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Coming Out

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This was an excellent book. It made me want to keep reading to

This was an excellent book. It made me want to keep reading to see how Olympia was going to bring everything together. She is a remarkable person.

posted by love2readKB on April 21, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Coming out needs filling out

Attorney Olympia Rubinstein is the epitome of the virtuous woman praised in Proverbs. Her home is well kept, she is the perfect daughter in-law, her children want for nothing and bask in her unconditional love, she is endlessly devoted to her husband of thirteen years a...
Attorney Olympia Rubinstein is the epitome of the virtuous woman praised in Proverbs. Her home is well kept, she is the perfect daughter in-law, her children want for nothing and bask in her unconditional love, she is endlessly devoted to her husband of thirteen years and her career is balanced perfectly with her home life. A simple envelope disrupts her peaceful life one day. It is an invitation for her twin daughters from her first marriage to participate in the most exclusive debutant ball in New York City. The invitation quickly causes chaos when everyone expresses a different opinion about the necessity of the upper class tradition. Chauncey is the father of her daughters and has his own agenda that adds pressure that they don't really need. Her oldest son has a confession, a religious debate erupts in her marriage and ethical lines are drawn between the twins. There appears to be no end to the family drama before Steel corrals everyone into a happy ending. I admire Steel for taking on a rather difficult question where do old fashioned ideals fit in modern society? However her story is full of ideas that feel half written. She spent a lot of time narrating without delving deeper into what was going on. Dialogue is minimal and her characters feel forced and read more like classic stereotypes than people. Danielle Steel has written many beloved novels but I can not shake the feeling that she spell checked the first draft of this book and sent it off to be published. Please take note that 'Coming out' is lacking the polish of a finished book.

posted by Anonymous on April 14, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    Coming out needs filling out

    Attorney Olympia Rubinstein is the epitome of the virtuous woman praised in Proverbs. Her home is well kept, she is the perfect daughter in-law, her children want for nothing and bask in her unconditional love, she is endlessly devoted to her husband of thirteen years and her career is balanced perfectly with her home life. A simple envelope disrupts her peaceful life one day. It is an invitation for her twin daughters from her first marriage to participate in the most exclusive debutant ball in New York City. The invitation quickly causes chaos when everyone expresses a different opinion about the necessity of the upper class tradition. Chauncey is the father of her daughters and has his own agenda that adds pressure that they don't really need. Her oldest son has a confession, a religious debate erupts in her marriage and ethical lines are drawn between the twins. There appears to be no end to the family drama before Steel corrals everyone into a happy ending. I admire Steel for taking on a rather difficult question where do old fashioned ideals fit in modern society? However her story is full of ideas that feel half written. She spent a lot of time narrating without delving deeper into what was going on. Dialogue is minimal and her characters feel forced and read more like classic stereotypes than people. Danielle Steel has written many beloved novels but I can not shake the feeling that she spell checked the first draft of this book and sent it off to be published. Please take note that 'Coming out' is lacking the polish of a finished book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    Predictable

    I read this in less than a day. Very boring and predictable. She definitely needs to take a break. Who can possibly put out a good book every three to six months? This book makes me question if I should waste money adding to my Steele hard-cover collection or just wait for the paperback.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Dull

    I'm not a huge Danielle Steel fan but I enjoy a lighter read every now and then. However, this book was so boring. It didn't contain much character detail. Therefore, not tying me into any characters, the story line, or their "blue blood" status. Please, don't spend your hard earned $ on this book. Check it out from your local library if you are still interested.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

    "The Girls becomming LADIES"

    It was touching taking you back in time of how important of coming out was in those days. Being of stature was dignified very important I enjoyed it for a nice read. If you like going back in time this is a good keepsake for this type of adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    Dull

    Danielle Steele has good ideas but seems to be paid by the number of pages so, instead of fleshing out characters and making the reader care 'think Jodi Pinchot or Jennifer Weiner'. she repeats herself ad nauseum with a phrase or insignificant idea. In all the last several books have been disappointing and not up to the level with which she started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

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    I highly recommend this book for a young reader.

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