Bittersweet

Bittersweet India Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars With four wonderful children India believed in commitment and sacrifice just as she believed in Doug the man she had

  • Title: Bittersweet
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780440243458
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • India Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars With four wonderful children, India believed in commitment and sacrifice, just as she believed in Doug, the man she had married seventeen years before She had chosen this life, not the award winning career as a photojournalist she once had, and it was a choice she had never regretted untilIndia Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars With four wonderful children, India believed in commitment and sacrifice, just as she believed in Doug, the man she had married seventeen years before She had chosen this life, not the award winning career as a photojournalist she once had, and it was a choice she had never regretted until she began to regret it with all her heart.India couldn t pinpoint the exact moment when the price of the sacrifices she she d made began to seem high But when she met Paul Ward, a Wall Street tycoon married to a bestselling author, India could share her dreams with him, and offer comfort when he suffered a heartbreak of his own India hadn t planned to become Paul s friend, and anything was unthinkable.When Paul urged India to reclaim her career, Doug was adamantly against it, determined to keep her tied to the home But with Paul s encouragement India slowly, painfully, began to break free and find herself again.

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    About “Danielle Steel

    • Danielle Steel

      Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one or of Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,

    795 thoughts on “Bittersweet

    • Hadn't read a Danielle Steel in awhile, and this was typical of her writing style. Hated the main character's husband and it took half the book to get rid of him. By the time she got rid of him, I didn't like her much either!


    • Steel just goes on and on about India wanting to photograph and spending all her time with her kids and seeing Doug for dinner. She wants to feel the excitement and the adrenaline rush once again, but nothing happens for a very long time. The divorce sets her free. She finds a man who supports and undersatnds her.Overall impression - nothing happens for too long. As a reader i got bored until the divorce occured.



    • Very slow moving and repetitively frustrating at times, but Steel shows her knowledge of real-life situations. It was tragic and beautiful. Expect to be upset and frustrated until the last third of the book. I still enjoyed it immensely despite its speed.


    • Bitter sweet, Danielle Steelعنوان: تلخ و شیرین؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: لیلی کریمان؛ تهران، توفیق آفرین، 1378، 381 ص، شابک: 9649206566؛


    • I find this book really boring. I was disappointed, 'cause I expected too much having read Steel's The Promise. But all in all, not that bad. Just that it's not a page-turner.



    • "Bittersweet" is the second Steel book that I read, the first one was 'Irresistible Forces.' So the story starts off by portraying the life of India Taylor, the photographer. Her father was a Pulitzer-winning passionate photo journalist in his days.India used to be a very famous photographer 17 years ago. However, her husband Doug whose name actually should be spelled 'Dog' had not let her continue on her passion and interestingly enough India had agreed to bury it thinking of her children and h [...]


    • Half way through the book, I was already feeling daunted by the predictable plot and the hackneyed character development. In a word, it was a yawn. Yet, i still ploughed through the book till the very end.Bittersweet is a tale about a fortysomething homemaker, India, who is a former award-winning photojournalist, now happily married to her husband, Dough for 17 years, at least she thought they are. They have four happy kids and a regular home life that is admirable to everyone and for 17 years I [...]


    • I can see why Danielle Steel has had so much success as an author. This is the first book of hers that I have read and I must say that I was surprised. I have seen a lot of her books at used bookstores and have passed them over. However, I picked up this one by luck. I read the excerpt on the story and I took it home with me. It sat on my bookshelf for about 1 year. I finally picked it up this week and began to read it. A few days later I find myself writing this review.Let me start off by sayin [...]


    • So India (the main character) was a very famous photographer 17 years ago and she wants to get back to work but the "big" trouble is that, the jackass she calls husband, Doug, dont let her.This is the first book of Danielle Steel that i read and i have to said that im a little bit dissapointed.When I first started reading, I read one review that said India was the bravest heroin that she ever read before hell no.So i started reading the book and are fifty pages for her to ask for permission fro [...]


    • Pleasant enough but a little short on romance. India is a nice enough heroine, but her husband is such a one-dimensional jerk it's hard to believe she was married to him for fourteen years. Paul Ward is a nice enough hero, but I wish there was more romance and less angsting about the death of his first wife in a plane crash. Serena was actually a much more interesting character than Paul -- or India either for that matter. Also given that India sees herself as a wife and mother first and a caree [...]


    • Bittersweet was the first book I had read from Danielle Steel and was something I really enjoyed. It was easy to read and very interesting. The characters were amazing, each brought an emotion out of me ranging from love to hatred. The story flowed nicely and not once was I bored. Very well-written, I have to say that this was a great book to start on when new to her stories. I enjoyed every bit of it and can only hope I'll feel the same way about her other stories.


    • Danielle Steel is my favourite author, however the more books i read from her the more i found that she repeats herself a lot and that gets on my nerves! She keeps coming back to the same thoughts and feelings over and over again - I don't know weather it's to make sure we get how the character is feeling (no need to drive it home so often in my opinion)or that's just how she writes?


    • Certainly not one of her better books, far too much discussion about their feelings and the samethings said over and over. It was nice that the main character wasn't a lawyer as Danielle tends to use the same occupations and locations repeatedly.How is it that the female characters can survive on just a coffee?


    • Not normally one to read this genre, a moment of desperation at my daughter's ballet lesson coerced me into picking it up. Ugh, I wish I hadn't. The book drove me crazy. I hated the main character by the end of the book. She became completely self-absorbed despite complaining her husband did the same thing. Don't read this book. You'll be left with a feeling of rot growing inside of yourself.


    • No, no, no. I did not like this book AT ALL. It was just, very, lame. I didn't buy any of the events that happened. Waste of time. I feel bad because I have never been critical with a book before.oh well




    • This book was okay. Just okay. It seemed to drag on and on as India and Doug fought chapter after chapter about her wanting to work again. The ending was really nice though.


    • India Taylor had worked in the Peace Corps and met Doug, her husband, in Costa Rica. The Peace Corps had been in her blood where for Doug it was something exciting to do before 'real life' began. She had remained in Central and South America after Doug went back to the States. She had accepted assignments in Asia and Africa too. She was a photojournalist as her father had been. Her father was killed when India was 15. He had been on assignment in Da Nang a year after he had won a Pulitzer Prize [...]


    • Tras haberla finalizado, me quedo con las mismas palabras que me conquistaron antes de empezar a leerla, esas que aparecen antes de iniciarse la novela “Jamás aceptes algo inferior a tus sueños. En algún sitio y momento, algún día y de alguna manera los encontrarás”. Esta novela nos deja con frecuencia el mensaje de que no permitamos que nada ni nadie domine nuestras vidas, porque no pertenecemos a nadie. Somos personas independientes que, aunque vinculadas con otras, tenemos sueños y [...]


    • Interesting tale of India, a suburban Mom, and her family. She was the daughter of a famous photographer who lost his life on a film shoot. She followed his path until she gave it all up for marriage. This novel revolves around the collapse of her marriage and the path she chooses. Interesting tale.


    • Dulce y amargoBuena ,habla sobre sueños que uno no realiza por esta o otra razon, sobre la importancia de realizarlos ,sobre el dolor de la pérdida pero sobre todo de la importancia del verdadero amor.habla que la vida te quita ,desiluciones ,lágrimas pero también habla sobre sueños ,amor, alegrías y ganancias .lo recomiendo a mi me a gustado.


    • It was okay. I remember now why I stopped reading these kinds of authors/books years agojust too predictable and I didn't like the main character enough to totally engross myself in the story. Oh well.


    • Ibland behöver jag läsa Danielle Steel, hon är lättläst och får en att glömma bort tiden och sina egna bekymmer för stunden. Bitterljuvt gjorde mig inte besviken, romantik, problem och ett gott slut.


    • Was glad to see the evolution of the main character. From a person who let her husband control her to one that could stand on her own feet and take back her career and life by the end of the book. And there was a happy ending. Which isn't always the case in a Danielle Steele book.


    • BiterweetI thought this was one of Danielle steels very bet books. It really expressed feelings and the joys and heartaches of life it was the kind of novel that made me think about what is really important




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