with intrigue. I recommend it highly. Thank you!

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  • Susanne M Wilburniii
  • 07-09-2020

Entertaining story

I enjoyed the story and the history behind it. The narrator was engaging to listen to.

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  • Linda L. Stevens
  • 06-09-2020

great story!

Loved all the history in this story. It was strong and yet heartwarming as well.

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  • Mirian
  • 26-08-2020

Excellent

Beautiful The way Danielle Steel
Take you in Time
Love The Images of the Dress 👗 the way
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Hook with the history write away.

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  • MISTY LEE SLAVEY
  • 21-08-2020

Terrible Narration

The book is good. Typical Danielle Steel. The narration is terrible. If you listen make sure to turn the speed up. Also, I just can’t get over how many times Danielle Steel uses “and” to make run on sentences 😐

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  • M. Wallace
  • 13-08-2020

Surprisingly sweet

I really liked this book! I am really surprised how nice and easy and pleasing it was to listen to! Nice escape!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2020

The wedding dress

Loved it. But didn't care for the narrator. but I suffered through his voice immitations.

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  • Bethany
  • 29-04-2020

The wedding dress.....

Is so much more than a story about a single dress.
It has history, drama, love & sorrow all in one story.
I listened to it in a day, not wanting to pause for a minute!
A great book
Thank you DS

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  • patricia Adler
  • 08-07-2020

Poor

Disappointing! Some of Danielle Steel books are good but this one was not one of them!

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  • Russell Hipkiss
  • 25-05-2020

Full of history & saddens & happiness loved it

I enjoyed listening to the story such a great voice & lovely story lots of historical facts and enjoyed the story of the family

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  • Susan Mahon
  • 22-05-2020

brilliant

absolutly loved it. could read it over and over again. what a amazing writer well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-2020

Passes the time

The usual predictable, vapid fare from Danielle Steel but easy listening and you don’t have to concentrate too hard.

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  • osteo1
  • 08-05-2020

Simply a great story

DS has done it again and created a story that flows at a good speed, has a lovely enduring family history full of twists and turns. The characters are believable and there is no repetition dragging the plot out. Can't recommend more highly enough, once you start it you won't want to stop.

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  • Joan
  • 03-05-2020

Another 20th Century traditional family saga

Todd McLaren does an excellent job of narration on this Danielle Steel novel which was published in April 2020 during the lockdown when a family saga with all its drama, opulence, hardship, bravery, depression and World War 2 seem somehow relevant to current times.
Some of the story is slow as it goes into incredible detail and then suddenly jumps forward twenty years with only a brief explanation of how we got there. But this is yet another DS story that takes the listener into another world and keeps them hooked.
There’s not much women’s liberation in the 1920’s but there are of course the usual strong women characters with five generations navigating their way to a satisfying conclusion.
Danielle Steel is still prolific after decades of number one bestsellers, she’s still publishing six books a year and her fans eagerly await her next one.
They will be delighted with The Wedding Dress.